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The Flying Dutchmen: Recent Trends in International Tourism from the Netherlands


  • Lorenzo Zirulia

    () (University of Bologna, Department of Economics, Italy; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy; CRIOS, Bocconi University, Italy)


This brief paper focuses on Dutch outbound tourism, i.e. international flows with the Netherlands as a place of origin. Using data provided by CBS Statistics Netherlands, we show that the total number of international holidays, both in absolute terms and per capita, has significantly grown in the last three decades, denoting a significant increase in the propensity of Dutch residents to engage in international tourism; moreover, year-by-year variations seem to be positively, but weakly, associated with the general conditions of the Dutch economy. In terms of the composition of international holidays by destination country, we found evidence of some instability in the relative importance of different destinations, with an increase in the diversity of choices by Dutch tourists and in the distance of their preferred destination.

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  • Lorenzo Zirulia, 2013. "The Flying Dutchmen: Recent Trends in International Tourism from the Netherlands," Working Paper series 35_13, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
  • Handle: RePEc:rim:rimwps:35_13

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    Outbound tourism; international holidays; the Netherlands; tourism markets; tourist preferences; tourist area cycle of evolution;

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