Italy: travel and tourism's total contribution to GDP 2012-2028

In 2017, the contribution of travel and tourism to the Italian gross domestic product amounted to 223.2 billion euros. The industry, which is one of the most important ones for the country’s economy, constituted about 13 percent of the Italian GDP in the year considered and is predicted to reach 14.3 percent in 2028.

In search of the Italian dolce vita

Every year more and more foreigners come to Italy to discover the real Italian dolce vita – breathtaking landscapes, rich history, great art, interesting culture and delectable cuisine. Only between 2013 and 2017 the country registered an increase in the number of international tourist arrivals of more than ten million visitors.

International visitors’ spending higher every year

In 2017, Italy ranked eighth on the world list of countries with the largest international tourism expenditure. In the recent years, the expenditure of foreign visitors has been constantly growing and is predicted to reach 56.8 billion euros in 2028.
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Total contribution of travel and tourism to GDP in Italy from 2012 to 2028*
(in billion euros)
GDP contribution in billion euros
2016 217.3
2015 212.4
2014 200.6
2013 192.1
2012 187
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