Over 85 percent of people in the Netherlands go on holiday. Nearly two-thirds of them take a trip abroad. Almost 49 percent travel to foreign destinations by plane, while around 44 percent go by car. How often do people from other European countries go on holiday, and do they stay in their own country or do they spend it abroad? How often do they travel by air?
Over 62 percent of Europeans (223 million) go on holiday, with half of them spending the holiday abroad. In total, these are more than 118 million holidays. People living in smaller countries relatively often travel abroad for their holidays, while those living in larger EU countries are more likely to stay in their own country. In France and Spain, for example, nine in every ten holidaymakers stay in their own country. Dutch holidaymakers going abroad prefer spending their long holiday (four or more nights) in Spain or Germany. Their favourite destinations for a short break (one to three nights) are Germany and Belgium.