Global change in international tourist arrivals due to COVID-19 2019-2020

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the global travel and tourism market is predicted to take a hit. According to the source, international tourist arrivals are predicted to drop between 20 to 30 percent when compared to the original 2020 forecast. The original figure for international tourist arrivals was estimated at 1,460 million in 2020. This means that the number of international tourist arrivals is predicted to drop to between 1,170 and 1,020 million in 2020 due to the coronavirus.

Forecasted change in international tourist arrivals due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide from 2019 to 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019 and 2020

Supplementary notes

* Restated international tourist arrivals are predicted to be between 1,020 and 1,170 million in 2020. The source notes:
"These estimates should be interpreted with caution in view of the magnitude, volatility and unprecedented nature of this crisis. SARS and the 2009 global economic crisis are the existing references, but this crisis is like no other."
All figures are estimates.

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