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UN Tourism Barometer

The UN Tourism World Tourism Barometer monitors short-term tourism trends on a regular basis to provide global tourism stakeholders with up-to-date analysis on international tourism.

The report is published four times a year and includes an analysis of the latest data on tourism destinations (inbound tourism) and source markets (outbound tourism). The Barometer also includes a Confidence Index based on the UN Tourism Panel of Tourism Experts survey, which provides an evaluation of recent performance and short-term prospects on international tourism.

UNWTO Member States, Associate Members and Affiliate Members receive the UN Tourism World Tourism Barometer as a part of member's service.

International tourism to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024

International tourism recovered 88% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023, supported by strong pent-up demand. Following a strong rebound in 2023, international tourism is expected to fully recover pre-pandemic levels in 2024

  • An estimated 1286 million international tourists (overnight visitors) were recorded around the world in 2023, an increase of 34% over 2022, or 325 million.
  • International tourism recovered 88% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023, supported by strong pent-up demand.
  • The Middle East led the recovery by regions in relative terms, being the only region to overcome pre-pandemic levels with arrivals 22% above 2019.
  • Europe reached 94% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023, while Africa recovered 96% and the Americas 90%.
  • Asia and the Pacific reached 65% of pre-pandemic levels, with a gradual recovery since the start of 2023.
  • Four subregions: North Africa, Central America (both +5%), Southern Mediterranean Europe and the Caribbean (both +1%) exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 2023.
  • Total export revenues from tourism (including passenger transport) are estimated at USD 1.6 trillion in 2023, almost 95% of the USD 1.7 trillion recorded in 2019.
  • Preliminary estimates of tourism direct gross domestic product (TDGDP) point to USD 3.3 trillion in 2023, or 3% of global GDP, the same level as in 2019, driven by both domestic and international travel.
  • Following a strong rebound in 2023, international tourism is expected to fully recover pre-pandemic levels in 2024, with initial estimates pointing to 2% growth above 2019 levels in international tourist arrivals.
  • The positive outlook for the sector is reflected in the latest UN Tourism Tourism Confidence Index survey, with 67% of tourism professionals indicating better or much better prospects for 2024 compared to 2023.
  • The unleashing of remaining pent-up demand, increased air connectivity, and a stronger recovery of Asian markets and destinations are expected to underpin a full recovery by the end of 2024.
  • Economic and geopolitical challenges continue to pose significant challenges to the sustained recovery of international tourism and confidence levels.

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International Tourist Arrivals, World and Regions

Panel Evaluation and Prospects

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