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ICT use: Tourism sector significantly ahead of the whole economy

May 17, 2016 | News

(17 May 2016) – In 2014, more than two thirds of air trips and more than half of train trips were booked online. Accommodation was also booked online for more than half of the trips.

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Enterprises working in the accommodation sector seem to be more advanced in using ICT than many other sectors. While online ordering is offered by 17% of all enterprises in 2015, this share reached 74% for the accommodation sector.

Slightly more than two-thirds (67%) of flight trips made by EU tourists in 2014 were booked online. In two Member States – Finland (90%) and Netherlands (81%) – air travel was booked online in more than 80% of the cases.

Rented tourist accommodation was booked online for the majority (55%) of the trips of EU residents in 2014.

In 2015, 95% of all EU enterprises in the accommodation sector had a website, compared with 75% of enterprises of 10 or more persons in the entire economy.

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