Number of Italian outbound tourists 2017-2019

Between January 2017 and December 2019, the highest number of Italian tourists traveling abroad was always registered in the month of August. Data reveal that in August 2017 approximately 7.81 million Italians went on a trip abroad. Similarly, in August 2018 about 7.86 Italian tourists chose an international destination for their holidays. In August 2019, the number of outbound tourists peaked at 7.9 million.

Italians prefer to book flights and stay in hotels when traveling abroad

In 2018, most Italians tourists traveled abroad with aircrafts. Moreover, whereas using the car was another popular way of traveling among Italian outbound tourists, only a small percentage of them went abroad with the train over the period considered. Furthermore, most Italian who traveled abroad preferred to stay in hotels as of 2018. They accounted for roughly 37 percent of all Italian outbound tourists in that year.

Main reasons why Italians travel abroad

In 2019, most Italian tourists mainly travelled abroad for pleasure or relax. Moreover, joining cultural activities and enjoying the local natural beauty were other important reasons for travelling abroad in the selected year.

Number of Italian tourists traveling abroad between 2017 and 2019, by month

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures for years 2017 and 2018 were previously published by the source.

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