World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC): $ 8.6 trillion in global economy in 2022

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In 2019, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, tourism generated almost $ 9,2 trillion for the global economy. In a press release issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council, its president and CEO, Julia Simpson, said that the global travel and tourism sector has suffered huge losses over the past two years.

"The year 2022 is set for a strong recovery if the authorities continue to remove travel restrictions. Our sector could recover more than 58 million jobs and generate $ 8,6 trillion, which would stimulate economic recovery worldwide. As people begin to travel again, governments need to implement simplified rules, including digital solutionsSaid Julia Simpson, adding that the future of travel should be contactless, while ensuring the safety of all passengers.

WTTC estimates show that the global travel and tourism sector could contribute $ 8.6 trillion to the global economy by 2022, just 6.4% less than in the last pre-pandemic year.

We remind you that in 2020, the first year of pandemic and general blockages, the losses were 4.5 trillion dollars, a decrease of 49.1% compared to 2019.

The data show that the tourism sector generated 2019% of global GDP in 10,4. It provides over 330 million jobs. According to the WTTC, to reach pre-pandemic levels this year, governments around the world must continue to work to vaccinate more people, including booster vaccines, while allowing fully vaccinated travelers to travel freely. , without forcing them to test before departure or on arrival and without other restrictive measures.

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