1 out of 2 tourists from Destination Barcelona has come as a couple

12/09/2023 - 12:00h

The OTB presents the monthly report on the Profile and Habits of Tourists in Destination Barcelona

The Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona: city and region has published the monthly report on the Profile and Habits of Tourists in the Destination of Barcelona for August 2023, which provides data on the monthly tourist activity about the three usual geographical areas that the OTB covers Barcelona city, Barcelona region, and Destination Barcelona.

In this report, we can see how the typical tourist profile who has visited Destination Barcelona is that of a man (61.6%), with an average age of 37.0 years, who has traveled for leisure (80.5%) and who visit the municipality for an overnight stay for the first time (50.8%).

As for the travel group, as for the month of July, we can highlight that in both Barcelona city and Barcelona region tourists who came as a couple were the most common (44.9% and 59.7% respectively).

The plane has been positioned, for another month, as the most used means of transport to reach the Destination Barcelona (57.0%), to the detriment of the private vehicle (28.8%) and the train (8.5%). In Barcelona city, 73.7% of tourists have arrived in the city by air, while in Barcelona region, 56.1% have done it by private car.

On the other hand, 27.3% of the Destination's tourists have made an excursion outside the municipality of overnight stay. This proportion remained higher in Barcelona region (42.0%) than in Barcelona city (16.9%).

During the stay, which 5.6 days on average, tasting gastronomy (86.8%), going shopping (60.6%), doing cultural visits (58.6%) and going to the beach (57.5%) have been the most popular activities.

A similar value in the total expense during the stay per person per day has been observed compared to the previous months, with a value of €65.91. Also, as historically, most of this expenditure is still spent on food and drink, followed, in that order, by culture, shopping and internal transport.

The average overall rating of the municipalities visited was 8.60 out of 10. The best rated aspect this month was the character and friendliness of the people (8.61). Noteworthy that while in Barcelona city the public transport (8.66) was the item most highly rated by tourists, in the Barcelona region it has been the character and friendliness of the people (8.85) and the personal security (8.79).

More information: Results report. Profile and habits of tourists in Destination Barcelona August 2023


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