Tourism 2015

Tourism in the EU

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  Tourism in the EU, 2015

Eurostat publishes a data visualisation tool and some interesting facts & figures
  on tourism activities in the EU.


Did you know?

… that the top 3 destinations for Europeans* travelling outside of the EU (number of trips) were Turkey (13%) , the United States (13%) and Switzerland (10%)?

… that Europeans spent on average 85 Euros per night in another EU country? This ranged from 46 Euros in Slovakia to 129 Euros in Estonia?


…that 53.3% of Europeans preferred to use air transport for their trips outside of the EU, while they travelled mainly by motor vehicles (76.2 %), or rail (13.3 %) for trips inside the EU?


… that Europeans travelled as tourists mainly in July and August while March and June were the months when most business trips were made?


… that four out of ten Europeans did not take any trip? Half of them reported financial reasons as one of the main causes for not travelling.


 *EU residents. All data refer to 2015. Source: Eurostat, Tourism statistics

Further information & statistics

Further information can be found in the Eurostat news release on tourism destinations.


 Statistics Explained   You might also be interested in the following Statistics Explained articles on tourism

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