The number of trips to Catalonia by residents of the rest of Spain showed a 7.8% year-over-year decrease in the second quarter of 2018, which meant a total of 1,298.3 trips, 5,474.6 thousand overnight stays, an average stay of 4.2 nights and an expenditure of 493 million euros. Note that in 2018 Easter was celebrated between March and April, while in 2017 it took place in April.
The expenditure on trip to Catalonia of residents in the rest of Spain in the second quarter of 2018 was 379 euros per person, a figure that represents an increase of 3.4% above the second quarter of 2017, equivalent to a daily expenditure of 90 euros.
The statistic Tourism in Catalonia of residents in the rest of Spain (TURESP) provides quarterly and annual information on the number of tourist trips of residents in the rest of Spain whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia, and on the expenditure associated with these trips.
The interactive consultation of this statistic allows crossing of various variables related to the main characteristics of these trips: autonomous community of residence, length of trip, reason for travelling, main accommodation type, way of organisation, type of trip and means of transport. When a calculation is possible, it also provides the year-over-year variation of each variable. The data reference period is considered the month in which the trip ends, regardless of its length.
Idescat makes a quarterly treatment of the Residents Travel Survey from the INE.