The Indicators of the competitive position of the tourist sector that Idescat publishes are the following:
The product of two indices:
An increase in the relative price indicator denotes a loss of competitiveness of tourism in Catalonia in relation to that of competing countries and markets.
The number of arrivals of foreign tourists (receptive tourism) that visit the Catalan territory divided by the number of arrivals of foreign tourists visiting the indexed competitor territory with respect to 2010.
Inversely to what occurs with the Relative Prices Indicator, an increase in the tourism market share should be interpreted as an improvement in competitiveness.
The data is produced on a quarterly basis by Idescat and Ministry of Enterprise and Labour, using data from the OMT, and the FMI and the Eurostat and the INE.