In 2016 as a whole, the number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 4.4% with respect to 2015, according to definitive data. By the country of habitual residence, among the majority countries of origin, United Kingdom and Germany registered a positive variation rate (7.8% and 10.7%, respectively); while France and Italy showed a negative variation rate (−3.4% and −1.9%, respectively).
The Statistics on Foreign Tourism in Catalonia provides monthly and annual data on the number of foreign visitors (tourists and day-trippers) whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia.
The interactive consultation of this statistic allows crossing of the following variables: way of entry, type of traveller, reason for travelling, type of accommodation, length of trip, and country of residence. It is also publishing the year-over-year variation of each variable. The data reference period is considered to be the month the trip ends, regardless of its length.
Idescat makes a monthly treatment of the Statistics on Tourist Movement on the Borders and the Tourist Expenditure Survey from the INE.