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June 29, 2022

UNWTO Barometer June 2022

The latest analysis from UNWTO highlights a strong start to the year for international tourism in many parts of the world as restrictions ease and travellers regain confidence. However, it is noted that the amount of travel being undertaken remains significantly down on 2019 and that major headwinds remain.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Demographic Changes

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on the effect of demographic changes on the industry.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Tourism Statistics and Surveys: Perils and Pitfalls

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on the points to look out for when interpreting tourism statistics and surveys.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Value of Tourism to the European Economy

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on quantifying the value of tourism to the European economy.
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April 26, 2022

UNWTO Barometer March 2022

Latest edition of the UNWTO Tourism Barometer summarised by the line “tourism enjoys a strong start to 2022 while facing new uncertainties”. Data is presented showing the performance of different world regions in 2021 along with bespoke analysis that considers the likely impact of the conflict in Ukraine on international tourism.
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March 24, 2022

German VAT Update March 2022

Germany is proposing to levy a tax on operators selling German tourism product outside the EU. Presentation given to WTTC by ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins on the implications of this.
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January 24, 2022

Dutch Report on Societal Value of Tourism and Recreation

An exploration of what the Netherlands, and wider world, would look like were the hospitality sector not to survive the current coronavirus crisis, including its economic value, its value to the wider environment and its value to what are referred to as social processes.
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January 24, 2022

UNWTO Big Data for Better Tourism Policy, and Sustainable Recovery

A comprehensive report which defines Big Data in relation to tourism, highlights the variety of sources of big data and looks at the opportunities and challenges that its use presents. The study highlights the ways in which the adoption of big data could aid both recovery from the pandemic and ensure that tourism has a future grounded in sustainability.
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January 24, 2022

UNWTO Barometer Jan 2022

An overview of international tourism performance in 2021 showing that while there was some year-on-year growth, volumes remain far short of those seen in 2019. Growth is anticipated in 2022 but even the more optimistic scenario sees volumes 50% below 2019 by the end of the current year. The panel of experts questioned by UNWTO now mostly believe that it will be 2024 or later before we return to pre-pandemic levels.
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December 13, 2021

European Commission – Regional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the tourist sector

A hefty tome from DG Regio that describes the tourism ecosystem in Europe through a series of destination typologies, and examines the impact of COVID-19 on them. It takes a broader look at tourism trends (both those from pre-pandemic and those brought about by it) and considers policy initiatives that can promote sustainable tourism.
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December 13, 2021

UNWTO The Economic Contribution of Tourism and the Impact of COVID-19

A report that takes a detailed look at how important tourism was to economies right around the world pre-pandemic and explores the dramatic impact that COVID-19 has had on the sector over the past two years.
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February 10, 2021

UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2020

A comprehensive round-up of international tourism in 2019 revealing that all world regions experienced growth in arrivals which reached 1.5 billion, generating $1,481bn of international tourism receipts. The report contains numerous infographics and tables detailing the economic value of the sector and performance of different world regions in 2019, along with the leading destinations and most valuable source markets.
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December 31, 2020

ETOA Webinar Archive

ETOA Webinar archive from 2020 and earlier.
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June 22, 2020

David Edwards on interpreting tourism stats

A useful companion document for those reading tourism statistics, with a digestible look at why data from different places doesn't always match up.
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June 18, 2020

ETOA Snapshot – What is TOMS?

Tom Jenkins, ETOA's CEO, explains the Tour Operators Margin Scheme for VAT.
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June 17, 2020

David Edwards opinion 3M’s theory on drivers for post-pandemic travel industry

Tourism insight expert David Edwards explains his 3Ms theory for the likely drivers for a post-pandemic travel industry.
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June 17, 2020

CELTH long-term scenarios for travel

Four contrasting and thought-provoking pictures for the visitor economy in 2025 are painted based on so-called ‘explorative scenarios’. It is argued that the two major drivers will be the length and depth of the coronavirus-induced recession and the extent to which people act as ‘I’ or ‘We’.
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June 17, 2020

OECD tourism policy response to coronavirus

Supporting 7% of jobs and accounting for one-fifth of service sector exports across OECD countries this study both underscores the economic importance of tourism and provides a comprehensive analysis of the actions being taken by different countries to steer the sector through the immediate crisis and rebuild for the future. For anyone wishing to review how policymakers are tackling the greatest crisis to confront the tourism industry this report is an excellent crib-sheet.
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June 17, 2020

UNWTO Tourism Data Dashboard

UNWTO have made available much of the data that has historically only been found in the organisation’s publications in a much more interactive way. The tool allows an exploration of inbound and outbound tourism volumes and expenditure at the global, regional and individual country level, ideal for those seeking to track down a particular number.
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June 17, 2020

Euromonitor webinar on implications of COVID-19 for the global economy

A webinar and presentation squarely pitched at those with a keen interest in economics. Detailed global, regional and country forecasts for economic growth in 2020 are discussed along with the factors that will shape the nature and speed of economic recovery.
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