UNWTO World Tourism Barometer - April 2018 Edition

May 25, 2018


This issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and the accompanying Statistical Annex presents an analysis of outbound tourism based on international tourism expenditure and departures data for source markets for 2017. Additionally, it updates of the preliminary results for international tourist arrivals and receipts in 2017 reported by destinations around the world included in the January 2018 Advance Release. Furthermore, this issue includes an analysis of airline results and of hospitality markets in 2017.

Study on the impact of taxes on the competitiveness of European tourism with EU tourism tax tool

Jan 26, 2018


Author: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)

Taxation can influence the number of travellers and the amount of tourist products and services consumed. It may also have other induced and catalytic effects in related sectors.

While taxation in tourism falls under the competences of EU countries, it is important to showcase its impact on the competitiveness and employment in the sector. The study on taxes and competitiveness in European tourism offers: