Veneto has been Italy's leading region for tourism for years, accounting for 14.7% of arrivals and 16.3% of nights spent in the whole of Italy in 2007.
The number of tourists in 2008 has remained mostly stable compared to 2007: there was a 0.2% decrease in the number of arrivals and a moderate decline of 0.9% in overall presences.
The number of international visitors has decreased (-2.2% on 2007), while the number of Italian tourists has increased (+3.1%), although stays are becoming increasingly shorter.
International visitors made up 58.9% of the regional tourist flow.
In 2008 Veneto confirmed itself as Italy's second-place region for revenue from international visitors; this was not so much due to the length of stay, which was under five days, as to the high flow of tourists. The average daily spending of a visitor to Veneto was 90.20 euro, which was in line with the national average.
Spending by international visitors accounts for a significantly higher proportion of Veneto's economy than it does of Italy's (2.9% of GDP compared to 1.6%).
Tourists who spend the night in Veneto are also added to those who come on day trips. Day trips to destinations in Veneto in 2007 accounted for 8.8% of the national total, up 42.7% on two years previously.
(Chapter 10 in figures)