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Virtual Tourism Observatory

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The European Commission's Virtual Tourism Observatory (VTO) aims to support policy makers and businesses develop better strategies for a more competitive European tourism sector.
The Virtual Tourism Observatory provides access to a broad collection of information, data and analysis on current trends in the tourism sector. It includes the latest available figures on the sector's trends and volumes, economic and environmental impact, and the origin and profile of tourists.


Change (p.y.%) and number of arrivals and nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments


Net occupancy rate of bed places in hotels and similar accommodation .


Distribution of nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments (Gini index)
The Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of nights deviates from a perfectly
equal distribution (degree of seasonality). A Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality
(no seasonality), while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality (high seasonality).

Expenditure by expenditure categories

Thousand euro


Employed persons by NACE Rev. 2 activity in the EU27 (2020)

Regional data

Nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments by region.
Net occupancy rate of bed-places in hotels and similar accommodation by region.

Main source markets

Arrivals at tourist accommodation establishments (number and change from previous year) and value of EU27 (2020) travel services exports to non-member countries