The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia decreased by 4.3% year-over-year for the month of June 2018, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays decreased by 10.2%: of these, Catalan travellers decreased by 12.4% and travellers from the rest of the State by 7.2%. Foreign tourism overnight stays decreased by 2.3% year-over-year.
By main country of origin, tourists from United Kingdom and Russia presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (883.7 and 555.4 thousand, respectively), with year-over-year evolutions of different sign: United Kingdom decreases by 4,9% and Russia increases by 4,0%.
By tourism brands, Terres de Lleida and Val d'Aran were the only locations that registered growths in the number of overnight stays (4.1% and 0,6%, respectively).
On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments decreased by 0.3% year-over-year with a drop in domestic turism of 5.2% and a rise in foreign tourism by 2.7%.
The monthly data are still provisional since January 1999 to December 2010. The short-term data are definitive from January 2011 until last year over period published
The Hotel Occupancy Survey is one of the main sources of statistics for gauging tourist activity. Carried out each month by INE, it provides information on travellers, overnight stays and the occupancy rate in hotel establishments. Idescat analyses these variables according to the provenance of the travellers by place of origin and by destination zones and by category of the establishment.