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Foreign Tourism. 03/2019

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 4.9% on the year-over-year data for March 2019. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, France, Italy and United States registered positive variations (2.1%, 32.2% and 18.0%, respectively), while the United Kingdom and Germany registered negative year-on-year variations (−24.7% and −21.1%). Note that in 2019 Easter was celebrated in April, while in 2018 it took place between March and April.

On the other hand, by reason for the trip, leisure trips increased by 13.4%, while business trips and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreaed by 12.6% and 27.4%, respectively.

As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 7.4% and non-market accommodation decreased by 4.5%.