(23 January 2019) – In 2018, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union is expected to have reached more than 3.1 billion, up by 2.2% compared with 2017.
Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by the rise in the nights spent by non-residents of the country visited.
In 2018, Spain (467 million nights, -0.9% compared with 2017) retained its lead, ahead of France (444 mn, +2.4%), Italy (429 mn, +1.9%) and Germany (419 mn, +4.3%).
The number of nights spent in tourist accommodation in 2018 grew in nearly all Member States, with the largest increases being observed in Latvia (+8.3%), Lithuania (+7.7%) and Malta (+6.5%), followed by Poland (+5.8%), Romania (+5.5%) and Belgium (+5.4%).
In contrast, decreases were registered in Luxembourg (-4.3%), Ireland (-1.5%) and Spain (-0.9%).