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Foreign Tourism. 05/2019

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia stood 1.8 million tourists in May 2019, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 2.9%. By country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United Kingdom and United States registered positive variations (3.9% i 5.7%, respectively), while France presented a negative variations (−16.8%).

On the other hand, by reason for the trip, leisure trips and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased by 5.3% and 17.3%, respectively, while business trips increased by 42.6%.

As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 1.0% and non-market accommodation decreased by 25.9%.