The forecasts for the whole of the year are that spending increases 4% and the volume of international tourists 0.2%
International tourism in Catalonia resists thanks to international tourism against the fall of the national market, according to the latest data made public today by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in operation, Reyes Maroto, who nevertheless warns that we must «be alert and see the evolution. «
«If the situation of instability in Catalonia continues that can be translated into a decrease in international tourists,» the minister warned in the presentation of tourist forecasts for 2019, hoping that the recovery of the normal situation will help to recover national tourist flows and keep the internationals.
In Catalonia, international tourism resists despite uncertainties. Thus during the first months of the year until September there has been an increase in the number of visitors of 0.6%, being at the head of the Communities that receives more tourists.
It is also the Spanish autonomous community with the highest total international expenditure accumulated in the first nine months of the year, 23.6% of the country’s total, thanks to the traditional international markets that have endured. Expenditure in this community until September has grown by 4.3%, according to data from the Ministry, which also highlighted as another positive fact that tourism employment in Catalonia is growing at 3.1%.