The number of trips made by Catalans increased 4.4% year-over-year in the third quarter 2018. People residing in Catalonia made 11,154.3 thousand trips, involving 66,011.5 thousand overnight stays, an average stay of 5,9 nights, and an expenditure of 3,586 million euros.
The expenditure of Catalans on trips in the third quarter came to 321 euros per person, which represents a decrease of 0.2% in comparison with the third quarter of 2017, and expenditure of 54 euros per day (increase of 7.9%).
The number of day trips made by people residing in Catalonia stood at 14,876.7 thousand in the third quarter of 2018, 4.3% more than in the same quarter of the previous year.
The statistic Tourism of residents in Catalonia (TURCAT) provides quarterly and annual information on the number of tourist trips made by people residing in Catalonia whose primary destination is Catalonia, the rest of Spain or abroad, 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: primary destination, area 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.