The top tourist destination in the EU remains Spain, measured in per night stays in hotels, almost 270 million in 2008, although this was down by a little more than one percent compared to the year before.
Official Eurostat figures show that after Spain came Italy, then Germany, France and the UK. These five countries account for more than 70 percent of nights spent in hotels in the 27 countries of the EU. This was fairly evenly made up of EU non-residents and residents. The highest increases were recorded in Slovakia, Poland and Latvia. The biggest decreases were in Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands.