The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 3.2% on the year–over–year data for June 2018. By country of habitual residence, among the tree countries of major origin, United States showed a positive year-on-year rate of 30.7%; while France and United Kingdom registered a negative variation (−12.9% and −2.7%, respectively).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, leisure trips increased by 4.3% and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) by 18.7%, while business trips decreased by 23.7%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 5.1% and non-market accommodation decreased by 7.3%.
The Statistics on Foreign Tourism (TUREST) 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.