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The impact of coronavirus on tourism sector - an analytical study


  • Bouarar, Ahmed Chemseddine
  • Mouloudj, Kamel
  • Mouloudj, Smail


The COVID-19 pandemic is still taking its toll on all aspect of human life and on all sectors of the global economy without any exception, perhaps among its most perceptible effects was its impact on the tourism sector as banning flight, and restricting mobility and travel were among the first measures that were meant to curb the propagation of the virus. Therefore the aim of the study is to shed light on the impact that COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted and still inflicting on tourism sector, in a bid to fulfill the purposes of the study we conducted an analytical study, the scale of the analysis was of an international level, with special focus on some of the best worldly recognized touristic destinations, along with alluding to the case of Algeria, the study concluded that the tourism sector in countries featuring high dependency on tourism revenues are affected most by the pandemic, while in Algeria the impact of the pandemic on the tourism sector was relatively weak since Algerian’s revenues from tourism are very low. Finally, the study suggested a set of recommendations for Algerian government to lessen the impact of corona virus on tourism sector.

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  • Bouarar, Ahmed Chemseddine & Mouloudj, Kamel & Mouloudj, Smail, 2020. "The impact of coronavirus on tourism sector - an analytical study," MPRA Paper 107784, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 30 Sep 2020.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:107784

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    Coronavirus; Crises; Hospitality; International Tourism;
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    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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