Leading European city tourism destinations in 2017, by number of bednights

Leading European city tourism destinations in 2017, by number of bednights (in millions)

by S. Lock, last edited May 10, 2019
Leading European city tourism destinations in 2017, by number of bednights With approximately 80 million bednights, London is the most popular European city destination. The number of bednights in London increased by 4.7 percent in 2017 over the previous year. In second place was London’s not so close competitor, Paris - the French capital accounted for around 48 million bednights in 2017.
Is London the most popular city?

In the hospitality industry, a bednight measures the occupancy of one person (assigned to one bed) for one night. While London ranked first in terms of bednights, the United Kingdom received a Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) score of 5.2 out of 7.0 in 2017, taking only the fourth place on the list. The TTCI takes into consideration factors such as a countries infrastructure and its policy and enabling conditions. Comparatively, Spain ranked first on the TTCI, but its capital city Madrid ranked only at fifth place in terms of bednights, with approximately 19 million in 2017 and an increase of 6.4 percent over the previous year.
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Leading European city tourism destinations in 2017, by number of bednights (in millions)

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Number of bednights in millions
London 79.87
Paris 48.11
Berlin31.14
Rome29.29
Madrid19.26
Barcelona18.79
Prague18.06
Istanbul17.26
Vienna16.42
Munich15.86
Amsterdam15.66
Stockholm14.05
Hamburg 13.82
Milan11.85
Lisbon10.67
Number of bednights in millions
London 79.87
Paris 48.11
Berlin31.14
Rome29.29
Madrid19.26
Barcelona18.79
Prague18.06
Istanbul17.26
Vienna16.42
Munich15.86
Amsterdam15.66
Stockholm14.05
Hamburg 13.82
Milan11.85
Lisbon10.67
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by S. Lock, last edited May 10, 2019
With approximately 80 million bednights, London is the most popular European city destination. The number of bednights in London increased by 4.7 percent in 2017 over the previous year. In second place was London’s not so close competitor, Paris - the French capital accounted for around 48 million bednights in 2017.
Is London the most popular city?

In the hospitality industry, a bednight measures the occupancy of one person (assigned to one bed) for one night. While London ranked first in terms of bednights, the United Kingdom received a Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) score of 5.2 out of 7.0 in 2017, taking only the fourth place on the list. The TTCI takes into consideration factors such as a countries infrastructure and its policy and enabling conditions. Comparatively, Spain ranked first on the TTCI, but its capital city Madrid ranked only at fifth place in terms of bednights, with approximately 19 million in 2017 and an increase of 6.4 percent over the previous year.
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