Travel won't fully recover this year

Europe and the Americas are still lagging behind in their recovery, with flight bookings at 52% and 46% of pre-pandemic levels

May 8, 2023

According to a report by travel data company ForwardKeys, travel is recovering at different paces across the globe, with two regions leading the pack: the Middle East and Africa.

Key takeaways

  • Flight bookings for the Middle East are currently at 88% of pre-pandemic levels, while Africa is at 82%, compared to the global average of 63%;
  • Within Europe, some countries such as Iceland, Greece, and Croatia have seen significant growth in bookings, while others such as the UK and France are still struggling;
  • Within the Americas, some countries such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic are seeing a surge in bookings, while others such as Canada and Brazil are lagging behind;
  • Travel patterns may shift, with travelers choosing less crowded destinations and opting for outdoor activities.

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