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Foreign Tourism. 01/2019

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 5.3% on the year-over-year data for January 2019. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United Kingdom, United States and Germany registered positive variations (6.2%, 4.5% and 34.3%, respectively), while France and Italy registered negative year-on-year variations (−1.9% and −31.5%).

On the other hand, by reason for the trip, increased leisure trips and business trips by 6.0% and 26.2%, respectively, while trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased by 14.6%.

As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 9.7% and non-market accommodation decreased by 4.9%.