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Foreign Tourism. 11/2018

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 6.0% on the year-over-year data for November 2018. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United States and Italy registered positive variations (40.8% and 6.5%, respectively), United Kingdom remained stable and France registered a negative year-on-year variation (−11.7%).

On the other hand, by reason for the trip, increased leisure trips by 14.5 while business trips and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased by 18.2% and 20.5%, respectively.

As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 15.1% and non-market accommodation decreased by 18.3%.

The Statistics on Foreign Tourism (TUREST) in Catalonia provides monthly and annual data on the number of foreign visitors (tourists and day-trippers) whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia.

The interactive consultation of this statistic allows crossing of the following variables: way of entry, type of traveller, reason for travelling, type of accommodation, length of trip, and country of residence. It is also publishing the year-over-year variation of each variable. The data reference period is considered to be the month the trip ends, regardless of its length.

Idescat makes a monthly treatment of the Statistics on Tourist Movement on the Borders and the Tourist Expenditure Survey from the INE.

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