Despite the international recommendations not to travel to Catalonia due to the extreme risk of Covid-19, the percentage of domestic and international tourists who have visited Destination Barcelona is the same

11/08/2021 - 11:00h

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

This July, despite the recommendations of the EU and other international countries not to travel to Catalonia due to the extreme risk of Covid-19, the recovery of international tourism in the Destination (49.1%) continues, especially in Barcelona city with 70.2% of tourists surveyed.

The typical tourist profile in Destination Barcelona remains quite similar to the previous months: a 37.4-year-old person, who has traveled for leisure (67.8%), as a couple (48.1%) and who has visited the destination municipality 19.3 times on average. Only 42.1% of visitors had never been to the municipality where they were staying, compared to 34.2% who had stayed there before 4 or more times in the last 10 years.

During the stay, which has stood at 5.2 days on average, tasting gastronomy (85.8%) and taking quiet and relaxing walks (81.0%) have been, once again, the most popular activities. As in June, the taste of gastronomy has continued to grow in the destination Barcelona during the month of July: 94.8% of tourists in the city of Barcelona and 81.5% in the region of Barcelona.

A 10%-increase in the total expense during the stay has been observed compared to June, with a total value of € 393.2. As in previous months, more than half of this has been spent on food and drinks, followed, in this order, by shopping, culture and internal transport.

Finally, the average global valuation of the municipalities has stood at 8.67 out of 10 and the most valued aspects keep being the character and kindness of the people (8.64) and the accommodation (8.38).


More information: Results report. Profile and habits of tourists in Destination Barcelona July 2021 (in Catalan)


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