Global tourism arrivals almost triples in the first seven months of 2022

 Thursday, September 29, 2022 


On Monday, the UNWTO released heartening news with its latest World Tourism Barometer, which displays that international tourism arrivals almost tripled during the first seven months of this year compared to the same period in 2021.

The agency’s Panel of Tourism Experts stated watchful confidence for the remaining part of the year, and into 2023, in spite of the indefinite economic setting: swelling interest rates, increasing energy and food expenses, and the growing predictions of a global recession, continuing to present major threats to tourism.

To mark World Tourism Day, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, greeted tourism’s capability to push sustainable development, urging for more investment in clean and sustainable tourism, creation of good jobs, and measures for making sure that revenue assists host countries and local communities.

Mr. Guterres said that governments, businesses and consumers need to arrange their tourism practices in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, referring to global agreements aimed toward keeping global warming under control.

He said that the very survival of tourism, along with many tourist destinations like Small Island Developing States, depends on it.

Zurab Pololikashvili, the UNWTO Secretary-General said that the resumption of tourism universally surely brings hope.

To celebrate World Tourism Day, the UNWTO launched its first World Tourism Day Report, which is the first in a yearly series of updates and scrutiny of the Organization’s work managing the sector forward.

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