The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia decreased by 4.7% on the year–over–year data for October 2017. By country of habitual residence, among the major countries of origin, France, United Kingdom and Germany registered a negative year–over–year variation (−26.3%, −11.6% and −12.2%, respectively).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, leisure and holiday whtch includes the majority of travels, decreased by 0.4%. In what concern the rest of reasons, professional reasons decreased by 36.4%, while other reasons (Healthe, Studies, Family...) increased 14.1%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation fell by 4.4% and non-market accommodation by 5.8%.
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.