1 in 5 tourism nights of EU residents spent by tourists aged 65 or overby Editorial Staff - 2016.09.26
With over 1.2 billion nights spent during their trips all over the world in 2014, tourists aged 65 or over living in the European Union (EU) accounted for 20% of the tourism activity (in terms of number of nights spent by EU residents). However, an older tourist in the EU spent on average €52.6 per day, or €12.7 less than the average tourist. Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes a selection of data on the occasion of the World Tourism Day (27 September), whose theme this year is "Tourism for all: promoting universal accessibility". In general, older tourists in the EU favour domestic holidays, which accounted for two-thirds (66%) of all their tourism nights (compared with 59% for all tourists), while outbound tourism represented a third (34%) in 2014.
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