The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 0.3% on the year–over–year data for September 2018. By country of habitual residence, among thecountries of major origin, United Kingdom registered a positive variation year-on-year (3.3%), France, Germany and United States registered a negative variation (−3.4%, −22.7% and −21.8%, respectively).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, increased leisure trips by 3.4 and for other reasons (health, studies, family...) 1.3%, while business trips decreased by 29.9%.As for the principal type of accommodation, non-market accommodation increased by 5.7% and market accommodation decreased by 0.6%.
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.