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International tourist arrivals in Italy 2019, by country of origin

In 2019, most international tourists in Italy came from Germany. Data show that about 16 million German tourists visited the country in the considered year. Switzerland and France also recorded significant figures. Indeed, roughly 13.3 million tourists from Switzerland, and 12.8 million visitors from France traveled to Italy in 2019. On the other side, about one million Australians visited Italy in 2019.

Tourism: an increasing profitable source for Italy

From 2014 to 2019, international tourists’ spending in Italy constantly increased. Whereas in 2014 incoming tourism generated approximately 36.3 billion euros, in 2019 the international tourists' spending produced about 43.7 billion euros. Similarly, the total contribution of travel and tourism to the GDP in Italy also followed a positive tendency. Indeed, in 2014 the tourism’s contribution to the GDP amounted to 197 billion euros. Then, in 2019 this figure rose to about 237.8 billion euros.

The positive impact of tourism on employment in Italy

Tourism in Italy generated a positive impact on employment. In fact, the number of jobs produced by the direct contribution of tourism to employment increased from 2014 to 2019. Overall, tourism in Italy generated approximately 1.55 million job opportunities in 2019.

Number of international tourist arrivals in Italy in 2019, by country of origin

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June 2020



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Supplementary notes

The source refers to the ten leading countries in terms of tourist expenditure in Italy.

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