Italy: number of outbound tourists by month 2017-2019

Between January 2017 and January 2019, the highest number of Italian tourists traveling abroad was registered in the month of August, both in 2017 and 2018. According to data, in August 2017 approximately 7.81 million Italians went on a trip abroad. Similarly, in August 2018 about 7.86 Italian tourists chose an international destination for their holidays. Conversely, February recorded the lowest number of outbound Italian tourists, both in 2017 and 2018.

Italians prefer to book flights and stay in hotels when traveling abroad

In 2017, most Italians tourists traveled abroad with aircrafts. Moreover, whereas using the car was another popular way of traveling among Italian outbound tourists, only a small percentage of them went abroad with a camper or caravan over the period considered. Furthermore, during the same year, most Italian who traveled abroad preferred to stay in hotels. They accounted for more than a half of Italian outbound tourists in 2017.

Main reasons why Italians travel abroad

In 2017, most Italian tourists mainly travelled abroad for pleasure or relax. Moreover, both visiting artistic, historical or archeological heritage and seeing natural landscapes were other important reasons for travelling abroad in the selected year.

Number of Italian tourists traveling abroad between 2017 and 2019, by month

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Release date

April 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

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