According to Eurostat, EU tourism experienced a new high in the first half of 2023, with 1.2 billion nights spent in tourist accommodation in the EU.

This represents an increase of nearly 11 million compared to the same period in 2019 (+0.9%) and an increase of 12.9%, compared to 2022. With 13.3 million more nights (+1.8 %), tourism in the second quarter of 2023 exceeded the level of the second quarter of 2019. Eleven EU members recorded an increase compared with pre-pandemic second quarter 2019, with the strongest (double-digit) recovery observed in the Netherlands (+17.6 %), followed by Portugal (+9.2 %), France (+5.2 %), Belgium and Croatia (both +4.3 %).