Sweden, tourism is worst hit by corona

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The hospitality industry and tourism industry are drastically affected as travel decreases and events are canceled. We do not know exactly how the downturn will affect various municipalities and workplaces, but statistics from Statistics Sweden show where we are being hit the hardest.

Charlotta Mellander is a professor of economics and researches regional development, cities and creativity.

Charlotta Mellander is a professor of economics and researches on regional development, cities and creativity. In a text on Verticals, she writes about the effects of the corona virus on important sources of income in the country’s municipalities.

Many hotels and restaurants now empty. Conferences have been canceled. Concerts as well. The effects will be noticeable for a long time to come, writes Charlotta Mellander according to Expressen.

Åre is the municipality with the most inhabitants in the sector – almost every fifth person works in the hospitality industry.

Strömstad (10 percent) and Borgholm (9 percent) are other municipalities where tourism is of crucial importance.

The lowest level of employees in the hospitality industry is in Gnosjö (0.54 percent), Essunga (0.59), Bjuv (0.62), Mönsterås (0.73 percent) and Tranemo (0.76 percent).

The major cities of Stockholm (4.97 percent), Gothenburg (4.27 percent) and Malmö (4.19 percent) are also high on the list.