The total expense during the stay in Destination Barcelona recovers to pre-pandemic levels in June 2021
The Barcelona Tourism Observatory presents the monthly report on the Profile and Habits of Tourists in Destination Barcelona
The number of tourists who visited Destination Barcelona during June has continued to rise thanks to the easing of restrictions to contain the Covid-19. Noteworthy is the recovery of international tourism, especially in Barcelona city (62.3%).
The typical tourist profile in Destination Barcelona remains quite similar to the previous months: a 37.3-year-old person, who has traveled for leisure (56.6%), as a couple (41.5%) and who has visited the destination municipality 19.3 times on average. Only 33.7% of visitors had never been to the municipality where they were staying, compared to 39.3% who had stayed there before 4 or more times in the last 10 years.
During the stay, which has stood at 4.3 days on average, tasting gastronomy (85.8%) and taking quiet and relaxing walks (81.0%) have been, once again, the most popular activities. It is worth stressing that the taste of gastronomy has significantly grown throughout Destination Barcelona during June: 93.7% of tourists in Barcelona city and 80.5% in Barcelona region.
A 30%-increase in the total expense during the stay has been observed compared to May, with a total value of € 359.0. 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. It is noted that in both, Barcelona city and Barcelona region, the total expense during the stay has recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
Finally, the average global valuation of the municipalities has stood at 8.61 out of 10 and the most valued aspects keep being the character and kindness of the people (8.47) and the accommodation (8.40).