ISSN 1831-1865

Pocketbooks

Tourism statistics

2008 edition

Pocketbooks

Tourism statistics

2008 edition

2008 © Cover photo: Christophe Demunter . trade and services Collection: Pocketbooks © European Communities. More information on the European Union is available on the Internet (http://europa. No. KS-DS-08-001-EN-N (Cat. printed publication KS-DS-08-001-EN-C) Theme: Population and social conditions .2785/10446 Cat.Europe Direct is a service to help you find answers to your questions about the European Union Freephone number (*): 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 (*) Certain mobile telephone operators do not allow access to 00 800 numbers or these calls may be billed.Industry. 2008 ISBN 978-92-79-09451-4 ISSN 1831-1865 DOI 10. No.eu). Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

additional tables and graphs have been selected for this edition. The first part contains the general information needed to evaluate the importance of the tourism sector in relation to the economy as a whole. It provides key facts and figures on tourism in Europe. National Accounts. They are collected according to Council Directive 95/57/EC on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism (the “Tourism Directive”) or other official data collections such as Structural Business Statistics. To further enrich the relevance of the Pocketbook for its users. which include data on recent trends and figures on supply and demand in tourism. the Labour Force Survey. a list of data sources and other useful information for understanding tourism statistics are supplied in an annex. etc. Methodological notes. The data cover the period from 2000 to 2006 and include information on all EU Member States. The data have been directly taken or derived from Eurostat databases.Preface This Pocketbook is the third in a series of Eurostat pocketbooks containing statistics on tourism. The data are presented from two main viewpoints. It covers the tourism market. including both domestic and outbound tourism and provides country profiles for 34 countries. The second part contains data that are specific to tourism and presents detailed information by country. Candidate countries and EFTA countries. Michael Skaliotis Head of Unit Eurostat F6 “Information Society and Tourism Statistics” I .

. . .18 Share of education levels . . .3 Other collective accommodation establishments . . . .1.15 2.1 Tourism statistics . . . . . . . . . . .9 2. . .6 2. . surface and population density . .1.14 2. . . . . . . .Employment 2000 . . . . . .4 Labour Force Statistics . Euro) chain-linked volumes .12 2. . . . . . .4. . . Gross domestic product at current market prices GDP (total in mio. . . . . . .Employment 2. . . . . . General Data . . . . . . . . .2 Hotels and similar establishments . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Employment in hotels and restaurants (NACE division 55) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 2. . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . 2 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 II . . . . . . . . . . .4 1.2 Hotels and similar establishments .3 GDP as % of EU total . .3 Employment in the tourist accommodation sector (NACE groups 55. .Demographic and Economic Indicators 1. . . . . .13 2.4 Characteristics of employment in tourism in the EU-27 . . . . Euro) .4. . . . . . . . . . . .1 Collective tourist accommodation establishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Percentage of persons employed in hotels and restaurants and persons employed in tourist accommodation establishments as percentage of all persons employed.Number of bed places 2. . .1. . . . . . . .1 Collective tourist accommodation establishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 2. . . . . .3 Enterprise Statistics . . . . . EU-27 . . . . . . . .3 GDP per capita (in Euro) .2.4 Labour Force statistics . . . .Number of enterprises Travel agencies and tour operators . . . Population. . . .2) . .Table of Contents Preface 1.16 2. . . . . . . .5 2006 . . . . .2 Tourism statistics . . .Number of enterprises 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . .2. . . .17 2. . . . . . Tourism Industry 2.4 1. . . .1+55. . . . . . . . .18 Share of male/female .3 Gross domestic product at constant prices GDP (total in mio. . . . .11 2. . . . . . .4. . . . . Share of full-time/part-time . .2. . . . .3 Other collective accommodation establishments . . . . . . . .

. . .2 Number of holiday trips (at least one overnight stay) by EU residents aged 15 and over. . . .4. . .1.24 3. . . . . .1.34 3. . . .2. . . by length of stay . . .2.4. . . . . . .e. .3 Nights spent by non-residents.36 III .2 Evolution of tourism receipts in the EU-27 compared to the economic activity .4 Holiday trips made by residents 3. . . by type of collective accommodation establishment . . .3 Tourism receipts and expenditure . 32 3. . . . . . .2. . . . .26 3.1 Evolution of the number of tourism nights in collective accommodation establishments in the EU-27 compared to the economic activity . . . . . . . . . Tourism Market 3. .3. . .5 Tourism intensity: Number of nights spent by residents and non-residents in collective accommodation establishments compared to the population of the Member States .2. annual average . .2. . . . . . share of non-EU residents) . . . .4 Nights spent by residents and non-residents in collective accommodation establishments. . at least one holiday trip of at least 4 nights) .35 3.2 Nights spent by residents and non-residents r 3. . .4 Number of holiday trips (at least 1 overnight stay) by residents aged 15 and over.20 3. . . share of other EU-Member States’ residents. . . . . . . by country of origin of the guests (share of residents. .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 3.21 3. .28 3.1 Some key figures on growth of tourism 3. . . by type of collective accommodation establishment . . . .3 Number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by EU residents aged 15 and over.35 3. . .2 Nights spent by residents. by destination . . . by length of stay . by type of collective accommodation establishment . . . . . . .4. . . . .22 3. . .1 Nights spent by residents and non-residents. . . .30 3. . . . . .2. . . . . . . . .1 Share of the population aged 15 and over that takes part in tourism (i. . . .6 Gross occupancy rate of bed places in hotels and similar establishments.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Estonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Spain . . . .9 Share of nights spent in private accommodation in the total number of nights spent on long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) in the country and abroad by residents aged 15 and over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Czech Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Greece . . . . . by destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Profiles Belgium . .62 France . . .64 Italy . .84 Portugal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Bulgaria . . . . . .40 3. . . . . . . . . .50 Denmark . . .70 Lithuania . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Luxembourg . . . . . . . .42 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Share of domestic trips in the total number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by residents aged 15 and over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by destination . . . . . . . .5 Number of holiday trips (at least 1 overnight stay) by residents aged 15 and over.66 Cyprus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Latvia . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Holiday trips made by residents (Continued) 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Share of short holiday trips in the total number of holiday trips by residents aged 15 and over . . . .80 Austria . . .4. . . . .52 Germany . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . .56 Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by residents aged 15 and over.82 Poland . . . . . . . . .43 3. . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 The Netherlands . . . . .74 Hungary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Sweden . V . . .112 Annex . . . .102 Turkey .125 1) In tables and figures the code “MK” is used.104 Iceland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 classification (relevant to tourism) . . . . . . . . . .88 Slovenia . . . . . . . . . . . . .Technical Notes A. . . . . This is a provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. . . D. . . . .96 United Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Liechtenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Norway . . . . . . . . .100 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1 . . . . . C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Profiles (Continued) Romania .110 Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Data sources . . . . . .90 Slovakia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Signs and abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . .122 Nace Rev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Terms and definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Croatia . . . . . which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General information . . . .

Mr. under the Head of Unit.Acknowledgments This publication has been managed by the Information Society and Tourism Statistics Unit (F-6) of Eurostat. Coordinator Christophe Demunter (Eurostat. design and desktop publishing for this pocketbook has been carried out by the following team at Artemis Information Management S. VI . Michael Skaliotis. statistical analysis. Unit F-6) Production The data processing. and its consultants from CISET (International Center of Studies on the Tourist Economy). Christiane Gengler Mara Manente Valeria Minghetti Mario Colantonio Volker Stabernak Data extraction Date of data extraction: 29 February 2008.A.

Demographic and Economic Indicators 1 .General Data .Chapter 1 .

2) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. 2000 and 2006 20001 Population in 1 000 Surface km2 Population density (inhabitants per km2) Population in 1 000 Surface km2 Population density (inhabitants per km2) 20063 Population in 1 000 Surface km2 Population density (inhabitants per km2) Population in 1 000 Surface km2 Population density (inhabitants per km2) EU-27 2 482 213 EU-25 2 452 114 BE 10 239 BG 8 191 CZ 10 278 77 272 133 PT 10 195 DK 5 330 DE 82 163 EE 1 372 IE 3 778 EL 10 904 ES 40 050 FR 60 538 IT 56 924 CY 690 9 250 75 TR 66 889 IS 279 LV 2 382 LT 3 512 LU HU 434 10 222 2 586 93 030 168 NO 32 4 478 110 CH 7 164 2 4 304 295 3 963 370 112 MT 380 316 1 203 EU-27 2 492 975 NL 15 864 33 873 468 EU-25 2 463 646 BE 10 511 114 30 328 110 971 338 AT 8 002 PL 38 654 74 43 096 357 020 43 431 124 RO 21 908 230 SI 1 988 SK 5 399 32 FI 5 171 55 SE 8 861 83 UK 58 785 79 82 478 312 685 97 124 BG 7 719 92 126 229 954 111 CZ 10 251 77 258 133 PT 10 570 DK 5 427 95 DE 82 438 20 141 49 035 304 530 410 335 243 820 99 110 EE 1 345 IE 4 209 17 EL 11 125 22 241 ES 43 758 4 303 402 3 962 423 115 MT 405 316 1 282 NL 16 334 33 783 484 117 30 328 111 002 347 AT 8 266 PL 38 157 70 43 098 357 093 43 432 126 RO 21 610 231 SI 2 003 SK 5 389 31 FI 5 256 62 SE 9 048 85 UK 60 393 86 83 214 312 685 99 122 92 118 229 977 115 94 20 141 49 034 304 112 410 335 242 495 99 110 17 22 249 68 394 130 714 505 997 632 834 295 111 96 HR 4 442 56 542 79 FR 62 999 IT 58 752 193 MK2 2 022 62 290 62 678 38 LI 56 25 713 769 604 100 250 79 CY 766 9 250 83 TR 72 520 IS 300 87 LV 2 295 3 160 306 253 39 996 203 LT 3 403 LU 15 179 HU 469 10 077 2 586 93 028 181 NO 108 CH 7 459 68 394 130 820 505 987 632 834 295 114 100 HR 4 443 56 594 79 199 MK2 2 039 62 290 62 678 37 LI 35 54 4 640 25 713 769 604 100 250 79 94 3 160 304 280 39 996 218 15 186 1) Surface: 2002 data for ES and PL. 3) Surface: 2004 data for UK and 2005 data for BE and BG. surface and population density. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.Demographic and Economic Indicators 1.1 Population. .

44 0.44 1.90 RO 0.47 3.84 PT 4.34 DK 1.11 LT 0.33 1.48 LI2 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 2000 2006 4 221 5 060 3. 3) Average annual growth rate 2000/2004 for LI.57 0.71 15.07 0.02 2.20 LI 0.70 ES 6.50 FI 1.05 0.44 UK 17.10 0.77 CH 2.50 1.93 3.15 0.04 CY 0.14 IS 0.05 21 125 22 017 132 272 266 422 1 573 359 30 454 44 571 167 062 313 327 1 912 154 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 3 6.74 LV 0.29 NO 1.41 TR 11.99 SI 0.2 Gross domestic product at current market prices GDP (total in mio.13 TR 2.89 1.43 HR 0. GDP as % of EU total EU-27 2 2000 2006 2000 2006 100.98 12.15 16.29 IT 12.98 PT 1.24 0.46 FR 15.84 DE 22.74 3.07 417 960 210 392 185 714 122 270 534 324 257 897 271 530 155 167 4.92 FI 7.44 EL 1.36 2.99 2.02 LU 0.63 MK1 8 496 12 360 11 615 889 11 493 071 316 622 4.54 CH 9 121 393 251 741 61 495 173 598 2 062 500 6 103 104 620 137 929 630 263 1 441 373 1 191 057 980 954 1 791 953 1 475 401 7.48 19.54 4.45 NO HU 52 025 89 901 9.29 2.77 SK 8.60 2. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.70 MK1 0.87 8.94 NL 4.38 IE 1.01 MT NL 3.90 2.84 SE 2. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.34 IS 9 420 11.22 PL 2.56 4.67 0. Euro) EU-27 2 2000 2006 9 175 444 EU-25 2 BE BG 13 704 CZ DK DE EE IE EL ES FR IT CY 10 079 LV LT LU 22 001 33 852 7.73 6.04 0.70 HR 19 955 34 212 9.60 BE 2.04 RO 40 346 97 718 15.18 3.23 0.90 AT 25 100 114 021 220 163 2 322 200 13 234 174 705 213 985 10.1.30 3 893 216 736 2 693 182 579 270 918 2 772 267 892 309 096 0.73 AT 2.31 HU 0.29 12.74 2.61 PL 10.00 MT 0.24 0.41 98.00 13.22 0.59 SE 14 631 16 180 23 721 6.66 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.42 6.13 0.00 100.65 UK 3.63 5.14 1.97 2.22 BG 0.03 0.85 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.11 0. Demographic and Economic Indicators 3 . 2) 2004 data for 2006.09 0.45 6.22 5 046 318 586 13 251 4.95 2.89 SI 2.34 CZ 0.11 SK 0.40 3.26 EE 0.04 EU-25 2 99.

24 CH 9 121 393 251 741 6 1495 173 598 2 062 500 6 103 104 620 137 929 630 263 1 441 371 1 191 057 768 700 1 593 724 1 266 471 3.69 HR 19 955 26 141 4.79 AT 7 8627 192 006 2 182 950 10 092 144 561 177 963 4.95 21 125 22 017 132 272 266 422 1 573 359 26 693 30 404 157 081 314 612 1 828 061 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 3.59 4 308 284 140 12 073 1.03 MK1 8 496 12 360 10 328 804 10 250 819 280 089 1.27 417 960 210 392 185 714 122 270 457 278 233 550 229 678 129 427 1.22 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.53 2.36 TR 8.3 Gross domestic product at constant prices GDP (total in mio.2 Gross domestic product at current market prices (continued) GDP per capita (in Euro) EU-27 2 2000 2006 2000 2006 19 028 23 563 MT 11 102 12 494 EU-25 2 20 175 24 788 NL 26 347 32 712 BE 24 586 30 122 AT 26 292 31 200 BG 1 673 3 252 PL 4 805 7 116 CZ 5 983 11 123 PT 11 993 14 681 DK 32 570 40 565 RO 1 842 4 522 DE 25 102 28 169 SI 10 628 15 201 EE 4 448 9 841 SK 4 078 8 271 IE 27 694 41 507 FI 25 578 31 788 EL 12 650 19 234 SE 30 065 34 630 ES 15 737 22 418 UK 26 765 31 662 FR 23 809 28 444 HR 4 493 7 700 IT 20 924 25 112 MK1 1 926 2 475 CY 14 596 19 090 TR 3 240 4 393 LV 3 567 7 051 IS 33 759 44 187 LT 3 519 6 970 LI2 83 041 79 410 LU 50 739 72 167 NO 40 768 57 733 HU 5 090 8 922 CH 37 814 41 439 4 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.11 NO HU 52 025 66 745 4.42 PL CZ DK DE EE IE EL ES FR IT CY 10 079 LV LT LU 22 001 28 020 4. Euro) chain-linked volumes (2000 exchange rates) l EU-27 2 2000 2006 9 175 444 EU-25 2 BE BG 13 704 18 811 5.54 FI 4.79 LI Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 2000 2006 4 221 4 553 1.76 3. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.18 PT 1.81 2.96 1.69 RO 40 346 57 510 6.09 SI 0.80 IS 9 420 7. .98 5.53 3 893 216 736 : 182 579 270 918 : 208 121 297 830 : 2.95 8.99 MT NL 1.91 2.51 1. 2) 2004 data for 2006 1. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.21 1.70 4.36 UK 1.62 4.34 SE 12 289 14 094 19 390 3.60 0.74 SK 5.Demographic and Economic Indicators 1.60 1.

86 30.16 63.90 24.88 65.91 54.68 : : PT CZ 4 675 5.95 28. 2) 2002 data.73 76. as % of services MT Total (in 1 000) Agriculture as % of total Industry as % of total Services as % of total Tourist accom.79 : : RO DK DE EE 568 6.83 : : 4 098 15 440 23 123 20 930 17.77 59.54 25. Demographic and Economic Indicators 5 .40 : : EU-25 2 188 101 5.14 26.36 72.21 39.69 30.4 Labour Force statistics .76 : : 2 716 36 324 3.66 24.24 26.46 33.95 29.40 22. as % of services 143 2.20 25.47 : : HU 3 807 6.05 67.82 : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : IS 157 8.09 : : 1) First quarter data is used.83 62.49 64.27 : : 5 003 10 898 12.98 : : NO 2 271 4.21 70.Employment.08 20.41 : : NL 7 860 3.26 69.12 32.41 53.33 62.77 73.06 : : 45.68 22.78 53. 2000 2000 Total (in 1 000) Agriculture as % of total Industry as % of total Services as % of total Tourist accom.67 31.52 58.98 : : 18.23 31.91 25.81 72.66 53.53 63.79 62.06 50.76 : : SI 894 9.41 23.43 20.56 : : MK3 5.52 34.62 : : CH 3 879 4.86 : : LU 181 2.59 : : SE EL ES FR1 IT CY 294 5.15 : : EU-27 2 201 871 7.09 69.66 25.48 : : AT BE 4 120 1.61 : : 4.29 21.66 : : SK 2 083 6.79 29.94 37.76 58. as % of total Tourist accom.16 : : LV 942 14.03 32. 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.53 37. as % of total Tourist accom.68 : : IE 1 671 7.26 70.41 : : 2.32 : : LI : : : : : : LT 1 419 19.71 29.64 33.46 63.82 54.68 65.24 55.1. Note: The shares of agriculture. industry and services for NL and CH do not add up to 100% because there is non-response in the labour force survey.55 29.12 73.83 34.77 70.98 : : 3 712 14 518 5.48 : : HR2 1 521 15. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.00 : : 4 125 27 088 2.28 : : PL BG 2 872 13.80 : : FI 2 367 6.60 60.41 52.00 : : UK 6.19 27.92 26.68 : : 1.

72 30. as % of total Tourist accom.30 1.64 28.38 0.32 29.00 1.04 22.57 0.50 65.13 1.09 1.68 27.95 0.06 66.67 73.00 : : EL ES FR IT CY 3 564 4.28 21.93 0.96 2.40 LU 195 1.56 MK1 6 3 917 14 459 5.84 39.Employment.74 DK DE EE 650 5.00 15.65 30.49 : : 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.68 EU-27 2 EU-25 2 BE 4 216 2.07 1.64 1.89 27.26 22.92 55.11 0.94 2.95 1.26 4.09 1.96 1.38 0.98 72.81 1. as % of services MT Total (in 1 000) Agriculture as % of total Industry as % of total Services as % of total Tourist accom.29 33. .55 66.15 : : 4 453 19 693 24 986 23 187 12.94 23.20 61.59 2.79 22.91 75.45 SI 969 9. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.15 : : NO 2 346 3.96 72.21 1.89 1.45 CH 4 051 3.33 : : NL 8 241 3.73 1.92 FI 2 461 4.4 Labour Force statistics .84 30.11 24.51 76.92 1.00 1.65 214 091 201 503 5.38 57.11 4.72 56.47 0.98 1.56 0.82 IE 2 017 5.53 57.94 25.42 SE 4.29 21.19 29.23u 2.31 62.41 : : HU 3 934 4.59 69.63 3.65 69.15 0.38 HR 1 548 14.65 2.15 1.73 23.07 1.84 16.78u 28.21 4.64 0.62 57. Note: The shares of agriculture.99 2.69 81.49 72.70 PT 5 181 11.77 : : 2 792 37 270 2.89 38.43 1.51 UK 3.30 67.52 0.99 56.95 5.98 PL CZ 4 826 3.59 0.46 38.79 68.10 : : LI : : : : : : LT 1 502 13.93 1.02 0.23 54.82 65.97 76.80 61. as % of total Tourist accom.88 RO 9 449 30.22 29.81 25.00u SK 2 295 4.08 4 426 28 253 1.36 20.87 30.68 27.18 19.Demographic and Economic Indicators 1.99 3.92 : : AT BG 3 139 8.33 67.06 : : TR : 22 860 : : : : : : : : : : IS 170 : : : : : LV 1 072 12.02 54. 2006 2006 Total (in 1 000) Agriculture as % of total Industry as % of total Services as % of total Tourist accom.86 29. industry and services for NL do not add up to 100% because there is non-response in the labour force survey.50 33.03 1.03 65.39 73.88 1.59 34. as % of services 152 1.74 32.51 73.75 1.

Chapter 2 .Tourism Industry 2 .

29 RO 3 121 3 900 4 226 4 710 -0.Tourism Industry 2.51 CH 99 809 : : : -0.12 7.70 LI : 159 158 157 -2.i. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places).1.88 5.69 : 1) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.35 1.76 -0.41 0. 2) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.24 SI 846 721 702 707 18.86 UK 75 320 89 758 68 321 79 383 0.33 PT 2 049 2 239 2 300 2 324 -0.69 AT 21 082 20 609 20 548 20 457 14.02 NO 2 379 2 177 2 257 2 282 0.33 0.39 SE 3 491 3 890 3 946 4 008 8. Note: There is a lack of comparability due to methodological differences in the coverage of enterprises between countries (f.18 IS 648 692 613 595 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 3 -5.10 -2.09 PL 7 818 6 972 6 723 6 694 0.35 TR : : : : 9.1 Collective tourist accommodation establishments (=hotels and similar establishments plus other collective accommodation establishments) EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 EU-25 2 BE 3 633 3 538 3 449 3 485 BG 836 1 306 1 555 1 844 CZ 7 469 7 640 7 605 7 616 DK 1 095 1 103 1 090 1 076 DE 55 583 55 278 55 349 54 793 EE 350 609 784 951 IE 7 931 8 787 8 865 9 101 EL 8 692 9 230 9 377 9 444 ES 21 746 33 068 34 758 36 199 FR IT CY 618 935 919 894 LV 232 343 418 393 LT 494 529 524 515 LU 606 560 545 536 HU 2 965 3 001 3 117 3 056 381 719 377 762 408 675 403 469 404 817 399 036 422 434 415 880 28 743 117 219 29 378 114 527 29 008 129 936 28 778 134 713 8 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 1. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.13 SK 1 559 2 062 2 016 2 043 2.07 : : -1. 3) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for LI.Number of enterprises 2.35 MK2 321 : : : 6.61 -1.63 -0.95 4.67 2.1 Tourism statistics .50 -2.02 HR1 1 221 1 465 1 530 1 643 2.55 2.62 NL 6 444 7 080 7 160 7 154 -0.32 FI 1 528 1 413 1 397 1 381 1.70 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 249 199 179 179 1. .

71 NO 1 166 1 079 1 136 1 119 0.97 -1.68 : 1) For 2000 other collective establishments included.65 : : 3.20 MK3 145 : : : 4.i.47 -3.16 -2. Tourism Industry 9 .38 -0.2 Hotels and similar establishments EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 EU-25 2 BE 1 998 1 922 1 899 1 955 BG 648 1 016 1 230 1 348 CZ 3 960 4 311 4 278 4 314 DK 472 485 482 473 DE 38 551 36 839 36 593 36 201 EE1 350 267 317 341 IE 5 449 4 554 4 407 4 296 EL 8 342 8 899 9 036 9 111 ES 16 287 17 402 17 607 18 304 FR 18 773 18 689 18 361 18 135 IT 33 361 33 518 33 527 33 768 CY 583 803 785 753 LV 166 278 337 321 LT 227 317 331 338 LU 315 297 293 284 HU 1 928 1 952 2 061 2 032 205 451 202 270 205 343 201 026 193 889 189 051 200 949 195 476 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 -0.04 RO 2 533 3 301 3 608 4 125 -1.88 CH 5 754 : : : Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 -5.51 -0.50 -1.88 FI 1 011 961 938 923 1.14 8.96 UK 45 728 44 625 32 926 39 107 -0.86 LI 50 45 46 46 -1.57 HR2 733 940 1 015 762 0.98 PL 1 449 2 139 2 200 2 301 1.2.48 SE 1 906 1 833 1 857 1 888 1.1. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places).36 TR 1 814 : : : 11.44 PT 1 786 1 954 2 012 2 028 0.43 SK 582 873 885 922 -3. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.04 SI 448 350 344 358 -0.70 1.01 2.62 IS 244 303 319 308 6.67 7. 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.64 8.57 NL 2 835 3 129 3 135 3 099 -0.96 -1. Note: There is a lack of comparability due to methodological differences in the coverage of enterprises between countries (f.36 AT 15 517 14 435 14 267 14 051 12.37 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 246 194 173 173 -0.57 0. 2) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.

which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.17 2.37 -6.37 NO 1 213 1 098 1 121 1 163 -0.27 10. 3) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.64 FI 517 452 459 458 -0.Tourism Industry 2.01 PT 263 285 288 296 -0.1. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places).47 SI 398 371 358 349 33. 2) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for EE and LI.14 TR : : : : 1. .62 LI : 114 112 111 -2.88 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 3 5 6 6 3.0 1.83 SE 1 585 2 057 2 089 2 120 21.46 IS 404 389 294 287 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 2 12.0 4.14 MK4 176 : : : 26.87 NL 3 609 3 951 4 025 4 055 -1. 4) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.09 HR3 488 525 515 881 3.99 -0.32 -0.25 1.54 -6.55 PL 6 369 4 833 4 523 4 393 -1.70 : 1) For 2000.i.3 Other collective accommodation establishments EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 EU-25 2 BE 1 635 1 616 1 550 1 530 BG 188 290 325 496 CZ 3 509 3 329 3 327 3 302 DK 623 618 608 603 DE 17 032 18 439 18 756 18 592 EE1 : 342 467 610 IE 2 482 4 233 4 458 4 805 EL 350 331 341 333 ES 5 459 15 666 17 151 17 895 FR 9 970 10 689 10 647 IT 83 858 81 009 96 409 CY 35 132 134 141 LV 66 65 81 72 LT 267 212 193 177 LU 291 263 252 252 HU 1 037 1 049 1 056 1 024 176 268 175 492 203 332 202 443 210 928 209 985 221 485 220 404 10 10 643 100 945 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 2 3. other accommodation is included in the category hotels and similar establishments.21 CH 94 055 : : : -1.09 -2. Note: There is a lack of comparability due to methodological differences in the coverage of enterprises between countries (f.10 AT 5 565 6 174 6 281 6 406 17.96 2.88 UK 29 592 45 133 35 395 40 276 1.35 : : -5.97 5.32 -2.55 SK 977 1 189 1 131 1 121 11.54 RO 588 599 618 585 1.

30 0.56 SK 0.1 Collective tourist accommodation establishments (=hotels and similar establishments plus other collective accommodation establishments) EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 EU-25 2 BE BG CZ DK DE EE IE EL ES FR IT CY LV LT LU 64 635 66 568 66 499 66 286 HU 312 714 336 494 329 290 315 284 24 220 843 23 804 812 632 729 136 026 437 440 383 271 3 078 994 25 838 083 25 372 102 442 946 190 040 433 214 391 987 3 292 221 26 305 388 25 801 050 415 169 221 144 433 211 392 826 3 316 853 27 350 390 26 816 216 367 866 247 016 441 968 391 430 3 331 311 16 292 196 575 703 445 32 899 205 223 760 948 38 088 207 127 777 610 40 850 208 478 786 891 2 622 238 5 415 495 3 909 998 88 423 17 145 27 088 2 973 442 5 759 099 4 205 577 96 277 22 171 32 286 3 063 734 5 703 754 4 350 533 95 392 24 045 31 254 3 074 833 5 736 966 4 499 671 93 721 24 489 31 871 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 2.14 CH 1 138 636 929 838 651 729 484 907 280 005 11 76 239 928 217 584 623 433 160 275 941 1 189 734 926 078 569 896 446 470 283 194 1 186 893 934 671 574 612 455 143 287 158 64 341 143 173 223 137 633 963 63 841 162 000 214 349 682 278 64 627 160 195 210 213 734 851 66 183 144 601 213 807 758 507 : 500 860 1 071 331 : 541 579 : 487 197 : 493 126 : : : Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 -0.89 SE UK 1 587 676 2 034 822 2 215 585 3 029 682 2. Tourism Industry 11 .i.69 0.Number of bed places 2.32 SI 16. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.75 LI 0.2.03 11.71 3. Note: There is a lack of comparability due to methodological differences in the coverage of enterprises between countries (f.2 Tourism statistics .97 HR1 484 963 496 532 499 142 481 919 2.47 0.37 MK2 42 221 : : : 0.37 -0.12 IS : : : : 2.69 0.2.42 NO 0.05 0.42 0.64 AT 10.09 -2.35 RO 1.97 TR : : : : 6.10 : : : : -0.17 PT 0.08 -1.17 -0. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places).01 -8.05 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 40 930 41 221 38 016 40 202 NL 2. 2) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.98 FI 1.26 : 1) Change in the methodology from 2006 onwards.45 PL 0.

36 PT 1.11 FI 2.29 : : 5.2. 2) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.97 TR 8.73 PL 1.2 Hotels and similar establishments EU-27 2 EU-25 2 BE BG CZ DK DE EE1 IE EL ES FR IT CY LV LT LU 14 352 14 237 14 427 14 349 HU 143 573 157 970 162 235 158 762 2000 10 367 055 10 046 500 119 165 121 222 217 664 2004 11 163 626 10 784 860 122 043 170 956 229 689 2005 11 190 018 10 772 579 120 668 200 940 232 211 2006 11 537 218 11 099 270 123 775 211 565 236 104 62 905 1 590 332 16 292 138 579 607 614 70 293 1 609 027 22 673 144 632 668 271 70 049 1 621 118 25 228 148 653 682 050 70 769 1 631 530 26 058 148 077 693 252 1 315 697 1 213 686 1 854 101 1 511 592 1 266 325 1 999 729 1 579 965 1 258 294 2 028 452 1 614 545 1 253 962 2 086 942 84 479 11 890 11 489 92 239 17 933 18 630 91 264 19 229 19 940 89 490 19 650 21 504 12 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 1.i.80 0.43 SI 8. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.Tourism Industry 2.23 : 1) For 2000 other collective establishments included.22 SE 3.12 1.86 2. .08 1.12 1.80 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 40 782 40 779 37 322 39 518 NL 1.45 6.00 NO 1.99 MK3 0.98 RO 0.52 1.67 0.47 UK 1 119 433 1 223 047 1 062 342 1 255 693 0.14 11. 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.76 2. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places).01 LI 0.69 CH 259 721 : : : 1 184 140 580 1 176 141 095 1 189 143 568 1 263 151 252 1.63 AT 9.75 -0.93 -3.14 SK 1.55 HR2 199 474 199 033 203 464 163 168 1. Note: There is a lack of comparability due to methodological differences in the coverage of enterprises between countries (f.14 0.31 4.73 IS 173 066 588 213 120 280 222 958 199 333 189 835 570 785 165 311 253 927 207 810 192 215 571 377 169 609 263 814 216 499 192 067 572 514 178 056 264 037 226 383 30 576 43 763 117 322 188 289 29 668 56 296 119 941 189 988 29 971 57 071 117 605 197 470 31 145 57 985 118 170 201 316 15 950 322 334 12 471 : : : : 15 223 : 16 639 : 16 849 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 -0.

79 24. Tourism Industry 13 .76 -5.27 SK 99 410 0.2.68 FI -0.58 LI 0.27 -1.66 AT 15.24 -11.70 MK4 26 271 : : : 1.2.09 HR3 285 489 297 499 295 678 318 751 2.87 : 1) For 2000 other accommodation is included in the category hotels and similar establishments. Note: There is a lack of comparability due to methodological differences in the coverage of enterprises between countries (f.85 : : : : -0.i.62 -2.3 Other collective accommodation establishments EU-27 2 EU-25 2 BE BG CZ DK DE EE1 : 10 226 12 860 14 792 IE 57 996 60 591 58 474 60 401 EL 95 831 92 677 95 560 93 639 ES FR IT CY LV LT LU 50 283 52 331 52 072 51 937 HU 169 141 178 524 167 055 156 522 2000 13 853 788 13 758 312 513 564 2004 14 674 457 14 587 242 320 903 2005 15 115 370 15 028 471 294 501 2006 15 813 172 15 716 946 244 091 14 804 219 776 320 366 1 488 662 19 084 203 525 321 694 1 683 194 20 204 201 000 322 777 1 695 735 35 451 205 864 320 661 1 699 781 1 306 541 4 201 809 2 055 897 3 944 1 461 850 4 492 774 2 205 848 4 038 1 483 769 4 445 460 2 322 081 4 128 1 460 288 4 483 004 2 412 729 4 231 5 255 15 599 4 238 13 656 4 816 11 314 4 839 10 367 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 2 2.87 UK 468 243 811 775 1 153 243 1 773 989 1.38 SE 1.28 CH 811 610 : : : 965 570 341 625 531 449 261 949 986 404 357 432 419 312 179 233 997 519 354 701 400 287 182 656 994 826 362 157 396 556 191 106 105 815 445 674 94 408 492 290 92 608 537 381 95 637 557 191 34 173 105 704 34 656 103 124 35 038 86 616 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 29.86 1.50 0.02 RO 80 672 68 131 66 695 60 775 SI 33 765 2.23 20.67 3.37 IS : : : : -6.98 -4. 4) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.08 PT 0.06 0.18 TR : : : : -1.61 0. 2) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for EE. 3) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.67 PL -1.12 -4.23 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 148 442 694 684 NL 2.54 NO : 360 280 : 400 484 : 343 629 : 341 874 -1. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places). which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.

69 AT 1 253 1 484 1 518 : -15.14 RO 947 1 721 1 989 : 4.00 -11. EU-27 estimated.22 SK 285 274 402 : FI 745 928 1 016 : : 1. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations. 2) Average annual growth rate 2000/2004 for CZ.26 UK 6 555 6 552 6 663 : 2.33 : : : : 17. 4) Growth rate 2004/2005 for PL.56 MK3 : : : : -5.18 PL :c 6 120 5 184 : 6.44 SI 809 419 431 : 10.61 LI : : : : -2.88 0.96 3.Number of enterprises Travel agencies and tour operators EU-271 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 59 278 72 000 74 744 : EU-25 2 55 607 : : : BE 1 332 1 229 1 223 : BG 2 724 1 047 1 196 : CZ 4 901 6 396 : : DK 564 574 627 : DE 7 400 8 904 9 197 : EE 190 272 309 : IE :c :c 320 : EL 3 088 3 337 3 277 : ES 5 897 7 972 8 373 : FR 4 303 4 882 4 922 : IT 8 902 10 499 11 124 : CY 679 488 508 : LV 229 310 374 : LT 256 260 576 : LU 111 97 99 : HU 208 1 782 1 799 : 14 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2005 2 : MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 497 : : : NL 2 245 2 160 2 355 : : -1.83 7.3 Enterprise statistics . 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.95 CH : : : : : 6.31 IS : : : : Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2005 4 : 0.91 -15.12 6.64 TR : : : : 10.72 HR : : : : 4.Tourism Industry 2.88 PT 978 1 164 1 484 : 2.70 16.99 : 1) For 2004 and 2005.29 8.40 4.20 SE 2 227 2 686 2 826 : 7. .26 NO 919 1 204 1 352 : 53.

EU-27 2 Source: Labour Force Survey.4 Labour Force statistics .4.2. estimates for 2003 to 2006 based on a representative group of countries.Employment 2. Employment in tourist accommodation establishments: no data available for 2000-2002.1 Percentage of persons employed in hotels and restaurants and persons employed in tourist accommodation establishments as percentage of all persons employed. Tourism Industry 15 .

10 SI 34 38 41 38 7.87 : : -2.54 -0.05 MK3 : : : : -1.13 HR2 87 87 84 84 7.54 6.64 1.2 Employment in hotels and restaurants (NACE division 55) (in 1 000) EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 7 453 8 130 8 586 8 986 EU-25 2 7 194 7 853 8 280 8 683 BE 136 128 146 138 BG 142 138 152 158 CZ 159 178 185 189 DK 68 60 59 77 DE 1 210 1 209 1 316 1 371 EE 17 17 22 26 IE 108 108 111 116 EL 273 280 304 301 ES 1 019 1 199 1 334 1 424 FR1 795 826 854 906 IT 773 1 040 1 100 1 163 CY 28 31 29 26 LV 22 22 33 34 LT 26 32 31 38 LU 9 7 7 7 HU 135 149 160 164 16 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 3.18 NL 287 311 314 335 0.23 TR : : : 1 053 7.30 CH 118 151 148 160 : -1.Tourism Industry 2.16 5.20 FI 78 75 79 76 1.60 2.29 1.21 1) 2003 data used for 2000.52 IS 7 6 6 6 Average annual growth rate (%) 2000/2006 1. Average annual growth rate 2003/2006.64 1.64 SE 117 131 117 134 5.43 2.17 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 10 12 11 11 3. Average annual growth rate 2002/2006.45 1.34 SK 63 82 86 103 1. 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.10 NO 74 72 71 69 3.24 AT 207 212 246 242 1. . 2) 2002 data used for 2000.4.87 8.13 3.53 LI : : : : -4.09 RO 117 139 154 145 2.49 -0.80 PL 244 226 233 266 2.61 2.92 PT 259 264 269 277 2.74 UK 1 117 1 216 1 193 1 221 3.

2) Growth rate 2005/2006 for FI.64 -2.00 4.39 PL : 74 79 75 -6.14 : 9.99 MK1 : : : : TR : : : : : IS : 2 2 : : LI : : : : : NO : : 28 25 : 7.4.67 0.1 + 55.76 CH : 50 47 49 Average annual growth rate (%) 2004/2006 2 -7.01 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. Tourism Industry 17 .00 : -10.43 UK : : : : 3.00 24.86 : : 0. SE and NO and growth rate 2004/2005 for IS.42 7.84 PT : 52 53 52 RO : 33 41 36 : 8.60 HR : 29 25 35 3. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.45 : 21.2) (in 1 000) EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : EU-25 2 : : : : BE : : : : BG : 28 29 36 CZ : 53 45 46 DK : : : 18 DE : 311 327 367 EE : : : 8u IE : : : : EL : : : 71 ES : 298 327 325 FR : 232 234 249 IT : 221 221 239 CY : : : : LV : : : : LT : 8u : : LU : : : : HU : 31 35 36 Average annual growth rate (%) 2004/2006 : MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 7 7 6 NL : 63 63 73 : AT : 82 81 78 : 13.47 0.71 -1.2.27 0.3 Employment in the tourist accommodation sector (NACE groups 55.63 SI : : : : SK : 17 19 25 : FI : : 14 14 : SE : : 29 36 : 4.

. LV. LV. SK and UK. CY. IE. IE. SI and UK. IE. Note: EU-27 excluding BE. LT. CY. Note: EU-27 excluding BE. LT. 2006 2 Share of full-time/part-time t t Share of male/female Share of education levels 18 Note: EU-27 excluding BE.Tourism Industry 2. LT. LV. EE. EE. SI and UK.4 Characteristics of employment in tourism in the EU-27. SI.4. CY.

Chapter 3 .Tourism Market 3 .

2. (1995=100) 2 20 1) Nights spent: include estimates for RO for 2002-2005.3 and 3. .Tourism Market 3.1.1 Evolution of the number of tourism nights 1 in collective accommodation establishments in the EU-27 compared to the economic activity.1. Parts of the basic data can be found in tables 1.1 Some key figures on growth of tourism 3.

2 Evolution of tourism receipts1 in the EU-27 compared to the economic activity (1995 = 100) 2 1) Tourism receipts: EL 2005 data is used for 2006.1.2 and 3. Parts of the basic data can be found in tables 1.3.3. Tourism Market 21 .

07 25 574 24 931 25 209 25 889 0.13 24 160 25 442 25 198 26 812 1.93 2 337 3 292 3 542 3 761 12.55 93 573 94 493 97 554 233 613 17 388 234 020 14 623 240 320 14 939 248 255 14 341 1.Tourism Market 3.06 414 598 643 1 237 20.29 14 986 14 090 13 770 14 000 -1.21 1. 2000/2006 4 15 965 100 418 16 424 143 722 16 127 143 214 16 620 143 048 0.51 8 140 13 562 15 428 16 118 12. 2000/2006 4 882 1 263 13 541 1 642 1 280 14 662 2 062 1 360 15 749 2 385 1 361 15 808 18.27 524 1 333 526 1 442 561 1 322 551 1 250 0.41 124 191 331 514 26.97 Other collective accommodation establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 715 525 733 099 767 228 779 509 1.46 0.49 IE 29 657 32 436 32 097 33 655 2.75 5 497 6 994 6 899 6 843 3.16 31 94 119 97 20.15 1 360 1 875 2 303 2 600 11.74 338 885 17 419 345 616 14 717 355 017 15 058 366 764 14 438 1.35 2.72 EL ES FR IT CY LV 1 484 2 066 2 634 3 114 13.44 9 200 198 070 9 695 195 047 10 100 200 767 10 647 208 176 2.02 105 272 111 596 114 697 118 509 1.13 BG 8 554 14 160 16 071 17 355 12.75 62 186 344 664 284 646 52 554 344 269 283 017 55 264 353 392 295 593 57 797 379 276 297 482 -1.09 14 229 14 405 14 610 15 371 1.44 0.76 1.94 Average annual growth rate (%).73 0.47 -0.1 Nights spent by residents and non-residents.63 359 465 569 782 21.61 6 889 4 237 3 988 3 844 -9.67 6. 2000/2006 4 2000 1 438 854 1 414 767 2004 1 417 436 1 385 776 2005 1 482 106 1 448 580 2006 1 524 990 1 490 774 0.25 2.17 2.06 0.83 60 840 227 144 191 073 51 590 234 697 188 524 54 017 245 637 198 039 56 708 267 028 197 420 -1.84 -1.10 -0. .74 LT LU HU 2000 2 154 379 2 128 178 2004 2 150 535 2 117 383 2005 2 249 334 2 214 271 2006 2 304 499 2 268 152 1.12 Average annual growth rate (%).33 -3.20 18 625 15 849 15 112 15 559 -2.88 713 411 731 607 765 691 777 378 1. 2) EU-27: for RO 2006 data is used for 2004-2005.95 DK DE EE3 2 696 3 757 4 111 4 543 13.07 25 165 298 488 26 119 338 769 26 227 343 981 27 267 351 224 1.08 1 406 2 596 20 430 2 168 2 722 18 899 2 623 2 682 19 737 2 936 2 611 19 652 13.03 1. by type of collective accommodation establishment (in 1 000) r EU-271 2 2 Total EU-251 2 BE 29 215 28 495 28 380 29 371 0.2.07 1) EU-27 and EU-25: for MT 2004 data is used for 2000.01 CZ 44 199 40 780 40 321 41 448 -1. 4) Average annual growth rate 2002/2006 for EE.13 Hotels and similar establishments 1.99 -3.61 0. 3) 2002 data used for 2000.07 1 346 117 520 964 109 572 1 247 107 755 1 089 112 248 100 062 -3.64 22 Average annual growth rate (%).2 Nights spent by residents and non-residents r 3.

2000/2006 3 882 44 728 16 365 33 928 Average annual growth rate (%).48 Other collective accommodation establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 72 103 117 27. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.31 89 625 71 034 103 549 99 052 1.10 13 347 13 812 14 275 15 014 1.47 550 665 620 683 3.42 PL 48 794 46 657 48 618 51 235 0.78 8 161 7 582 7 744 7 955 -0.32 71 649 74 014 76 073 77 391 1.3.02 UK1 281 756 231 411 280 384 266 013 -0.66 SE 39 809 42 666 44 940 47 697 3.63 1 186 1 469 1 569 1 728 6.10 16 360 17 110 17 755 1.21 AT 90 711 95 259 97 031 98 130 1.50 MK2 1 420 : : : : : : : : 538 : : : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : : : IS 1 736 2 134 2 189 2 411 5.23 15 947 : : 18 098 2.91 4 860 3 916 3 789 3 958 -3.48 NL 81 263 80 913 80 161 83 943 0.68 LI 186 161 165 170 -1.13 1 700 : : 894 -10.95 192 131 160 377 176 835 166 961 -2.85 5 604 6 716 6 833 7 054 3.97 53 57 54 52 -0.68 HR 30 858 35 991 37 292 37 345 3.29 19 062 21 245 20 958 20 739 1. 3) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for MT. Tourism Market 23 .11 51 541 52 527 50 642 52 184 0.53 CH : : : : : : : : : : : : 24 271 68 777 Average annual growth rate (%).32 NO 25 274 26 272 27 489 2.16 SI 6 509 7 301 7 307 7 448 2. by type of collective accommodation establishment (in 1 000) (continued) r MT Total 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 7 738 7 567 7 407 -2.16 Hotels and similar establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 7 666 7 464 7 290 -2.19 18 545 21 140 22 040 23 487 4.23 18 074 19 972 21 277 20 693 2.06 21 264 21 526 22 900 24 210 2.43 RO 17 647 : : 18 992 1.82 1 891 2 336 2 332 2 301 3.37 8 914 9 162 9 734 3. 2000/2006 3 1) Change in methodology for residents from 2005 onwards.27 4 618 4 965 4 975 5 147 1. 2000/2006 3 7 906 34 849 Average annual growth rate (%).49 133 104 111 118 -1.28 12 784 16 019 16 015 16 652 4.2.54 29 722 28 386 29 519 31 759 1.37 33 795 34 141 35 521 37 566 1.98 2 695 2 887 2 984 3 154 2.62 PT 41 956 41 723 43 265 45 521 1.32 SK 10 464 10 632 10 622 11 012 0.1 Nights spent by residents and non-residents.30 34 497 28 209 28 285 29 415 -2.36 FI 16 042 16 699 17 259 18 168 2. 2) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.82 14 297 18 448 20 333 21 820 7.

2.20 92 639 83 382 114 059 13 280 100 044 118 134 13 942 106 875 125 216 14 249 115 088 127 869 -0.70 Other collective accommodation establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 468 356 496 906 528 674 529 494 2.55 CZ 28 602 21 800 20 725 21 358 -4.47 67 85 85 77 2.17 Average annual growth rate (%).21 768 990 755 201 791 361 800 434 0.97 DK DE EE3 698 1 011 1 129 1 523 21.11 6.20 Average annual growth rate (%).13 3 036 3 423 3 957 4 342 6.22 Hotels and similar establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 785 888 773 553 810 247 819 705 0.70 LU 217 228 230 211 -0. .89 LT 771 971 1 222 1 422 10.64 468 460 494 488 0.86 3 740 2 458 2 336 2 322 -7.37 1.78 15 947 12 749 12 124 12 504 -3. by type of collective accommodation establishment (in 1 000) EU-271 2 2 Total EU-251 2 BE 13 689 12 950 12 827 13 332 -0.64 2000 1 254 244 1 235 362 2004 1 270 459 1 250 852 2005 1 338 921 1 318 724 2006 1 349 199 1 328 039 1.73 2 362 4 400 4 496 4 025 9.69 5 479 5 933 6 622 7 284 4. 4) Average annual growth rate 2002/2006 for EE.08 15 159 256 068 16 553 293 395 16 872 295 735 17 814 298 277 2.90 669 717 796 855 4.48 62 136 67 602 68 504 69 507 1.93 136 392 11.73 1. 2000/2006 4 4 592 163 429 4 918 158 416 5 316 161 895 5 840 165 355 4.52 27 381 35 144 36 999 39 669 6.90 BG 3 384 3 857 4 447 5 410 8. 2000/2006 4 11 635 134 979 11 556 133 840 11 974 132 922 2. 3) 2002 data used for 2000.74 303 511 728 934 20.44 535 478 587 492 -1.17 118 148 225 387 21.39 5.75 12 655 9 051 8 601 8 854 -5.58 15 163 110 763 174 981 13 758 135 188 178 840 14 529 143 874 187 642 14 741 154 757 191 616 -0.Tourism Market 3.14 IE 9 148 12 200 12 670 12 003 4.47 14 628 5. 2000/2006 4 1) EU-27 and EU-25: for MT 2004 data is used for 2000.2 Nights spent by residents. 2) EU-27: for RO 2006 data is used for 2004-2005.67 9 644 8 860 8 514 8 595 -1.54 450 691 751 989 21.73 2.63 6 786 7 800 8 174 7 978 2.89 10.09 10 567 0.53 24 204 447 1 081 206 726 1 052 209 904 1 128 0.96 6 12 12 14 15.07 1.35 150 143 145 134 -1.67 466 372 495 651 527 363 527 605 2.86 HU 9 219 8 391 8 958 9 606 0.00 597 Average annual growth rate (%).92 60 922 60 706 62 426 63 747 0.44 4 045 4 090 4 313 4 737 2.14 348 434 490 1 068 20.76 136 845 1 069 138 222 1 040 140 397 1 114 0.29 EL ES FR IT 198 528 CY 603 LV 787 865 1 021 1 242 7.76 248 320 378 534 21.

12 6 477 5 967 6 230 6 330 -0. 2000/2006 3 1) Change in methodology from 2005 onwards. 3) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for MT.00 16 13 13 12 -4. 2) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.00 AT 26 242 26 984 27 298 28 113 1.03 6 068 6 279 6 708 3.52 14 027 13 768 14 375 15 783 1. 2000/2006 3 5 404 21 919 Average annual growth rate (%).68 NO 17 832 18 628 19 567 2.87 298 332 307 336 2.15 18 031 18 850 19 383 20 277 1.26 Hotels and similar establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 278 247 314 6.38 1.28 Other collective accommodation establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 1 0 1 0.57 11 764 12 349 12 859 2.81 139 000 106 510 117 926 102 010 -5.46 2 190 2 251 2 372 2 489 2. by type of collective accommodation establishment (in 1 000) (continued) MT Total 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 279 247 315 6.43 11 139 11 648 0.79 16 586 16 465 17 518 18 606 1.24 1 636 : : 821 -10.61 1 860 1 707 1 653 1 746 -1.16 SE 31 156 32 942 34 863 36 754 2.36 1 275 1 340 1 310 1 601 3. Tourism Market 25 .67 CH : : : : : : : : : : : : 16 170 15 498 16 802 35 932 18 680 15 750 2.87 MK2 952 : : : : : : : : 509 : : : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : : : IS 589 655 668 723 3.02 HR 4 224 4 240 4 172 4 487 1.02 LI 19 16 16 15 -3.02 SK 6 760 6 035 5 821 5 953 -2.21 PT 17 106 17 878 RO : : SI 3 232 3 113 3 058 3 116 -0.00 NL 55 308 55 526 54 950 57 057 0.01 2 949 2 900 2 862 2 886 -0.10 2 843 3 285 3 183 3 142 1.48 291 323 361 387 4.68 3 917 2 750 2 638 2 811 -5.27 : : Average annual growth rate (%). which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations. 2000/2006 3 9 693 13 862 443 16 351 11 398 14 013 12 350 14 929 4.86 3 3 3 3 0.98 8 211 8 134 7 915 7 836 -0.2.3.86 Average annual growth rate (%).2 Nights spent by residents.05 1 372 1 406 1 405 1 370 -0.99 41 281 41 758 40 575 41 274 0.49 9 353 11 572 12 464 13 910 6.73 UK1 207 940 157 550 198 561 175 272 -2.59 9 786 10 043 10 388 10 676 1.84 32 550 25 773 25 612 26 770 -3.78 PL 41 903 37 345 38 076 40 680 -0.03 68 940 51 040 80 635 73 262 1.93 14 570 16 477 17 345 18 148 3.38 FI 11 976 12 294 12 760 13 165 1.

91 17 374 17 642 17 024 18 834 1.Tourism Market 3.70 6 43 106 127 66.46 -0.49 EE3 1 998 2 747 2 983 3 020 10.72 2 678 3 100 2 988 3 055 2.98 0.68 -0.15 1 196 1 195 1 275 1 284 1.97 CZ 15 597 18 981 19 595 20 090 4. 2000/2006 4 652 594 645 405 643 886 630 578 671 859 657 219 705 287 690 342 1.71 5 398 4 790 4 572 4 646 -2.59 77 014 70 391 72 824 69 551 -1.88 1 887 2 602 2 791 2 772 10.90 691 1 158 1 507 1 745 16.54 10 184 10 315 10 297 10 633 0.26 IE 20 509 20 236 19 427 21 652 0.19 0. 2000/2006 4 -0.32 LT 636 1 197 1 401 1 514 15.31 12 919 15 881 16 607 17 035 4.68 32 650 33 787 35 128 36 314 1.55 57 66 67 63 1.19 1 183 1 299 1 177 1 116 -1. .09 111 145 192 248 22.14 LV 697 1 201 1 613 1 872 17.68 LU HU 899 762 892 443 880 078 866 533 910 419 895 553 955 302 940 115 1.72 5 343 5 229 5 256 5 406 0.00 Hotels and similar establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 0.93 90 139 74 428 70 757 72 578 -3.35 3 135 2 594 2 403 2 818 -1.3 Nights spent by non-residents.2.90 25 82 107 83 22.79 2 379 11 211 2 494 10 508 2 452 10 779 2 400 10 046 0.98 5 104 10 139 11 471 11 776 14.22 DK 10 006 9 566 9 356 9 453 -0. 2000/2006 4 247 168 247 038 236 192 235 955 238 560 238 334 250 015 249 773 0.30 Other collective accommodation establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1.93 3 149 1 779 1 652 1 522 26 Average annual growth rate (%). by type of collective accommodation establishment (in 1 000) r EU-271 2 2 Total 2000 2004 2005 2006 EU-251 2 BE 15 527 15 544 15 553 16 039 0. 3) 2002 data used for 2000.41 1) EU-27 and EU-25: for MT 2004 data is used for 2000 ("Total" and "Other collective accommodation establishments").97 -11.40 811 486 660 597 -4.75 43 136 43 994 46 193 49 003 2.60 7 779 8 742 9 374 10 127 4.47 DE 42 420 45 373 48 246 52 948 3.76 34 641 36 631 38 872 42 821 3. 4) Average annual growth rate 2002/2006 for EE.81 8 062 8 729 9 127 8 524 0.87 97 221 97 175 102 098 107 859 1. 2) EU-27: for RO 2006 data is used for 2004-2005.94 4 608 4 776 4 784 4 807 0.13 46 212 143 762 38 310 134 654 40 075 138 762 42 459 151 940 -1.95 66 164 153 169 16.76 EL ES FR IT 140 357 141 169 148 291 156 862 1.20 BG 5 170 10 303 11 624 11 945 14.18 Average annual growth rate (%).55 Average annual growth rate (%).82 16 790 13 554 13 899 13 227 -3.55 579 1 131 1 334 1 451 16.15 CY 16 815 13 636 14 006 13 310 -3.87 47 023 233 901 109 664 38 796 209 082 104 178 40 735 209 519 107 952 43 056 224 518 105 865 -1.

73 SE 8 654 9 724 10 078 10 943 3.76 1 683 1 615 1 515 1 626 -0.23 64 : : 73 2.43 131 101 108 115 -2.57 RO 2 149 : : 3 242 7.23 PT 25 785 24 617 25 388 26 842 0.32 FI 4 066 4 406 4 499 5 004 3. 2000/2006 Average annual growth rate (%).2.76 2 758 3 258 3 322 3 401 3. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.93 PL 6 892 9 313 10 543 10 555 7.23 SK 3 704 4 597 4 801 5 058 5.06 10 851 13 111 13 042 12 903 2.99 4 967 4 596 4 761 4 896 -0.24 2 502 2 846 2 883 3 026 3.65 895 1 146 1 208 1 341 6.22 CH 32 844 : : : : 19 914 : : : : 12 930 : : : : Average annual growth rate (%).40 20 685 19 994 22 914 25 789 3.48 LI 169 145 149 155 -1.99 4 679 5 061 5 382 5 604 3.3 Nights spent by non-residents.56 15 125 17 072 18 415 17 807 2.15 1 947 2 437 2 674 2 644 5.55 519 930 928 931 10.97 252 333 313 347 5.22 SI 3 277 4 188 4 250 4 332 4.57 MK1 468 : : : : 439 : : : : 29 : : : : TR : : : : : 28 377 : : : : : : : : : IS 1 147 1 479 1 521 1 688 6.15 38 44 41 40 0.48 Hotels and similar establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 7 015 7 388 7 218 6 977 -0.09 2 085 : : 3 169 7.33 2 761 3 432 3 650 3 911 5.76 11 509 14 679 14 705 15 051 4.34 504 637 612 665 4.36 4 945 6 876 7 869 7 911 8.82 NL 25 955 25 386 25 210 26 886 0.05 3 975 4 663 4 696 5 339 5.52 3 562 3 769 3 887 4 339 3.03 AT 64 468 68 274 69 732 70 017 1.39 53 617 55 163 56 690 57 114 1.98 943 1 165 1 151 1 147 3.67 24 102 23 002 23 873 25 216 0.86 NO 7 469 7 442 7 644 7 922 0.30 10 260 10 768 10 067 10 910 1. by type of collective accommodation establishment (in 1 000) (continued) r MT Total 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 7 459 7 321 7 093 -2.3.74 HR 26 634 31 751 33 120 32 858 3. 2) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for MT for "Total" and "Other collective accommodation establishments". 2000/2006 2 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. Tourism Market 27 . 2000/2006 2 Average annual growth rate (%).09 Other collective accommodation establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 71 103 116 27.04 UK 73 816 73 861 81 823 90 740 3.59 15 695 14 618 15 143 15 976 0.50 53 131 53 867 58 909 64 951 3.

1 24.3 56.6 23.6 6.4 DK 59.0 11.8 FR 66.2.7 CZ4 53.1 53.6 56.3 6.7 60.4 18.5 12.6 63.8 14.4 9.2 CY 3.1 38.9 7.0 38.5 30.6 22.6 35.0 HU3 27.1 76.1 27.8 64.5 16.5 58.7 59.5 56.8 14.8 58.9 59.6 30.7 56.3 34.3 10.5 11.5 21.9 15.2 14.5 7.0 45.0 84.2 45.8 32.7 50.8 36.5 38.4 63.1 18.0 62.6 58.6 28 Share of non-EU E residents 1) EU-27 and EU-25: for 2004-2006 excluding IE.7 24.3 8.6 BG3 30.4 DE 84.9 13.6 18.3 5.7 9.6 58. by country of origin of the guests (share of residents.5 86.3 46.7 39.7 41.6 29.9 27.6 55.5 13.4 29.2 8.3 16.3 IT 56.1 79.3 33.8 LU 8.3 IE 20.1 25.9 8.7 12.7 34.3 64.4 21.0 9.8 25.6 40.0 50.5 LT4 42.2 24.3 32.8 : : : 52.6 31.9 EE4 24.7 40.7 36.5 29.7 ES 31.5 8.8 30. 5) 2003 data used for 2000.5 6.1 20.8 53.0 59.0 31.7 29.5 25.3 4.5 62.0 36.2 9.7 16.4 17.5 34.4 50.4 9.3 57. .3 9.8 81.3 62.6 LV5 37.4 : : : 26.1 44.6 45.0 12.9 56. share of non-EU residents) E EU-271 2 EU-251 2 2 Share of residents 2000 2004 2005 2006 2000 Share of other EU 2004 Member States' 2005 residents 2006 2000 2004 2005 2006 56.2 8.1 28. 2) EU-27: for 2000.8 9.7 13.3 10.1 8.2 39.2 83.0 25.5 35.4 41.8 8.4 5.5 45.1 82.0 48.6 39.0 40.9 10.5 8.4 9.8 42.0 14.4 Nights spent by residents and non-residents in collective accommodation establishments.2 6.9 10.2 29.2 46.3 57.3 36.8 31.4 19.4 7.7 57.9 28.4 9.9 11.5 6.6 20.8 77.8 79.6 25.9 BE 46.8 : : : EL 23.8 30.8 32.0 47.6 8.0 10.7 15.1 46.1 80.8 23.7 56.8 37.6 18.7 55.6 8.6 26.8 26.3 28.1 13.2 16.6 28.1 52.Tourism Market 3.7 14.6 16. share of r other EU Member States' residents.1 44.8 85. 3) 2001 data used for 2000.7 49.7 8.7 16. 4) 2002 data used for 2000.6 27.6 11.1 15. 2004 and 2005 excluding RO.3 59.2 23.4 44.0 17.

6 51.2 29.8 15.2 61.5 81.1 92.4 41.8 NL 69.7 9.7 8.6 14.8 43.8 37.5 50.4 69.6 14.2 76.3 9.0 9.7 14.5 16.1 : : : Share of non-EU E residents 1) 2003 data used for 2000.3 9.5 54.4 6.2 10.9 10.6 46.4 16.8 1.5 74.1 77.5 42.5 16.0 10.6 9.1 47.7 15.9 6.6 23.9 77.3 29.2 45.8 72.2 11. share of non-EU residents) (continued) E MT Share of residents 2000 2004 2005 2006 2000 Share of other EU 2004 Member States' 2005 residents 2006 2000 2004 2005 2006 3.5 70.8 FI 71.1 51.4 Nights spent by residents and non-residents in collective accommodation establishments.0 53.6 25.4 37.3 NO 68.3 12.6 70.0 11.1 71.2 38.2 24.4 7.1 46.5 11.1 12.4 25.3 5.5 70.7 10.4 5.6 7.3 PT 38.8 45.7 12.8 1. share of r other EU Member States' residents.5 60.2 3. 2) 2001 data used for 2000.1 62.4 77.7 20.0 28.6 UK3 73.2 14.2 72.2 39.3 65.2 18.8 36.8 78.4 40.4 41.3 37.5 12.6 10.4 26.1 LI 9.3.5 22.2 5.9 72.1 15.6 SE 77.6 : : : 37.9 12.7 3.0 53.8 29.0 24.3 39.4 55.0 16.4 MK4 : : : : : : : : : : : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : IS 33.6 25.9 52.8 10.9 37. by country of origin of the guests (share of residents.5 8.2 8.4 60.2 25.2 CH 51.3 37.5 1.8 13. 3) Change in methodology for residents from 2005 onwards.3 28.1 49.1 7.1 11.9 29.9 7.9 5.7 51. Tourism Market 29 .9 SI2 42.3 HR1 9.3 46.9 24.2.0 4.1 27.5 10.2 76.3 35.9 8.5 25.8 72.6 86.8 : : : 11.3 82.3 28.2 17.1 23.5 AT 28.5 79. 4) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.6 40.7 12.0 79.3 41.1 50.4 PL1 80.9 3.9 40.8 5.8 54.3 23.0 11.3 10.1 8.4 39.3 : : : 6.2 19.3 : : : 11.8 16.8 12.5 SK1 47.3 RO : : : 81.8 25. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.5 9.8 13.2 20.

5 4.9 5.9 2.1 8.2.7 4.49 HU 2.2 20.7 11.08 EL 5.7 4.0 6.4 3. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.2 14.98 DE 3.1 6.5 Tourism intensity: Number of nights spent by residents and non-residents in collective accommodation establishments compared to the population of the r Member States EU-271 2 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 4.0 -1.7 2.3 3.7 4.3 11.9 2.0 1.2 7.1 4.0 4.7 0.3 3.2 20.1 5.8 -4.6 4.1 7.3 1.0 0.0 0.3 18.1 2.7 : : : : CY 25. . 5) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.7 3.9 4.7 3.8 4. change in methodology from 2005 onwards.01 SI 3.0 6.9 14.34 LT 0.8 4.3 0.14 NO 5.5 4.77 TR : : : : : LV 0.9 8.0 2.2 -1.9 4.1 3.52 SE 4.8 18.0 3.0 5.0 1.2 4.6 : : : : 30 Average annual growth rate (%).70 NL 5.04 PL 1.2 1.8 3.9 1.3 2.5 5.9 8.20 PT 4.7 5. 2000/2006 3 Average annual growth rate (%).0 5.0 4.4 -1.19 UK4 4. 2000/2006 3 1) EU-27 and EU-25: for MT 2004 data is used for 2000.3 3.Tourism Market 3.17 IS 6.8 5.6 0.7 4.33 IT 6.00 BE 2.3 0.9 -2.7 4.77 LU 6.00 CH 9.6 -1.8 4.4 8.76 ES 8.5 4.1 1.0 0.86 IE 7.7 4.6 4.1 4.1 3.9 1.8 5.0 2.7 2.0 1.1 4.8 11.04 RO 0.5 8.0 4.8 2.44 FR 4.0 6.00 CZ 4.9 0.87 BG 1.9 1.9 0.4 4.55 MK5 0.6 0. 3) Average annual growth rate 2002/2006 for EE and 2004/2006 for MT.8 : : 0.4 15.8 8.7 1.4 5.0 2.9 5.3 -2.1 0.0 5. 4) For nights spent by residents.31 FI 3.7 4.7 0.2 3.2 0.6 8.3 7.00 HR 6.80 DK 4.3 4.8 5.3 1.6 4.0 2.8 -0.93 EE 2.4 0.1 18.47 LI 5. 2) EU-27: for RO 2006 data is used for 2004-2005.5 3.63 EU-251 2 4.4 14.9 2.8 0.8 4.7 0.1 8.2 8.8 3.19 SK 1.73 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 19.58 AT 11.

3 33.2 25.3 34.6 MK3 15.5 37.9 24.8 26.8 39.9 DE 34.0 AT 33.2 34.9 : : 21.0 BG 18.6 CZ 32. 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.7 29.8 EL 27.5 SK 35.9 35.9 31.3 42.9 45.4 49.7 32.3 36.1 40.7 IT 34.2 31.0 : : : LV 31.3 CH 35.0 35.3 UK2 47.7 32.9 45.0 DK 40.7 34.8 39.8 49.9 TR 38.4 FR 43.5 39.5 41.0 31.4 SE 30.8 : : : 1) EU-27: for RO 2006 data is used for 2004-2005.6 32.3 36.2 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 47.0 34.8 32.4 45.5 EU-25 2 38.8 NL 47.1 51.7 22.8 43.5 33.1 HR 24.1 32. change in methodology from 2005 onwards.8 38.5 28.4 35.0 42.1 28.3 IE 47.5 32.2 RO 21. annual average EU-271 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 38.1 32.4 26.0 20.8 32.6 FI 31.7 21.6 30.3 BE 32.1 37. Tourism Market 31 .2 46.6 25.1 LT 21.6 45.1 43.2.1 : : : CY 56.9 PL 32.6 36.3 28.9 39.8 27.5 45.8 33.6 32.6 27.9 31.2 33.5 54.8 36.3 30.5 35.5 36.1 41.0 PT 41.8 43.3 EE 28.8 36.1 45.0 SI 41.5 36.8 28.2 HU 25.7 37.2 29.9 ES 47.3.4 43.8 50.6 25.8 33.1 33.6 LU 24.7 32.2 IS 26.1 24.4 LI 30.0 24.1 26.4 21.6 Gross occupancy rate of bed places in hotels and similar establishments.5 42.5 32.0 NO 31.4 21.7 30.4 25. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations. 2) For nights spent by residents.8 36.2 21.8 25.4 44.

. 2) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. Euro) 2000 Receipts Expenditure Balance Receipts Expenditure Balance 2004 Receipts Expenditure Balance Receipts Expenditure Balance EU-27 2 EU-25 2 BE1 8 070 11 050 -2 980 AT 10 752 9 216 1 536 BE 7 423 11 274 -3 851 AT 12 327 9 591 2 736 BG 1 172 587 585 PL 6 195 3 611 2 584 BG 1 791 1 100 691 PL 4 690 3 107 1 583 CZ 3 235 1 387 1 848 PT 5 720 2 422 3 298 CZ 3 368 1 835 1 533 PT 6 196 2 224 3 972 DK 4 008 5 075 -1 067 RO 393 466 -73 DK 4 568 5 853 -1 285 RO 406 434 -28 DE 20 240 57 427 -37 187 SI 1 036 552 484 DE 22 243 57 544 -35 301 SI 1 311 702 609 EE 548 221 327 SK 519 371 148 EE 717 322 395 SK 727 601 126 IE 2 851 2 750 101 FI 1 528 2 009 -481 IE 3 536 4 184 -648 FI 1 669 2 274 -605 EL 10 061 4 950 5 111 SE 4 418 8 733 -4 315 EL 10 348 2 311 8 037 SE 4 995 8 183 -3 188 ES 32 446 6 454 25 992 UK 23 702 41 641 -17 939 ES 36 377 9 772 26 605 UK 22 742 45 596 -22 854 FR 36 409 23 171 13 238 HR 5 492 684 4 808 FR 33 301 19 227 14 074 HR : : : IT 28 625 16 470 12 155 MK2 : : : IT 29 905 17 010 12 895 MK2 : : : CY 2 101 448 1 653 TR 8 390 1 844 6 546 CY 1 816 652 1 164 TR 12 855 2 033 10 822 IS 300 560 -260 LV 143 270 -127 IS 249 513 -264 LV 217 305 -88 LI : : : LT 627 513 114 LI : : : LT 427 274 153 NO 2 230 4 959 -2 729 LU 2 941 2 351 590 NO 2 377 6 732 -4 355 HU 3 262 2 302 960 CH : : : LU1 : : : HU 4 067 1 794 2 273 CH : : : 215 316 213 751 211 403 210 350 3 913 MT 664 217 447 EU-27 2 3 401 NL 7 814 13 241 -5 427 EU-25 2 32 228 262 226 065 226 087 224 553 2 175 MT 624 206 418 1 512 NL 8 307 13 210 -4 903 1) BLEU (includes data for Belgium and Luxembourg).3 Tourism receipts and expenditure (mio.Tourism Market 3. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.

3.3 Tourism receipts and expenditure (mio. 2) EU-27 and EU-25: EL 2005 data is used for 2006. Tourism Market 33 . Euro) (continued) 2005 Receipts Expenditure Balance Receipts Expenditure Balance 2006 Receipts Expenditure Balance Receipts Expenditure Balance EU-27 2 EU-25 2 BE 7 934 12 048 -4 114 AT 12 432 9 633 2 799 BE 8 142 12 299 -4 157 AT 13 255 7 420 5 835 BG 1 955 1 053 902 PL 5 058 3 509 1 549 BG 2 063 1 171 892 PL 5 744 4 574 1 170 CZ 3 756 1 942 1 814 PT 6 199 2 454 3 745 CZ 3 993 2 119 1 874 PT 6 648 2 625 4 023 DK 4 261 5 515 -1 254 RO 852 749 103 DK 4 452 5 908 -1 456 RO 1 033 1 034 -1 DE 23 448 59 766 -36 318 SI 1 380 708 672 DE 26 091 58 894 -32 803 SI 1 425 773 652 EE 784 361 423 SK 1 031 736 295 EE 812 472 340 SK 1 210 842 368 IE 3 863 4 898 -1 035 FI 1 757 2 460 -703 IE 4 258 5 446 -1 188 FI 1 891 2 724 -833 SE 7 251 9 181 -1 930 EL 11 037 2 446 8 591 SE 5 955 8 669 -2 714 EL : : : ES 38 558 12 125 26 433 UK 24 692 47 963 -23 271 ES 40 710 13 265 27 445 UK 26 883 50 305 -23 422 FR 35 381 24 546 10 835 HR 5 984 604 5 380 FR 36 905 24 840 12 065 HR 6 277 585 5 692 IT 30 335 18 366 11 969 MK1 : : : IT 28 400 17 960 10 440 MK1 : : : CY 1 879 751 1 128 TR 14 747 2 314 12 433 CY 1 913 780 1 133 TR 13 329 2 182 11 147 LV 278 476 -198 IS 331 792 -461 LV 384 563 -179 IS 348 873 -525 LI : : : LT 824 721 103 LI : : : LT 741 599 142 LU 2 906 2 398 508 NO 2 685 8 200 -5 515 LU 2 883 2 491 392 NO 2 870 9 197 -6 327 HU 3 373 1 687 1 686 CH : : : HU 3 305 1 910 1 395 CH : : : 236 750 233 943 238 824 237 022 -2 074 MT 488 153 336 EU-272 2 -3 079 NL 8 420 12 996 -4 576 EU-252 2 253 161 250 065 244 757 242 552 8 404 MT 608 253 355 7 513 NL 9 038 13 558 -4 520 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.

7 46.9 69.4 62.2 28.1 Share of the population aged 15 and over that takes part in tourism (i.4 52.7 30.6 PT 30.Tourism Market 3.7 74.1 32.9 48.1 49.4.7 82.7 49. .7 54.1 PL : 31.5 70.5 68.6 26. 2) 2002 data used for 2000.7 NO 70.3 60.8 44.2 62.8 SE : : : : ES 82.1 AT 54.0 CH : : : : 34 1) 2001 data used for 2000.7 51.7 SI : 56.3 47.8 45.5 60.0 43.7 BG : : : : CZ : 53.9 32.7 39.3 27.0 EU-25 2 : : : : BE1 41.e.6 59.7 62.3 70. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.3 : : IT 46.1 80.1 64.4 24.9 58.3 IS : : : : LT : 21.2 EE2 26.0 62.8 32.3 LI : : : : LU 61.1 64.1 61.3 DK 76.6 49. at least one holiday trip of at least 4 nights) EU-27 2 2000 2004 2005 2006 MT 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : : : : NL 67.3 IE : : : : EL 48.6 22.8 48.3 49.5 68.3 59.4 54.5 59.6 UK 45.9 25.3 DE 77.8 35.4 HU : 48.1 MK3 : : : : TR : : : : CY : : : : LV : : 19.3 20.7 SK : : : : FI 52.4 RO : : : 17.4 18.5 HR : 38.9 55.0 35.4 Holiday trips made by residents 3.0 62. 3) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.1 57.8 62.2 63.8 FR 58.

FR. Note: EU-27 based on data for BE. FI and UK (incl. LU. IT. the absolute values imply an underestimation of the actual EU-27 figure. estimate for short trips in 2002). HU. LT. MT.3 Number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by EU residents aged 15 and over. CY. EL. CY. CZ. NL. estimate for short trips in 2005). LV. AT. ES. SI. PL.4. PT. RO. MT. ES. IT. SK and SE (due to incomplete data for the period 2000-2006). Tourism Market 35 . IE. 2000-2006 (in 1 000) 2 Note: EU-27 based on data for BE (incl.2 Number of holiday trips (at least one overnight stay) by EU residents aged 15 and over. LV. SK and SE (due to incomplete data for the period 2000-2006). by length of stay. NL. IE. SI. However. PT. However. the year-to-year comparisons are reliable as the subset of Member States used for the EU-27 figure represents about 85% of the total number of trips made by EU residents (in 2006). LT. the year-to-year comparisons are reliable as the subset of Member States used for the EU-27 figure represents 85 to 90% of the total number of trips (of at least 4 nights) made by EU residents (in 2006). DK. DE. AT. FI and UK. DE. HU. by destination. estimate for short trips in 2000). Since this estimate does not include trips made by residents from BG. the absolute values imply an underestimation of the actual EU-27 figure. RO. EE.4.3. EE. DK. EL. PL. FR (incl. CZ. 2000-2006 (in 1 000) 2 3. Since this estimate does not include trips made by residents from BG. estimate for short trips in 2001). LU (incl.

03 Average annual growth rate (%).08 2 765 3 937 4 298 4 790 14.64 : 2 188 2 192 2 386 4.84 : 18 186 18 394 17 821 -1.65 : 247 318 279 6.73 EL ES3 FR IT 64 519 68 638 76 342 78 055 3.90 7 789 127 979 7 072 137 849 8 227 156 157 10 631 153 276 5.45 DK2 DE EE : 1 050 1 093 864 -9.4.56 : 11 810 15 684 17 973 23.01 : 9 583 9 941 8 934 -3. Growth rate 2005/2006 for LV.Tourism Market 3.51 CY : : : : : : : : : : : 719 : : : LV : : 4 528 4 701 3.00 250 444 477 420 9.44 LU 820 1 125 1 202 1 099 5.61 LT : 3 115 3 271 3 476 5.34 0.57 3. LT and HU.39 -0.05 22 329 33 902 42 471 47 845 13.20 2 254 3 843 3 387 5 007 22. 2000/2006 4 85 818 102 177 86 627 101 586 81 302 105 020 -2. 2) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards. by length of stay (in 1 000) EU-27 2 Total trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Short trips 1-3 nights) 3 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Long trips (4 nights or more) 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : EU-25 2 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : BE1 9 256 11 162 11 929 9 836 1. .70 BG : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : CZ : 27 769 28 335 26 755 -1.04 81 424 36 Average annual growth rate (%). 3) Change in methodology from 2005 onwards.48 1 606 4 272 4 688 7 305 28.70 6 374 6 983 7 715 6 647 0.02 2 882 4 179 4 214 3 189 1. 4) Average annual growth rate 2001/2006 for BE.13 27 988 23 762 38 394 39 599 5.43 : 927 1 079 1 090 8.56 Average annual growth rate (%).03 570 681 725 679 2.95 4. Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for CZ.4 Number of holiday trips (at least 1 overnight stay) by residents aged 15 and over.33 75 752 81 072 84 224 83 137 1.28 IE 5 019 7 780 7 685 9 797 18.32 3 233 2 642 3 163 4 735 6. 2000/2006 4 1) 2001 data used for 2000 for short trips.29 : 803 775 585 -14.36 : 5 457 7 115 6 711 10. EE. 2000/2006 4 4 556 105 650 4 430 103 947 5 064 113 686 5 896 105 431 4.54 6 359 120 480 157 176 11 295 109 580 183 249 13 322 125 021 185 810 15 883 120 901 188 157 16.06 92 492 3.07 35 457 37 137 40 057 41 135 2.82 : : 3 768 3 792 0.64 : : 760 909 19.72 4 753 7 023 8 634 8 578 10.96 HU : 17 267 22 799 24 684 19.23 29 062 31 501 36 285 36 920 4.

43 PL : 40 288 35 500 38 283 -2.50 : 6 127 4 881 3 505 -24.20 78 000 66 000 66 420 61 821 -3.39 : 1 861 1 868 1 865 0.21 5 096 5 793 5 872 5 981 2. SI.95 : 16 639 16 522 17 808 3.72 SI : 3 982 3 901 4 765 9.45 PT 10 621 10 816 11 417 10 265 -0.65 : 10 637 10 519 11 331 3.37 : 4 249 3 857 3 387 -10.61 5 689 7 841 7 468 8 745 7. Tourism Market 37 .16 9 932 5 361 6 241 7 026 -5.3.70 CH : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Average annual growth rate (%).09 15 529 18 475 18 048 18 384 2.81 3 688 4 165 3 936 3 663 -0. RO.4 Number of holiday trips (at least 1 overnight stay) by residents aged 15 and over.52 : 23 649 18 978 20 475 -6. 2) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for PL.95 : 1 535 1 643 1 807 : SK : 6 370 6 067 6 420 0.57 6 933 6 651 7 481 6 602 -0. 2000/2006 2 Average annual growth rate (%).94 74 700 56 975 : 50 874 -6.83 9 825 10 237 9 824 9 881 0.91 SE UK : 152 700 : 122 975 : : : 112 695 : : : : : : : : : : : -4. SK and NO (except long trips).11 : 4 509 4 199 4 555 : FI 23 109 28 124 29 611 28 161 5. 2000/2006 2 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. by length of stay (in 1 000) (continued) MT Total trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Short trips (1-3 nights) 3 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Long trips (4 nights or more) 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : NL 25 354 28 712 27 872 28 265 1. 2000/2006 2 Average annual growth rate (%).85 AT 15 621 13 202 13 709 15 771 0.81 5 261 6 200 6 443 6 620 5.07 17 848 21 924 23 168 21 541 4.80 HR : : : : : : : : : : : 1 798 : : : MK1 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : IS : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : LI : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : NO : 16 430 16 391 17 312 2. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.4.11 RO : 10 376 8 738 6 892 -18.39 : 2 447 2 258 2 958 9.

56 : 15 104 17 835 20 577 16.63 IE 5 019 7 780 7 685 9 797 18.35 6 462 7 315 8 167 6 993 1.80 7 789 127 979 7 072 137 849 8 227 156 157 10 631 153 276 5.82 : : 3 923 3 937 0.06 3.99 810 1 100 1 185 1 084 4.77 3 289 3 690 4 276 5 012 7.63 461 894 1 095 1 037 14.04 : 1 091 1 163 1 243 6. LT and HU.60 LT : 3 115 3 271 3 476 5. 3) Change in methodology from 2005 onwards.64 CY : : : : : : : : : : : 570 595 605 : LV : : 4 528 4 701 3. Growth rate 2005/2006 for LV ("Total trips" and "Domestic trips").62 1 841 3 635 3 920 5 039 28.29 : 876 844 585 -18. by destination (in 1 000) EU-27 2 Total trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Domestic trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Outbound trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : EU-25 2 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : BE1 9 256 11 162 11 929 9 836 1. 4) Average annual growth rate 2001/2006 for BE.48 3 743 4 041 7 145 7 514 12.95 10 071 11 484 12 365 13 221 4.20 3 178 4 145 3 765 4 758 10. LV (only "Outbound trips").64 : 2 024 2 108 2 233 5.14 DK2 DE EE : 1 050 1 093 864 -9. 2000/2006 4 Average annual growth rate (%).47 -0.19 Average annual growth rate (%). Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for CZ.23 54 448 57 154 63 977 64 834 2. 2000/2006 4 5 898 116 737 140 645 10 401 105 539 163 576 12 227 117 876 166 030 14 846 113 387 168 196 16.27 3.84 : 22 666 22 939 21 768 -2.36 74 392 72 333 77 414 71 241 -0.4.62 EL ES3 FR IT 64 519 68 638 76 342 78 055 3.03 16 531 19 673 19 780 19 961 3. EE. 2000/2006 4 1) 2001 data used for 2000.32 3.05 53 587 65 516 78 743 82 035 7.04 38 Average annual growth rate (%).48 0.98 HU : 17 267 22 799 24 684 19.36 : 462 605 764 28.Tourism Market 3.22 2 794 3 847 3 762 2 843 0. 2) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.00 10 25 17 15 6.96 CZ : 27 769 28 335 26 755 -1.28 : 174 249 279 26.72 : 2 163 4 964 4 107 37. .32 4 500 3 382 3 951 5 619 3.00 : 5 103 5 396 4 987 -1.5 Number of holiday trips (at least 1 overnight stay) by residents aged 15 and over.74 LU 820 1 125 1 202 1 099 5.72 6 359 120 480 157 176 11 295 109 580 183 249 13 322 125 021 185 810 15 883 120 901 188 157 16.59 BG : : : : : : : : : : : : : : -19.

99 : 3 619 4 580 5 181 19.3.52 : 36 669 30 920 33 102 -4.07 18 332 23 580 25 073 23 554 6.86 AT 15 621 13 202 13 709 15 771 0.65 PT 10 621 10 816 11 417 10 265 -0.90 : 2 282 2 219 2 486 4.5 Number of holiday trips (at least 1 overnight stay) by residents aged 15 and over.65 : 11 600 11 744 11 949 1.94 74 772 77 132 68 722 -6. 2) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for PL. by destination (in 1 000) (continued) MT Total trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Domestic trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Outbound trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : NL 25 354 28 712 27 872 28 265 1.4.39 : 1 841 1 780 2 569 18. 2000/2006 2 Average annual growth rate (%).16 RO : : : 6 892 : : : : 6 441 : : : : 451 : SI : 3 982 3 901 4 765 9.57 9 774 9 633 10 130 9 244 -0.92 847 1 183 1 287 1 021 3.47 4 777 4 544 4 538 4 607 -0. Tourism Market 39 .98 46 600 48 203 : 43 973 -0.37 CH : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Average annual growth rate (%).13 : 2 141 2 121 2 196 1.49 : 4 830 4 647 5 363 5. 2000/2006 2 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.37 FI 23 109 28 124 29 611 28 161 5.16 8 722 6 404 7 145 8 087 -1.28 SK : 6 370 6 067 6 420 0.86 11 966 14 579 14 293 14 169 2.39 : 4 088 3 848 3 934 -1. SI. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.96 HR : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : MK1 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : IS : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : LI : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : NO : 16 430 16 391 17 312 2.90 SE UK : 152 700 : 122 975 : : : 112 695 : : : : : : : : : : -4.25 6 899 6 798 6 564 7 684 1.83 13 388 14 133 13 579 14 096 0. 2000/2006 2 : 106 100 Average annual growth rate (%).81 PL : 40 288 35 500 38 283 -2. SK and NO.

51 27 382 27 905 29 745 31 030 2. Growth rate 2005/2006 for LV ("Total trips" and "Domestic trips").30 1 661 2 859 3 223 3 706 14.Tourism Market 3.34 4 330 6 227 7 639 7 632 9.81 CY : 719 : : : : 231 : : : : 488 516 533 4. 2) Change in methodology from 2005 onwards.14 IE 2 765 3 937 4 298 4 790 9.24 2 880 2 820 5 134 5 489 11.00 568 676 721 677 2.02 DK1 DE EE : 247 318 279 6.29 -0.45 : 5 552 5 567 4 985 -5.85 : 567 698 679 9. LT and HU. 2000/2006 3 1) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards.59 1 104 1 078 1 075 1 084 -0. LV (only "Outbound trips").72 5 232 5 505 6 166 5 382 0. 3) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for CZ.30 IT 35 457 37 137 40 057 41 135 2.43 LU 570 681 725 679 2. EE.33 LT : 927 1 079 1 090 8.17 40 Average annual growth rate (%).47 BG : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : CZ : 9 583 9 941 8 934 -3.62 12 727 13 856 14 503 13 751 1.6 Number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by residents aged 15 and over.4.85 : 1 481 3 003 2 423 27. CY (only "Outbound trips").91 423 796 995 946 14.95 25 108 20 942 33 260 34 110 5.51 LV : : 760 909 19.01 69 752 66 559 67 753 64 978 -1.35 FR 75 752 81 072 84 224 83 137 1.31 EL 4 753 7 023 8 634 8 578 10.03 35 898 37 388 45 933 40 453 2.61 : : 389 429 10.28 : 125 160 91 -14.70 1 142 1 478 1 549 1 265 1. by destination (in 1 000) EU-27 2 Total trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Domestic trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Outbound trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : EU-25 2 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : BE 6 374 6 983 7 715 6 647 0. . 2000/2006 3 Average annual growth rate (%).60 3 150 3 062 3 532 4 054 4.56 63 025 67 216 69 721 69 386 1.68 : 122 158 188 24.28 : 270 371 480 33. 2000/2006 3 Average annual growth rate (%).96 2 5 4 2 0.91 4 556 105 650 4 430 103 947 5 064 113 686 5 896 105 431 4.24 : 4 031 4 374 3 949 -1.39 1 406 1 368 1 532 1 842 4.97 HU : 5 457 7 115 6 711 10.44 : 360 381 411 6.36 ES2 27 988 23 762 38 394 39 599 5.90 : 3 976 4 112 4 288 3.11 8 075 9 232 10 312 10 105 3.

06 SK : 4 509 4 199 4 555 0.70 2 702 2 877 2 750 2 788 0.04 PT 3 688 4 165 3 936 3 663 -0. 2) Average annual growth rate 2004/2006 for PL.45 : 13 613 13 070 14 341 2.16 PL : 16 639 16 522 17 808 3.92 3 878 5 072 4 775 5 550 6.22 SE : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : UK 78 000 66 000 66 420 61 821 -3. by destination (in 1 000) (continued) MT Total trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Domestic trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : Outbound trips 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : NL 15 529 18 475 18 048 18 384 2. 2000/2006 2 Average annual growth rate (%).30 9 780 11 519 11 486 11 398 2.76 664 940 893 775 2. Tourism Market 41 .68 : 1 121 1 214 1 309 8.60 FI 5 261 6 200 6 443 6 620 3.51 : 2 554 2 307 2 416 -2.72 HR : 1 798 : : : : 1 440 : : : : 358 : : : MK1 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : TR : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : IS : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : LI : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : NO 5 096 5 793 5 872 5 981 2.3. SI and SK.92 CH : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Average annual growth rate (%).6 Number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by residents aged 15 and over.4. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.52 2 394 2 916 3 122 3 193 4.61 RO : : : 3 387 : : : : 2 977 : : : : 410 : SI : 1 535 1 643 1 807 8.11 3 024 3 225 3 043 2 888 -0.50 : 414 429 498 9.58 AT 5 689 7 841 7 468 8 745 7.43 1 811 2 769 2 693 3 195 9. 2000/2006 2 1) Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country.64 : 3 026 3 452 3 467 7.80 38 700 27 300 30 320 28 521 -4.74 : 1 955 1 892 2 139 4.35 1 506 1 892 1 961 2 044 5.96 39 300 38 700 36 100 33 300 -2.90 3 755 4 308 4 482 4 576 3. 2000/2006 2 Average annual growth rate (%).85 5 749 6 956 6 562 6 986 3.

20061 42 1) EU-27 and EU-25 excluding CY. EU-27 excluding BG. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.Tourism Market 3. For MK: Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. MT and SE.7 Share of short holiday trips in the total number of holiday trips by residents aged 15 and over. .4.

8 Share of domestic trips in the total number of long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) by residents aged 15 and over.4.3. EU-27 excluding BG. 2004 data for HR. Tourism Market 43 . 20061 1) EU-27 and EU-25 excluding CY. For MK: Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. MT and SE. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.

MT and SE.4. . For MK: Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. EU-27 excluding BG.9 Share of nights spent in private accommodation in the total number of nights spent on long holiday trips (at least 4 nights) in the country and abroad by residents aged 15 and over. 2005 data for IT and HU. which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.Tourism Market 3. 20061 44 1) EU-27 and EU-25 excluding CY.

Chapter 4 .Country Profiles 4 .

5% of total 4+ nights abroad in 2006 against 52.3 (Aug) 40. Over the same period. Comparing expenditure and receipts. respectively).9% in 2006. € 12 299 Tourism receipts Mio. Their share of total nights was about 55%. In contrast. and around 71% abroad.1% in 2006 (from 15. 46 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 2. after being more or less stable in the previous years.3 33.4% between 2000 and 2006).9 (Aug) 41. accounting for about 59% of total international tourist nights.4 (Aug) .2 to 7.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Belgian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 45. the number of bed places was more or less stable (+0. € 8 142 Mio.8 in 2006.8 million between 2005 and 2006 (-24.3%. thus completely eroding the growth recorded in 2005 (+11.8 in 1 000 10 511 in 1 000 3 932 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 998 1 922 1 899 1 955 Number of bedrooms 54 822 53 854 54 226 55 957 4.8 to 2. which only partly compensated for the decrease recorded between 2000 and 2005 (-1.0 million). Domestic trips showed a decline from 3.7% and -18.Belgium 4. € 316 622 4. tourism showed a negative balance of 4 157 million euro in 2006. In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound).4% in 2006 (from 8.3%).3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Belgium Number of bed places 119 165 122 043 120 668 123 775 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 32.3% on average each year).0 million). the United Kingdom and France were the top markets of origin.6 to 16. This resulted in an increase in the average size of establishments. trips made by Belgians abroad fell by -14. caused by the contraction of both short and long trips (-28.Country Profiles .8 (Aug) 39. Spain and Italy remained the main destinations of Belgian tourists (54.7%).2 34. about 29% of total holiday trips in 2006 were made in the country. Similarly.4% on average each year). nights spent by non-residents rose by +3.1 Recent trends Belgium is basically a country of origin for international tourism. Figures on accommodation supply showed a slight decrease in the number of hotels and similar establishments between 2000 and 2006 (-0. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 2.7 32.1 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. from 60 bed places in 2000 to 63 in 2006. Domestic demand also declined slightly over the same period (average annual decrease of -0. The Netherlands.4% in 2005).0 peak month 42. About 77% of total trips abroad were long trips (4+ nights: 44% among domestic trips). France. Nights spent by residents grew by +3.6% on average each year).

9 53.1 59.9 45.9 Share of top 3 62.0 31.7 4.4 58.2 9.7 DE DE DE FR 3rd market 14.0 14.1 54.7 58.9 8.8 13.7 12.5 Characteristics of Belgian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 9 256 11 162 11 929 9 836 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 2 882 4 179 4 214 3 189 4+ nights in 1 000 6 374 6 983 7 715 6 647 Total in 1 000 2 794 3 847 3 762 2 843 Domestic 1-3 nights1 4+ nights 3 in 1 000 1 652 2 369 2 213 1 578 in 1 000 1 142 1 478 1 549 1 265 Total in 1 000 6 462 7 315 8 167 6 993 Abroad 1-3 nights1 4+ nights 3 in 1 000 1 230 1 810 2 001 1 611 in 1 000 5 232 5 505 6 166 5 382 FR FR FR FR 33.4 45.1 32.9 IT IT IT IT 7.1 15.8 54.2 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 55.9 14.4.2 45.7 32.5 1) 2001 data used for 2000.6 NL NL NL NL 1st market 31.1 UK UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Belgium (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 29 215 28 495 28 380 29 371 by residents in 1 000 13 689 12 950 12 827 13 332 as % of total 46.4 by non-residents r in 1 000 15 526 15 545 15 553 16 039 as % of total 53.6 12.1 8.0 30. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 16.4 14.4 ES ES ES ES 14.Belgium 47 .4 54.8 30.1 31.1 13.9 12.6 54. Country Profiles .9 52.

4 million in 2000 to 5.4 21. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 2.2 million in 2000 to 11. tourism demand also grew rapidly over that period. Nights spent by residents recorded average growth of +8. € 1 171 Tourism receipts Mio. In 2006. Consequently.6% on average each year and by +5. against around 60% in 2000.2 in 1 000 7 719 in 1 000 : Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 648 1 016 1 230 1 348 Number of bedrooms : 80 149 90 593 95 632 4.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Bulgarian tourists 15 years and over as % of population : GDP total Mio. The number of establishments increased by +9. € 2 063 4.7 21. foreign tourism accounted for about 69% of total tourism nights in the country.7 (Jul-Sep) 45.4 million in 2006). Accommodation supply recorded further growth in 2006.Bulgaria 4.7 (Jul-Sep) . Like supply. Over the same period.0 20. after a boom in the first five years of the 21st century. bed places rose by +10. Comparing expenditure and receipts. tourism presented a positive balance of 892 million euro in 2006. 48 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 2. Germany. Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 and is an emerging country of tourism origin and destination. while nights spent by international tourists rose by +15.1% each year (from 3.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Bulgaria Number of bed places 121 222 170 956 200 940 211 565 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 18.6% in 2006 and at an average rate of +13. accounting for about 50% of total international tourism nights (about 56% in 2000). the United Kingdom and Sweden were the top markets of origin.9 peak month : : 50.0% on average each year (from 5.3% in 2006. € 25 100 Tourism expenditure Mio.2 in 2006.7% each year from 2000 to 2005.9 million in 2006).1 Recent trends Along with Romania.Country Profiles . the average size of hotels and similar establishments decreased from 187 bed places in 2000 to 157 in 2006.

4. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 6.8 34.0 3.8 59.8 16.3 68.8 72.2 27.6 27.0 CH1 SE SE SE 3rd market 4.1 49.4 15.8 4.8 DE1 DE DE DE 1st market 44.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Bulgaria (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 8 554 14 161 16 071 17 356 by residents in 1 000 3 384 3 857 4 447 5 411 as % of total 39.2 by non-residents r in 1 000 5 170 10 304 11 624 11 945 as % of total 60.5 1) 2001 data for 2000.7 30.3 14.7 40.8 Share of top 3 55.Bulgaria 49 .4 72.6 55. 4.5 Characteristics of Bulgarian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .7 UK1 UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.7 31.0 4.

1%.3% in 2000).4% and -10. € 2 119 Tourism receipts Mio.0 in 1 000 10 251 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 3 960 4 311 4 278 4 314 4. Conversely. Consequently. but made up for this in full in 2006 (+0. the average size of hotels remained relatively stable. domestic nights grew by +3. € 3 993 Mio.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in the Czech Republic Number of bedrooms 95 365 98 764 99 916 101 563 Number of bed places 217 664 229 689 232 211 236 104 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 32.0 (Aug) 43. Establishments grew by +2.1% on average between 2000 and 2004. Over the same six years. +2. respectively).5% in 2006). 50 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 4. trips abroad also fell. As regards tourism demand. partly making up for the decline recorded from 2000 to 2005 (-6.1 Recent trends The Czech Republic is an emerging destination for international tourism in Europe.2% on average each year).0 in 2006. with Greece overtaking Austria in 2005. bed places revealed an average annual increase of +1. Italy and Greece were the preferred destinations of Czech tourists (about 34% of 4+ night trips abroad in 2006).9 (Aug) .7%).0 peak month : 44. the United Kingdom and Italy were the top markets of origin. caused by a contraction of both 1-3 night and 4+ night trips (-3. Czech tourists themselves still make more than 81% of total holiday trips in the country.Country Profiles .7% on average each year between 2000 and 2005.Czech Republic 4.8%). Comparing expenditure and receipts.6 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. after an increase of +1.0% in 2006.7 29. Germany. by -7.7 (Aug) 42.7 30. accounting for about 43% of total international tourist nights. domestic trips showed a decline of -5.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Czech tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 4 515 as % of population 51.6%. Accommodation supply has shown good results since 2000. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 4. recorded a slight decrease in 2005 (-0.8%). In the same year.4%. In 2006.2 29. and made for about 49% of total nights in 2006 (35. € 114 021 4.2% in 2005. at around 55 bed places. representing about 80% of total trips abroad. tourism showed a positive balance of 1 874 million euro in 2006.4%. mainly due to a slump in long trips (-9. nights spent by non-residents continued to increase (+4. Slovakia.

1 30.7 53.Czech Republic 51 .5 Characteristics of Czech tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 27 769 28 335 26 755 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 18 186 18 394 17 821 4+ nights in 1 000 : 9 583 9 941 8 934 Total in 1 000 : 22 666 22 939 21 768 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 17 114 17 372 16 783 4+ nights in 1 000 : 5 552 5 567 4 985 Total in 1 000 : 5 103 5 396 4 987 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 072 1 022 1 038 4+ nights in 1 000 : 4 031 4 374 3 949 : SK SK SK : 12.2 7.8 6.6 : IT IT IT 3rd market : 6.3 46.9 11.2 43.6 7.5 51.8 45.5 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : 30.1 : UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.5 48.4.0 30.4 18.8 12.7 33.6 48.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in the Czech Republic (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 44 200 40 780 40 320 41 447 by residents in 1 000 28 603 21 800 20 725 21 357 as % of total 64.2 14.0 37.9 : AT EL EL : 6.4 4.0 5.3 : IT IT IT : 10.7 Share of top 3 : 46. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 9.4 51.5 by non-residents r in 1 000 15 597 18 980 19 595 20 090 as % of total 35.7 Country Profiles .6 9.1 6.5 : DE DE DE 1st market : 31.

3% on average each year). 52 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 5.Denmark 4.0% in terms of nights).0 in 1 000 5 427 in 1 000 2 839 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 472 485 482 473 Number of bedrooms 32 014 35 671 35 718 36 049 4. In the same period.2 (Jul) 65.2% on average in the first five years of the 21st century. Comparing expenditure and receipts.2%. Trips in the country showed a boom in 2005 (+16.0 (Jul) . against nearly 58% in 2000. Tourism in the country increased significantly in 2006 (+4.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Denmark Number of bed places 62 905 70 293 70 049 70 769 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 40.8 39. € 5 908 Tourism receipts Mio. nights spent by non-residents declined between 2000 and 2005 (-1. with Spain overtaking France in 2005. France and Italy were the main destinations of Danish tourists (about 30% of 4+ night trips abroad in 2006). In 2006.5 41.Country Profiles . In terms of national tourism.2 (Jul) 65.3% on average each year).8% between 2000 and 2005. respectively).4 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. after slight growth between 2000 and 2005 (+0. tourism presented a negative balance of 1 456 million euro in 2006.2% on average each year between 2000 and 2005 and +1. Spain.1 37.0% in 2006. accommodation supply displayed a decrease in the number of hotels and similar establishments (-1.8%) and above all in 2006 (+42.0 in 2006. after an average annual increase of +0.1 Recent trends Denmark is more of a generator of outbound tourism than an international tourism destination.2% – this increase is also influenced by a methodological change in data collection).9% on average each year). following the downturn between 2000 and 2004 (-6.9% and +17.2 peak month 71. Norway and Sweden were the top markets of origin.4% on average each year).9%). bed places recorded steady expansion: +2. This meant an increase in the average size of establishments: from 133 bed places in 2000 to 150 in 2006.6% in 2006 and by +2. € 220 163 4. with peaks in 2005 and 2006 (+15.0%).0 (Jul) 66. but recovered in part in 2006 (+1. Nights spent by residents (about 65% of total nights) rose by +5. domestic holiday trips in 2006 accounted for about 53% of total trips made by Danish tourists. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 5. € 4 452 Mio. This data hid a different trend for domestic and international tourism. Germany. In contrast. Conversely. outbound tourism showed steady growth between 2000 and 2006 (+7.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Danish tourists 15 years and over as % of population 64. accounting for about 62% of international tourist nights (about 69% in 2000).

5 12.6 7.2 Country Profiles .0 30.7 33.8 15.5 29.9 ES ES FR FR 13.7 NO NO NO SE 3rd market 13.3 65.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Denmark (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 25 165 26 119 26 228 27 267 by residents in 1 000 15 159 16 553 16 872 17 814 as % of total 60. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 20.8 11.4 64.2 9.4.8 36.5 4.5 16.4 16.7 34.7 30.1 11.7 30.6 10.5 8.3 by non-residents r in 1 000 10 006 9 566 9 356 9 453 as % of total 39.6 35.8 17.8 16.6 16.2 63.9 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 34.7 DE DE DE DE 1st market 34.1 13.5 Characteristics of Danish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 7 789 7 072 8 227 10 631 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 3 233 2 642 3 163 4 735 4+ nights in 1 000 4 556 4 430 5 064 5 896 Total in 1 000 4 500 3 382 3 951 5 619 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 3 094 2 014 2 419 3 777 4+ nights in 1 000 1 406 1 368 1 532 1 842 Total in 1 000 3 289 3 690 4 276 5 012 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 139 628 744 958 4+ nights in 1 000 3 150 3 062 3 532 4 054 FR FR ES ES 13.4 Share of top 3 68.7 28.8 62.Denmark 53 .6 63.4 EL IT IT IT 8.7 61.4 SE SE SE NO Nights spent by non-residents.7 8.

5% and +2. in particular between 2004 and 2005 (from 65. after expansion of +3. Spain. Tourism demand in the country showed steady growth in the same period.0 peak month 45. which resulted in a small increase in the average size per establishment (41 bed places in 2000. Nights spent by residents.1%.1 33.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of German tourists 15 years and over as % of population 80.6 (Sep) 43.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Germany Number of bed places 1 590 332 1 609 027 1 621 118 1 631 530 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 34. rose by +0.1 (Sep) 44.1 Recent trends Germany is one of the main generators of international tourism at world level.8% on average each year). In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound).Country Profiles . Outbound trips recorded a slight decline from 2000 to 2004 (-0.2 33. followed by a strong recovery in 2005 (+7. accounting for about 85% of total nights. € 2 322 200 4.3 million holiday trips in 2006. Comparing expenditure and receipts.7% on average each year).9 35.0%). about 54% of them in the country. accounting for 34.9 (Sep) .7 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.3 in 1 000 82 438 in 1 000 57 111 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 38 551 36 839 36 593 36 201 Number of bedrooms 877 070 888 672 890 153 896 980 4.1 (Sep) 42.2% of 4+ night trips abroad). respectively. The trend in accommodation supply between 2000 and 2006 showed a small average annual decrease of -1. The Netherlands. tourism presented a negative balance of 32 803 million euro in 2005. € 58 894 Tourism receipts Mio. Italy and Austria were the main destinations for long trips (46. Domestic trips expanded during the initial years of the 21st century. followed by further growth in 2006 (+4.5% on average each year between 2000 and 2004. German tourists made 153. the increase was +1. In 2005 and 2006.5 to 78. +20.7% from 2005 to 2006. with a peak of +9.0% of total international tourist nights in 2006.8% both in 2005 and in 2006. as against 45 in 2006).4%). The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 4.0%) and a new fall in 2006 (-8.0% in the number of hotels and similar establishments and little increase in the number of bed places (+0.2%).7 million.Germany 4. Nights spent by non-residents have recorded a steady increase since 2000 (+3. the United States and the United Kingdom were the top markets of origin.3 in 2006. € 26 091 Mio.2%). 54 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 4. with a peak between 2000 and 2004 (+3.2% on average each year).

4.8 35.7 IT IT IT IT 13.3 43. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 11.5 44.2 8.9 by non-residents r in 1 000 42 420 45 374 48 246 52 947 as % of total 14.4 15.9 15.0 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 45.5 34.2 15.Germany 55 .6 US US US US Nights spent by non-residents.0 4.5 14.3 8.5 16.4 15.6 86.1 NL NL NL NL 1st market 17.6 14.7 17.8 UK UK UK UK 3rd market 9.8 86.2 13.2 Country Profiles .6 8.2 8.9 9.0 15.6 Share of top 3 38.4 14.9 34.5 9.3 14.2 15.0 84.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Germany (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 298 488 338 769 343 981 351 224 by residents in 1 000 256 068 293 395 295 735 298 277 as % of total 85.7 46.5 Characteristics of German tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 127 979 137 849 156 157 153 276 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 22 329 33 902 42 471 47 845 4+ nights in 1 000 105 650 103 947 113 686 105 431 Total in 1 000 53 587 65 516 78 743 82 035 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 17 689 28 128 32 810 41 582 4+ nights in 1 000 35 898 37 388 45 933 40 453 Total in 1 000 74 392 72 333 77 414 71 241 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 4 640 5 774 9 661 6 263 4+ nights in 1 000 69 752 66 559 67 753 64 978 ES ES ES ES 19.0 14.3 17.5 AT AT AT AT 12.

Finland.1 Recent trends Estonia.3% and +8.0 (Jul) 63. In contrast.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Estonian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 22.6% in 2005.Country Profiles . after +9. 56 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 3. respectively. after a decline of -3. Finland alone generates about 50% of total nights.6% and +3.7% and +11. accounting for about 64% of total international tourist nights.5% in 2006 (from 4. This is in contrast with the development between 2000 and 2004. Like supply. The higher growth of establishments explains the decline in the average size of hotels in comparison to 2005 (from 80 to 76). Sweden and Germany were the top markets of origin. after +11. The 2006 figures for accommodation supply revealed a further increase in both the number of establishments and bed places (+7. fell by -30. where the number of hotels decreased by -6.0 (Jul) . € 13 234 4. tourism demand in Estonia has expanded at a steady rate in terms of nights since the country’s accession to the EU (2004). Comparing expenditure and receipts. which make up about 68% of total trips.4 in 1 000 1 345 in 1 000 259 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 350 267 317 341 Number of bedrooms 7 599 11 314 12 312 12 826 4. This growth was caused by both domestic and international tourists.0 (Jul) 68. nights spent by non-residents rose by +1.5 million). tourism presented a positive balance of 340 million euro in 2006.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Estonia Number of bed places 16 292 22 673 25 228 26 058 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 28.7% in 2006 (from 844 000 to 585 000). respectively). consolidating the boom recorded in 2005 (+43.8 38. € 472 Tourism receipts Mio.5% while bed places grew by +8. as a consequence of entry to the EU.5 39. is an emerging country of origin and destination of tourism in Europe. consolidating the boom of the previous year (+18.6%. Total nights rose by +10. In terms of tourist trips made by Estonians in the country and abroad.5 peak month : 70. respectively).4% in 2005.6% on average each year (85 bed places per hotel in 2004).8 39. domestic holiday trips.7 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.4 in 2006. Nights spent by residents (about 34% of total nights) grew by +34.1 to 4.1% in 2006 (from 249 000 to 279 000). one of the new Member States. In those same years.1%). The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 3.Estonia 4.7% in 2005.9% in 2006.3%. € 812 Mio. trips abroad showed a further increase of +12.3%.

by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 6.6 53.3 68.1 72.0 49.0 7.1 63.5 Characteristics of Estonian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 1 050 1 093 864 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 803 775 585 4+ nights in 1 000 : 247 318 279 Total in 1 000 : 876 844 585 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 751 684 494 4+ nights in 1 000 : 125 160 91 Total in 1 000 : 174 249 279 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 52 91 91 4+ nights in 1 000 : 122 158 188 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .1 Share of top 3 : 73.2 6.5 by non-residents r in 1 000 1 253 2 747 2 982 3 020 as % of total 73.2 73.7 7.5 33.9 27.8 : DE DE DE 3rd market : 6.8 26.9 7.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Estonia (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 712 3 758 4 111 4 543 459 1 011 1 129 1 523 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 26.6 4.5 : FI FI FI 1st market : 60.4.5 66.7 : SE SE SE Nights spent by non-residents.Estonia 57 .

0%).3% on average each year).6% on average each year over the same period.6 peak month 63.7 million nights. tourism showed a negative balance of 1 188 million euro in 2006. This data showed a different trend for domestic and outbound tourism for the period 2000 to 2006.8 48.0 in 2006. Holiday trips abroad rose at a higher rate than domestic trips during the first six years of the 21st century (+18.2 46.Country Profiles . € 5 446 Tourism receipts Mio.3% in comparison to 2005). respectively). Nights spent by residents rose by +4. hotel accommodation supply showed a steady decrease in terms of the number of establishments (average annual decrease of -3.9%) and an increase in bed places (+1. Spain.1% between 2000 and 2006.3% against +7. accounting for about 63% of total international nights.0 (Aug) 60.0 (Aug) 62. the United States and Germany were the main markets of origin. supported by both domestic and international holiday trips (+26. with average annual growth of +2. total holiday trips recorded strong growth in 2006 (+27.9% on average each year).5%).0 in 1 000 4 209 in 1 000 : Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 5 449 4 554 4 407 4 296 Number of bedrooms 60 350 62 085 63 762 63 087 4. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 8. In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound). This explains why the share of domestic trips declined from about 63% in 2000 to around 49% in 2006.6%. tourism demand in the country generated about 33. € 174 705 Tourism expenditure Mio. € 4 258 4. but for a number of years it has also been growing as a tourism destination.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Irish tourists 15 years and over as % of population : GDP total Mio. the United Kingdom and the United States were the main tourism destinations. the United Kingdom.0 (Aug) 58.5%). but showed a decline in 2006 (-5. which resulted in growth in the average size of hotels (from 25 bed places in 2000 to 34 in 2006).0 (Aug) .3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Ireland Number of bed places 138 579 144 632 148 653 148 077 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 47. Comparing expenditure and receipts.1 Recent trends Ireland is a country of origin of international tourism.Ireland 4. but expanded significantly in 2006 (+11.4 49. accounting for about 53% of 4+ night holiday trips abroad in 2006 (about 70% in 2000). Nights spent by non-residents showed a lower increase from 2000 to 2006 (+0. In 2005. From 2000 to 2006. 58 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 8.4% and +28. In 2006.

6 39.8 15.5 : 4.1 16.2 62.9 29.9 10.5 22.8 55.7 by non-residents r in 1 000 20 509 20 236 19 427 21 652 as % of total 69.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Ireland (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 29 657 32 436 32 097 33 655 by residents in 1 000 9 148 12 200 12 670 12 003 as % of total 30.0 28.1 52.5 Characteristics of Irish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 5 019 7 780 7 685 9 797 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 2 254 3 843 3 387 5 007 4+ nights in 1 000 2 765 3 937 4 298 4 790 Total in 1 000 3 178 4 145 3 765 4 758 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 2 074 3 067 2 690 3 674 4+ nights in 1 000 1 104 1 078 1 075 1 084 Total in 1 000 1 841 3 635 3 920 5 039 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 180 776 697 1 333 4+ nights in 1 000 1 661 2 859 3 223 3 706 ES ES ES ES 35.5 35.4.0 10.6 US US US US 13. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 23.5 64.4 13.1 : Share of top 3 : 62.1 32.1 58.7 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 70.1 32.Ireland 59 .8 Country Profiles .5 UK UK UK UK 21.3 62.4 60.8 37.8 9.4 : : DE DE : 3rd market : 6.3 : UK UK : 1st market : 32.7 8.0 : : US US : Nights spent by non-residents.

Figures showed double-digit growth in both domestic and outbound trips from 2000 to 2005 (+15.7% and +18.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Greece Number of bed places 607 614 668 271 682 050 693 252 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 27.4 (Aug) 89.2 in 2006.9 (Aug) .9%.9% of total trips abroad). Hotel accommodation supply has shown steady growth in the last six years.2% (from 607 614 to 693 252). accounting for about 74% of total nights spent in the country. Domestic trips recorded further expansion in 2006 (+21. € 2 446 Tourism receipts1 Mio. Italy and the United Kingdom were the preferred holiday destinations of Greeks (25. accounting for about 45% of total international tourist nights (around 54% in 2000).5%). bed places by +2. Comparing expenditure and receipts.5% in the country. This was mainly due to the trend of international nights. in 1 000 4 179 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 8 342 8 899 9 036 9 111 Number of bedrooms 320 159 351 891 358 721 364 179 4. Nights spent in collective accommodation recorded a decrease from 2000 to 2004 (the year of the Olympics Games: -4.4 21.4 peak month 96.7% in 2005 and 2006.4%).9 million trips in 2006.1% on average each year). on average each year). respectively. while outbound trips declined by -5. € 11 037 Mio.5% on average each year (from 8 342 to 9 111). the number of hotels grew by +1.2% in 2005.0% and +5. In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound). Germany. Domestic nights fared the same.6% in 2006).Country Profiles .7 22. Greek tourists made about 15. tourism presented a positive balance of 8 591 million euro in 2005. of which 93.1 Recent trends Greece is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Europe.2 in 1 000 11 125 1) 2005 data. This means an increase in the average size of establishments from 73 in 2000 to 76 in 2006. 60 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 5.3 (Aug) 80. the United Kingdom and Italy are the top markets of origin. followed by strong expansion from 2004 to 2006 (+5. Germany. but with lower growth in 2006 (+1. +4.Greece 4.8 (Aug) 91.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Greek tourists 15 years and over as % of population 43. respectively.8 GDP Tourism expenditure1 Mio.2 21. From 2000 to 2006. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 5. These showed an average annual fall of -4. € 213 985 4.3%.7% between 2000 and 2004 and growth of +5.

3 11.Greece 61 .1 27.9 1) The break in series from 2004 onwards is due to a change in the methodology in 2004.1 IT DE DE IT 8.0 6.1 45. Country Profiles . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 17.6 8.5 9.2 22.4 18.6 19.8 6.2 26.4 4.1 50.4 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 27.4.1 9.0 25.8 73.3 25.2 UK UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.7 IT IT IT IT 3rd market 5.5 Characteristics of Greek tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 20041 2005 2006 6 359 11 295 13 322 15 883 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 1 606 4 272 4 688 7 305 4+ nights in 1 000 4 753 7 023 8 634 8 578 Total in 1 000 5 898 10 401 12 227 14 846 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 1 568 4 174 4 588 7 214 4+ nights in 1 000 4 330 6 227 7 639 7 632 Total in 1 000 461 894 1 095 1 037 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 38 98 100 91 4+ nights in 1 000 423 796 995 946 DE IT IT DE 12.9 8.7 9.4 UK UK FR UK 7.4 7.6 73.9 21.5 Share of top 3 54.5 DE DE DE DE 1st market 30.4 26.8 16.7 24.7 74.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Greece (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 62 186 52 554 55 264 57 796 by residents in 1 000 15 162 13 758 14 530 14 741 as % of total 24.5 by non-residents r in 1 000 47 024 38 796 40 734 43 055 as % of total 75.9 7.5 9.9 30.4 10.5 49.

5 42.7 in 1 000 43 758 in 1 000 16 702 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 16 287 17 402 17 607 18 304 Number of bedrooms 677 134 766 952 797 339 814 890 4. supported by the growth in 4+ night trips (+6.3 (Aug) . This meant an increase in the average size of establishments from 2000 to 2005 (from 81 to 90 bed places). The decline is caused by the fall in the number of domestic trips (-3. accounting for about 73% of total trips abroad. € 980 954 4.3% on average each year from 2000 to 2005). The 2006 figures showed further growth in the number of hotels and similar establishments (+4. In 2006.2%). which was consistent with the trend in previous years (+1.Spain 4. Spanish tourists made about 120. Germany and France were the top markets of origin. ruling out any comparison with previous years.Country Profiles . Domestic nights consolidated the positive trend of previous years (+5. but in the last three years it has also increased its role as an origin of outbound tourism. respectively).9 million holiday trips (-3. Portugal and Italy were the main tourism destinations.2%. with Portugal overtaking Italy in 2006. In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound).3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Spain Number of bed places 1 315 697 1 511 592 1 579 965 1 614 545 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 47. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 8.7% on average each year) and at a lower rate in 2006 (+2. € 40 710 Mio.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Spanish tourists 15 years and over as % of population 44. France. Conversely.4 (Aug) 71. followed by a slight decrease in 2006 (88 bed places). caused by both domestic and international demand (+7. The United Kingdom. Conversely.3 peak month 72.4 (Aug) 71.6 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.6 45.7 in 2005. nights spent by non-residents showed a recovery after the decline recorded from 2000 to 2004 (-2.0%). tourism presented a positive balance of 27 445 million euro in 2006.3%). the change of methodology in the demand-side survey in 2005 created a discontinuity in data. making for about 35% of total tourism trips abroad (around 43% in 2000).9%).3% compared to 2005). accounting for about 64% of total international tourism nights. In 2006.3 42.2%.6 (Aug) 72. 62 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 8. Comparing expenditures and receipts. tourism demand revealed strong expansion in terms of nights (+7.8%) – especially 1-3 night trips – accounting for about 70% of total trips.1 Recent trends Spain is the most popular tourism destination in Europe.8% on average each year). € 13 265 Tourism receipts Mio. Bed places followed the same trend but at a higher rate between 2000 and 2005 (+3.6% on average each year from 2000 to 2005).6% and +7. trips abroad recorded an increase of +5.

1 16.7 18.7 59.7 39.1 26.5 Characteristics of Spanish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 120 480 109 580 125 021 120 901 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 92 492 85 818 86 627 81 302 4+ nights in 1 000 27 988 23 762 38 394 39 599 Total in 1 000 116 737 105 539 117 876 113 387 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 91 629 84 597 84 616 79 277 4+ nights in 1 000 25 108 20 942 33 260 34 110 Total in 1 000 3 743 4 041 7 145 7 514 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 863 1 221 2 011 2 025 4+ nights in 1 000 2 880 2 820 5 134 5 489 FR FR FR FR 21.3 34.9 60.2 6.8 NL FR FR FR 3rd market 6.1 4.6 17.4.2 UK UK UK UK 1st market 31.4 6.3 40.6 35.2 8.8 by non-residents r in 1 000 233 901 209 081 209 518 224 518 as % of total 67.8 9.2 Share of top 3 67.1 6.2 IT PT IT PT 10.7 35.8 9.3 33.9 25.3 9.8 9.5 64.7 40.1 39.1 Country Profiles . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 29.3 59.3 65.0 31.9 26.1 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.3 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 42.7 11.4 66.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Spain (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 344 664 344 269 353 392 379 275 by residents in 1 000 110 763 135 188 143 874 154 757 as % of total 32.Spain 63 .6 PT IT PT IT 10.

The figures illustrated a different trend for domestic and outbound tourism.1 (Aug) 59. after a growth of +3. French tourists made 188.5% on yearly average) between 2000 and 2006.1 peak month 71. accounting for about 32% of 4+ night trips abroad in 2006 (30.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in France Number of bed places 1 213 686 1 266 325 1 258 294 1 253 962 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 43. accounting for about 50% of total international tourism nights in 2006. the number of bed places per establishment increased from 65 in 2000 to 69 in 2006.8 43. but a slight increase in the number of bed places (+0. Outbound trips also increased steadily (+0.3 (Sep) . Domestic trips recorded an increase of +1.4% were made in their country. Nights spent by residents.5% in 2000).2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of French tourists 15 years and over as % of population 61.3% in 2006. nights spent by non-residents decreased by -1. after average annual expansion of +3.9% in 2005 and by +2.6% an average each year).6% in 2005.1% in 2006. In contrast. € 1 791 953 4. Comparing expenditure and receipts.6 (Aug) 61.5 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.7 in 2006.1 43. Spain.Country Profiles .6% in 2006.1 40.1 Recent trends France is both one of the prime tourism destinations in the world and a producer of international tourism.6% on average in the first five years of the 21st century).2 million trips in 2006. € 36 905 Mio. the Netherlands and Germany were the top markets of origin.4% between 2000 and 2005. The United Kingdom. 64 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 4.9% in 2006 and +3. Consequently. of which 89. accounting for about 64% of total nights. tourism presented a positive balance of 12 065 million euro in 2006.3 (Aug) 58. € 24 840 Tourism receipts Mio. rose by +4. consolidating the growth recorded in 2005 (+4. Italy and Greece were the main tourism destinations.7 in 1 000 62 999 in 1 000 31 515 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 18 773 18 689 18 361 18 135 Number of bedrooms 606 843 633 162 629 147 626 981 4. In terms of national tourism.4%). Tourism in the country rose by +0.France 4. Figures on hotel accommodation supply showed a small decrease in the number of establishments (-0. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 4.9% in 2006.

4.8 9.0 21.6 UK UK UK UK 1st market 20.2 17.7 12.7 4.9 US UK EL EL 4.5 NL DE DE DE 3rd market 15.France 65 .0 3.2 4.9 16.5 DE NL NL NL Nights spent by non-residents.3 IT IT IT IT 9. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 13.5 31.8 20.1 50.0 15.5 28.7 20.5 Characteristics of French tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 157 176 183 249 185 810 188 157 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 81 424 102 177 101 586 105 020 4+ nights in 1 000 75 752 81 072 84 224 83 137 Total in 1 000 140 645 163 576 166 030 168 196 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 77 620 96 360 96 309 98 810 4+ nights in 1 000 63 025 67 216 69 721 69 386 Total in 1 000 16 531 19 673 19 780 19 961 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 3 804 5 817 5 277 6 210 4+ nights in 1 000 12 727 13 856 14 503 13 751 ES ES ES ES 16.5 36.6 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 30.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in France (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 284 646 283 018 295 594 297 481 by residents in 1 000 174 982 178 840 187 642 191 616 as % of total 64.8 36.7 12.2 Share of top 3 49.2 63.6 27.7 4.4 by non-residents r in 1 000 109 664 104 178 107 952 105 865 as % of total 38.5 63.3 49.9 16.9 10.0 14.2 51.1 12.5 64.5 16.6 8.8 Country Profiles .5 35.

with a peak increase of +7.1% for non-residents between 2000 and 2004. France. The biggest expansion was recorded between 2004 and 2006 (+3. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 6. tourism demand in the country increased compared to 2000 (+1.1 32. Germany. after an average annual increase of +0.3% annually between 2004 and 2006.7% for residents and +0.0% on average each year) and was mainly driven by international tourism.7 (Aug) : . 66 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 6.5 32. the United Kingdom and the United States were the main countries of origin.8 (Aug) 62.1 Recent trends Italy is one of the main tourism destinations in Europe. Nights spent by residents (about 57% of total tourist nights) rose by +1. They accounted for about 38% of total tourism trips abroad.5 32.1 million holiday trips in 2006 (+1. € 18 366 Tourism receipts Mio.2 in 2006. Italian tourists made 78. but its role as a country of origin of international tourism has also been growing rapidly in recent years. with Spain overtaking France in 2006. accounting for about 45% of total international nights in 2006 (about 51% in 2000). Spain.2 Number of Italian tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 24 782 in 1 000 58 752 49. Comparing expenditure and receipts. of which about 83% were in their own country. The number of trips made abroad increased during the first six years of the 21st century (average annual increase of +4.8 (Aug) 62. This resulted in a higher average size of hotels and similar establishments: 56 bed places in 2000 and 62 in 2006.Italy 4.Country Profiles . In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound).0% on average each year). € 1 475 401 4. Figures on hotel accommodation supply showed a relatively stable number of establishments between 2000 and 2006 and an increase in bed places (+2. In 2006. and Greece were the main tourism destinations.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Italy Number of bed places 1 854 101 1 999 729 2 028 452 2 086 942 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 34. € 30 335 as % of population Mio.6 peak month 69. while nights spent by non-residents by +5.7% in 2005. tourism showed a positive balance of 11 969 million euro in 2006.4%.1 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 33 361 33 518 33 527 33 768 Number of bedrooms 966 138 1 011 773 1 020 478 1 034 682 4.3 on average each year).2 People and the economy in 2006 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.2% compared to 2005).6% from 2000 to 2006).

5 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 34.5 Characteristics of Italian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 64 519 68 638 76 342 78 055 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 29 062 31 501 36 285 36 920 4+ nights in 1 000 35 457 37 137 40 057 41 135 Total in 1 000 54 448 57 154 63 977 64 834 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 27 066 29 249 34 232 33 804 4+ nights in 1 000 27 382 27 905 29 745 31 030 Total in 1 000 10 071 11 484 12 365 13 221 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 1 996 2 252 2 053 3 116 4+ nights in 1 000 8 075 9 232 10 312 10 105 FR FR FR ES 14.3 45.6 7.4 13.4 7.0 13.Italy 67 .4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Italy (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 338 885 345 616 355 017 366 764 by residents in 1 000 198 528 204 447 206 727 209 903 as % of total 58.8 DE DE DE DE 1st market 37.2 9.8 8.1 US US US US 3rd market 6. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 6.8 15.3 32.7 Share of top 3 50.2 12.2 by non-residents r in 1 000 140 357 141 169 148 290 156 861 as % of total 41.2 58.0 30.5 46.7 7.3 Country Profiles .6 15.8 47.0 29.4 40.9 ES ES ES FR 13.4.8 42.6 UK UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.2 37.2 8.8 41.2 57.7 7.7 13.6 8.9 EL EL EL EL 6.1 8.4 4.3 34.2 38.6 59.

of which about 88% were for 4 nights and more.4 43.2% on average each year).7%) and a new fall in 2006 (-5. the United Kingdom and France were the main destinations. Greece.2% on average each year between 2004 and 2006 (from 803 to 753). Greece accounting for more than 40% of total tourist trips abroad. Tourism demand showed no clear trend over the same period. Cypriot tourists made 605 000 holiday trips abroad in 2006 (+1.0%). the number of establishments decreased by -3.8 43.1 Recent trends Cyprus is mainly a destination for international tourism. tourism presented a positive balance of 1 133 million euro in 2006. followed by a recovery in 2005 (+2. After average annual growth of +8. followed by a slight recovery from 2004 to 2006 (from 115 to 119). This meant a fall in the number of bed places per establishment from 2000 to 2004 (from 145 to 115).3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Cyprus Number of bed places 84 479 92 239 91 264 89 490 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 56.Cyprus 4. bed places recorded steady expansion from 2000 to 2004 (+2. Domestic nights recorded double-digit growth from 2000 to 2004 (+15.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Chypriot tourists 15 years and over as % of population : GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.1% on average each year). from 92 239 to 89 490). Hotel accommodation supply has shown a decline in recent years.7 (Aug) 85. € 1 913 Mio. Comparing expenditure and receipts. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was very high in 2006: 18.8 tourists per resident. 68 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 18. nights spent by non-residents (about 92% of total nights) showed a decline from 2000 to 2004 (-5. Germany and Sweden were the main markets of origin.4 44. The United Kingdom.7% in comparison to 2005).7% on average each year). Conversely.3% from 2000 to 2004.2%).4 (Aug) 83. € 780 Tourism receipts Mio.4 (Aug) .9 peak month : 75.Country Profiles . € 14 631 4. As regards outbound tourism.5% on average each year. followed by a decline from 2004 to 2006 (-1. with the United Kingdom accounting for more than 55% of total international tourist nights. followed by a drop of -2. Similarly.7% in 2005 and a rise in 2006 (+7.8 in 1 000 766 in 1 000 : Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 583 803 785 753 Number of bedrooms 44 464 45 535 45 209 44 404 4.

0 7.8 63.2 UK UK UK UK 1st market 53.0 92.2 58.8 40.5 5.6 15.3 : UK UK UK : 14.8 2.5 10.6 71.5 8.2 55.4 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.9 40.3 56.5 Characteristics of Chypriot tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : 719 : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : 231 : : Total in 1 000 : 570 595 605 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 82 79 72 4+ nights in 1 000 : 488 516 533 : EL EL EL : 41.8 by non-residents r in 1 000 16 816 13 637 14 006 13 310 as % of total 96.9 SE SE SE SE 3rd market 5.5 7.2 20.6 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : 59.3 7.7 93.4 : FR FR FR : 2.8 4.8 55.5 92.Cyprus 69 .4. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 12.5 Share of top 3 70.7 2.3 4.2 9.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Cyprus (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 17 419 14 718 15 058 14 438 603 1 081 1 052 1 128 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 3.8 70.8 69.9 5.3 Country Profiles .

2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Latvian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 18. This resulted in drop in the average size of establishments (from 72 in 2000 to 61 in 2006). Germany. Tourism demand in the country showed strong growth in the same period (+13. accounting for about 24% of 4+ night tourist trips abroad. in terms of both the number of establishments and the number of bed places (an average annual increase of +12. In terms of national tourism.6 32. 70 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 1.3 (Jul) 59. € 563 Tourism receipts Mio. Latvia is one of the new Member States which are emerging countries of origin and destination of international tourism in Europe.7%) was accompanied by growth in the number of bed places (+2. while the decline in the number of establishments (-4. € 16 180 4. respectively). which rose from 697 000 in 2000 to 1 872 000 in 2006 (+17. of which about 84% were in their own country. the United Kingdom and Sweden were the main tourism destinations.0% to 60.8 36.3 peak month : 47.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Latvia Number of bed places 11 890 17 933 19 229 19 650 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 31. Germany.Latvia 4. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 1. Accommodation supply expanded rapidly from 2000 to 2005.3%).4 in 1 000 2 295 in 1 000 360 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 166 278 337 321 Number of bedrooms 6 431 8 826 9 219 9 706 4.2%).5 (Aug) . Latvian tourists made 4.3 28.1% on average each year in terms of nights).4 in 2006. Nights spent by residents grew by +7. accounting for about 32% of total international nights. This indicator showed a new increase in 2006 (61 bed places in 2006).1%. But greater expansion was recorded for nights spent by non-residents.1%. tourism showed a negative balance of 179 million euro in 2006.9% on average each year between 2000 and 2006. Consequently.8% in comparison to 2005). Finland and the United Kingdom were the main countries of origin.3 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. € 384 Mio.9% on average each year).4 (Jul) 54. with the United Kingdom replacing Turkey in second position in 2006. The increase recorded for total trips was generated by double-digit growth in outbound trips (+26.5% and +10.Country Profiles . their share in total nights climbed from 47.1 Recent trends Along with Estonia and Lithuania. Comparing expenditure and receipts.7 million trips in 2006 (+3. while domestic trips were more or less stable.

0 31.3 : TR AT SE : 6.7 6.6 Country Profiles . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 10.0 5.4.1 : SE TR UK : 6.4 11.3 35.8 39.2 9.8 8.0 : UK UK UK 3rd market : 5.Latvia 71 .7 7.1 : DE DE DE 1st market : 15.0 51.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Latvia (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 484 2 066 2 635 3 113 787 865 1 022 1 241 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 53.8 12.1 15.0 10.0 58.9 38.3 23.2 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : 21.1 61.4 11.9 4.6 10.7 23.2 60.2 Share of top 3 : 31.6 6.7 : FI FI FI Nights spent by non-residents.9 by non-residents r in 1 000 697 1 201 1 613 1 872 as % of total 47.5 Characteristics of Latvian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : 4 528 4 701 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : 3 768 3 792 4+ nights in 1 000 : : 760 909 Total in 1 000 : : 3 923 3 937 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : 3 534 3 508 4+ nights in 1 000 : : 389 429 Total in 1 000 : 462 605 764 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 192 234 284 4+ nights in 1 000 : 270 371 480 : DE DE DE : 8.

€ 824 Mio.1 Recent trends Lithuania.2% were in their own country. with Turkey overtaking Sweden in 2006. with a peak of +25.5 million in 2006 (an average increase of +15. In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound). accounting for about 26% of 4+ night trips abroad. Hotel accommodation supply has expanded rapidly since the beginning of the 21st century. Nights spent by residents (about 48% of total tourist nights) rose from 770 000 in 2000 to 1.Country Profiles . € 721 Tourism receipts Mio.3 30.0 (Jul) 46.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Lithuanian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 26.4 peak month : 40. Nights spent by non-residents showed the same trend. This also led to an increase in the number of bed places per establishment (from 51 in 2000 to 64 in 2006).9 in 1 000 3 403 in 1 000 748 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 227 317 331 338 Number of bedrooms 6 062 9 465 10 134 10 843 4.8 (Aug) 47. rising from 636 000 in 2000 to 1. of which 64. Comparing expenditure and receipts.5 million holiday trips in 2006 (+6.3% compared to 2005). In terms of the number of hotels and similar establishments.8%).0 24.1 28.6% each year).Lithuania 4.4 million in 2006 (average annual increase of +10. Poland and the United Kingdom were the main countries of origin.0% on average each year). Lithuanian tourists made about 3.8% in 2005. accounting for about 35% of total international nights.9% between 2000 and 2006.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Lithuania Number of bed places 11 489 18 630 19 940 21 504 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 21.8% versus +5.0%) between 2004 and 2006. Trips abroad grew at a higher rate than domestic trips (+6.9 in 2006. there was an average annual increase of +6. like Estonia and Latvia. is an emerging country of origin and destination of international tourism in Europe. Germany. tourism presented a positive balance of 103 million euro in 2006. and even bigger growth in the number of bed places (+11. tourism demand has seen steady growth in the last six years. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 0. Germany. € 23 721 4. 72 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 0. Turkey and the United Kingdom were the main tourism destinations.3 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.2 (Aug) . Like supply.

4 : UK UK UK 3rd market : 5.6 : DE DE DE 1st market : 17.4 51.2 55.0 11.5 7.0 14.0 26. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 13.5 13.8 Share of top 3 : 36.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Lithuania (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 406 2 168 2 623 2 936 770 971 1 222 1 422 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 54.4.9 4.8 44.6 48.0 : SE SE TR : 6.1 5.7 15.1 13.6 37.3 5.5 7.7 5.3 7.4 27.5 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : 28.4 by non-residents r in 1 000 636 1 197 1 401 1 514 as % of total 45.5 Characteristics of Lithuanian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 3 115 3 271 3 476 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 2 188 2 192 2 386 4+ nights in 1 000 : 927 1 079 1 090 Total in 1 000 : 2 024 2 108 2 233 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 664 1 727 1 822 4+ nights in 1 000 : 360 381 411 Total in 1 000 : 1 091 1 163 1 243 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 524 465 564 4+ nights in 1 000 : 567 698 679 : DE DE DE : 16.8 18.7 : PL/TR TR UK : 6.2 Country Profiles .2 53.5 34.Lithuania 73 .8 46.7 : PL PL PL Nights spent by non-residents.

Spain and Italy were the main tourism destinations (about 41% of 4+ night trips abroad in 2006). which eroded the expansion recorded from 2000 to 2004 (+1.5% in 2006.6 in 1 000 469 190 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 315 297 293 284 4.3% and -6. by contrast. driven by a decrease in both short and long trips (-12.9% on average each year) but a decline of -8.1 24.3%). In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound). € 2 883 Mio. Belgium and Germany were the top markets of origin.6 25. Over the same period. from 46 bed places in 2000 to 51 in 2006. Bed places.7 (Aug) 34.6 (Jul) 31. On the other hand.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Luxembourgish tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 as % of population 49.6 in 2006. 74 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 5. the number of nights spent by non-residents (around 92% of total tourism nights in the country) fell from 2004 to 2006 (-1. from 2.4 million).3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Luxembourg Number of bedrooms 7 681 7 424 7 516 7 474 Number of bed places 14 352 14 237 14 427 14 349 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 24. followed by a sudden slump in the following years (-32. Figures for the number of hotels and similar establishments have recorded a steady decrease since 2000 (-1. € 2 491 Tourism receipts Mio. respectively).Country Profiles .Luxembourg 4.7 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. were more or less stable over the same period. France.8 26. but also an international tourism spender.0 peak month 30. accounting for about 68% of total international tourism nights (around 71% in 2000). tourism presented a positive balance of 392 million euro in 2006.7% on average each year).1 Recent trends Luxembourg is a major business trip destination. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 5.5 to 2. outbound trips – making up more than 98% of total tourism in the country – showed steady growth from 2000 to 2005 (+7.2% on average each year). The Netherlands.2% between 2000 and 2005. Comparing expenditure and receipts.5 (Aug) 33.9% on average each year.7% on average each year). after average annual growth of +1. In contrast.1%. This resulted in an increase in the average size of establishments.7 (Sep) . domestic demand showed a marked decrease in 2006 (-8. domestic tourism showed a strong increase between 2000 and 2004 (+25.8% in 2006). € 33 852 4.0% in 2005 and -11.

4 8.4 BE BE BE BE Nights spent by non-residents.4 70.8 10.4 8.6 91.2 41.9 NL NL NL NL 1st market 39.1 Country Profiles .0 20.0 PT ES IT IT 9.3 4.0 10.6 91.6 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 42.9 41.9 21.1 40.1 43.5 19.4 91.5 ES IT ES ES 13.Luxembourg 75 .5 19.8 19.4 Share of top 3 70.1 12.3 38.9 41.8 72.5 DE DE DE DE 3rd market 9.3 68.1 by non-residents r in 1 000 2 379 2 493 2 452 2 400 as % of total 91.0 9.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Luxembourg (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 2 596 2 721 2 682 2 611 217 228 230 211 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 8.5 10.3 10.5 11. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 22.4 10.4.1 9.5 Characteristics of Luxembourgish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 820 1 125 1 202 1 099 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 250 444 477 420 4+ nights in 1 000 570 681 725 679 Total in 1 000 10 25 17 15 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 8 20 13 13 4+ nights in 1 000 2 5 4 2 Total in 1 000 810 1 100 1 185 1 084 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 242 424 464 407 4+ nights in 1 000 568 676 721 677 FR FR FR FR 19.6 8.6 19.

The 2006 figures for the number of hotels and similar establishments showed a slight decrease in comparison to 2005 (-1.6% in the first four years of the 21st century and an increase of +2. € 3 373 Mio. making up completely for the decrease between 2000 and 2004 (-2. of which about 83% were in their own country.0 in 1 000 10 077 in 1 000 2983 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1) 2001 data.7 million holiday trips (+8.1% and +15.6 (Aug)1 41. the average number of bed places per establishment rose from 75 in 2000 to 78 in 2006. € 1 687 Tourism receipts Mio. 1 928 1 952 2 061 2 032 Number of bedrooms 57 870 64 263 66 066 66 873 4. Outbound trips.1%). In terms of national tourism.3% compared to 2005). 76 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 2. Consequently. after a boom in 2005 (+129.3 peak month 41.1 (Aug) 43.3%).9% on average each year).Country Profiles .0% per year on average).5 (Aug) 45. after a fall between 2000 and 2004 (-1.4 26. the United Kingdom and Austria were the top markets of origin.6% in 2005.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Hungary Number of bed places 143 573 157 970 162 235 158 762 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 25.6 27. after a steady increase between 2000 and 2005 (+2.1 Recent trends Hungary is a tourist destination with an almost balanced share between domestic and foreign tourists. after an average annual decline of -1.4%.4%).8% in 2006. on the other hand.0% per year on average from 2004 to 2006. the figures for 2006 showed that residents made about 24.Hungary 4. respectively).4 (Aug) .5%).5% on average each year).3% on average each year).2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Hungarian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 35. Nights spent by non-residents (about 51% of total tourism nights in the country) showed a decrease of -6. Bed places followed the same trend (-2. showed a decline in 2006 (-17.8 25.0 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. accounting for about 42% of total international tourism nights in 2006. tourism presented a positive balance of 1 686 million euro in 2006. Nights spent by residents rose by +7. € 89 901 4. Comparing expenditure and receipts. As regards tourism demand. tourism nights in the country recovered well between 2004 and 2006 (+2. Germany. These figures concealed a different trend for domestic and outbound trips. Trips made by Hungarians in their own country recorded double-digit growth both in 2005 and 2006 (+18.

9 55.7 30.5 Characteristics of Hungarian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 17 267 22 799 24 684 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 11 810 15 684 17 973 4+ nights in 1 000 : 5 457 7 115 6 711 Total in 1 000 : 15 104 17 835 20 577 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 11 128 13 723 16 289 4+ nights in 1 000 : 3 976 4 112 4 288 Total in 1 000 : 2 163 4 964 4 107 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 682 1 961 1 684 4+ nights in 1 000 : 1 481 3 003 2 423 : : DE : : : 14.6 54. 20 430 18 899 19 737 19 652 by residents in 1 000 9 220 8 391 8 958 9 606 as % of total 45.4 4.3 45.3 IT1 IT AT AT 3rd market 4.6 : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : 36.6 51.0 42.8 28.5 5.1 Share of top 3 51.9 by non-residents r in 1 000 11 210 10 508 10 779 10 046 as % of total 54.7 : Country Profiles .4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Hungary (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1) 2001 data.7 : : : AT : : : 12.4.4 45.6 7.4 48. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 1st market 40.4 : : : IT : : : 9.1 DE1 DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.3 32.1 44.9 7.Hungary 77 .7 6.6 7.6 6.0 AT1 AT UK UK 2nd market 6.4 45.

the number of bed places have varied over the last six years. from being more or less stable between 2000 and 2004. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 18.1%). Germany and Italy were the top markets of origin (61.3 (Aug) 82. € 5 060 4. the number of bed places per establishment increased from 166 in 2000 to 228 in 2006. 2000 2004 2005 2006 78 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 18. € 608 Mio. -8. which accounted for about 96% of total nights.5%) and recovering again in 2006 (+5. nights spent by all tourists in the country decreased by -2. Hotel accommodation supply was more or less stable in 2006.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Malta Number of bed places 40 782 40 779 37 322 39 518 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average : 51.3 in 1 000 405 in 1 000 : : Number of establishments 246 194 173 173 Number of bedrooms 20 051 19 331 17 912 18 533 4.2 (Aug) 83.5 peak month 68.3 in 2006. falling in 2005 (from 40 779 to 37 322.5 54. As a result.1 Recent trends The island of Malta is mainly a destination of international tourism.8 50.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Maltese tourists 15 years and over as % of population GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.8 (Aug) . after the negative trend recorded between 2000 and 2005 (-6.Country Profiles . Comparing expenditure and receipts. with the United Kingdom accounting for more than 42% of total international tourist nights.7% on average each year).9%). The United Kingdom. tourism presented a positive balance of 355 million euro in 2006.Malta 4. Conversely. € 253 Tourism receipts Mio. This trend was driven by the drop in international tourism nights (-3. As regards tourism demand.1% in 2006.1 (Aug) 86. following the negative trend already recorded in 2005.4% in 2006).

3 7.4 Share of top 3 63.4.5 61.3 11.1 42.7 95.3 63.5 Characteristics of Maltese tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .7 45.6 FR FR FR IT 3rd market 6.7 UK UK UK UK 1st market 38. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 18.4 96.4 4.3 by non-residents r in 1 000 : 7 458 7 320 7 092 as % of total : 96.Malta 79 .5 63.4 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.3 4.2 45.7 12.6 3.6 6.1 11.3 6.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Malta (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 7 737 7 567 7 407 : 279 247 315 by residents in 1 000 as % of total : 3.

2%) and decreased marginally in 2006 (-1. € 13 558 Tourism receipts Mio. This result was driven by domestic trips (about 50% of total trips). a steady increase was recorded in 2006 (+1. As regards national tourism (domestic + outbound).9% of total international nights.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in the Netherlands Number of bedrooms1 : 93 047 94 364 94 509 Number of bed places 173 066 189 835 192 215 192 067 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 47.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Dutch tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 9 072 as % of population 68. with Germany overtaking Spain compared with 2005.2%).1 41. Following steady growth between 2000 and 2004. This resulted in a slight growth in the average size of establishments (from 61 in 2004 to 62 in 2006).7%).8% in 2006. € 9 038 Mio.8 (Aug) .9%. Tourism nights in the country recorded a marked increase in 2006 (+4.1% of total 4+ night trips abroad).9 (Aug) 54. Comparing expenditure and receipts. The same trend applied to nights spent by non-residents. The number of bed places recorded a fairly high increase in 2005 (+1.1%).0% from 2004 to 2005.0 42.1 Recent trends The Netherlands is one of the principal generators of international tourism in Europe. thus offsetting the decrease of -1. Nights spent by residents (about 68% of total tourism nights) grew by +3. € 534 324 4. Germany.0 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. accounting for 62. tourism presented a negative balance of 4 520 million euro in 2006. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 5.3 peak month 61.The Netherlands 4.1 in 2006.3% on average each year).8% in 2006.1 in 1 000 16 334 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 2 835 3 129 3 135 3 099 4. the figures for the number of hotels and similar establishments were more or less stable in 2005 (+0. which grew by +3. Germany and Spain were the main destinations in 2006 (38.7 (Aug) 55. which showed greater expansion in 2006 (+6.5 (Aug) 56. after a slight decline between 2000 and 2005 (-0. while trips by Dutch tourists abroad fell by -0. followed by stagnation in 2006 (-0.4%). the United Kingdom and Belgium were the top three markets of origin. 80 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 5. with the number of holiday trips returning to almost the same level as in 2004.Country Profiles . France.1 45.1%).7%).

by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 15.6 68.0 by non-residents r in 1 000 25 955 25 386 25 210 26 887 as % of total 31.6 14.1 11.0 11.6 15.2 12.0 64.0 14.5 13.8 14.5 Share of top 3 68.4 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 40.6 68.7 11.5 ES DE ES DE 12.6 9.4 32.1 38.4.6 8.0 DE DE DE DE 1st market 45.5 Characteristics of Dutch tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 25 354 28 712 27 872 28 265 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 9 825 10 237 9 824 9 881 4+ nights in 1 000 15 529 18 475 18 048 18 384 Total in 1 000 13 388 14 133 13 579 14 096 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 7 639 7 177 7 017 7 110 4+ nights in 1 000 5 749 6 956 6 562 6 986 Total in 1 000 11 966 14 579 14 293 14 169 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 2 186 3 060 2 807 2 771 4+ nights in 1 000 9 780 11 519 11 486 11 398 FR FR FR FR 17.9 US BE BE BE 3rd market 7.2 DE ES DE ES 11.5 UK UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.1 11.The Netherlands 81 .8 12.8 62.4 31.9 31.1 41.5 9.9 38.1 Country Profiles .9 38.3 14.1 68.9 4.8 39.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in the Netherlands (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 81 263 80 912 80 161 83 944 by residents in 1 000 55 308 55 526 54 951 57 057 as % of total 68.8 39.4 63.

5 36. confirming the trend of previous years (-1. € 13 255 Mio. after an average annual growth of +1.7% on average each year). Domestic demand grew over the same period. domestic trips rose by +13. -1. Consequently. Germany. thus compensating for the decline from 2000 to 2004 (-7.9 in 1 000 8 266 in 1 000 4 320 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 15 517 14 435 14 267 14 051 Number of bedrooms 286 816 290 491 289 879 282 002 4. following the trend of 2005 (+11.6%). Spain and Greece were the main destinations of Austrian tourists in 2006. the average size of establishments rose to 41 bed places in 2006.9 (Feb) 57. after being more or less stable in 2005 and falling slightly from 2000 to 2004 (-0. € 7 420 Tourism receipts Mio. Comparing expenditure and receipts.4 (Feb) . Similarly.8% on average between 2000 and 2005). against 44% in 2000 – showed a significant recovery in 2006 (+17.5 37. On the other hand.1 (Feb) 56. They recorded an increase of +0.2% in 2006. 82 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 11. € 257 897 4. The same evolution applies to nights spent by non-residents (about 71% of total nights in the country). strengthening the positive trend of the previous years (+0.1%).3% in 2006.6% from 2000 to 2005. the number of bed places grew by +0.5 (Feb) 58. after a decline from 2000 to 2005 (-1.5% compared to 2005).1 Recent trends Austria is expanding its role as a generator of outbound tourism.Austria 4. outbound trips – which account for about 49% of total trips abroad. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 11.0% on average each year).9 in 2006.4 35.4% on average each year from 2000 to 2004).4% in 2006. compared to 38 in 2000. Nights spent by residents rose by +3. but their share declined compared to 2000 (from 42. with Germany accounting for more than a half of total international tourist nights.2% in 2005. As regards national tourism (domestic + outbound). The 2006 figures show a drop in the number of establishments (-1.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Austria Number of bed places 588 213 570 785 571 377 572 514 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 33.4% on average each year).2% in 2006).1 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were the top markets of origin. Italy.4% to 36.Country Profiles . tourism showed a positive balance of 5 835 million euro in 2006.0 peak month 49.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Austrian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 62.2% in 2006. Hotel accommodation supply decreased in the initial years of the 21st century.

3 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 42.1 28.0 70.8 21.2 55.8 5.4 9.5 4.4 UK UK UK UK 3rd market 4.4 9.1 52.4 37.1 71.3 8.3 28.9 NL NL NL NL Nights spent by non-residents.0 36.3 9.6 7.3 8.7 EL EL EL ES 10.0 Share of top 3 73.8 37.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Austria (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 90 711 95 258 97 031 98 129 by residents in 1 000 26 242 26 984 27 298 28 112 as % of total 28.7 71.1 7.6 21.Austria 83 .5 Characteristics of Austrian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 15 621 13 202 13 709 15 771 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 9 932 5 361 6 241 7 026 4+ nights in 1 000 5 689 7 841 7 468 8 745 Total in 1 000 8 722 6 404 7 145 8 087 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 6 911 3 635 4 452 4 892 4+ nights in 1 000 1 811 2 769 2 693 3 195 Total in 1 000 6 899 6 798 6 564 7 684 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 3 021 1 726 1 789 2 134 4+ nights in 1 000 3 878 5 072 4 775 5 550 IT IT IT IT 22.9 28.1 56.6 by non-residents r in 1 000 64 469 68 274 69 733 70 017 as % of total 71.7 7.2 67.2 ES DE DE EL 9.1 20.2 Country Profiles . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 8.4 DE DE DE DE 1st market 60.9 71.7 4.7 8.3 4.3 69.4.

rising from 6.3 in 2006.9%).8%. € 5 744 Mio.5 to 38. respectively).8 33. Conversely.1 Recent trends Poland is an emerging tourism market in Europe. holiday trips made by Polish tourists rose from 35. accounting for about 53% of total international tourist flows. Comparing expenditure and receipts.6 million in 2006 (an average annual increase of +7.6 30. Italy and the United Kingdom were the main destinations of Polish tourists in 2006. Tourism nights in the country increased by +5. Over the same period. Growth was driven by both domestic trips (+7.6 (Aug) .Country Profiles . tourism presented a positive balance of 1 170 million euro in 2006. average double-digit growth was recorded between 2000 and 2004 for hotels. the number of bed places grew by +8.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Poland Number of bed places 120 280 165 311 169 609 178 056 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 32. partly making up for the fall in 2005 (-11. accounting for about 45% of total 4+ night trips abroad. nights spent by non-residents recorded a sharp increase.6 32. 84 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 1.1 (Aug) 44. when the number of establishments rose from 1 449 to 2 139 (+10.2% on average each year).4%). The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 1.3 in 1 000 38 157 in 1 000 10 465 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 449 2 139 2 200 2 301 Number of bedrooms 60 853 83 007 84 865 88 409 4. Nights spent by residents – accounting for about 79% of total tourist nights – came close to the level of 2000 (about 42 million). € 271 530 4.8%).Poland 4. Hotel supply has shown a steady increase since 2000 in both the number of establishments and the number of bed places (average annual increase until 2006 of +8.3 million from 2005 to 2006 (+7.8% between 2000 and 2004. the average number of bed places per establishment declined from 83 in 2000 to 77 in 2006. In particular.6 peak month : 45. Germany. In terms of national tourism.4% in 2006.1%) – which account for about 86% of total holiday trips – and outbound trips (+13.3% on average each year (from 120 280 to 165 311).1%).2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Polish tourists 15 years and over as % of population 32.0% and +6. Germany. As a result.3 (Jun) 45.7 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. following the positive trend in 2005. the United Kingdom and the United States were the top markets of origin.9 million in 2000 to 10. € 4 574 Tourism receipts Mio. after an average annual decrease of -2.

7 4.6 : DE DE DE 1st market : 45.7 : UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Poland (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 48 794 46 657 48 618 51 235 by residents in 1 000 41 903 37 344 38 076 40 680 as % of total 85.0 44.4 by non-residents r in 1 000 6 891 9 313 10 542 10 555 as % of total 14.1 20.0 21.3 79.4 22.0 78.2 : US US US 3rd market : 4.4 Share of top 3 : 54.7 9.0 9.5 Country Profiles .3 6.9 80.0 5.Poland 85 .9 7.6 44. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 5.9 25.3 4.4.5 Characteristics of Polish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 40 288 35 500 38 283 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 23 649 18 978 20 475 4+ nights in 1 000 : 16 639 16 522 17 808 Total in 1 000 : 36 669 30 920 33 102 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 23 056 17 850 18 761 4+ nights in 1 000 : 13 613 13 070 14 341 Total in 1 000 : 3 619 4 580 5 181 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 593 1 128 1 714 4+ nights in 1 000 : 3 026 3 452 3 467 : DE DE DE : 29.8 9.9 : IT IT IT : 6.7 20.4 4.2 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : 41.5 38.8 41.1 53.4 : SK UK UK : 5.7 55.

7%.6%).2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Portuguese tourists 15 years and over as % of population 27.8 (Aug) 60.0% of total nights) rose by +4.2%). total holiday trips made by Portuguese tourists recorded a sharp decrease in 2006 (-10.9 39. which increased by +3. Tourism demand in the country recorded steady growth over the same period (+1.4% on average each year between 2000 and 2006). € 6 648 Mio.2% and +8. As regards national tourism (domestic + outbound).7% and +5.7 (Aug) .9%).3 in 1 000 10 570 in 1 000 2 434 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 786 1 954 2 012 2 028 Number of bedrooms 97 709 112 659 116 123 117 565 4.1%). € 2 625 Tourism receipts Mio.8 (Aug) 66.5% in 2006. Germany and Spain were the top markets of origin.Portugal 4. The same applied to nights spent by non-residents. The number of bed places also increased. the number of hotel establishments rose by 2.5%). respectively. This was driven by both domestic and outbound trips (-8. after +5.Country Profiles . From 2000 to 2006.0 peak month 65. € 155 167 4. accounting for about 56% of total international tourism nights.8 36. The United Kingdom alone accounted for nearly a third of international tourism nights in the country. France and the United Kingdom were the main foreign destinations (about 56% of total 4+ night trips abroad in 2004). but at a higher annual average growth rate (+2.3 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.7% in 2006. tourism presented a positive balance of 4 023 million euro in 2006. Nights spent by residents (41.5 36.8%.7% and -20. Spain. respectively. following the positive trend of 2004 to 2005 (+4. 86 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 4.1% on average each year.1% in 2005 and +5.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Portugal Number of bed places 222 958 253 927 263 814 264 037 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 41. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 4.3 in 2006. Consequently. the number of bed places per establishment rose from 125 in 2000 to 130 in 2006. driven by the good results recorded in 2005 and 2006 (+3. in 2006. in 2005). The United Kingdom.1 Recent trends Portugal is traditionally a country of destination for Europe’s tourism market. Comparing expenditure and receipts. after steady growth in 2005 (+5.8 (Aug) 60.

0 by non-residents r in 1 000 25 785 24 617 25 388 26 842 as % of total 61.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Portugal (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 41 956 41 722 43 265 45 522 by residents in 1 000 16 171 17 105 17 877 18 680 as % of total 38.3 16.9 27.5 59.6 29.8 13.2 15.3 11.2 4.2 : : Country Profiles .0 UK UK UK UK 1st market 28.3 41.2 NL ES ES ES 3rd market 8.0 41.9 56.7 16.3 56.5 Characteristics of Portuguese tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 10 621 10 816 11 417 10 265 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 6 933 6 651 7 481 6 602 4+ nights in 1 000 3 688 4 165 3 936 3 663 Total in 1 000 9 774 9 633 10 130 9 244 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 6 750 6 408 7 087 6 356 4+ nights in 1 000 3 024 3 225 3 043 2 888 Total in 1 000 847 1 183 1 287 1 021 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 183 243 394 246 4+ nights in 1 000 664 940 893 775 ES ES : : 44.1 Share of top 3 57.0 : : UK UK : : 6.3 9.0 58. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 20.7 11.2 56.4.5 : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 63.7 : : FR FR : : 12.1 10.4 29.7 59.6 57.5 41.Portugal 87 .9 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.7 35.

7% from 2004 to 2006) caused this crash.9 peak month : 54. Italy and France were the main countries of origin of international tourism in the country.Romania 4. accounting for about 36% of total international nights in 2006.9 million trips in 2006 (-33.6 million in 2000 (+1. € 97 718 4. Over the same period.5% on average each year (from 2 533 to 4 125) and the number of bed places by +2. -42. domestic nights – representing about 83% of total nights – were more or less stable (+0.1 (Aug) 49.4 million). In 2006.9 (Aug) . -21. As regards demand. Hotel accommodation supply expanded steadily between 2000 and 2006. Italy. 88 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 0. Consequently. In terms of national tourism (domestic + outbound).2 million nights).2% on average each year).3% on average each year).9 in 2006.3 (Aug) 51. Germany. against 17.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Romanian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 17.Country Profiles . about 93% of total trips were in the country (6. from 2. Tourism expenditure and receipts were almost equal in 2006.8% from 2004 to 2006) and a fairly sizeable decrease in long trips (4+ nights. the number of total holiday trips plunged by a third from about 10.6%).1 Recent trends Romania is an emerging country of destination and origin of tourism.1% on average each year. Both a dramatic reduction in short trips (1-3 nights. Of the remaining trips abroad (451 000). The number of hotels grew by +8. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 0.4 million in 2004 to about 6.1% (from 199 333 to 226 383).9 in 1 000 21 610 in 1 000 3 152 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 2 533 3 301 3 608 4 125 Number of bedrooms 96 250 101 574 105 787 110 937 4. while international tourism increased steadily (+7. accounting for about 51% of total 4+ night trips abroad in 2006. Greece and Spain were the main countries of destination.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Romania Number of bed places 199 333 207 810 216 499 226 383 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 21.1 to 3. 91% were long trips.9 : : 21. the average size of hotels declined from 79 bed places in 2000 to 55 bed places in 2006.3 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. € 1 033 Mio. all tourists spent about 19 million nights in Romania in 2006. € 1 034 Tourism receipts Mio.

5 Country Profiles .4.Romania 89 .9 4.1 : : : ES : : : 9.5 : : : FR 3rd market : : : 7.5 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : 50. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : : : 12.6 : : : IT Nights spent by non-residents.8 Share of top 3 : : : 35.9 : : : EL : : : 15.5 Characteristics of Romanian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 10 376 8 738 6 892 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 6 127 4 881 3 505 4+ nights in 1 000 : 4 249 3 857 3 387 Total in 1 000 : : : 6 441 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : 3 464 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : 2 977 Total in 1 000 : : : 451 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : 41 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : 410 : : : IT : : : 25.9 by non-residents r in 1 000 2 149 : : 3 242 as % of fotal 12.2 : : 17.8 : : 82.1 : : : DE 1st market : : : 15.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Romania (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 17 646 : : 18 992 by residents in 1 000 15 497 : : 15 750 as % of fotal 87.

In 2006. 90 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 3. This growth was driven by a boom in 1-3 night trips (+53. the three main destinations of Slovenian tourists were the neighbouring countries of Croatia.8 (Aug) 70.2 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.1%). after the steady decline from 2000 to 2005 (-5.1% on average each year).9%). as a result of the steady increase in long trips (+7.3%). of which 54% were in their country.8 (Aug)1 70.3 peak month 69. Similarly. which largely compensated for the decrease recorded in 2005 (-3. This resulted in an expansion in the number of bed places per establishment from 68 in 2000 to 87 in 2006.7 in 2006. which consolidated the trend already noted in 2005 (+8.0 (Aug) . Focusing on demand. € 30 454 4.0%). Austria and Germany were the top markets of origin. nights spent by non-residents consolidated the positive trend recorded since 2000 (+5.Slovenia 4.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Slovenian tourists 15 years and over as % of population 60.8%). Italy.5%). The 2006 figures on accommodation supply showed a recovery in the number of hotels and similar establishments (+4. total nights spent by tourists in the country recorded growth of +1. Lesser growth was recorded in outbound trips (+3. Italy and Serbia and Montenegro. driven by an increase in both domestic and international nights. 448 350 344 358 Number of bedrooms 16 265 15 785 15 811 16 402 4. € 773 Tourism receipts Mio.3% on average each year between 2000 and 2005). consolidating the positive trend of 2005 (+1.Country Profiles .5 45.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Slovenia Number of bed places 30 576 29 668 29 971 31 145 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 41. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 3. Slovenian tourists made about 4.9% in 2006. In terms of national tourism.8% on average each year). tourism showed a positive balance of 652 million euro in 2006. accounting for about 49% of total international tourism nights (about 57% in 2000). the number of bed places showed good growth in 2006 (+3. accounting for about 42% of total nights.7 in 1 000 2 003 in 1 000 1 036 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1) 2001 data. with Croatia accounting for almost two-thirds of all long trips abroad.1 (Aug) 70. € 1 425 Mio. this amounted to a recovery after the steady decline recorded between 2000 and 2005 (-1.4 45.1 Recent trends Slovenia is increasing its role as a tourism destination in Europe. Comparing expenditure and receipts. Conversely. For domestic nights.1% on average each year).3%).3%).8 million holiday trips in 2006.8 45. Domestic trips showed strong expansion in 2006 (+44. and compensating for the decline from 2000 to 2004 (-0.3%).

1 71.6 Share of top 3 57.1 : BA IT IT : 4.6 41.8 by non-residents r in 1 000 3 277 4 188 4 250 4 332 as % of total 50.5 13.0 AT1 AT AT DE 3rd market 16.0 IT1 DE DE AT Nights spent by non-residents.2 58.3 57.6 20.6 6.0 15.3 51. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 18.4 6.Slovenia 91 . complementary to the data collected under Directive 95/57/EC.5 Characteristics of Slovenian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 3 982 3 901 4 765 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 2 447 2 258 2 958 4+ nights in 1 000 : 1 535 1 643 1 807 Total in 1 000 : 1 841 1 780 2 569 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 427 1 351 2 071 4+ nights in 1 000 : 414 429 498 Total in 1 000 : 2 141 2 121 2 196 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 020 907 887 4+ nights in 1 000 : 1 121 1 214 1 309 : HR HR HR : 65.2 : IT * * : 4.6 50.9 61.5 15. Country Profiles .4.7 5.1 17.2 DE1 IT IT IT 1st market 22.6 48.9 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination1 Share of top 3 : 75.8 62.6 4. 6 509 7 301 7 308 7 448 by residents in 1 000 3 232 3 113 3 058 3 116 as % of total 49.4 15.2 1) Information partly based on additional data provided by the national statistical institute of Slovenia.9 74. *) Represents Serbia and Montenegro.7 18.5 16.4 58.7 42.8 41.2 19.6 3.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Slovenia (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1) 2001 data.

0% between 2000 and 2005.1 (Aug) 45. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 2. In terms of national tourism. from 582 in 2000 to 922 in 2006. after an average annual fall of -3.3% were in their country.0% on average each year). the number of nights showed steady growth in 2006 (+3.3%).3% on average each year between 2000 and 2006. after stagnating in 2005 (-0.4 million holiday trips in 2006 (+5.3 peak month : 46.1 Recent trends Like other eastern countries. Slovakian tourists made about 6. of which 61. This trend was supported by the good performance of international demand. driven by 4+ night trips (+13. € 1 210 Mio. The number of hotels increased at an average annual rate of +8. rose by +5. Greece. the number of bed places rose from 43 763 to 57 985 (+4.8% on average each year).0 in 1 000 5 389 in 1 000 : Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 582 873 885 922 Number of bedrooms 21 651 27 712 28 231 28 460 4.0%).2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Slovak tourists 15 years and over as % of population : GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.8 (Aug) 45.8 33. the Czech Republic and Italy were the main countries of destination.7 32. nights spent by residents showed a recovery in 2006 (+2. Holiday trips abroad increased fairly significantly (+12.Slovakia 4. Conversely. which compensated for the decline in domestic tourism between 2000 and 2005 (-3. € 842 Tourism receipts Mio.6 (Aug) . accounting for about 61% of total foreign tourist nights in 2006 (about 64% in 2004). Comparing expenditure and receipts. Over the same period. 92 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 2. Accommodation supply has shown steady growth since 2000. € 44 571 4. accounting for about 46% of total nights. accounting for about 27% of total 4+ night trips abroad.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Slovakia Number of bed places 43 763 56 296 57 071 57 985 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 35. the Slovak Republic is an emerging country of origin and destination on the European tourism market.Country Profiles .1 32.0 in 2006.1%) and being more or less stable between 2000 and 2004.1%). tourism presented a positive balance of 368 million euro in 2006.8% in comparison to 2005). Nights spent by non-residents. The Czech Republic.0%. Germany and Poland were the main countries of origin. As regards tourism demand.7%). This means that there was a decrease in the average number of bed places per establishment (75 in 2000 against 63 in 2006).

5 Characteristics of Slovak tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 6 370 6 067 6 420 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 861 1 868 1 865 4+ nights in 1 000 : 4 509 4 199 4 555 Total in 1 000 : 4 088 3 848 3 934 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 534 1 541 1 518 4+ nights in 1 000 : 2 554 2 307 2 416 Total in 1 000 : 2 282 2 219 2 486 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 327 327 347 4+ nights in 1 000 : 1 955 1 892 2 139 : CZ CZ EL : 11.5 10.4 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : 29.0 29.6 6.1 13.3 : DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.9 17. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 21.8 : EL IT IT : 8.6 12.0 Country Profiles .4 43.6 56.8 54.2 45.2 45.3 9.6 : PL PL PL 3rd market : 11.1 by non-residents r in 1 000 3 704 4 597 4 801 5 058 as % of total 35.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Slovakia (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 10 464 10 632 10 621 11 011 by residents in 1 000 6 760 6 035 5 820 5 953 as % of total 64.2 7.6 4.Slovakia 93 .2 11.9 : CZ CZ CZ 1st market : 30.9 29.5 61.8 54.0 60.4.5 28.5 10.8 : IT EL CZ : 10.4 20.4 27.7 Share of top 3 : 63.

0% of total international tourism nights (about 37% in 2000). tourism presented a negative balance of 833 million euro in 2006. The decrease was the result of a decline in domestic trips (from 25.2 31. the number of bed places grew slightly between 2000 and 2004 (+0. Figures on accommodation supply revealed a downward trend for establishments since the beginning of the 21st century.6 (Jul) 47.2 (Jul) 49.5 in 2006.5 (Jul) .6%). rose from 12.2 million holiday trips in 2006 (-4.5% from 2000 to 2006.9% in comparison to 2005).8 peak month 43. € 2 724 Tourism receipts Mio. This resulted in an expansion in the average number of bed places per establishment (128 in 2006 against 116 in 2000).6 million. Nights spent by non-residents followed the same trend. which accounted for about 84% of total trips. holiday trips abroad in 2006 recorded an upswing (+1. In 2005. accounting for 32.5%). Nights spent by residents.2%).5 33.3 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.1 to 23. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 3. 94 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 3. with Greece overtaking Sweden in 2006.5% on average each year).1 Recent trends Finland is mainly a generator of tourism.2 million between 2000 and 2006 (average annual increase of +1. Spain. Sweden. at home and abroad.3 34. accounting for about 33% of 4+night trips abroad. which accounted for about 73% of total nights in the country.Finland 4. Comparing expenditure and receipts. they reverted almost back to the level reached in 2000 and then rose slightly again in 2006 (+0.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Finland Number of bed places 117 322 119 941 117 605 118 170 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 31. € 1 891 Mio. € 167 062 4.0 million (+3. tourism demand in the country recorded a steady growth in the same period.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Finnish tourists 15 years and over as % of population 57. Conversely.5 in 1 000 5 256 in 1 000 2 491 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 011 961 938 923 Number of bedrooms 54 855 53 537 54 354 54 452 4. Germany and the United Kingdom were the top markets of origin. Finnish tourists made 28.1 to 5. Unlike supply. The number of hotels recorded an average annual decrease of -1.1%).Country Profiles . Estonia and Greece were the main countries of destination for long trips.0 to 13. driven by the expansion of 4+ night trips (+4.6 (Jul) 49. As regards national tourism (domestic + outbound).5% compared to 2005). Over the same period. -6.5% on average each year). rising from 4.

0 9.4 Country Profiles . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 11.4 16.7 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.4.9 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 39.6 73.5 6.1 12.9 EL EL EE EE 9.3 9.8 32.8 12.6 35.6 SE SE SE EL 7.6 Share of top 3 36.5 33.3 11.1 8.8 13.Finland 95 .4 9.4 8.9 72.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Finland (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 16 042 16 699 17 259 18 169 by residents in 1 000 11 976 12 293 12 760 13 165 as % of total 74.9 13.9 7.1 10.5 SE SE SE SE 1st market 15.6 17.0 4.1 32.7 UK UK UK UK 3rd market 9.1 27.6 6.5 Characteristics of Finnish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 23 109 28 124 29 611 28 161 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 17 848 21 924 23 168 21 541 4+ nights in 1 000 5 261 6 200 6 443 6 620 Total in 1 000 18 332 23 580 25 073 23 554 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 14 577 19 272 20 591 18 978 4+ nights in 1 000 3 755 4 308 4 482 4 576 Total in 1 000 4 777 4 544 4 538 4 607 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 3 271 2 652 2 577 2 563 4+ nights in 1 000 1 506 1 892 1 961 2 044 ES ES ES ES 22.3 26.6 18.3 34.4 26.6 34.1 9.5 by non-residents r in 1 000 4 066 4 406 4 499 5 004 as % of total 25.7 73.

3 in 1 000 9 048 in 1 000 : Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 906 1 833 1 857 1 888 Number of bedrooms 96 094 98 888 100 155 101 651 4. Norway ranked first with a share of 24. showing an increase in its relative weight (21.3% and +3.Country Profiles .0% on average each year). € 9 181 Tourism receipts Mio.8 32. 96 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 5.2 People and the economy in 2006 Number of Swedish tourists 15 years and over as % of population : GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. Germany and Denmark were the top markets of origin.9% on average each year) and meant an increase in the average number of bed places per establishment (107 in 2006 against 99 in 2000).8%. € 7 251 Mio. after growth of +5. accounting for about 54% of total international tourism nights. Sweden is mainly a generator of tourism. Tourism demand in the country registered good results in 2006 (+6.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Sweden Number of bed places 188 289 189 988 197 470 201 316 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 30.9%.9 (Jul) .6% in 2000).4% (from 34. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 5.0 (Jul) 48.7 million). Nights spent by residents (about 77% of total nights) rose by +5.Sweden 4. tourism presented a negative balance of 1 930 million euro in 2006. Similarly.8% in 2005.9%).1 Recent trends Like Finland. with a peak of +8. consolidating the positive trend of the first five years of the 21st century. respectively). This result made up for the negative trend of hotels between 2000 and 2004 (-0.7% and +1.0 31.9 (Jul) 48.6% in 2006. Comparing expenditure and receipts. Norway. at home and abroad.9 to 36.1% for total nights).9 peak month 50.5 (Jul) 46. nights spent by non-residents showed a positive trend over the whole period (+4.3 in 2006. € 313 327 4. The 2006 figures for hotels and similar establishments showed a rise in both establishments and bed places (+1.9 31. mirroring the positive trend of 2005 (+1.

4.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Sweden (domestic and inbound)
Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 39 809 42 666 44 940 47 697 by residents in 1 000 31 155 32 942 34 862 36 754 as % of total 78.3 77.2 77.6 77.1 by non-residents r in 1 000 8 654 9 724 10 078 10 943 as % of total 21.7 22.8 22.4 22.9 NO NO NO NO 1st market 21.6 26.0 24.5 24.8 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents, by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 20.8 18.0 19.3 19.4 DK DK DK DK 3rd market 9.6 9.9 9.7 9.5 Share of top 3 52.0 53.9 53.5 53.7

4.5 Characteristics of Swedish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad)
Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : :

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Country Profiles - United Kingdom
4.1 Recent trends
The United Kingdom is one of the major generators of international tourism in the world. Figures on accommodation supply revealed a mixed picture at the beginning of the 21st century. The number of hotels and similar establishments showed a decline between 2000 and 2006 (-2.6% on average each year). Over the same period, bed places recorded an increase from 2000 to 2004 (+2.2% on average each year), followed by a strong contraction in 2005 (-13.1%) and a new expansion in 2006 (+18.2%). This trend resulted in growth in the average size of establishments (from 25 in 2000 to 32 in 2006). Tourism demand showed an up-and-down trend over this period. Total nights suffered a decline from 2000 to 2004 (-4,8% on average each year). Then they enjoyed a strong recovery in 2005 (+21.2%) – reverting back to the same level as in 2000 – and a new fall in 2006 (-5.1%). This trend was completely driven by domestic demand, which accounted for about 66% of total tourism nights in 2006. Nights spent by residents decreased from 207.9 million in 2000 to 157.6 million in 2004 (-6.7% on average each year), rose by +26.0% in 2005 but followed by a decline of -11.7% in 2006. In contrast, nights spent by non-residents have shown steady growth since 2000, with a peak of +10.9% between 2005 and 2006. The United States, Germany and France were the top markets of origin, accounting for 36.2% of total international tourism nights. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 4.4 in 2006. As regards national tourism, British tourists made about 113 million holiday trips in 2006, a drop of -4.9% on average each year between 2000 and 2006. The fall was caused above all by the decrease in domestic trips (-7.0% on average each year), which accounted for about 61% of total holiday trips. Conversely, trips abroad declined by -1.0% per year on average over the same period. Spain, France and the United States were the preferred destinations of British tourists, accounting for 45.5% of 4+ night holiday trips abroad (49.0% in 2000). Comparing expenditure and receipts, tourism presented a negative balance of 23 422 million euro in 2006.

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Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 4.4 in 1 000 60 393 Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 45 728 44 625 32 926 39 107

4.2 People and the economy in 2006
Number of tourists from the United Kingdom 15 years and over in 1 000 30 150 as % of population 60.8 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. € 50 305 Tourism receipts Mio. € 26 883

Mio. € 1 912 154

4.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in the United Kingdom
Number of bedrooms 553 699 606 881 518 028 616 764 Number of bed places 1 119 433 1 223 047 1 062 342 1 255 693 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 47.0 35.9 45.6 36.4 peak month 57.0 (Aug) 58.0 (Aug) 56.0 (Aug) 61.0 (Aug)

4.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in the United Kingdom (domestic and inbound)
Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 281 756 231 411 280 385 266 013 by residents1 in 1 000 207 940 157 550 198 562 175 272 as % of total 73.8 68.1 70.8 65.9 by non-residents r in 1 000 73 816 73 861 81 823 90 741 as % of total 26.2 31.9 29.2 34.1 US US US US 1st market 21.8 20.3 15.7 17.7 DE DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents, by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 8.4 9.3 10.0 11.2 FR FR FR FR 3rd market 6.0 7.1 6.4 7.3 Share of top 3 36.2 36.7 32.1 36.2

1) Change in methodology from 2005 onwards.

4.5 Characteristics of tourists from the United Kingdom aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad)
Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 152 700 122 975 : 112 695 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 74 700 56 975 : 50 874 4+ nights in 1 000 78 000 66 000 66 420 61 821 Total in 1 000 106 100 74 772 77 132 68 722 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 67 400 47 472 46 812 40 201 4+ nights in 1 000 38 700 27 300 30 320 28 521 Total in 1 000 46 600 48 203 : 43 973 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 7 300 9 503 : 10 673 4+ nights in 1 000 39 300 38 700 36 100 33 300 ES ES ES ES 28.1 31.8 30.0 27.9 FR FR FR FR 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.1 US US US US 9.4 7.4 7.3 6.5 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 49.0 50.7 49.0 45.5

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5% on average each year). The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 8. accounting for about 46% of total international tourism nights. Germany ranked first with a share of 25. Comparing expenditure and receipts. the figures are only interpreted for the period from 2000 to 2005.6% in 2005 and then made a strong recovery in 2006 (+7.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Croatia Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 20061 733 940 1 015 762 Number of bedrooms 81 272 79 174 80 743 75 952 Number of bed places 199 474 199 033 203 464 163 168 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 24.7% on average each year). Over the same period.6 (Aug) 77. accommodation supply showed a steady increase in the number of hotels and similar establishments (+6. Italy and Austria were the main countries of origin. decreased by -1. In 2006.5% in 2000). but decreased slightly from 2005 to 2006 (-0.8 27. was marked by good growth between 2000 and 2005 (+4. the average number of bed places per establishment fell from 272 in 2000 to 200 in 2005. € 34 212 4. 4. Domestic demand was characterised by an up-and-down movement between 2000 and 2006.6%).2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 8. albeit with a decrease in relative weight (27. As a consequence. € 6 277 in 1 000 4 443 1) 2004 data. Nights spent by residents were more or less stable from 2000 to 2004. which accounted for about 88% of total nights spent in the country.3 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. the number of bed places stagnated between 2000 and 2004 before increasing again in 2005 (+2.8%).4 Number of Croatian tourists 15 years and over1 in 1 000 1 423 as % of population 38.7 34.Croatia 4.7 peak month : 74. € 585 Tourism receipts Mio. Germany. The figures for 2006 are not comparable with previous years due to a change in the categorisation of establishments.4 in 2006. tourism presented a positive balance of 5 692 million euro in 2006.100 Country Profiles .5 28. Thus.3 (Aug) 88. The trend in nights spent by non-residents.2%). .7 (Aug) 1) Change in methodology from 2006 onwards. In that period.1 Recent trends Croatia is basically a destination for international tourism. Mio.1%.

0 : DE DE DE 1st market : 27.1 : IT IT IT Nights spent by non-residents.4 : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination1 Share of top 3 : 43.8 11.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Croatia (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 30 858 35 991 37 292 37 345 by residents in 1 000 4 224 4 240 4 172 4 487 as % of total 13.8 88.0 11. complementary to the data collected under Directive 95/57/EC.2 : AT AT AT 3rd market : 9. Country Profiles .7 11.Croatia 101 .9 4. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : 12.5 : : : AT : : : 11.5 : : 1) Information partly based on additional data provided by the national statistical institute of Croatia.3 45.4.3 88.9 46.0 by non-residents r in 1 000 26 634 31 751 33 120 32 858 as % of total 86.4 9.2 88.5 Characteristics of Croatian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : 1 798 : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : 1 440 : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : 358 : : : IT : : : 20.6 Share of top 3 : 48.7 11.0 9.6 : : : BA : : : 11.6 25.2 12.5 25.

one of the three candidate countries to join the EU and a potential destination of international tourism. corresponding to an average size per hotel of 110 bed places.102 Country Profiles .3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 145 : : : Number of bedrooms 6 646 : : : Number of bed places 15 950 : : : Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 15.2 : : : peak month : : : : . 4. together with Croatia and Turkey.2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population : Number of Macedonian tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 : as % of population : GDP total Mio. of which 67. At the moment. As regards tourism demand.1 Recent trends The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is. 1. € : in 1 000 2 039 4.The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4.0% by residents. € : Tourism receipts Mio. there are only figures for the reference year 2000 available. € 5 046 Tourism expenditure Mio. which read 145 hotels and similar establishments and 15 950 bed places.4 million total nights were spent in the country in 2000.

4 Characteristics of tourism demand in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 420 : : : 952 : : : by residents in 1 000 as % of total 67.5 Characteristics of tourists from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .0 : : : : : : : 1st market : : : : : : : : Nights spent by non-residents.4.0 : : : by non-residents r in 1 000 468 : : : as % of total 33. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : : : : : : : : 3rd market : : : : Share of top 3 : : : : 4.The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 103 .

1 Recent trends Turkey is basically a destination of international tourism.Turkey 4. This is an average of about 178 bed places. € 318 586 Tourism expenditure Mio. In 2000. The increasing importance of Turkey as a tourism destination is confirmed by the fact that the figures for tourism expenditure and receipts have shown a positive balance for many years. € 13 329 in 1 000 72 520 4.104 Country Profiles . with a value of 11 147 million euro in 2006. hotel accommodation supply comprised 1 814 establishments and 322 334 bed places. € 2 182 Tourism receipts Mio.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Turkey Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 814 : : : Number of bedrooms 132 199 : : : Number of bed places 322 334 : : : Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 38.2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population : Number of Turkish tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 : as % of population : GDP total Mio. This confirms that it is mainly enterprises belonging to hotel chains that are active on the supply market.0 : : : peak month : : : : . offering travel packages for the international market. 4.

Turkey 105 .4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Turkey (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : : : : : by residents in 1 000 as % of total : : : : by non-residents r in 1 000 : : : : as % of total : : : : : : : : 1st market : : : : : : : : Nights spent by non-residents.4.5 Characteristics of Turkish tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market : : : : : : : : 3rd market : : : : Share of top 3 : : : : 4.

€ 873 Tourism receipts Mio. with a peak of +11.5%.0% in 2006. The number of hotels and similar establishments declined by -3.2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 8. showed an average annual increase of +3.0% in 2000). In contrast. the number of bed places showed steady growth over the same period (+5.1% of total nights spent by non-residents on the island (43. Domestic nights. Nights spent by non-residents followed the same trend.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Iceland Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 244 303 319 308 Number of bedrooms 6 045 7 396 8 005 8 025 Number of bed places 12 471 15 223 16 639 16 849 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 26. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 8. The 2006 figures on accommodation supply showed a downturn after the positive trend recorded since 2000 (+5.1 Recent trends Iceland is a small country of origin and destination of international tourism within the European market.8 28.0 (Jul) 67.1% on average each year from 2000 to 2006).4% (from 319 in 2005 to 308 in 2006). € 13 251 4.4 25. accounting for 40. Germany.5 (Jul) 64.5% on average each year between 2000 and 2005). the United Kingdom and the United States were the main countries of origin.0 in 2006. the average size of establishments rose to 55 bed places in 2006. tourism presented a negative balance of 525 million euro in 2006. accounting for about 30% of total nights.6%).3 (Jul) .1 peak month 65. The average annual growth was +6. but at a higher rate. Comparing expenditure and receipts.4% in 2006. Consequently. € 348 in 1 000 300 Mio.2 (Jul) 66. Like bed places.Iceland 4. 4.1 26.106 Country Profiles .7% between 2000 and 2006.0 Number of Icelandic tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 : as % of population : GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. tourism demand in the country has expanded steadily since 2000 (average annual increase of +5. with peak growth of +8. compared to 51 in 2000.

1 13.7 30.2 10.2 40.5 16.5 70.1 4.3 69.4.0 69.1 Share of top 3 43.0 by non-residents r in 1 000 1 147 1 479 1 521 1 688 as % of total 66.0 DE DE DE DE 1st market 19.0 41.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Iceland (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 737 2 134 2 189 2 412 590 655 668 724 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 34.5 30.4 17.7 41.2 9.5 UK UK UK UK Nights spent by non-residents. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 12.5 US US US US 3rd market 10.Iceland 107 .6 18.0 30.5 Characteristics of Icelandic tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .5 14.7 9.7 14.

against 24 in 2000).5 (Feb) 36. Tourism demand in the country recovered between 2004 and 2006 (+2.4 (Feb) .6 peak month 38.4% on average each year) and 1 263 bed places (1 184 in 2000.2 25. -1.4% on average each year).1% each year between 2004 and 2006. accommodation supply consisted of 46 hotels and similar establishments (50 in 2000.1% on average each year). domestic nights declined by -2. The increase in bed places led to growth in the average size of establishments (28 bed places in 2006. Conversely. Nights spent by non-residents. The growth of the last two years was driven by the good performance of international tourism. with Austria overtaking the United States in 2006 in third position. Switzerland.6 25. € 2 772 1) 2004 data. The ratio of tourists to residents in total tourism in the country (domestic + inbound) was 4. which accounted for about 91% of total nights. Germany and Austria were the main markets of origin (around 71% of total international nights).108 Country Profiles . In 2006.5 (Feb) 31.5% in 2000).5% on average each year).1 Recent trends Liechtenstein is mainly a destination for international tourists.2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Number of tourists from Liechtenstein 15 years and over GDP1 Tourism expenditure Mio.9 : : Mio. Switzerland alone accounted for almost a third of total nights spent by non-residents in 2006 (28.8 24.Liechtenstein 4.9 in 2006. 4.4% on average each year). +1. rose from 145 000 in 2004 to 155 000 in 2006 (+3. € : in 1 000 35 Tourist nights/ as % of in 1 000 resident population population 4.7% on average each year between 2000 and 2004 and by -6. 4. after a downward trend since 2000 (-3.0 (Mar) 32.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Liechtenstein Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 50 45 46 46 Number of bedrooms : 572 608 646 Number of bed places 1 184 1 176 1 189 1 263 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 30. € : Tourism receipts Mio.

9 CH DE DE DE Nights spent by non-residents.7 70.3 91.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Liechtenstein (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 187 162 165 170 19 17 16 15 by residents in 1 000 as % of total 10.9 4.9 Share of top 3 70.4 36.5 90.6 33.2 DE CH CH CH 1st market 37.6 72.5 9.2 10.7 8.7 3.Liechtenstein 109 .8 70.4.1 AT AT US AT 3rd market 4.8 89.5 33.5 Characteristics of tourists from Liechtenstein aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .8 by non-residents r in 1 000 168 145 149 155 as % of total 89.1 3.5 3. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 28.6 33.1 34.6 32.

1 Recent trends Like the other Scandinavian countries. Sweden and Denmark were the main countries of destination of Norwegians.8 32.2 peak month 54. Spain.110 Country Profiles .5 million). Norwegian tourists made about 17. Germany.3 to 27. Domestic nights.0 (Jul) 52. About 77% of them are short trips (1-3 nights).3%).6% on average each year). with an average annual increase of +2. 4. Tourism demand showed steady growth between 2000 and 2006.4% in comparison to 2005). Comparing expenditure and receipts.9 in 2006. € 9 197 Tourism receipts Mio. bed places rose by +5. mirroring the trend of the previous year. In contrast.5%). after an increase in 2005 (+5. +15.7%).9 million). The growth in outbound trips was driven by short trips (1-3 nights: +42. with a peak of +3. accounting for about 45% of total international tourism nights in 2006. Similarly. The 2006 figures on hotels and similar establishments revealed a decline in the number of establishments (-1. Norway is mainly a generator of tourism.0% abroad (5. which accounted for about 71% of total nights.Norway 4.4 million. € 267 892 4.2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population 5. accounting for about 40% of total trips abroad. Denmark and Sweden were the main markets of origin. As regards national tourism (domestic + outbound).3%).7 32.6% in 2006. tourism presented a negative balance of 6 327 million euro in 2006.9 31.5 to 7. nights spent by non-residents rose by +1.7 to 11.9 Number of Norwegian tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 2 779 as % of population 74. of which 31.9 million).3 (Jul) 51.0% in 2006.0% on average each year (from 7.3 million trips in 2006. The ratio of tourists to residents in internal tourism (domestic + inbound) was 5. with a peak of +5. Domestic trips rose by +1.7% in 2006 (from 11.3% in 2006. following the positive trend of 2005 (+1.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Norway Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 1 166 1 079 1 136 1 119 Number of bedrooms 65 200 66 373 67 522 69 477 Number of bed places 140 580 141 095 143 568 151 252 Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 31.5 (Jul) 52. This resulted in an increase in the average number of bed places per establishment from 126 in 2005 to 135 in 2006. produced the best results (+2. accounting for about 38% of total 4+ night trips abroad.4 GDP Tourism expenditure Mio.1% (from 24. € 2 870 in 1 000 4 640 Mio.4 (Jul) . both within the country and abroad.

8 DE DE DE DE 1st market 23.8 11.9 17.9 Country Profiles .9 12.8 21.8 22.1 44.7 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 44.4 29.2 by non-residents r in 1 000 7 469 7 442 7 644 7 921 as % of total 30.4 48.0 17.9 SE SE SE SE 3rd market 12.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Norway (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 24 270 25 274 26 272 27 488 by residents in 1 000 16 801 17 832 18 628 19 567 as % of total 69.1 13.4 10.1 EL DK SE SE 12.2 70. by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 14.1 SE SE DK DK 11.0 10.0 9.3 19.Norway 111 .9 47.5 Characteristics of Norwegian tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : 16 430 16 391 17 312 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 10 637 10 519 11 331 4+ nights in 1 000 5 096 5 793 5 872 5 981 Total in 1 000 : 11 600 11 744 11 949 Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 8 723 8 994 9 161 4+ nights in 1 000 2 702 2 877 2 750 2 788 Total in 1 000 : 4 830 4 647 5 363 Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : 1 914 1 525 2 170 4+ nights in 1 000 2 394 2 916 3 122 3 193 ES ES ES ES 19.9 4.7 37.1 11.8 11.5 14.9 38.9 Share of top 3 50.9 71.6 11.2 22.8 29.0 41.4.1 DK DK DK DK Nights spent by non-residents.1 28.9 10.9 11.6 70.

2 People and the economy in 2006 Population Tourism intensity Tourist nights/ resident population : Number of Swiss tourists 15 years and over in 1 000 : as % of population : GDP Tourism expenditure Mio. accounting for about 57% of total international tourism nights. of which 52.8 million nights in Switzerland in 2000. € : Tourism receipts Mio.0 (Aug) : : : . is a country of origin and destination for international tourism. accommodation supply consisted of 5 754 hotels and similar establishments and 259 721 bed places. € 309 096 4. As regards tourism demand. 4. which corresponds to an average of 45 bed places per establishment.Switzerland 4.8 : : : peak month 50.3 Characteristics of tourism supply (in hotels and similar establishments) in Switzerland Number of establishments 2000 2004 2005 2006 5 754 : : : Number of bedrooms 140 805 : : : Number of bed places 259 721 : : : Occupancy rate of bed places (%) annual average 35. In terms of international tourism.112 Country Profiles . the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were the top markets of origin. Germany. tourists spent about 68. In 2000. with Germany taking up about two-fifths. one of the EFTA countries. € : in 1 000 7 459 Mio.2% generated by domestic tourists.1 Recent trends Switzerland.

4.6 : : : UK : : : 3rd market 7.8 : : : DE : : : 1st market 41.2 : : : by non-residents r in 1 000 32 844 : : : as % of total 47.2 : : : NL : : : Nights spent by non-residents.5 Characteristics of Swiss tourists aged 15 and over (domestic and abroad) Holiday trips by resident tourists Total (domestic and abroad) Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 : : : : 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Domestic 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : Total in 1 000 : : : : Abroad 1-3 nights 3 in 1 000 : : : : 4+ nights in 1 000 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1st market 2nd market 3rd market Holiday trips abroad of 4+ nights (in %) by main countries of destination Share of top 3 : : : : Country Profiles .4 : : : 4.6 : : : Share of top 3 57.Switzerland 113 . by main countries of origin r (as % of all nights spent by non-residents in collective accommodation) r 2nd market 8.4 Characteristics of tourism demand in Switzerland (domestic and inbound) Nights spent in collective accommodation Total in 1 000 2000 2004 2005 2006 68 777 : : : by residents in 1 000 35 933 : : : as % of total 52.

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A. General Information on tourism statistics
Tourism statistics – sources and recent developments In 1995, Council Directive 95/57/EC on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism provided all Member States with a set of guidelines for the collection, compilation, processing and transmission of harmonised Community statistical information on tourism demand and supply. The aim was to establish a common information system on tourism statistics at Community level. After that, a "Community Methodology on Tourism Statistics" was elaborated with the help of Member States, following Council Decision 90/655/EEC, and was published in 1998. It set out the basic methodology for tourism supply and demand, tourism market segments (rural and regional aspects of tourism, cultural tourism), statistics relating to tourism (tourism expenditure and balance of payments, tourism costs, prices and tariffs, employment in tourism) and tourism and the environment. The Community methodology is used as a benchmark for tourism statistics and concepts, in order to produce harmonised basic tourism statistics and provide a common basis for all kinds of possible applications and tools for tourism analysis. In recent years, there have been new developments within tourism itself and in tourism methodology in Europe and in the world, which have made it necessary to update the concepts and methodological framework. At the same time, Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) have been introduced as a new tool for measuring the economic impact of tourism. In 2001, a "Tourist Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework" was published jointly by the Commission of the European Communities, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations (UN) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). These recommendations are based on a common conceptual framework for the design of the TSA that was established by an inter-secretariat working group. At EU level, this has prompted a revision of the EC Directive and of the Community Methodology, which is currently under discussion. The revision concerns supply-side and demand-side data and will take into account Eurostat's six quality components: relevance, accuracy, timeliness and punctuality, accessibility and clarity, comparability, and coherence. At world level, the World Tourism Organisation (a UN agency set up a few years ago), is the leading institution for the collection and dissemination of comparable tourism-related statistics. The Organisation has developed a Statistical Programme that integrates the major lines of action common to other sister organisations within the UN system of international statistics, with specific projects in the field of tourism.

Attention is focused on promoting the implementation of international standards and TSA at a global level and adapting the TSA conceptual framework. In the last year a big effort has been devoted to the revision of the 1993 Recommendations on Tourism Statistics that have been presented to the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) in February 2008 for approval. The revision was needed because the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) has expanded beyond the conceptual framework of the 1993 Recommendations. The key changes introduced to the existing framework include, among others: the identification of tourism in the balance of payments; the reconciliation between supply and demand; the relevance of supply side data as well as employment statistics. Key drivers for the evolution of tourism and their relevance for statistics Looking at the developments that have recently impacted on tourism statistics and definitions, they have been stimulated by the evolution of international tourism demand, in terms of both market size and characteristics. This evolution requires new concepts and tools to be developed in order to improve data generation and collection. Various factors have shaped international tourism development in Europe in the last three to four years and their effects also have relevance from the statistical point of view. First of all, the enlargement of the European Union to 25 countries in 2004 has given a new impetus to international tourism to and from these areas. The 2007 enlargement of the European Union with Bulgaria and Romania strengthened that process again.

These events contribute to increasing cross-border trade and co-operation between new and old Member States and then the development of intraregional tourism. That poses new problems for the development of a common European information system on tourism statistics. Another aspect to take into account is the regional "diversification", which has characterised both old and new Member states (e.g. Italy, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, etc.), with the transfer of power from central to local governments, including the tourism sector. On the one hand, decentralisation has allowed regions to develop their own tourism plans and, on the other hand, it has also increased the fragmentation of roles and duties and led to a lack of co-ordination in key areas like communication, marketing and promotion. In countries where devolution is at an early stage of development, it has also caused some delays in data collection and transmission from local bodies to central governments and statistical institutions. A third issue is the emergence of new holiday patterns entailing the need to have more information on specific market segments (e.g. business tourism, congress tourism, tourism in private accommodation, etc.) for economic and marketing purposes. A number of methodological projects have been planned at European level, which also involves the development of technical manuals on statistics.

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B. Terms and definitions
General and statistical terms and definitions Average annual growth rate: The year-on-year growth rate of a phenomenon over a specified period. It describes the rate at which a phenomenon has grown as though it had grown at a steady state (in %). Employment (total): Covers both employees and self-employed persons aged over 15 years, who are engaged in some productive activity that falls within the production boundary of the system. Enterprise: An enterprise is defined as the smallest combination of legal units that is an organizational unit producing goods or services, which benefits from a certain degree of autonomy in decision-making, especially for the allocation of its current resources. An enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations. Gross domestic product (GDP): Final result of the production activity of resident producer units. The expression GDP at current prices values the prices of the year in question. The expression GDP at constant prices is a volume measure of GDP that is constructed by multiplying the values of a base year by fixed base Laspeyres volume indices. Population on 1 January: The inhabitants of a given area on 1st January of the year in question (or, in some cases, on 31st December of the previous year). The population is based on data from the most recent census adjusted by the components of population change produced since the last census, or based on population registers. Population density: Population on the 1st of January of the year in question (or, in some cases, on 31st December of the previous year) divided by the surface in km2. Surface: The surface area is composed of the total area of a country and is measured in km2.

specialised establishments and other collective establishments. but the number of places it provides must be greater than a specified minimum for groups of persons exceeding a single family unit and all the places in the establishment must come under a common commercial-type management. Technical Notes 119 . daily bed-making and cleaning of sanitary facilities. Business trip covers the whole period that the person engages in tourism but for professional purposes. Holiday trip: It is recommended to use the term "trip" to describe tourism from the standpoint of the generating place or country (the origin). even if it is non-profit-making. Domestic tourism: Activities of residents of a given country travelling to and staying in places only within that country but outside their usual environment. International tourism: Consists of inbound tourism and outbound tourism.i.Tourism specific terms and definitions Accommodation establishment: Local kind-of-activity unit (local KAU) which provides accommodation. and as not falling in the category of specialised establishments. Includes collective tourist accommodation establishments and private tourist accommodation. Holiday trip covers the whole period that the person engages in tourism for leisure purposes. as coming under a common management. Includes hotels and similar establishments. data collection thresholds in terms of minimum number of bed places). Collective tourist accommodation establishment: An accommodation establishment that provides overnight lodging for the traveller in a room or some other unit. Business trip: It is recommended to use the term "trip" to describe tourism from the standpoint of the generating place or country (the origin). National tourism: Comprises domestic tourism and outbound tourism. in number exceeding a specified minimum. as providing certain services including room service. as grouped in classes and categories according to the facilities and services provided. Inbound tourism: Activities of non-residents of a given country travelling to and staying in places in that country and outside their usual environment. Hotels and similar establishments: Hotels and similar establishments are typified as being arranged in rooms. Coverage may differ from one country to another due to differences in methodologies (f.

ignoring any extra beds that may be set up by customer request. double or multiple. chalets. huts. bungalows and villas can be treated like bedrooms and apartments. Number of bed places: The number of bed places in an establishment or dwelling is determined by the number of persons who can stay overnight in the beds set up in the establishment (dwelling). Bathrooms and toilets do not count as a room. Number of bedrooms: A bedroom is the unit formed by one room or groups of rooms constituting an indivisible rental whole in an accommodation establishment or dwelling. to be let as a unit. One camping pitch should equal four bed places if the actual number of bed places is not known.save for certain exceptions . The number of existing rooms is the number the establishment habitually has available to accommodate guests (overnight visitors).one or more persons work (even if only part-time) for one and the same enterprise. The term bed place applies to a single bed. double bed being counted as two bed places. Rooms may be single. refugees) should be excluded. Overnight stays are calculated by country of residence of the guest and by month. .g. A bed place is also a place on a pitch or in a boat on a mooring to accommodate one person. Normally the date of arrival is different from the date of departure but persons arriving after midnight and leaving on the same day are included in overnight stays. An apartment is a special type of room. The accommodation establishment conforms to the definition of local unit as the production unit. This means that all establishments are classified in the accommodation sector if their capacity exceeds the national minimum even if the major part of turnover may come from restaurant or other services. The overnight stays of non-tourists (e.e. Number of establishments (enterprises): The local unit is an enterprise or part thereof situated in a geographically identified place. i. Cabins. Apartments may be with hotel services (in apartment hotels) or without hotel services. It consists of one or more rooms and has a kitchen unit and its own bathroom and toilet. depending on whether they are equipped permanently to accommodate one. two or several people (it is useful to classify the rooms respectively). excluding rooms used by the employees working for the establishment. if possible. cottages.120 Technical Notes Nights spent by residents and non-residents: A night spent (or overnight stay) is r each night that a guest actually spends (sleeps or stays) or is registered (his/her physical presence there being unnecessary) in a collective accommodation establishment or in private tourism accommodation. This is irrespective of whether the accommodation of tourists is the main or secondary activity. If a room is used as a permanent residence (for more than a year) it should not be included. The unit serves to measure the capacity of any type of accommodation. A person should not be registered in two accommodations at the same time. At or from this place economic activity is carried out for which .

social welfare or transport.e. coming under a common management. expenditure overcome receipts). This refers to table 4.e. providing minimum common services (not including daily bedmaking) and not necessarily being arranged in rooms but perhaps in dwelling–type units. receipts overcome expenditure). Technical Notes 121 . countries that are mainly generators of international tourism generally show a negative balance (i. intended for tourists. because expenses made by residents abroad are higher than those made by international tourists in the country. This means that the economy gains from tourism. or on behalf of a visitor. Tourism intensity (ratio tourist nights/resident population): This indicator compares the number of tourists (in terms of overnight stays) to the number of residents that are present in a destination in the same time period (e. a year). which may be non-profit making. Tourism receipt: Expenditure of international inbound tourists including their payments to international carriers for international transport.g. a month.Occupancy rate: The occupancy rate is calculated as follows: (Total nights of residents and non-residents of hotels and similar establishments) / (Total bed places of hotels and similar establishments * 365)*100. such as health care. It measures the intensity of tourism demand in that period and is one of the indicators used to measure the carrying capacity of a tourist destination. This means that their economy looses from tourism.4).2 in the country profiles where the ratio is calculated by dividing the population (first column of table 4. In countries that are basically destinations of international tourism the difference is usually positive (i.2) by the total number of overnight stays (first column of table 4. Outbound tourism: Activities of residents of a given country travelling to and staying in places outside that country and outside their usual environment. for and during his/her trip and stay at destination. Tourism expenditure: Total consumption expenditure made by a visitor. campsites or collective dormitories and often engaging in some activity besides the provision of accommodation. It is a factor representing the number of nights spent in a country divided by the inhabitants of the same country. On the contrary. Tourism balance: Difference between international tourism receipts and expenditures. a day. Other collective accommodation establishments: Any establishment.

. . . .Czech Republic DK .Luxembourg HU . . . . .Estonia IE . . . . . . .unreliable or uncertain data mio . . .United States of America 1) In tables and figures the code “MK” is used.European Union of 27 countries 2 EU-25 . . . . . .European Union of 25 countries 2 BE . . .Iceland LI .Sweden UK . . .The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia TR . .million Country abbreviations: EU-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations. . . . .Portugal RO . . . .Belgium BG . .Poland PT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Malta NL . . . . . . . .Croatia MK1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Slovenia SK .Greece ES .Italy CY . . . . .Latvia LT . . . . . . . .not available e . . . .Norway CH . . . . . . . . . . . .Bulgaria CZ . .Finland SE . . . . . This is a provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lithuania LU . . . . . .United Kingdom HR . . . . .Austria PL . .Slovakia FI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Switzerland BA . .Spain FR . . .Cyprus LV . . . . . . . .Netherlands AT . . .Denmark DE .Romania SI . . . . .Hungary MT . . .Bosnia and Herzegowina US . . .Germany EE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Turkey IS .Ireland EL . . . . . . Signs and abbreviations Signs: : . . .Liechtenstein NO . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Technical Notes C. . . . . . . . .France IT . . . .country estimate u . .

. . . . . but for this publication NACE Rev. . .Gross domestic product LFS . . . . Technical Notes 123 . . .Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development UN . . . .Labour Force Survey NACE Rev.World Tourism Organization Technical abbreviations: GDP .1* .United Nations UNSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (EU) OECD . . . . . . . . . .Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community. .1 has been used because the data was collected under this classification scheme. . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. . . . . . . . . . 1 TSA . . . .Organizations: DG ENTR . . . . . . . . . . . .United Nations Statistical Commission UNWTO . . .Tourism Satellite Accounts * The NACE has been revised. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

including caravan sites Other provision of lodgings n. Classifications Nace Rev.21 55. . tourist assistance activities n.23 55. tourist assistance activities n.e.4 55.3 63.10 55.22 55.5 55.e.51 55.30 55. Activities of travel agencies and tour operators.1 classification (parts relevant to tourism) Section H 55 55.40 55.30 Hotels and restaurants Hotels and restaurants Hotels Hotels Camping sites and other provision of short-stay accommodation Youth hostels and mountain refuges Camping sites.c.3 55.2 55.c.e.124 Technical Notes D.52 Section I 63.1 55. storage and communication Activities of travel agencies and tour operators.c. Restaurants Restaurants Bars Bars Canteens and catering Canteens Catering Transport.

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Name Eurostat Eurostat - Tourism statistics Web address http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat Sources used Free dissemination database Chapter 1 http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tou Table 1.1 rism Tables 1.2 and 1.3 Tables 1.4 Chapter 2 Tables 2.1 and 2.2 Table 2.3 Tables and figures 2.4 Chapter 3 All tables and figures (except figure 3.1.2) Additional sources used for: Figure 3.1.2 Table 3.2.5 and 3.4.1 Tables 3.3 and figure 3.1.2 Chapter 4 Table 4.2 Theme: Population and social conditions - Population Theme: Industry, trade and services - Tourism (Tourist nights and number of tourists) Theme: Economy and finance - National accounts (GDP) Theme: Economy and finance - Balance of Payments (Expenditure and Receipts) Tables 4.3 - 4.5 Theme: Industry, trade and services - Tourism Theme: Economy and finance - National accounts (including GDP) Theme: Population and social conditions - Population Theme: Economy and finance - Balance of Payments (Expenditure and Receipts) Theme: Industry, trade and services - Tourism Theme: Industry, trade and services - Tourism Theme: Industry, trade and services - Structural Business Statistics - Annual enterprise statistics Theme: Population and social conditions - Labour market (Labour Force Survey) Theme: Population and social conditions - Population - Demography Theme: Economy and finance - National accounts (including GDP) Theme: Population and social conditions - Labour market (Labour Force Survey)

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Country Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Denmark Germany Estonia Ireland Greece Spain France Italy Cyprus Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Hungary Malta Netherlands Web address http://www.statbel.fgov.be http://www.nsi.bg http://www.czso.cz http://www.dst.dk http://www.destatis.de http://www.stat.ee http://www.cso.ie http://www.statistics.gr http://www.ine.es http://www.insee.fr http://www.istat.it http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf http://www.csb.lv http://www.stat.gov.lt http://www.statec.lu http://www.ksh.hu http://www.nso.gov.mt http://www.cbs.nl Source name Nationaal Instituut voor de Statistiek / Institut National de Statistique (Statistics Belgium) National Statistical Institute Czech Statistical Office Danmarks Statistics (Statistics Denmark) Statistisches Bundesamt (Federal Statistical Office) Statistikaamet (Statistical Office of Estonia) Central Statistics Office National Statistical Service of Greece Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE) Istituto nazionale di statistica (National Institute of Statistics) Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia Statistics Lithuania Service Central de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (Hungarian Central Statistical Office) National Statistics Office Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Statistics Netherlands)

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Country Austria Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Slovakia Finland Sweden United Kingdom Croatia The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Turkey Iceland Liechtenstein Norway Switzerland http://www.statistik.at http://www.stat.gov.pl http://www.ine.pt http://www.insse.ro http://www.stat.si

Web address Statistik Austria Central Statistical Office (GUS) Instituto Nacional de Estatistica (INE)

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http://www.statistics.sk http://www.stat.fi http://www.scb.se http://www.statistics.gov.uk http://www.dzs.hr http://www.stat.gov.mk http://www.die.gov.tr/ENGLISH/index.html http://www.statice.is http://www.llv.li/amtsstellen/llv-avw-statistik.htm http://www.ssb.no http://www.statistik.admin.ch

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trade and services Collection: Pocketbooks ISBN 978-92-79-09451-4 ISSN 1831-1865 .Industry. — 10.5 x 21 cm Theme: Population and social conditions .European Commission Tourism statistics Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities 2008 — 127 pp.

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http://ec. giving information on the available capacity in hotels and other types of collective accommodation and the tourist flows they receive. The data covers the period 2000 to 2006.KS-DS -08-001-EN-N Tourism statistics This Pocketbook introduces both the expert and non-expert reader to a wide range of statistics relating to tourism in Europe. The figures presented in this publication cover on the one hand the supply of collective tourist accommodation in Europe. it illustrates the travel behaviour of Europeans. giving information on their domestic and outbound trips. On the other hand.europa.eu/eurostat ISBN 978-92-79-09451-4 9 789279 094514 . The publication focuses in a first part on the tourism industry and the tourism market while a second part includes country profiles with more detailed facts and figures for the Member States of the European Union and EFTA as well as some candidate countries.

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