The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia decreased by 5.0% on the year–over–year data for August 2018. By country of habitual residence, among thecountries of major origin, United Kingdom and Germany registered a negative year-on-year rate (−18.0% and −5.0% , respectively), while France and Italy registered a positive variation (0.9% and 15.5%, respectively).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, decreased leisure trips by 3.8% and business trips 36.3% and for other reasons (health, studies, family...) 14.1%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation decreased by 1.2% and non-market accommodation by 27.1%.
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.