Tourist numbers rise
Monday 27 August 2012
The number of tourists making overnight stays in the Netherlands rose 2.2% last year to 30.7 million, national statistics office CBS said on Monday.
The total number of nights they spent in accommodation in the country also rose 0.6% to 85.4 million.
Tourists appear to prefer more luxury accommodation, said the CBS. Overnight stays at hotels and bungalow parks rose more than those at campsites and hostels.
The Dutch are also taking shorter stays in their own country. Last year the number making overnight stays in their own country rose 1.3% to 19.4 million.
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