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Madrid Madrid

Tourism in European Cities Soared in 2016

In terms of bednights, London, Paris and Berlin were the most popular destinations, in that order. Of the top 10 list, Madrid saw the highest growth in bednights, up 9.4 percent, followed by Barcelona with a rise of 7.5 percent.

The US, Germany and the UK were the main source markets, collectively accounting for around 30 percent of all travellers.

Arrivals from Italy, Japan and Russia decreased 4.3 percent, 11.8 percent and 12.4 percent, correspondingly.

Meanwhile, China represented the fastest growing market at 2.2 percent.