In 2016, there were 112,239 tourism companies in Catalonia and the turnover of these companies was 31,024 million euros, according to the Statistics and Accounts of the Tourism Companies. As for the use of ICT and e-commerce, 44.2% of tourism companies had an Internet connection and accessed with broadband tecnology. The proportion of tourism companies that conduct innovative activities was 23.7% in the 2016.
Methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016 and therefore the 2016 results are not strictly comparable to those from previous years.
The main aim of this activity is to find out the most relevant magnitudes of tourism companies (market). Idescat produces the annual Statistics and Accounts of Tourism Companies, synthesised statistics that collect the most relevant indicators on the sector of tourism companies: economic results and accounts, number of companies and employment, expenditure on R&D and the use of ICT by companies. These Statistics are obtained from different sources of information: the Annual Economic Accounts of the Catalan Economy, the Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector, the Statistics About R&D Activities, the Survey on Innovation in Companies and the Survey on the Use of ICT and e-Commerce in Companies. Data is presented for the whole of Catalonia and disaggregated into 20 characteristic tourism activities.