NEWS . Exciting map: Development of travel in Europe 2016-2020
Corona effect? Discover here which countries have taken which developments in the years between 2016 and 2020
Holidays in sight
Finally, we can think about taking holidays in other countries again. People are tired, worn out from the worries and restrictions since spring 2019 and hungry for a little change from everyday life. For the individual work-live balance, a holiday would be sorely needed. The mere anticipation of a trip and the start of planning in itself are balm for the soul.
Business as usual?
Digital development or not: for a long time, personal contact in business was also reduced exclusively to virtuality due to restrictive measures as well as the latent danger of contagion. The increasing prospect of real business trips to real customers, suppliers, partners or even professional personal exchange at real face-to-face events such as conferences, congresses, events or trade fairs provides a glimmer of hope on the horizon in the business world as well.
Travel industry strongly affected in all countries
For business and holiday destinations all over the world, it is a blessing when tourist and business travel activities start up again. For many businesses there, holidaymakers and business travellers from home and abroad are an important, sometimes even the only source of income. Corona has undoubtedly hit the travel industry extremely hard.
The development of tourist arrivals in the European countries
Our map shows the development of tourist arrivals in European countries in the years from 2016 to 2020*.
Of course, in almost all European countries, a significant decline can be seen here, especially for the last two years. Corona undoubtedly plays the decisive role here. What are the differences between the countries? Which countries have been hit particularly hard? What did the development look like in the years before Corona? Where, despite everything, can a positive trend be seen?
Maps make things clearer
Maps say more than 1,000 words. That is why digital maps and dashboards have taken on a very important role in recent years in documenting and explaining fundamental and regional phenomena to the population. A role that they have had in business for a long time. And this is exactly what we have been doing for over 40 years now.
*Note: Data sources are arrivals of aircraft from international departure points at the airports and bookings of international guests in the hotels. Private/touristic trips as well as business trips are covered. The data was integrated and processed in easymap office and is made available via easymap explorer.
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