Share of residents traveling for personal purposes in EU countries 2017

This statistic shows the share of residents in EU countries who participated in trips for personal purposes for four nights or over in 2017. Of European Union member states, the Netherlands had one of the highest proportions of residents traveling for personal purposes, with over 75 percent of the population taking trips abroad or domestically in 2017.

Share of population traveling for personal purposes in the European Union in 2017, by country*

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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

EU

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* 4 nights or more.
** Break in time series.
*** Estimated data.
**** Data corresponds to the year 2016.
The source adds the following information: "This collection covers national tourism. Data is collected by the competent national authorities of the Member States and is compiled according to a harmonised methodology established by EU regulations before transmission to Eurostat.
Most of the time, data on domestic and outbound trips (where "outbound tourism" means residents of a country travelling in another country) is collected via sample surveys. However, in a few cases the data are compiled from border surveys. Surveys are generally conducted on a monthly or quarterly basis."

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