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Foreign Tourism. 11/2021

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia stood at 604.9 thousand in November 2021, which represents a year-over-year increase of 928.1%. By country of habitual residence, the countries from which the majority of tourists came were France, Italy and Germany, with a year-over-year increase of 1,065.9%, of 996.4% and of 968.1%, respectively.

On the other hand, by reason for traveling, leisure trips, business trips, and trips for other reasons (health, studies, family...) increased by 1,709.5%, by 314.0% and by 311.3%, respectively.

As for the principal type of accommodation, hotels and similar increased by 1,279.8% and the housings of relatives or friends by 504.4%.

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 foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia stands at −42.2%.