The United Nations World Tourism Organization announced that more than 900 million people traveled around the world in 2022, and there has been a 63 percent recovery in the number of tourists compared to the pre-Covid-19 outbreak.
United Nations World Tourism Organization (World Tourism Organization), more than 900 million people traveled worldwide in 2022, a double-digit increase compared to last year, COVID-19 He announced that there has been a 63 percent recovery in the number of tourists compared to the pre-pandemic period.
The World Tourism Organization, based in Madrid, the capital of Spain, has announced its report on tourism data for the year 2022.
The report stated that there was an increase in the number of tourists in all regions of the world, and there was a recovery of 63% with 900 million in 2022 compared to the number of tourists in the world before the pandemic (2019), which was a record number of 1.5 billion.
With 83 percent of the pre-pandemic numbers coming in, the Middle East has come the closest the region has to 2019 data in tourism.
Europe, which was the region with the largest number of tourists with 585 million tourists last year, has reached 80 percent of its pre-pandemic numbers.
This rate remained at 65 percent in Africa and the Americas, and 23 percent in Asia and the Pacific.
In the report, one of the factors that will affect tourism the most in 2023 is the economic crisis, and it is expected that tourists will adopt a more cautious attitude in 2023 by spending less, taking shorter trips and going to closer places. expression was used.
UNWTO experts have estimated that the number of tourists in the world in 2023 will be between 80 percent and 95 percent of pre-pandemic levels, depending on the evolution of the economic crisis.
On the other hand, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said, “Although we are facing various challenges such as the global economic situation and ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, we are looking forward to 2023 as an optimistic year for world tourism.” He said.
Pololikashvili stated that economic factors are expected to influence people’s travel habits in 2023, however, will boost domestic and regional tourism.
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