Between Jan-July, world tourism arrivals reached 84% of pre-covid level

Thursday, September 21, 2023


Tourism worldwide is recovery the major losses that it experienced due to Covid-19, the nastiest disaster in its history. Between January and July 2023, arrivals reached 84 percent of the levels of pre-pandemic times, as per the recent information published by the UNWTO.

More precisely, as per the recent UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, the demand in tourism remained quite strong in different markets in spite of the financial and geopolitical trials but now, tourism must regulate to the new realities.

Approx 700 million tourists, between January-July period, had traveled worldwide. This created a rise by almost 43 percent compared to the same time in 2022. July was the busiest tourist month with 145 million people touring all over the world, accounting for 20 percent of the seven-month total.

In the seven months to July, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa led the rebound of the sector. The world’s largest destination region is Europe, and it revived 91 percent of pre-Covid levels, helped by strong intra-regional demand and travel from the US.

The best results were seen in the Middle East with arrivals 20 percent above the levels of pre-pandemic times, as Africa recovered 92 percent of pre-crisis visitor numbers.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said that tourism is recuperating strongly in every part of the world.

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