Foreign Tourism. 2018. Definitive data
In 2018 as a whole, the number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 0.4% with respect to 2017 and stood at 19.2 million, according to definitive data. By the country of residence, among the countries of major origin, United States registered positive variation rates (23.4%), while France (−7.2%), United Kingdom (−3.1%) and Germany (−9.9%) registered negative variation rates.
On the other hand, by reason for travelling, leisure trips increased by 1.8%, while business trips and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased by 10.6% and 3.3%, respectively. As for the main accommodation type, market accommodation increased by 3.4% and non-market accommodation decreased by 12.7%.