In 2022, the number of tourists in the world reached 63 percent of the pre-epidemic figure

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The United Nations World Tourism Organization has announced its 2022 tourism data report. In the report, it was stated that there was an increase in the number of tourists in all regions of the world, and there was a 63% recovery with 900 million in 2022 when compared with the number of tourists in the world before the epidemic (2019), which was a record-breaking 1.5 billion.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), headquartered in Madrid, the capital of Spain, has announced its 2022 tourism data report. In the report, which predicts that one of the factors that will affect tourism the most in 2023 will be the economic crisis, there is an increase in the number of tourists in all regions of the world, when compared with the number of tourists in the world before the epidemic (2019), which broke the record with approximately 1.5 billion, in 2022 it is 900 million and 63 percent. A recovery was reported.

MIDDLE EAST IS THE REGION APPROACHING THE MOST APPROACH TO 2019 DATA Capturing 83 percent of the pre-epidemic figures, the Middle East became the region closest to 2019 data in tourism. Europe, which was the region with the most tourists with 585 million last year, reached 80 percent of the pre-epidemic figures.

ASIAN STAY AT 23 PERCENT LEVELS 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 “Tourists are expected to adopt a more cautious attitude in 2023 by spending less, taking shorter trips and going to closer places.” expression was used. Experts of the World Tourism Organization estimated that the number of tourists in the world in 2023 will be between 80 percent and 95 percent of pre-epidemic levels, depending on the development of the economic crisis. On the other hand, UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “Even though we face various challenges such as the global economic situation and ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, we look to 2023 as an optimistic year for world tourism.” said. Pololikashvili stated that economic factors are expected to affect people’s travel habits in 2023, however, domestic and regional tourism will strengthen.



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