International inbound tourism by purpose of visit 2018

This statistic shows international inbound tourism by purpose of visit in 2018. Leisure or recreational travel comprised the largest share of inbound tourism in 2018 with 56 percent. Four percent of inbound tourism did not have a specified purpose.

International inbound tourism by purpose of visit in 2018*

Share of inbound tourism
Leisure, recreation and holidays56%
Visiting friends and relatives, health, religion, other27%
Business and professional13%
Not specified4%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*Provisional figures.

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