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Definition: Personal travel

Balance of Payments, Eurostat

Personal travel covers goods and services acquired by travellers going abroad for purposes other than business, such as holidays, participation in recreational and cultural activities, visits with friends and relations, pilgrimage, and education- and health-related purposes. Personal travel (code 240) is divided in three subcomponents: Health-related Expenditure (code 241), Education-related Expenditure (code 242) and Other Personal Travel (code 243).
European Union, Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 on Community statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment (Official Journal of the European Union No L 35, 8.2.2005, p. 23 – 55)