The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 10.6% on the year–over–year data for October 2018. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, all of them registered a positive year-on-year variation: France (4.8%), United Kingdom (15.2%), United States (69.8%) and Germany (4.7%).
On the other hand, by reason for the trip, increased leisure trips by 16.7%, while business trips and for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased by 16.7% and 20.3%, respectively.
As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 15.8% and non-market accommodation decreased by 14.6%.
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.