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Foreign Tourism. 12/2018 and 2018. Provisional data

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 18.8% on the year–over–year data for December 2018. According to the country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, registered a positive year-on-year variation: France, Italy and United Kingdom (12,8%, 21,7% and 41,0%, respectively).

On the other hand, according to the reason for the trip, leisure increased by 20.8% and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) a 28.2%, while business trips decresaed by 8.4%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 21.5% and non-market accommodation by 11.2%

In 2018, the number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia remained stable compared to 2017, and stood at 19.1 million, according to provisional data. Regarding the country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United States registered a positive year–over–year variation (21.9%), while France, United Kingdom and Germany registered negative rates (−8.6%, −4.1% and −10.0%, respectively) .