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Tourism: few on holidays in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece

Financial concerns one of the main reasons

03 July, 14:20
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 03 LUG - A high share of people in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania did not make any tourism trip in 2016, mostly because of financial concerns, according to data made public by Eurostat recently. Eurostat said that the share of the population non participating in tourism in 2016 was 76% in Romania, 70.2% in Bulgaria, 64.4% in Greece. At the EU level, 37.9% of people did not take a tourism trip in 2016, with data above the EU average registered also in Croatia (56%), Hungary (44.8%), Lithuania (42,1%) and Latvia (41%).

"Financial concerns were the most frequently reported reason for not taking a tourism trip in the majority of the Member States," Eurostat noted. The highest share of people that did not go to holidays because of financial concerns, Greece (75%), Portugal (66%) and Croatia (62%). (ANSA).

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