Number of holiday and leisure trips taken by European countries in 2017

German residents took the highest number of leisure and vacation trips compared to other European Union countries in 2017. They took close to 120 million trips for holiday, leisure or recreation purposes, including trips domestically and abroad.

Number of holiday, leisure or recreation trips taken by residents of the European Union in 2017, by country*

Number of trips in thousands
Germany119,809
France91,624
Spain79,781
Italy34,100
Netherlands27,789
Poland25,196
Sweden**21,434
Czechia19,937
Finland17,279
Denmark14,825
Austria14,638
Belgium**11,490
Hungary10,275
Portugal7,895
Ireland7,889
Romania7,450
Slovakia5,627
Greece4,145
Slovenia3,234
Bulgaria3,001
Croatia2,388
Estonia2,119
Lithuania1,874
Cyprus1,863
Latvia1,756
Luxembourg**1,074
Malta617
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Europe, EU

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Trips to all countries of the world (including domestic), lasting 1 night or over.
Figures have been rounded.
** Break in series.

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