International tourists have regained 57% of their pre-pandemic level worldwide through June, according to the World Tourism Organization

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International tourist arrivals worldwide regained 57% of the pre-pandemic level between January and June 2022, according to the first report of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for World Tourism Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday.

The study outlines the work of the World Tourism Organization to unify the sector in the face of crises, lead the tourism response and lay the foundations for a more inclusive and resilient future.

Similarly, the report notes that 96% of global destinations included travel restrictions in April 2022, which made it difficult for tourism to recover.

On the occasion of this World Day, the World Tourism Organization has prepared an official celebration this Tuesday in Bali (Republic of Indonesia), bringing together leaders from the public and private sectors, in addition to the presence of the largest number of tourism ministers. in different countries.

Specifically, the tourism ministers of Indonesia, as well as the ministers of Bahrain, the Republic of Korea, Fiji, Spain and Saudi Arabia, met with the Vice Ministers of Tourism of Cambodia and Japan and high-level representatives of Germany, Canada and the United States.

“Return of tourism”

Opening the festivities, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili highlighted the “unique” opportunity for tourism to pause, reflect and recalibrate: “The resumption of tourism everywhere brings hope.

“It is a transversal sector par excellence and one based on contact between people. It influences almost everything we do and everything we care about. The potential of tourism is now more known than ever and it is up to us to take advantage of it,” added Pololikashvili.

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The Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaja Ono, joined the World Tourism Organization and has valued the most important assets of tourism, which are “people and planet” and for whom “we must ensure the best support for both”.

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