Datagraphic: Impact of EU Integration on Tourism

Impact of the EU Integration in Tourism

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Despite the harsh austerity that the European Union has faced recently in the wake of the global economic crisis, tourism performance over the long term received a welcome boost from integration. Encouraging freedom of movement through the introduction of the Schengen area, the common visa policy and removal of outstanding travel restrictions on members like Bulgaria and Romania helped to stimulate inbound tourism demand both from intra-regional and international tourists.