Foreign tourists. By country of residence

Foreign tourists. By country of residence Catalonia. March, 2018
Year-over-year variation
Value % over total absolute % month % accumulated
Total 1,213.4 100.0 58.4 5.1 3.4
Germany 121.6 10.0 28.0 29.9 -4.5
Belgium 27.5 2.3 8.0 41.0 16.5
France 257.3 21.2 -3.9 -1.5 -11.6
Ireland 11.1 0.9 9.4 585.7 209.0
Italy 78.2 6.4 -18.1 -18.8 -3.4
Netherlands 32.4 2.7 8.9 37.9 27.2
Nordic countries 48.3 4.0 8.9 22.5 1.6
Portugal 9.4 0.8 -1.1 -10.5 16.9
United Kingdom 137.9 11.4 6.4 4.8 -1.7
Russia 30.7 2.5 7.4 31.5 -4.5
Switzerland 20.2 1.7 -7.0 -25.6 -9.8
Rest of EU 141.4 11.7 -23.3 -14.2 -0.6
United States 79.7 6.6 5.1 6.8 23.9
Rest of America 64.5 5.3 9.8 17.9 25.2
Rest of the world 153.3 12.6 20.1 15.0 26.6
Units: Thousands.
Source: Idescat, based on data of the INE's Tourist Movement on Borders Survey and Tourist Expenditure Survey.
Notes:
- It considers information of trips of foreign tourists whose main destination is Catalonia.
- The data are provisional since April 2017.
- .. The size of the sample in these countries does not allow to facilitate the disaggregated results.
Foreign tourists. By country of residence Spain. March, 2018
Year-over-year variation
Value % over total absolute % month % accumulated
Total 5,383.7 100.0 469.7 9.6 6.0
Germany 819.7 15.2 101.0 14.1 7.9
Belgium 152.5 2.8 14.5 10.5 13.1
France 650.4 12.1 35.1 5.7 0.7
Ireland 119.2 2.2 21.7 22.2 9.6
Italy 280.6 5.2 15.3 5.8 5.8
Netherlands 225.1 4.2 25.4 12.7 8.2
Nordic countries 504.2 9.4 48.4 10.6 8.1
Portugal 150.9 2.8 34.5 29.7 21.3
United Kingdom 1,185.8 22.0 62.7 5.6 0.4
Russia 55.5 1.0 6.2 12.5 8.8
Switzerland 107.9 2.0 -7.8 -6.7 -12.4
Rest of EU 367.8 6.8 -7.7 -2.0 6.9
United States 207.2 3.8 14.9 7.7 11.7
Rest of America 229.8 4.3 62.8 37.6 17.7
Rest of the world 327.1 6.1 42.6 15.0 12.7
Units: Thousands.
Source: INE. Tourist Movement on Borders Survey.
Note:
- The data are provisional since April 2017.

Date published: May 4, 2018. Next update: June 1, 2018 Calendari

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Methodological note

Foreign Tourism in Catalonia involves data processed by Idescat based on the Survey of Tourist Movement on Borders (Frontur) and Survey of Tourist Expenditure (Egatur) from the INE.

Its goal is to measure, on a monthly basis, the number of visitors living abroad, in accordance with access routes and type of visitor, and reveal the main attributes of said trips.

This statistic encompasses the trips taken by international tourists and excursionistsaccording to the country where they normally reside(that is, the trips taken by travellers whose usual country of residence is outside Spain, regardless of their nationality).

Tourists are those people who travel to a main destination outside their usual environment, involving at least one overnight stay, for a duration of less than one year and when the main reason for the visit (including business, leisure and other personal reasons) is not connected with a job in a company established in the location visited.

Excursionists are those people who travel to a main destination outside their usual environment, involving no overnight stay. Said visits must meet the following characteristics:

  • The point of departure must be the person's usual environment.
  • The visit cannot be part of the person's daily routine.
  • It must have a duration of at least three hours.
  • Its frequency must be less than once per week.

Up until the third quarter of 2015, the Spanish Institute of Tourism was in charge of producing the Survey of Tourist Movement on Borders (Frontur) and the Survey of Tourist Expenditure (Egatur). Starting in the last quarter of 2015, the body in charge of said operations is the INE. Said shift of responsibilities also entailed a change in the design and methodology of the surveys, which means the data will not be entirely comparable to previous series.

Said methodology is expanded in Foreign Tourism.

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