Eurobarometer tourism & traveling survey

Some 80% of Europeans continue to travel for their holidays according to a new Eurobarometer survey on The attitudes of Europeans towards tourism 2010. Only 20% of over 30,000 randomly selected citizens were almost certain that they will not travel in 2010, which is significantly below the proportion of non-travellers in 2009 (33%). Travel is more popular among Norwegians (84%), the Finns (83%) in the Netherlands (79%) and Irish. (78%)Greece is the fourth most popular tourist destination for Europeans in 2010, according to the Eurobarometer survey. First in the survey is Spain followed by Italy and France. Tourism is one of Europe’s most important service industries, accounting for 5% of Europe’s GDP and 6% of employment.