Characterisation of regional tourism and the impact of COVID-19

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Tue 13, October 2020
14:30 - 15:00 CET
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, tourism has been one of the first and most severely affected sectors. This session characterises the expenditure of regional tourism and the impact of travel restrictions on domestic and non-resident tourists. It describes the disaggregation of tourism expenditure from the national level to the regional level in the EU 27 geographical context. We assume that regions with higher "nights-spent" will generate higher expenditures. It then proceeds to analyse the results, focusing on their spatial-statistical characteristics. These include the expenditure/per capita, the detection of extreme regions, delimitation of hot/cold spots, vulnerability analysis and impact by tourism typology. Scenarios due to travel restrictions can then be defined by simulating drops in demand, reduction in accommodation capacity and blocking of countries, regions and cities. These can then be compared with the baseline characterisation and the quantified impact.

Sjoerdje VAN-HEERDEN, Project Officer, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Spain.
Ricardo Barranco, Scientific Officer, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy.
Chris JACOBS-CRISIONI, Scientific Officer, JRC, Italy.
EURegions talk
Cohesion and Cooperation
European Commission - DG REGIO, European Commission - JRC
English (EN)
Pre-recorded video

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  • Posted by: Khrystyna Bosovych
    On: 13/10/2020 - 15:08pm


    Good afternoon! Thank you for very interesting session and huge work behind! Is it possible to get the presentations which were shown by the speakers? Thank you for your answer!