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Tourism

Italy within the European context


In 2015 collective accommodation establishments numbered an average of 61.4 bed-places per 1,000 inhabitants in Europe. Croatia reported by far the highest value (222.1) followed at a distance by Austria, Greece, Luxembourg and Cyprus, with over 100 bed-places per 1,000 inhabitants, and Malta, Sweden, Netherlands and Italy with over 80.


In the period between 2000-2015, the overall accommodation capacity in Europe rose from 48.3 to 61.4 bed-places per 1,000 inhabitants and Italy recorded a percentage increase in line with the European average.

In 2015 most Eu28 countries recorded an average length of stay in tourist accommodation establishments lower than 4 nights. Italy ranked seventh and Spain occupied the sixth position; both countries showed higher values than the Eu28 average (2.94 nights). United Kingdom, France and Germany all recorded shorter average length of stay with figures below the European average.

Data on participation in tourism for long holidays (4 nights or more) by residents aged 15 or over recorded a European average of 48 percent in 2014, with the highest levels in Denmark and the lowest in Romania. Italy recorded a value of 33 percent. Among the closest Member States, Germany, France, Austria and Spain showed higher values.