Foreign Tourism. 12/2019 and year 2019. Provisional data
The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia stood 0.9 million in December 2019, which represents a year-over-year increase of 2.5%. According to the country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United States registered a positive year-over-year variation (15.4%), while France and Italy registered negative rates (−7.8% and − 9.9%, respectively).
According to the reason for the trip, bussiness trips increased by 11.6% and leisure trips by 2.5%, while trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) decreased by 3.6%. As for the principal type of accommodation, market accommodation increased by 3.3% and non-market accommodation decreased by 0.2%
In 2019, the number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia increased by 0.8% compared to 2018, and stood at 19.4 million, according to provisional data. Regarding the country of habitual residence, among the countries of major origin, United States and Germany registered a positive year–over–year variation (9.4% and 1.4%, respectively), while France and United Kingdom registered negative rates (−2.5% and −4.7%, respectively) .