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EU tourism August 2010


Based on August figures from Eurostat, EU tourism seems to be picking up in the Nordic and Baltic and Central European regions. Eastern and Southern Europe show improvement. These figures are a bit misleading as the Eurostat table lags in certain regions. Our systems automatically exclude missing data, but latest periods must be interpreted with caution.

The indicators in the chart to the left are based on 12-month average traffic. This is done to prevent the sawblade effect caused by high and low tourist seasons. 12M is 12-month average volume, M/M change from last month, and M/M-12 change from same month prior year.

Nordic and Baltics: Latest data from Denmark is for April, the Baltics for May, Finland and Sweden for June, Norway for July. This means that the July value is Norway only. The chart is set to end May 2010 to prevent misinterpretation.

Central Europe: Latest data from Luxembourg for January, Belgium, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands and the UK is for May, Austria, France and Switzerland for June, and Germany for July. This means that the July value is Germany only. Ireland data is missing altogether. The chart is set to end May 2010 to prevent misinterpretation.

Eastern Europe: Latest data from Bulgaria is for March, Poland and Romania for May, and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia for June. The chart is set to end May 2010 to prevent misinterpretation.

Southern Europe: Latest data from Greece is for February, Cyprus and Italy for April, Malta for June, and Portugal and Spain for July. The chart is set to end April 2010 to prevent misinterpretation.

12-month average arrivals: These charts are set to April 2010 as Italy is a major tourist destination and lack of June data will skew the Southern European rates.

For more information or to get a detailed analysis on a specific region or custom charts, visit our Report section.

Categorization

  • Nordic and Baltics: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden

  • Central Europe: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland

  • Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia

  • Southern Europe: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Source data: Arrivals – monthly data (tour_occ_arm)

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