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Foreign tourist spending in Italy increases

CNC
Added On May 13, 2018

2017 marked another bumper year for the Italian tourist industry.
 
A new study showed foreign tourists spent more than 46 billion U.S. dollars in Italy last year, up nearly 8 percent on 2016.
 
According to Italy’s International Center for Studies on Tourism Economics, growth more than doubled its recent three year average.
 
Chinese tourists to Italy were among those increasing their spending more last year, surpassed only by those from Japan and the U.S.
 
Rome was the most popular place, attracting more tourist spending than any other.
 
More than two thirds of spending went to just five Italian regions: the areas around Milan, Rome, Venice, Naples, and Tuscany.
 
Meanwhile the center says Italian tourists are also spending more overseas. In 2017, Italians splurged around 29 billion dollars on their foreign trips, up around nine percent year on year.