The impact of global crises on international tourism in the Southern and Mediterranean Europe




international tourism, crisis, arrivals, receipts


The global character of international tourism makes this industry vulnerable to the effects of global shocks of an economic or non-economic nature. Crises in international tourism are becoming more frequent. The 2009 Global Economic Crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic are the two biggest crises that have hit the international tourism market in the twenty-first century and have had a global character. This paper aims to examine and compare the impact of these crises on international tourism in the countries of the Southern and Mediterranean Europe by applying the methods of comparative analysis and cluster analysis. The study results indicated the difference in the impact of the observed crises on the international tourist traffic of the analysed countries, as well as the heterogeneity across the countries of the Southern and Mediterranean Europe themselves in terms of the impact of these global crises.


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Lazarević, S., & Stanišić, T. (2023). The impact of global crises on international tourism in the Southern and Mediterranean Europe. Hotel and Tourism Management, 11(2), 103–115.



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