In 2017 as a whole, the number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 5.4% with respect to 2016, according to definitive data. By the country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy registered positive variation rates (28.9%, 5.5%, 2.0% and 1.7%, respectively); while France showed a negative variation rate (−1.9%).
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.