The Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2020 has been published and reveals how 7 NECSTouR Members Regions - Canary Islands, Ile-de-France, Coastal Croatia*, Cataluna, Balearic Islands, Andalucia and Veneto - are confirmed in the top-7 of the EU Regions with the highest number of Tourist nights. The Region of Valencia is also in the top-10.
The most touristic Regions of NECSTouR confirm their international vocation. From the top-15 of the EU Regions with the highest number of nights spend by non-residents, 11 are member of NECSTouR: again, the most touristic regions mentioned above, plus Tirol, Tuscany and Lazio.
Excellent Tourism accommodation establishments
Looking also at the nights spent at tourism accommodation establishments in 2019, we are pleased to find two of our Regions - Occitanie and Île-de-France - in the top-2 of the ranking and other 8 Regions in the top-20: Andalucia, Emilia-Romagna, Catalonia, Region of Valencia, Veneto, Tuscany, Brittany and Lazio.
Low Tourism density
Meanwhile, none of the top-5 EU Regions where tourism density in 2018 stood at more than 10 000 nights per km² is member of our network.
A final balance
This data confirm how NECSTouR cover all the most touristic Regions of Europe. They also reveals a strong international vocation of our most touristic regions and a good balance between a high number of visitors and tourism density.
More on the Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2020
*Only Istria is member of NECSTouR