Italy Tourism

Italy TourismItaly Tourism

Foreign tourism in Italy is worth 34 billion Euros a year, and it keeps growing, with an average increase of one billion per year. Moreover, Italians started traveling abroad again. These are some of the incoming and outgoing trends of 2014, according to a report published by the Bank of Italy, Tourism Review reported. A total of 34.154 million Euros were spent by international tourists in Italy between January and December 2014, outnumbering 33.064 million Euros in 2013. Italian tourists spent 21.7 million Euros abroad in 2014, and 20.309 million Euros in the previous year. In 2014, the tourist balance of payments was positive, namely 12.454 million Euros, though showing a little fall when compared to the previous year. This decrease is caused by an increase of international expenses, which are higher than tourist revenues (+6.8% vs. +3.3%).