Which European city has the busiest hotels: you'll be surprised to know the answer
In which European cities do tourists stay overnight? The answer to this question is provided by the Eurostat report on nights spent in tourist accommodation.
Paris is undoubtedly the leader in terms of the number of nights spent. In 2019, 43.2 million nights were spent in tourist accommodation in the French capital, Euronews reports.
Berlin ranks second with 33.2 million nights, followed by Madrid with 28.9 million.
Sofia, Bulgaria, had the lowest number of nights spent in tourist accommodation: 1.2 million visitors per year.
The list also includes Latvia's Riga (2.2 million) and Lithuania's Vilnius (2.3 million).
Which city has the highest "tourism intensity"
A look at the "tourism intensity" - the ratio of nights spent in tourist accommodation relative to the total resident population of a region - gives a clearer picture of which cities are the most crowded.
Paris also tops the list in this category. In 2019, tourists spent 19.9 nights per capita in Paris, followed by Prague with 14.1 nights.
In Berlin (Germany), tourists spent 9.3 nights per capita, in Vienna (Austria) - 8.9 nights and in Oslo (Norway) - 8.2 nights.
Sofia and the Turkish capital Ankara had the lowest number of nights spent in tourist accommodation per capita - 0.9 nights.
This figure was 7.4 nights in Amsterdam, 7.1 nights in Lisbon, 4.4 nights in Madrid, 3.7 nights in Rome and 3.4 nights in Dublin.
Which EU country has the highest tourism intensity
At the country level, tourism intensity is highest in Iceland, with 23.5 nights spent in tourist accommodation per capita per year.
Croatia ranks second with 22.4 nights, while Romania has only 1.5 nights per capita.
The ratio was 14.4 in Austria, 13.4 in Greece, 10 in Spain, 6.6 in France and 5.3 in Germany.
In the EU as a whole, the average was 6.4 nights per capita.