Provisional calculation of value added of industries

The national tourism accounts, which are compiled on an annual basis only, cannot yet provide complete insight into the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Dutch tourism sector for 2020. However, it is possible to look at the development of the main industries within the tourism sector by using other available information. These industries partly or fully classify as tourism industries. They include aviation (passenger and freight transport), accommodation and food services, travel agencies, tour operators, and culture, recreation, sports and interest groups. In 2019, they accounted for 73 percent of the tourism gross value added. A more detailed breakdown is not available. Year-on-year developments in value added were studied for these industries. During the calculation of these developments, various steps in the process of the annual tourism accounts were skipped. The results, analysed only once for the purpose of this news release, should therefore be seen as an approximation of figures.
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