Global air travel through the third quarter of the yr (July, August and September) is about to achieve 65% of ranges achieved earlier than the pandemic in 2019.
Produced for the World Travel Market (WTM), the brand new forecast warns that tourism’s revival is patchy, with some components of the world doing a lot better than others and a few varieties of travel, notably seaside holidays, being far more well-liked than city metropolis visits and sightseeing.
Core observations counsel Africa & the Middle East will reveal essentially the most sturdy restoration, with arrivals in Q3 anticipated to achieve 83% of 2019 ranges. It is adopted by the Americas, the place summer season arrivals are anticipated to achieve 76%, then Europe, 71%, and the Asia Pacific, simply 35%.
The present desire for seaside holidays is effectively illustrated by a comparability of the highest 10 seaside and concrete locations in Europe, ranked by Q3 flight bookings in comparison with 2019. All these in the seaside listing, which is led by Antalya, 81% forward, Tirana, 36% forward and Mikonos, 29% forward, are exhibiting extraordinarily wholesome demand, whereas, in the city listing, solely Naples is forward. Furthermore, the 4 main city locations, Naples, 5% forward, Istanbul, flat, Athens, 5% behind, and Lisbon, 8% behind, are all additionally gateways to seaside resorts too.
An analogous development is exhibited in the Americas, the place Q3 bookings for air travel to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico are 5% forward of 2019 ranges, whereas flight bookings to South America and to the US and Canada are, respectively, 25% and 31% behind. The locations that are set to carry out most strongly are Costa Rica, 24% forward; Jamaica, 17% forward and the Dominican Republic, 13% forward.