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European Commission - EUROSTAT

Tourism trips - Three quarters of all trips by EU residents are within their own country - Majority of the trips are made by car

Brussels, 27 June 2019

In 2017, EU residents made 1.3 billion trips with overnight stays that amounted to almost 6.4 billion nights. The average trip length was 5.1 nights. Compared with 2016, the number of tourism trips by EU residents increased by 4%. Three quarters (73%) of all trips were spent within the country of residence (domestic trips), while one quarter (27%) were abroad (outbound trips), of which 21% to other EU countries and 6% to destinations outside the EU.

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STAT/19/3414


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