How will european seaside destinations overcome the Covid-19 crisis? PART 1

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Published on 16/06/20 - Updated on 17/03/22

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Until now, the Mediterranean coast has been welcoming many tourists who want to forget their daily routine on sunny beaches for a few weeks of well-deserved rest. What sustainability for the resort tourism model, based for some destinations on a large share of foreign customers? At a time when the borders between European countries are barely opening up, when their inhabitants are still groggy from several weeks of lockdown and when the threat of the pandemic has not yet been totally ruled out, what about the economic health of these destinations and countries largely irrigated by tourism?

According to the World Tourism Organization, Southern and Mediterranean Europe accounts for 20% of the 51% share of international tourism markets that the European continent represents. It receives 14.9% of the world's tourism receipts for 38.8% in Europe as a whole. A destination which therefore...

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