Tourism in the European Union – data for 2018

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The number of tourists accommodated in tourist accommodation establishments in EU countries has been steadily increasing for over 10 years and in 2018 reached 1 083.3 million.

In 2018, in EU countries, there were 684.7 thousand operating tourist accommodation establishments, of which 29.6% was constituted by hotels and similar accommodation, 66.5% by holiday and other short-stay accommodation (e.g. youth hostels, holiday centres) and 4.1% by camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks.

Compared to the previous year, the number of tourist accommodation establishments increased by 4.3%, of which the highest grow, i.e. by 6.7%, concerned holiday and other short-stay accommodation.