Is there any statistics available that includes gender differences? I would like to know the rate of male vs female travelers. For example, something like this:

  • Country: male%
  • USA: 48%
  • Germany: 43%
  • Japan: 38%
  • China: 42%

Of course it is sufficient if you can compute it by manipulating the raw data.

  • What do you mean by travel? international air travel? any mode? Jan 12, 2016 at 13:30
  • @Skram Yes international air travel. I didn't mind the mode... I don't believe the government provide the datasets that is so specific.
    – Blaszard
    Jan 12, 2016 at 14:12

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I don't know of a global database but Eurostat does provide some insights into European countries if that is of interest. You can find their tourism database here.

If you navigate through tour_dem > tour_dem_tt > tour_dem_ttsd > tour_dem_ttsex you will find what you are looking for. The data is available for viewing in Eurostats interface or as a downloadable tsv.

If you want to compare this to expenditure by gender you can find this data in tour_dem_ex > tour_dem_exsd > tour_dem_exsex.

The raw tourism data is split into different variables. You will have Personal trips as well as Professional, business trips and Domestic, Outbound or All countries of the world trips. You can also see amount of time spent by 1 night or over, from 1 to 3 nights and 4 nights or over

Direct links to the raw data can be found here:

Number of trips by country and sex (and type of trip, length of trip, type of destination)

Expenditure on tourism by country and sex (and type of trip, length of trip, type of destination)

  • Thanks. Do you know which encoding it is written? I can't read the tsv datasets via UTF-8 or SJIS...
    – Blaszard
    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:47
  • Ah, it worked if I read the data as SDMX. Thank, it is what I was looking for!
    – Blaszard
    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:20

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