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Statistics on Hotel Activity. 01/2019

The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 5.6% year-over-year for the month of January 2019, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays decreased by 2.6%: of these, travellers from the rest of the State decreased by 8.0% and Catalan travellers increased by 3.6%. Foreign tourism overnight stays increased by 9.8% year-over-year.

By country of origin, tourists from France, Italy and United States presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (200.3,122,8 and 118.2 thousand, respectively), with year-on-year evolution of a different sign: Italy and the United States increase by 3.1% and 19.8%, respectively, and France decreases 4.5%

By tourism brands, Barcelona and Costa Barcelona were the locations that registered the highest number of overnight stays in absolute terms (1,417.1, and 300.6 thousand, respectively) and show year-over-year variations of 9.3% and 2.6%, respectively.

On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments increased by 3.5% year-over-year: domestic turism decreased by 2.8% and foreign tourism increased by 7.8%.

The monthly data are still provisional since January 1999 to December 2010. The short-term data are definitive from January 2011 until last year over period published