UNWTO Barometer June 2022
An 7-page excerpt from the latest UNWTO Tourism Barometer consisting of commentary, data tables and charts.
The focus is on performance during the first quarter of the year, noting that destinations welcomed three times as many international arrivals than in the same period of 2021, with the pace of increase being fastest in March.
But putting this rebound in context the report highlights that arrivals remain 61% lower than for the equivalent period of 2019.
Europe saw year-on-year growth of 280% but remains 43% below 2019 levels.
UNWTO now forecast that globally in 2022 international tourist arrivals will reach between 55% and 70% of their 2019 level.
The sense that confidence has returned as restrictions are eased is somewhat tempered by a recognition that significant downside risks exist, both economic and geopolitical. The report suggests that the impact from the war in Ukraine on international tourism has thus far been more limited than at first feared.