- Russia was the most popular Eastern European destination. In 2019, Russia received 24.4 million international arrivals primarily due to a surge in Chinese tourists (CAGR 2016-19: 13.9%). 2020 saw inbound tourism decline by -79.7% YoY and it lost its title as the most visited destination within the region.
- Boasting 14 UNESCO world heritage sites, impressive natural beauty and a list of iconic cities, Poland is a popular Eastern European destination for various tourist types. In the decade prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, it recorded some of the highest growth in international arrivals in the region (CAGR 2009-19: 6.6%). 2019 saw 21 million international arrivals primarily led by its popularity with European travelers.
- Bulgaria relies more heavily on inbound tourism in comparison to domestic therefore the impact of COVID-19 and international travel restrictions is much greater than other destinations within the region. Pre-pandemic, Bulgaria received 9.4 million international arrivals and had enjoyed years of consecutive growth (CAGR 2009-19: 5.6%).
- This report is part of the publisher's Destination Market Insights Series. These reports provide an in-depth analysis of a tourist destination and its key source markets, as well as an assessment of the trends and issues in the covered destination market, in this case Eastern Europe.
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Table of Contents
- COVID-19 Impact
- Source Markets
- Types of Tourism
- Destination Focus: Ukraine
- Destination Focus: Romania
- Regional Risk & SWOT Analysis
- About the Publisher
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Wizz Air
- Intrepid Travel
- Trip.com Group
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts