(17 May 2016) – In 2014, more than two thirds of air trips and more than half of train trips were booked online. Accommodation was also booked online for more than half of the trips.
Enterprises working in the accommodation sector seem to be more advanced in using ICT than many other sectors. While online ordering is offered by 17% of all enterprises in 2015, this share reached 74% for the accommodation sector.
Slightly more than two-thirds (67%) of flight trips made by EU tourists in 2014 were booked online. In two Member States – Finland (90%) and Netherlands (81%) – air travel was booked online in more than 80% of the cases.
Rented tourist accommodation was booked online for the majority (55%) of the trips of EU residents in 2014.
In 2015, 95% of all EU enterprises in the accommodation sector had a website, compared with 75% of enterprises of 10 or more persons in the entire economy.