43% of tourism nights spent in EU countries last year occurred in July & August

 Monday, December 5, 2022 

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A total of 43 per cent of all tourism nights spent in European Union countries last year occurred in July and August, the recent figures provided by the European Office for Statistics, Eurostat.


The same notes that in about three out of four regions in European Union countries, or more specifically, 172 out of the 234 EU areas, August was known as the month with the highest concentration in terms of the number of nights spent, followed by July in a total of 40 EU areas, Schengen Visa website reports.

According to the figures provided by Eurostat, October was the month with the highest concentration in the number of nights spent in a total of 15 EU areas, also taking into account some areas where some of the most famous cities are located, such as Rome, Berlin, and Paris.

The figures provided by Eurostat revealed that July, as well as August, have been considered among the top two months in the majority of EU territories for which data is available, or more specifically in 178 out of 234 regions.

The highest seasonality was registered in the Bulgarian area of Yugoiztochen (71 per cent), where seven out of ten nights were spent in those two months.

This was followed by the Croatian region Jadranska Hrvatska (69 per cent) and Severoiztochen (68 per cent) in Bulgaria, the statement reads.

As for the areas with the lowest seasonality, the two months with the most spent were different. It was reported that the lowest seasonality in EU territories was registered in the Spanish area Ciudad de Melilla, with only 23 per cent of tourism nights spent in August and September last year.

This was followed by region Île-de-France, in France (24 per cent), which also includes Paris, for the months of October and November, as well as Bulgarian area Yugozapaden (25 per cent) for the months of July and August, the statement reads.

Tourism in European countries has marked notable improvement this year after the profound financial loss caused by COVID-related restrictions that were kept in place for many months in an effort to halt the spread of the virus and protect citizens’ lives.

The figures provided by Eurostat previously showed that in July and August 2021, the number of domestic arrivals at tourist facilities decreased by nine per cent compared to the figures for the same period in 2020.

However, despite the notable improvement in the tourism sector in EU countries, the number of international arrivals remained down by 42 per cent last year compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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