Spending vacation time away from home in Europe 2018, by country

This statistic illustrates the results of a survey which asked respondents in selected European countries if they have or will spend at least one full week away from home on a vacation in 2018. According to the study published by Ipsos, Turkish and Swedish respondents were the most likely to take a vacation, at 74 percent and 72 percent respectively. Hungarians however were less likely, with under half of respondents from Hungary stating they would spend at least a week away on vacation.

Share of adults agreeing with the statement "I have spent or will spend at least one full week away from my home on vacation" in selected European countries in 2018

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Release date

August 2018



Survey time period

June 22, 2018 to July 6, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 85000**

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "[This year, I have spent or I will spend at least one full week away from home on a vacation] Please indicate if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with the following". Results show the total that agreed to some extent.

** Approximately 1,000 respondents per country, except Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey, where the sample was approximately 500+.
Samples were nationally representative, except Russia, Serbia and Turkey, which produced a national sample described as more urban and educated, and with higher incomes than their fellow citizens. The source refers to these respondents as "Upper Deck Consumer Citizens", that are not nationally representative of their country.

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