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How quickly is tourism recovering from COVID-19?

The pandemic helped fuel a decline in tourism globally. Image: Unsplash/Markus Spiske

Victoria Masterson

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A chart showing nights spent in tourist accommodation in the EU, 2005-2021
Tourists to the European Union in 2021 spent 30% more nights there than in 2020, but numbers are still down on pre-pandemic levels. Image: Eurostat

A chart showing annual estimates of nights spent in tourist accommodation, 2021 compared with 2020 and 2019
Tourism in the EU increased in 2021 compared with 2020, when visitor numbers had halved. Image: Eurostat

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Arrivals of international tourists globally are creeping back from their 2020 lows. Image: World Tourism Organization
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