World tourism starts after covid with fear of new storm

Less and less countries are demanding on entries proof of vaccine or test covid negative anyone face mask traveling by plane. Specifically, some 62 countries (39 in Europe) worldwide restrictions on covid removed. And every time supply is more like before the pandemic: It can be read in the window of any travel agency in Malaysia, USA, Los Cabos or Senegal. this tourism is flyingwith America and Europe as the engine and Asia in the tail with the most restrictive travel policies, but with underlying fear economic storm that war can bring.

This is the last reflected UNWTO World Tourism Barometer for the first five months of 2022 in which about half (46%) of pre-pandemic levels recovered with a total of 250 million international arrivals. “Tourism’s recovery has accelerated in many parts of the world and overcome the challenges that have come its way,” the UNWTO Secretary-General said this week. Zurab Pololikashvilithis is a statement.

70% recovery

for him set of the yearagency is waiting Improved between 55% and 70% of 2019 levelsdepending on the circumstances, especially “economic winds and geopolitical challenges that could impact the industry for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.” International Monetary Fund, a global economic slowdown From 6.1% in 2021 to 3.2% in 2022 and 2.9% in 2023.

Europe and America lead recoveryIn the first case, four times as many international arrivals (+350%) than in the first five months of 2021, in the second case twice (+112). Both regions remain Still 36% and 40% below 2019 levelshowever, by the end of the year, arrivals to Europe are expected to increase by 65-80%, and to America by 63% to 76%.

More restrictive travel policies are being lifted Asia and the Pacific back. Thus, despite a doubling of arrivals (+94%) in this area by May, the figures are 90 percent below 2019. Although UNWTO’s forecast at the end of 2022 reach 30% of ‘best in’ 2019 levels. On the other hand, strong growth Middle East (+157%) and Africa (+156%) kept these regions 54% and 50% below 2019 levels, respectively, in which case arrivals 50% and 70% of pre-pandemic levels.

international spending

yes ok some areas have already recovered between 70% and 80% of their previous level like a pandemic Caribbean and Central America, followed by the southern Mediterranean, western and northern Europe. Even some destinations US Virgin Islands, St. Maarten surpassed 2019 levels, as did the Republic of Moldova, Albania, Honduras and Puerto Rico. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), In 2022, international air capacity will be limited to between 20% and 25%.

this international spending While tourists from France, Germany, Italy and the United States are currently between 70% and 85% of pre-pandemic levels, India, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have already surpassed 2019 levels. In terms of international tourism revenues, a growing number of countries (Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Seychelles, Romania, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Pakistan, Sudan, Turkey, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Mexico, Croatia and Portugal) are at their pre-pandemic levels. completely saved.

In the case of Spain, The income of tourists visiting the country until May was 21,644 million euros.Close to 23,524 million in the same period of 2019 were affected by the first two months of the year, as March, April and May exceeded pre-pandemic revenue in all three cases. Bank of Spain Balance of Payments.

Source: Informacion

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