Luxembourg leads EU in online holiday booking

Photo: Eurostat

Luxembourg residents rely on the internet most in the EU when booking holidays and hotels, according to new Eurostat data released on Wednesday.

The European Bureau of Statistics states that 73 per cent of residents in the Grand Duchy book their trips or holiday accommodation online placing the country at the top of the list.

This is followed Denmark at 67 per cent, and Finland at 63 per cent. Eurostat data  shows that for 2016 the EU average is around 49 per cent.

Curiously though the pan-EU figures for holiday accommodation or travel booking, show that older internet users booked online more than younger users.

Around 49 per cent of those aged between 65 and 74 use the web for booking, while the figure was 40 per cent for those aged between 16 and 24.

(Adam Walder,, +352 49939721)

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