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Foreign Tourism. 02/2019

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 1.4% on the year-over-year data for February 2019. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, France and United States registered positive variations (2.5% and 31.9%, respectively), while the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany registered negative year-on-year variations (−3.6%, −3.1% and −31.4%).

On the other hand, by reason for the trip, all types of trip showed increases: business trips by 1.9%, leisure trips by 0.3% and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) by 9.7%.

As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 4.4% and non-market accommodation decreased by 8.5%.