Tourism in Italy is thriving, as the latest statistics show an additional record year for the country with more than 420 million visitors in 2017. The 4.4 percent increase in vacationist numbers since the last record was set
in 2016 is well above the European average. Tourists passes will especially rise from Switzerland, the Middle East area and also Australia and New Zealand, said the poll of 1,613 tourism providers. There was a 2.8 percent rise in the number of people residing in Italian hotels, with an average stay of 2.9 nights recorded per customer. 2017 was referred to as the Italian Year of the Village.