The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia decreased by 6.5% year-over-year for the month of July 2018, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays decreased by 7.2%: of these, Catalan travellers decreased by 0.9% and travellers from the rest of the State by 14.0%. Foreign tourism overnight stays decreased by 6.2% year-over-year.
By country of origin, tourists from France and the United Kingdom presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (818.2 and 807.3 thousand, respectively), although they recorded year-over-year decreases of 3.3% and 16.5%, respectively.
By tourism brands, Terres de Lleida and Pirineus were the only locations that registered growths in the number of overnight stays (13.9% and 1.0%, respectively).
On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments decreased by 3.6% year-over-year: domestic turism decreased by 3.0% and foreign tourism decreased by 3.9%.
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 (TURHOT) 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.