As international travel grows, international flight bookings are expected to rise massively around the world. The first and second quarters of 2022 set the pace with triple-digit growth in inbound flight bookings globally compared to last year, including Asia, Europe and the Americas. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) made global tourism happy with such a deafening forecast.
By the way, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) also predicted that 126 million new travel and tourism jobs will be created over the next decade, given the disruptive development of global tourism – read more here.
According to WTTC, the second quarter continues to show strong growth in international bookings in Europe. Growth so far is 264 percent year-over-year.
List of European destinations that have currently shown a strong recovery in travel bookings and are expected to register large numbers of tourists in the coming months , include the following destinations:
Not only the European region shows a rapid recovery of the tourism sector, a similar situation is observed in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, which includes Asia and America. The number of tourists in the first quarter of this year increased by 275 percent.
“The WTTC 2022 booking data from ForwardKeys is a clear signal of a strong recovery in the global travel and tourism sector. Travel in the Asia-Pacific region is showing impressive signs of improvement as destinations gradually open their borders to tourists in line with consumer demand,” said WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson.
Vice President ForwardKeys Insights Olivier Ponty also commented on the positive developments. He said he was very pleased to see that most destinations, especially Asia, are finally starting to open up to travelers.
“It is very gratifying that Asia is finally starting to open up, which contributes to the return of both travel to Asia and within the region, which will undoubtedly contribute to the recovery of the global economy,” he said.
Here are the main theses from the report:
- Growth in international bookings has been particularly strong in Asia, mainly due to the easing of covid restrictions.
- In addition to the above, destinations in the Americas are expected will also be included in the top 20 best, which will be presented this summer. The largest arrivals are expected to be in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Jamaica.
- Africa and the Middle East are also in the top 20, with Qatar, Tanzania and Egypt approaching pre-pandemic levels.
- Other summer holiday destinations will also register positive trends in the coming months.
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