For the inhabitants of Slovenia, personal vehicles are the most popular means of travel, which is 85% of all journeys made by car. We followed the citizens of Portugal (80%), the Czech Republic (79%) and Spain and Bulgaria (77%).
On the other hand, passenger cars were the least used in Luxembourg and Cyprus (48%) and in Ireland (49%).
The use of the train in Slovenia is declining
The planes were mainly used by residents of small island states: Malta (63%), Cyprus (49%) and Ireland (43%). In six countries, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia, this proportion was less than 10%.
The trip was mainly used in France (15%) and Germany (14%), both known for the diversified rail network. The percentage of people who travel by train to Slovenia has dropped from 4.7 percentage points since the last 2016 survey.
The inhabitants of three quarters of the trips travel within the countries where they reside
Eurostat data shows that 1,300 million tourists have traveled to the EU. four percent more than in 2016, with an average trip of 5.1 days. In these trips they generated 6,400 million overnight stays.
Nearly three quarters (73%) of all trips are made by EU residents in the countries where they reside. Of the 27 percent of the trips to the foreigner, 80 percent went to other members of the Union.
The citizens of the EU used to use their own or contracted vehicle to travel (64% of the cases). Travel by airplanes (17%) and trains (11%). The trip abroad was dominated by air travel (56% of cases), while the car trip (76%) was used to travel home.
Almost half (49%) of all EU travel trips had a tourist character, 35% of cases were for relatives and friends, while 12% were official routes.
The best in Croatia
The highest percentage of trips to the country of residence between all trips was recorded in Romania (94%), Spain (91%), Portugal (89%), Greece (88%), France (87%) and Bulgaria ( 86%). . Meanwhile, the citizens of Luxembourg (98%), Belgium (80%), Malta (68%) and Slovenia (62%) traveled more to the rest of the world.
According to data from the Statistics Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenes are, by far, the most foreign trips created in Croatia.