UNWTO: Tourism recovery accelerates to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels

International tourism is on track to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 as the sector continues to bounce back from the pandemic. An estimated 700 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of […]

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STR & TE maintain ADR and RevPAR forecast in the last U.S. hotel forecast revision of 2022

STR and Tourism Economics adjusted occupancy slightly downward but maintained previous projections for average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) in the final U.S. hotel forecast revision of 2022. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) remains on track for full recovery this year on a nominal basis but not until 2025 when adjusted […]

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ETC: European tourism resilient in face of low consumer confidence

The European tourism sector successfully endured another challenging summer as worsening inflation and staff shortages threatened recovery. European airlines held up well, with August flight volumes down just 11% relative to 2019. Encouraging data suggests a positive outlook for 2022, with the region expected to recover close to 75% of 2019 inbound travel volumes this […]

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UNWTO: International tourism back to 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022

International tourism continued to show strong signs of recovery, with arrivals reaching 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021. This means the sector recovered almost […]

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ICAO: Air traffic recovery is fast-approaching pre-pandemic levels

ICAO’s latest analyses reveal that air transport seat capacity and passenger totals globally have reached an estimated 80% of pre-pandemic levels, with passenger revenue at around 72% of its 2019 high point. The number of air passengers carried from January to August of this year increased by an estimated 55% compared to the same period […]

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UNWTO: International tourism consolidates strong recovery amidst growing challenges

International tourism continues to show signs of a strong and steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic despite significant mounting economic and geopolitical challenges. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares […]

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International travel drives May air traffic recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for May 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel accelerated heading into the busy Northern Hemisphere summer travel season. Total traffic in May 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 83.1% compared to May 2021, largely driven by the strong recovery in […]

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ETC: Strong outlook for European tourism recovery | Staff shortages & cost of living crisis loom

As concerns over Covid-19 wane, Europe is expected to recover 70% of pre-pandemic travel demand in 2022 Sudden surge in consumer demand coupled with staff shortages pose serious challenges for the sector going into the summer months Long-haul travel into Europe continues to lag significantly behind short- and medium-haul recovery Uncertainty brought about by worsening […]

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Tourism recovery gains momentum as restrictions ease & confidence returns

Tourism continues to recover at a strong pace. Globally, destinations welcomed almost three times as many international arrivals in the first quarter of 2022 as in the same period of 2021, with Europe leading the sector’s rebound. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a 182% year-on-year increase in January-March 2022, […]

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