Tourism globally is on its path to recovery robustly
Published on : Thursday, June 9, 2022
Tourism is on its path to recoveryat arobustspeed. In the first quarter of this year, globally, destinations welcomed around three times more international arrivals when compared to the same period in 2021, and Europe led the tourism sector’srebound.
As per the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, global tourism witnessed a 182% year-on-year growthduring January-March this year, with destinations universally welcoming around 117 million worldwide arrivals in contrast to 41 million in the first quarter of 2021. Of the additional 76 million international arrivals during the first three months of this year, around 47 million arrivals were witnessed in March, which meant that the recovery is slowly acquiringspeed.
As per the UNWTO statistics,all through the first quarter of this year, Europe welcomed nearly four times of international arrivals equivalent to thefirst quarter of 2021, and the results were driven by robust intra-regional demand. In both the Americas,influxes more than doubled during theperiod of the same three months. Nonetheless, entrances in Europe and the Americas still remained 43% and 46% lowerthan the 2019 levels, respectively.
The Middle East and Africa witnessed vigorous growth in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. However, arrivals remained 59% and 61% lowerthan the levels of 2019 levels,correspondingly.
Asia and the Pacific regions documented a 64% upsurgecompared to2021;however, levels were 93% lowerthan 2019 numbers.