The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia decreased by 2.9% year-over-year for the month of August 2018, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourist overnight stays decreased by 1.4%: of these, Catalan travellers increased by 1.5% and travellers from the rest of the State decreased by 5.6%. Foreign tourism overnight stays decreased by 3.5% year-over-year.
By country of origin, tourists from France and the United Kingdom presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (1,395.4 and 902.8 thousand, respectively), following year-over-year evolutions of opposite sign: France increased a 12.1% and the United Kingdom decreased a 14.1%.
By tourism brands, Costa Brava, Barcelona and Costa Daurada were the locations that registered the highest number of overnight stays in absolute terms (2,251.2, 2,171.5 and 2,015.2 thousand, respectively).
On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments increased by 1.3% year-over-year: domestic turism increased by 1.2% and foreign tourism by 1.3%.
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.