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Statistics on Hotel Activity. 02/2019

The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 6.2% year-over-year for the month of February 2019, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays increased by 1.4%: of these, travellers from the rest of the State decreased by 4.2% and Catalan travellers increased by 7.5%. Foreign tourism overnight stays increased by 8.5% year-over-year.

By country of origin, tourists from France, Regne Unit and United States presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (240.4,163.6 and 130.9 thousand, respectively).

By tourism brands, Barcelona and Costa Barcelona were the locations that registered the highest number of overnight stays in absolute terms (1,470.3, and 360.2 thousand, respectively) and show year-over-year variations of 7.3% and 7.5%, respectively.

On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments increased by 5.5% year-over-year: domestic turism increased by 3.4% and foreign tourism by 7.0%.

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