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Statistics on Hotel Activity. 07/2019

The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 2,5% year-over-year for the month of July 2019, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourism overnight stays increased by 3.1%: of these, Catalan travellers decreased by 0.1% while travellers from the rest of the State increased by 7.0% year-over-year. Foreign tourism overnight stays grew by 2.4% year-over-year.

By country of origin, tourists from United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany presented the highest figure in overnight stays in absolute terms (843.4, 776.9, 579.7 and 474.8 thousand, respectively), with year-on-year variations of different sign: Russia grew by 1.9%, while United Kingdom, France and Germany decreased by 2.3%, 5.6% and 8.9%, respectively.

By tourism brands, Barcelona and Costa Brava were the locations that registered the highest number of overnight stays in absolute terms (2,261.4 and 2,072.1 thousand, respectively) and show positive year-over-year variations, of 6.7% and 4.0%, respectively.

On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments grew by 3.4% year-over-year, with increases in domestic turism by 1.7%, and by 4.4% in foreign tourism.

The monthly data are still provisional since January 1999 to December 2010. The short-term data are definitive from January 2011 until last year over period published