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Statistics on Hotel Activity. 04/2019

The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 10.7% year–over–year for the month of April 2019, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays increased by 11.7%: of these, Catalan travellers increased by 13.1% and travellers from the rest of the State by 10.3%. Foreign tourism overnight stays increased by 10.2% year-over-year. Note that in 2019 Easter was celebrated in April, while in 2018 it took place between March and April.

By country of origin, tourists from France, United Kingdom, Germany and United States presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (619.3, 355.3, 257.2 and 238.8 thousand, respectively), with year-on-year variations of different sign: United Kingdom, Germany and United States grew 20.0%, 28.1% i un 17.2%, respectively and France decreased a 3.2%.

By tourism brands, Barcelona and Costa Brava were the locations that registered the highest number of overnight stays in absolute terms (2,023.3 and 961.0 thousand, respectively) and show year–over–year variations of 10.9% and 14.2%, respectively.

On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments grew by 8.8% year-over-year: domestic turism increased by 6.2% and foreign tourism by 10.3%.

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