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Statistics on Hotel Activity. 11/2021

The number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Catalonia increased by 555.1% year-over-year in November 2021, according to the Hotel Occupancy Survey. Domestic tourism overnight stays increased by 221.5%: of these, Catalan travellers increased by 187.0% and travellers from the rest of Spain by 274.9% year-over-year. Foreign tourism overnight stays increased by 1,420.5% year-over-year.

By tourism brands, Barcelona, Paisatges Barcelona and Costa Brava were the locations that registered the highest number of overnight stays in absolute terms (1,143, 238.0 and 219.3 thousand, respectively) and registered positive year-over-year variations of 1,001.8%, 182.1% and 589.9%, respectively.

On the other hand, the number of travellers registered in hotel establishments grew by 472.3% year-over-year, with an increase in domestic tourism and foreign tourism by 243.6% and 1,145.6%, respectively.

It should be noted that the year-over-year variation figures are affected by the state of alarm that was declared due to Covid-19. If we put the data for November 2021 in relation to those for November 2019, the rate of change in the number of total overnight stays in Catalonia stood at −29.5%: of these, foreign tourism overnight stays decreased by 34.6% and domestic tourism overnight stays by 17.7%.