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Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our Scottish tourism industry

​​Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived in Scotland in 2020. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus a global pandemic in March 2020.

Working alongside partners, we monitored the impact of the pandemic on our tourism and events industry. We supported the industry in their recovery from the pandemic. And we created the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) to respond to the crisis.

 

In this section:

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) industry survey 2020
  2. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's events sector
  3. Additional research resources

1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) industry survey 2020

Download the coronavirus (COVID-19) Industry Survey 2020

Published August 2022

2. Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's events sector

3. Additional research resources

We conducted several surveys to inform decision making and recovery planning during the pandemic. To monitor the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), we also supported the work of partner organisations.

 

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre made a timeline of the disease.

 

Check out the additional studies which have looked back at the impact of the pandemic:

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