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Foreign Tourism. 04/2019

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia stood at almost 1.7 million tourists in April 2019, which represents a year-on-year increase of 6.8%. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, France, United Kingdom and Germany registered positive variations (0.9%, 2.5% and 52.2%, respectively). 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 14.2%, while business trips and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreaed by 35.8% and 4.7%, respectively.

As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 9.1% and non-market accommodation decreased by 4.4%.