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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.

Demand

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

Occupancy

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

Seasonality

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

Employment

Employed persons by NACE Rev. 2 activity in the EU28

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 expenditure in travel services of tourists from non-EU countries to the EU28