World Tourism Organization offers tool to track tourism recovery


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched an online tool called the “Tourism Recovery Tracker” to help track global tourism recovery in real-time.

The United Nations tourism authority offers the tool free of charge. It covers key tourism performance indicators such as international tourist arrivals, seat capacity in international and domestic air routes, air travel bookings, and occupancy rates. Data can be ranked by month, region, and sub-region, and provides information on major international tourism destinations.

The tracker is a collaborative effort from the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and private partners including ForwardKeys, STR, Sojern, and AIRDNA.

The UNWTO reports that the massive drop in international travel demand over the period January-June 2020 translates into a loss of 440 million international arrivals and about $460 billion in export revenues from international tourism, five times the loss in international tourism receipts recorded in 2009 amid the global economic and financial crisis.

The Tourism Recovery Tracker is available on the UNWTO website.

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