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Europe's Strong Rise in City Break Travel in 2017
Europe's Strong Rise in City Break Travel in 2017

Europe's Strong Rise in City Break Travel in 2017

Europe's Strong Rise in City Break Travel in 2017

City break tourism in Europe has recorded a growth of 7.7% in 2017, featuring a 5.2% growth in overnight stays by Europeans and a 9.2% rise in overnight stays by international visitors, according to preliminary results of European Cities Benchmarking Report.

The list of the ten cities with most overnight stays remained the same as in 2016 with the top three spots held by London (7.6% increase), Paris (7.5 %) and Berlin (0.3%), Tornosnews.gr reported. Madrid surpassed Barcelona while the rest of the cities retained the same positions.

Regarding main source markets for European cities, Russia, which showed a sharp decline in 2016 by 12.4%, rebounded strongly with an increase of 27.3% followed by China with (17.3% more) and the US (15.5%), while Italy continued to drop (by 3.4%).

The main source markets for European cities include the USA (12%) Germany (8%) and the UK (7%), accounting for almost 30% of the total international travelers in European cities.

Italy, Russia and Japan increased their overnight stays as main source markets for European cities.

London ranked again first for international visitors with 8% growth in overnight stays, followed by Paris (11.1%).

 

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