In the European Union (EU), tourism is above all an internal affair. Nearly 90% of tourism nights in the EU are
spent by EU residents, meaning that tourists from outside the EU account for only around 10% of the total. And
when travelling, EU residents spent almost 85% of their tourism nights within the EU, with only just over 15% in
While several regions of Spain, Italy and France are among the most favored by tourists in the EU, the United States and Turkey appear to be the top destinations –in terms of nights spent–of EU residents when they travel outside the EU.