UNWTO Barometer November 2022
A 6-page excerpt from the latest UNWTO Tourism Barometer consisting of commentary, data tables and charts.
Key insights include that international arrivals reached 62% of their 2019 equivalent during the first nine months of 2022, with volumes doubling compared with the same period of 2021.
The story has been one of improvements as the year has progressed, with arrivals in Q3 just 26% below that of three years earlier.
Europe has been a leading light among global regions, reaching 81% of 2019 arrivals during the first nine months of this year.
Despite challenges that may see the pace of recovery slow in the coming months, UNWTO is confident that by the end of this year international tourism will have recovered to 65% of its 2019 scale.
Perhaps helping to explain why there have been so many operational challenges at European airports the report cites data showing that demand was 74% higher in Q3 than was the case for the same period of last year.
The UNWTO panel of experts has revised down its expectations for the final few months of this year given the growing economic headwinds, but broadly remain optimistic that recovery will continue, but at a slower pace.
The Excerpt concludes with a table showing recent trends by region and subregion.