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  • Tourist expenditure to September rose by 12.2% with respect to 2016
  • Catalonia accounts for 22.6% of all tourist spending in Spain

International tourism expenditure in Catalonia rose by 6.3% in September, totalling € 15,800 MAccording to a survey undertaken by  Egatur, which was recently released by the National Institute for Statistics , international tourist spending in Catalonia in September 2017 was 2,168 million euros, 6.3% more with respect to the same period last year.

Each foreign visitor spent 1,089 euros per stay, which is 0.2% more than September of last year, and an average daily spending rate of 185 euros, which is 3.7% more than in 2016. The European countries leading expense figures in September are; the United Kingdom (20.7%), Germany (15.4%) and France (6.7%).

During the total period from January to September de 2017, foreign tourists spent 15,799 million euros in Catalonia, 12.2% more than during the same period in 2016. In this regard, Catalonia is the Spanish region with greater tourist expenditure in September, as it represents 22.6% of the total, followed by the Balearic Islands (18.6%) and the Canary Islands (17.5%).

These figures show that Catalonia is not only a major international tourism destination in the Mediterranean region, but is now a world leader in this sector. Tourism is in fact one of the most important economic sectors in the country, as it represents 12 percent of GDP and is responsible for over 350,000 jobs. Catalonia is divided into 9 tourism brands. The Barcelona brand accounts for the largest amount of tourist demand, followed by the Costa Brava, the Costa Daurada and the Costa de Barcelona.

[11/23/2017]

INTERVIEW Jaume Collboni Vice-president of Social and Economic Development of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB)
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