- JRC nr: JRC122857
- Publication date
- 1 December 2020
From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, tourism was one of the first and most severely affected sectors. With the gradual imposition of related containment measures in a number of EU countries, various hypotheses were put forward at European, national and regional level concerning whether, what and how the tourism sector was impacted. The goal of this Policy Insights brief is to provide a detailed spatial analysis of tourism expenditure in EU Regions before the COVID-19 crisis (assumed baseline year: 2018). This characterisation can thus be used in economical impact assessment to evaluate the pandemic severity and delineate relevant policy scenarios.
RIBEIRO BARRANCO Ricardo, BATISTA E SILVA Filipe, JACOBS Christiaan, PROIETTI Paola, PIGAIANI Cristian, KAVALOV Boyan, KUCAS Andrius, KOMPIL Mert, VANDECASTEELE Ine, LAVALLE Carlo, RAINOLDI Alessandro