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The latest insights into how COVID-19 has impacted tourism and the events industry across Scotland

Explore below results from research carried out with the tourism industry since March 2020 and the outbreak of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 events industry consultation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a major impact on sporting, cultural and business events.

As part of our continued work to support the events sector throughout this period, we have undertaken a series of virtual forums with more than 120 senior representatives from across the sector to gather insight into the issues and challenges they are facing.

Following on from Event Industry Forums, we asked businesses working closely with the events sector to complete an online survey about the impact of COVID-19 on their business. 

COVID-19 tourism industry survey results

We’re proactively tracking the effects of Coronavirus on the industry. This is a rapidly changing situation and it's important for us, with your valued regular input, to be able to monitor developments.

We’ve conducted two surveys thus far, both have allowed us to see not only the overall impact on Scottish tourism, but also the impact it is having across different regions and business sectors, so that we can consider how best we might adapt our activities. It's also allowed us to inform the Scottish Government and other industry bodies. Thank you to those that took part.