According to TripTrist Travel Planners, tourists should consider the popularity of European Countries when planning their 2015 travel packages to Europe. Spain tops the list followed by Italy and France. Consider Malta, Cyprus and Croatia on the Mediterranean for popular, yet smaller countries.
U.S. television views became more familiar with Malta as contestants of the TV show “The Amazing Race” featured a stay in Malta in the most recent episode. Malta small size makes it easy to stay in one place and sight see around the island. Famous for its beautiful beaches and interesting rock formations, visitors can also visit 5000-year-old temples and walk through charming Mediterranean villages.
All three countries are proportionally large compared to the 28 countries in the EU. When the size of the country is taken into consideration, the Mediterranean destinations of Malta, Cyprus and Croatia, as well as the alpine and city destinations of Austria were the most popular tourist destinations in the EU. Iceland and Montenegro were also popular destinations considering the size of their populations.