French tourists' reasons to bring cash withdrawn in France abroad in 2014

This statistic gives an overview of the reasons why French tourists decided to bring cash from France on their last outbound trip in 2014. It appears that more than 40 percent of respondents that brought money abroad decided to do so to be able to handle the first expenses at the arrival in the foreign country. The same share also thought about the small holidays expenses.

Why did you bring cash from France for your last trip abroad?*

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Release date

March 2015



Survey time period

November 4 to14, 2014

Number of respondents


Age group

18-65 years

Special properties

French tourists who traveled at least once abroad for personal reasons during the last twelve months.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

French tourists who travel for business purposes are not taken into account.
* The original questions were "Pour quelles raisons avez-vous emporté des espèces de France, pour votre voyage à l'étranger ? Maintenant, répartissez 100 points entre ces raisons en fonction de l'importance qu'elles ont eue dans votre choix d'emporter des espèces:"
** Here are considered French tourists that brought cash from France abroad.

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