Europe’s tourism rebound predicted to continue into 2023

Travel to Europe recovered to 75% of 2019 volumes last year, a new European Travel Commission report has confirmed

Feb 17, 2023

The ETC said the rebound “is expected to continue well into 2023, though at a slower pace”. It added: “Looking forward, international travel to Europe is forecast to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2025, while domestic travel will fully recover in 2024.”

Key takeaways

  • As European short-haul travel is well on its way to recovery, the tourism industry’s attention has now turned to long-haul arrivals - the long-awaited return of Asia Pacific visitors in the coming months;
  • Compared to 2019, almost half of reporting destinations have recovered more than 80% of their pre-pandemic foreign arrivals;
  • Southern Mediterranean destinations posted the fastest recovery as the year ended, the slowest destinations to recover were in Eastern Europe due to the war in Ukraine and lack of Russian visitors.

Get the full story at the European Travel Commission

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