In 2014, trips with overnight stays made by residents were 63,632 million. Compared to 2013, there was a 9.5% decrease in the number of trips (they were 70,350 million).
The average duration of trips remained stable at 5.8 nights (6.2 nights for holiday trips and 3.5 for business trips), corresponding to an amount of 370 million nights.
Between 2013 and 2014, short holidays showed a decline (-23.6% of trips, -21.2% of nights spent), whereas long holidays (29,9 million) and business trips (8,2 million) remained stable (also in terms of nights).
The decline was concentrated in domestic destinations (-15.2% of trips), which represented over three quarter of the total, while trips to foreign countries increased by 19.7%, due to the growth of business trips towards Eu destinations (+23.8%).
The reductions of trips took place during the first six months of the year: between 2013 and 2014, trips decreased by 17.5% in the first quarter (January-March) and by 11.9% in the second one (April-June).
France and Spain were the main European destinations for holidays: one third of short holidays were spent in France (32.8%), while 16.5% of long ones were spent in Spain. Germany was the preferred country for business trips (21.9%).
Among non-European destinations, Morocco and Tunisia were the most visited countries for holidays (respectively 3.5% and 2.7%) and USA for business trips (8%).
In the summer, more than 10% of long domestic holidays were spent in Toscana (13.2%) and Puglia (10.2%), whereas Trentino-Alto Adige (27.6%) and Lombardia (16.7%) were the first destinations during the winter months.