WTTC data reveals the recovery of US international tourism

 Thursday, July 21, 2022 

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New data published in World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals that US international travel is on the face of recovering. The testing has been removed from the international airport. After which international travel was seen to have increased 93%. World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its partner ForwardKeys on international flight booking trends reveal the long-awaited recovery.

Currently, the U.S. outbound flight bookings have reached near pre-pandemic levels, falling just 5% short of 2019 bookings. This is part robust year-over-year growth of 35% compared to 2021.

International destinations such as Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, and Italy top the list for U.S. Philippines has seen an 8% spike in outbound flight bookings during the last four weeks alone.

The inbound travellers are returning to normalcy too. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) border reveals the growth in both national and international travel. In other words, people started to arrive more in the country after the Covid-19 vaccination certificate has been made optional.

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO has stated positive feedback. She said the spike in inbound bookings validates the U.S. government’s decision to ease travel restrictions by scrapping testing for visitors and returning U.S. citizens – something other economies did long ago.

Simpson further stated that Travel & Tourism sector has proven to be very resilient. Further, sensible border-crossing policies and reduced restrictions are helping to fuel the sector’s recovery. But more international travel is key to ensuring the pace and scale of full recovery.

WTTC data tracks international travel for more than 30 years. With the help of knowledge partners such as ForwardKeys, WTTC publishes a huge number of reports on a periodic basis regarding the economic contribution of the Travel & Tourism sector, market growth, job creation and more.

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