from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy
This summer, many Europeans will avoid holidays abroad and spend time in their own countries.
According to Eurostat, Spanish and French holiday makers rarely leave their own countries. In 2013, just under 93 percent of holiday trips in Spain and 89 percent of holiday trips in France were domestic. Some people do need to get away, however.
In Belgium, it seems like a mass exodus takes place every summer with a whopping 80 percent of holiday trips happening abroad. Due to its geographic position bordering France, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgians can easily travel to a whole host of other countries for holiday with very little effort. Brussels also enjoys a high-speed rail connection with London via the Channel Tunnel, making a quick escape to the UK another easy option for Belgians planning a holiday getaway.
This chart shows the percentage of trips that were domestic or abroad in selected EU countries in 2013.
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