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March 14, 2022

The five most visited tourism destinations in Europe in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict lists the projected top five tourist destinations in Europe in 2021, based on international arrivals according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Spain – 26.3 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that Spain will welcome 26.3 million international arrivals in 2021, making it the most popular destination in Europe. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database France, Germany and the UK are forecast to be the largest source markets for Spain in 2021.

2. France – 24.7 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database France will be the second most popular destination in Europe, welcoming 24.7 million arrivals. GlobalData predicts that the UK, Belgium and Germany will be the largest source markets for the destination in France in 2021.

3. Turkey – 24 million arrivals

Expected to welcome 24 million 2021, Turkey, will be the third most popular destination in Europe, according to GlobalData. Russia, Germany and Ukraine are forecast to be the largest source markets for Turkey in 2021.

4. Italy – 20.7 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Italy will be the fourth most popular destination in Europe, welcoming 20.7 million arrivals. Further, GlobalData predicts that Germany, France and Austria will be the largest source markets for the destination in 2021.

5. Greece – 13.9 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that Greece will welcome 13.9 million international arrivals in 2021, making it the fifth most popular destination in Europe. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Germany, the UK and Bulgaria are forecast to be the largest source markets for Greece in 2021.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Traveller Demands & Flows Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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