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Press release

Trips and holidays in Italy and abroad

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In 2016, trips with overnight stays made by residents were 66,055 million. The number of trips increased by 13.7%, compared to 2015 (they were 58,115 million).

The average duration of trips slightly decreased at 5.4 nights (5.6 nights for holiday trips and 3.5 for business trips), corresponding to an amount of 356 million nights.

Between 2015 and 2016, short holidays (29,3 million) increased by 20.7% and long holidays (29,9 million) increased by 11.3%. Business trips (6,7 million) remained stable.

Domestic destinations hosted 82.8% of trips. Trips to foreign countries (17.2%) were mostly directed towards EU destinations (9.8%).

In summer, 12.9% of long domestic holidays were spent in Puglia, 11.4% in Emilia-Romagna, whereas Trentino-Alto Adige was the first destination during winter (24.8%) and autumn (16.3%).

Spain was the main destination for long holidays (12% of long trips abroad), whereas 22.1% of short
holidays were spent in France. Germany was the preferred country for business trips (17.4% of business trips abroad).

Among non-European destinations, Usa was the most visited country for long holidays (16.4%) and China for business trips (8.4%).

Reference period: Year 2016

Date of Issue: 31 March 2017

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