The state of tourism and hospitality 2024

Tourism and hospitality are on a journey of disruption. Shifting source markets and destinations, growing demand for experiential and luxury travel, and innovative business strategies are all combining to dramatically alter the industry landscape. Given this momentous change, it’s important for stakeholders to consider and strategize on four major themes:

  • The bulk of travel is close to home. Although international travel might draw headlines, stakeholders shouldn’t neglect the big opportunities in their backyards. Domestic travel still represents the bulk of travel spending, and intraregional tourism is on the rise.
  • Consumers increasingly prioritize travel—when it’s on their own terms. Interest in travel is booming, but travelers are no longer content with a one-size-fits-all experience. Individual personalization might not always be practical, but savvy industry players can use segmentation and hypothesis-driven testing to improve their value propositions. Those that fail to articulate target customer segments and adapt their offerings accordingly risk getting left behind.
  • The face of luxury travel is changing. Demand for luxury tourism and hospitality is expected to grow faster than any other travel segment today—particularly in Asia. It’s crucial to understand that luxury travelers don’t make up a monolith. Segmenting by age, nationality, and net worth can reveal varied and evolving preferences and behaviors.
  • As tourism grows, destinations will need to prepare to mitigate overcrowding. Destinations need to be ready to handle the large tourist flows of tomorrow. Now is the time for stakeholders to plan, develop, and invest in mitigation strategies. Equipped with accurate assessments of carrying capacities and enhanced abilities to gather and analyze data, destinations can improve their transportation and infrastructure, build tourism-ready workforces, and preserve their natural and cultural heritages.

Now boarding: Faces, places, and trends shaping tourism in 2024

Global travel is back and buzzing. The amount of travel fell by 75 percent in 2020; however, travel is on its way to a full recovery by the end of 2024. More regional trips, an emerging population of new travelers, and a fresh set of destinations are powering steady spending in tourism.

There’s no doubt that people still love to travel and will continue to seek new experiences in new places. But where will travelers come from, and where will they go?

We share a snapshot of current traveler flows, along with estimates for growth through 2030.

The way we travel now

Which trends are shaping traveler sentiment now? What sorts of journeys do today’s travelers dream about? How much are they willing to spend on their trips? And what should industry stakeholders do to adapt to the traveler psychology of the moment?

To gauge what’s on the minds of present-day travelers, we surveyed more than 5,000 of them. The findings reveal disparate desires, generational divides, and a newly emerging set of traveler archetypes.

Updating perceptions about today’s luxury traveler

Demand for luxury tourism and hospitality is expected to grow faster than for any other segment. This growth is being powered in part by a large and expanding base of aspiring luxury travelers with net worths between $100,000 and $1 million, many of whom are younger and increasingly willing to spend larger shares of their wealth on upscale travel options. The increase is also a result of rising wealth levels in Asia.

We dug deeper into this ongoing evolution by surveying luxury travelers around the globe about their preferences, plans, and expectations. Some widely held notions about luxury travelers—such as how much money they have, how old they are, and where they come from—could be due for reexamination.

Destination readiness: Preparing for the tourist flows of tomorrow

As global tourism grows, it will be crucial for destinations to be ready. How can the tourism ecosystem prepare to host unprecedented volumes of visitors while managing the challenges that can accompany this success? A large flow of tourists, if not carefully channeled, can encumber infrastructure, harm natural and cultural attractions, and frustrate locals and visitors alike.

Now is the time for tourism stakeholders to combine their thinking and resources to look for better ways to handle the visitor flows of today while properly preparing themselves for the visitor flows of tomorrow. We offer a diagnostic that destinations can use to spot early-warning signs about tourism concentration, along with suggestions for funding mechanisms and strategies to help maximize the benefits of tourism while minimizing its negative impacts.

Six trends shaping new business models in tourism and hospitality

As destinations and source markets have transformed over the past decade, tourism and hospitality companies have evolved, too. Accommodation, home sharing, cruises, and theme parks are among the sectors in which new approaches could present new opportunities. Stakeholders gearing up for new challenges should look for business model innovations that will help sustain their hard-won growth—and profits.

Unbundling offerings, cross-selling distinctive experiences, and embracing data-powered strategies can all be winning moves. A series of insight-driven charts reveal significant trends and an outlook on the future.


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According to the first UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of the year,  international tourism ended 2023 at 88% of pre-pandemic levels , with an estimated 1.3 billion international arrivals .  The unleashing of remaining pent-up demand, increased air connectivity, and a stronger recovery of Asian markets and destinations, are expected to underpin a full recovery by the end of 2024 (UNWTO Tourism Barometer January 2024 – Press Release) .

An estimated 1286 million international tourists (overnight visitors) were recorded around the world in 2023, an increase of 34% over 2022. International tourism recovered 88% of pre-pandemic levels, supported by strong pent-up demand (UNWTO Tourism Barometer January 2024-Excerpt) .

International tourism is expected to fully recover pre-pandemic levels in 2024, with initial estimates pointing to 2% growth above 2019 levels. This central forecast by UNWTO remains subject to the pace of recovery in Asia and to the evolution of existing economic and geopolitical downside risks (UNWTO Tourism Barometer January 2024 – Press Release) .  

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Asia and the Pacific reached 65% of pre-pandemic levels, with a gradual recovery since the start of 2023 following the reopening of several markets and destinations. However, performance among subregions were mixed, with South Asia recovering 87% of pre-pandemic levels and North-East Asia, 55% (UNWTO Tourism Barometer January 2024-Excerpt) .

There is still significant room for recovery across Asia. The recent reopening of several source markets and destinations is expected to boost recovery in the region and globally (UNWTO Tourism Barometer January 2024- Excerpt) .

Read more on the UNWTO Tourism Barometer (January 2024 excerpt) here .

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  • Travel appetite started the year on a softer note, but overall growth continued. Air passenger growth remained positive, up 6% versus the prior year but lower than the double-digit growth seen through 2023. Foreign visits remained strong, up 24% YoY.
  • Hotel room demand continued a trend of slight contraction falling 1% versus the prior year, while short-term rental demand grew 1%, a lower rate than 2023.
  • A particular bright spot was that group room demand within the top 25 markets displayed solid growth of 9% relative to the prior year.
  • The outlook for the economy remains fairly optimistic due to the strength of the labor market, looser financial conditions and healthy household and nonfinancial corporate balance sheets. This has filtered through to slightly higher consumer sentiment in February.
  • Sentiment is also growing for upcoming leisure travel in 2024. The share of travelers reporting having travel plans within the next six months increased to 93% in January from 92% in December, according to Longwoods International’s monthly survey.
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Table of content, competitive landscape, methodology.

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  • Tourism Market Size, Share, Growth & Industry Trends [2032]

Tourism Market

Tourism Market

Segments - by Travel Days (Within 7 Days, More Than 15 Days, and 7-15 Days), Travel Type (Business Spending and Leisure Spending), and Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast 2024–2032


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Tourism Market Outlook 2032

The global tourism market size was USD 12.4 Trillion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 23.1 Trillion by 2032 , expanding at a CAGR of 5.4% during 2024–2032 . The market growth is attributed to the increasing standard of living and mobility. Increasing global mobility and disposable income are expected to boost the market. Tourism offers immense opportunities for economic growth and job creation as one of the world's largest economic sectors. It generates revenue, fosters cultural exchange, promotes peace, and helps preserve natural and cultural heritage.

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Rising popularity of experiential tourism is projected to signify a shift in consumer preferences from traditional sightseeing to immersive experiences. Today's tourists seek authentic, personalized experiences that allow them to connect with local cultures, learn new skills, and gain a deeper understanding of their destinations. This trend is driving innovation in the tourism industry, with businesses developing unique offerings to cater to these evolving demands.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Tourism Market

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a significant impact on tourism market. AI's role in enhancing customer service is particularly noteworthy, with chatbots and virtual assistants providing round-the-clock assistance, thereby improving response times and customer satisfaction. AI's ability to analyze vast amounts of data allows for the creation of highly personalized travel recommendations, enhancing customer engagement and fostering loyalty. AI-powered predictive analytics enable businesses to forecast demand accurately, optimize pricing strategies, and manage resources effectively on the operational side. Additionally, AI's role in automating routine tasks reduces operational costs and allows staff to focus on complex, value-adding activities.

Tourism Market Dynamics

Major drivers.

Surging globalization is expected to drive the market. Travel becomes easier and accessible as the world becomes interconnected. This trend is projected to boost the market, as it facilitates international travel and promotes cultural exchange. Rising government initiatives promoting tourism is projected to propel the market. Governments worldwide are estimated to invest in tourism infrastructure and marketing to attract international visitors. These initiatives are expected to boost the tourism market, as they enhance the accessibility and attractiveness of travel destinations.

Existing Restraints

Increasing environmental concerns are expected to pose a significant challenge to the market. The industry's impact on natural resources, pollution, and climate change is leading to growing scrutiny. This trend is projected to intensify, leading to stricter regulations and a decrease in tourist activities in certain regions. Growing security concerns are projected to act as a restraint on the market. Instances of terrorism, political instability, and natural disasters significantly deter tourists. This factor is likely to continue to influence the decisions of travelers, limiting the market.

Emerging Opportunities

­Increasing adoption of digital technology is projected to present a significant opportunity for the market. An increasing number of travelers are expected to use digital platforms for booking and planning their trips as technology advances. This trend is projected to open new avenues for market players, as they offer innovative and convenient digital solutions for travelers. High demand for wellness and medical tourism is expected to present potential for the market. Consumers are projected to seek travel experiences that promote wellness as health and wellness become important to them. This demand is likely to create opportunities for market players, as they develop and offer wellness-focused travel products and services.

Scope of the Tourism Market Report

The market report includes an assessment of the market trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics are included in the report.

Regional Outlook

In terms of region , the global tourism market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Europe, specifically France held a major market share in 2023 due to its rich cultural heritage, world-renowned landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and its reputation as a global culinary capital. Additionally, France's well-developed infrastructure and strategic location in Europe, which allows for easy travel from neighboring countries, further bolstered its market share. The market in Asia Pacific, particularly China is projected to grow at a significant pace in the years to come owing to China's rich cultural history, diverse landscapes, and rapid urban development making it an increasingly attractive destination for international travelers. China's growing middle class is driving domestic tourism , contributing to its overall market share. The government of China’s initiatives to boost tourism, such as improving infrastructure and easing visa restrictions, are expected to enhance its appeal as a travel destination, thereby driving its market.

Tourism Market Segment Insights

Travel days segment analysis.

Based on travel days , the tourism market is divided into within 7 days, more than 15 days, and 7-15 days. The 7-15 days segment held the major share of the market in 2023 due to this duration offering an optimal balance between exploration and relaxation, enabling travelers to immerse themselves in the destination without feeling rushed. The rise of this segment is attributed to the increasing preference for comprehensive travel experiences that allow for a deeper understanding of the local culture and environment. The 7 days segment is expected to expand at a significant growth rate in the coming years owing to the growing demand for short, frequent getaways that provide a quick respite from daily routines. The convenience and affordability of these shorter trips and the increasing availability of weekend packages and city breaks, is expected to fuel the segment.

Travel Type Segment Analysis

On the basis of travel type , the global market is segregated into business spending and leisure spending. The business spending segment held largest market share in 2023 due to the necessity of face-to-face meetings and networking events in many industries. Despite the rise of digital communication tools, in-person interactions remain crucial in the business world, leading to a steady demand for business travel. The leisure spending segment is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period owing to the growing emphasis on work-life balance and the recognition of travel as a means of relaxation and rejuvenation. The increasing disposable income and the rising trend of experiential travel is projected to drive the segment in the coming years.

The tourism market has been segmented on the basis of

Travel Days

  • Within 7 Days
  • More Than 15 Days

Travel Type

  • Business Spending
  • Leisure Spending
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Players

  • Austin Adventures, Inc.
  • Butterfield & Robinson Inc.
  • Cox & Kings Ltd.
  • Discovery Nomads
  • G Adventures
  • Geographic Expeditions Inc.
  • Intrepid Group, ltd.
  • Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Row Adventures

Key players competing in the global tourism market are Austin Adventures, Inc.; Butterfield & Robinson Inc.; Cox & Kings Ltd.; Discovery Nomads; G Adventures; Geographic Expeditions Inc.; Intrepid Group, ltd.; Mountain Travel Sobek; Row Adventures; and Tui Group. These companies use development strategies including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaboration, and product launches to expand their consumer base worldwide.

In January 2021 , Geographic Expeditions Inc. , a key market player, initiated a three-country expedition across the Horn of Africa, encompassing less explored destinations such as Eritrea, Djibouti, and the self-proclaimed nation of Somaliland.

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"People want to travel": 4 sector leaders say that tourism will change and grow

The global travel and tourism industry's post-pandemic recovery is gaining pace as the world’s pent-up desire for travel rekindles.

The global travel and tourism industry's post-pandemic recovery is gaining pace as the world’s pent-up desire for travel rekindles. Image:  Unsplash/Anete Lūsiņa

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Shinya katanozaka, gilda perez-alvarado, stephen kaufer.

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  • In 2020 alone, the travel and tourism industry lost $4.5 trillion in GDP and 62 million jobs - the road to recovery remains long.
  • The World Economic Forum’s latest Travel & Tourism Development Index gives expert insights on how the sector will recover and grow.
  • We asked four business leaders in the sector to reflect on the state of its recovery, lessons learned from the pandemic, and the conditions that are critical for the future success of travel and tourism businesses and destinations.

The global travel and tourism sector’s post-pandemic recovery is gaining pace as the world’s pent-up desire for travel rekindles. The difference in international tourist arrivals in January 2021 and a similar period in January 2022 was as much as the growth in all of 2021. However, with $4.5 trillion in GDP and 62 million jobs lost in 2020 alone, the road to recovery remains long.

A few factors will greatly determine how the sector performs. These include travel restrictions, vaccination rates and health security, changing market dynamics and consumer preferences, and the ability of businesses and destinations to adapt. At the same time, the sector will need to prepare for future shocks.

The TTDI benchmarks and measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable and resilient development of the T&T sector, which in turn contributes to the development of a country”. The TTDI is a direct evolution of the long-running Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), with the change reflecting the index’s increased coverage of T&T development concepts, including sustainability and resilience impact on T&T growth and is designed to highlight the sector’s role in broader economic and social development as well as the need for T&T stakeholder collaboration to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, bolster the recovery and deal with future challenges and risks. Some of the most notable framework and methodology differences between the TTCI and TTDI include the additions of new pillars, including Non-Leisure Resources, Socioeconomic Resilience and Conditions, and T&T Demand Pressure and Impact. Please see the Technical notes and methodology. section to learn more about the index and the differences between the TTCI and TTDI.

The World Economic Forum's latest Travel & Tourism Development Index highlights many of these aspects, including the opportunity and need to rebuild the travel and tourism sector for the better by making it more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient. This will unleash its potential to drive future economic and social progress.

Within this context, we asked four business leaders in the sector to reflect on the state of its recovery, lessons learned from the pandemic, and the conditions that are critical for the future success of travel and tourism businesses and destinations.

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Are you a 'bleisure' traveller, what is a ‘vaccine passport’ and will you need one the next time you travel, a travel boom is looming. but is the industry ready, how to follow davos 2022, “the way we live and work has changed because of the pandemic and the way we travel has changed as well”.

Tony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International

Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the future looks bright for travel and tourism. Across the globe, people are already getting back on the road. Demand for travel is incredibly resilient and as vaccination rates have risen and restrictions eased, travel has rebounded quickly, often led by leisure.

The way many of us live and work has changed because of the pandemic and the way we travel has changed as well. New categories of travel have emerged. The rise of “bleisure” travel is one example – combining elements of business and leisure travel into a single trip. Newly flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity for many knowledge workers to work remotely, have created opportunities for extended travel, not limited by a Monday to Friday “9 to 5” workweek in the office.

To capitalize on this renewed and growing demand for new travel experiences, industry must join governments and policymakers to ensure that the right conditions are in place to welcome travellers as they prepare to get back on the road again, particularly those who cross international borders. Thus far, much of the recovery has been led by domestic and leisure travel. The incremental recovery of business and international travel, however, will be significant for the broader industry and the millions who make their livelihoods through travel and tourism.

Looking ahead to future challenges to the sector, be they public health conditions, international crises, or climate impacts, global coordination will be the essential component in tackling difficult circumstances head-on. International agreement on common – or at least compatible – standards and decision-making frameworks around global travel is key. Leveraging existing organizations and processes to achieve consensus as challenges emerge will help reduce risk and improve collaboration while keeping borders open.

“The travel and tourism sector will not be able to survive unless it adapts to the virtual market and sustainability conscience travellers”

Shinya Katanozaka, Representative Director, Chairman, ANA Holdings Inc.

At a time when people’s movements are still being restricted by the pandemic, there is a strong, renewed sense that people want to travel and that they want to go places for business and leisure.

In that respect, the biggest change has been in the very concept of “travel.”

A prime example is the rapid expansion of the market for “virtual travel.” This trend has been accelerated not only by advances in digital technologies, but also by the protracted pandemic. The travel and tourism sector will not be able to survive unless it adapts to this new market.

However, this is not as simple as a shift from “real” to “virtual.” Virtual experiences will flow back into a rediscovery of the value of real experiences. And beyond that, to a hunger for real experiences with clearer and more diverse purposes. The hope is that this meeting of virtual and actual will bring balance and synergy the industry.

The pandemic has also seen the emergence of the “sustainability-conscious” traveller, which means that the aviation industry and others are now facing the challenge of adding decarbonization to their value proposition. This trend will force a re-examination of what travel itself should look like and how sustainable practices can be incorporated and communicated. Addressing this challenge will also require stronger collaboration across the entire industry. We believe that this will play an important role in the industry’s revitalization as it recovers from the pandemic.

How is the World Economic Forum promoting sustainable and inclusive mobility systems?

The World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Mobility works across four industries: aerospace and drones; automotive and new mobility; aviation travel and tourism; and supply chain and transport. It aims to ensure that the future of mobility is safe, clean, and inclusive.

  • Through the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition , more than 100 companies are working together to power global aviation with 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
  • In collaboration with UNICEF, the Forum developed a charter with leading shipping, airlines and logistics to support COVAX in delivering more than 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable communities worldwide.
  • The Road Freight Zero Project and P4G-Getting to Zero Coalition have led to outcomes demonstrating the rationale, costs and opportunities for accelerating the transition to zero emission freight.
  • The Medicine from the Sky initiative is using drones to deliver vaccines and medicine to remote areas in India, completing over 300 successful trials.
  • The Forum’s Target True Zero initiative is working to accelerate the deployment and scaling of zero emission aviation, leveraging electric and hydrogen flight technologies.
  • In collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, Federal Aviation Administration, and NASA, the Forum developed the Principles of the Urban Sky to help adopt Urban Air Mobility in cities worldwide.
  • The Forum led the development of the Space Sustainability Rating to incentivize and promote a more safe and sustainable approach to space mission management and debris mitigation in orbit.
  • The Circular Cars Initiative is informing the automotive circularity policy agenda, following the endorsement from European Commission and Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Council countries, and is now invited to support China’s policy roadmap.
  • The Moving India network is working with policymakers to advance electric vehicle manufacturing policies, ignite adoption of zero emission road freight vehicles, and finance the transition.
  • The Urban Mobility Scorecards initiative – led by the Forum’s Global New Mobility Coalition – is bringing together mobility operators and cities to benchmark the transition to sustainable urban mobility systems.

Contact us for more information on how to get involved.

“The tourism industry must advocate for better protection of small businesses”

Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

In the next few years, I think sustainability practices will become more prevalent as travellers become both more aware and interested in what countries, destinations and regions are doing in the sustainability space. Both core environmental pieces, such as water and air, and a general approach to sustainability are going to be important.

Additionally, I think conservation becomes more important in terms of how destinations and countries explain what they are doing, as the importance of climate change and natural resources are going to be critical and become top of mind for travellers.

The second part to this is we may see more interest in outdoor events going forward because it creates that sort of natural social distancing, if you will, or that natural safety piece. Doing outdoor activities such as outdoor dining, hiking and festivals may be a more appealing alternative to overcrowded events and spaces.

A lot of lessons were learned over the last few years, but one of the biggest ones was the importance of small business. As an industry, we must protect small business better. We need to have programmes outlined that successfully help small businesses get through challenging times.

Unfortunately, during the pandemic, many small businesses shut down and may never return. Small businesses are important to the travel and tourism sector because they bring uniqueness to destinations. People don’t travel to visit the same places they could visit at home; they prefer unique experiences that are only offered by specific businesses. If you were to remove all the small businesses from a destination, it would be a very different experience.

“Data shows that the majority of travellers want to explore destinations in a more immersive and experiential way”

Steve Kaufer, Co-Founder & CEO, Tripadvisor

We’re on the verge of a travel renaissance. The pandemic might have interrupted the global travel experience, but people are slowly coming out of the bubble. Businesses need to acknowledge the continued desire to feel safe when travelling. A Tripadvisor survey revealed that three-quarters (76%) of travellers will still make destination choices based on low COVID-19 infection rates.

As such, efforts to showcase how businesses care for travellers - be it by deep cleaning their properties or making items like hand sanitizer readily available - need to be ingrained within tourism operations moving forward.

But travel will also evolve in other ways, and as an industry, we need to be prepared to think digitally, and reimagine our use of physical space.

Hotels will become dynamic meeting places for teams to bond in our new hybrid work style. Lodgings near major corporate headquarters will benefit from an influx of bookings from employees convening for longer periods. They will also make way for the “bleisure” traveller who mixes business trips with leisure. Hotels in unique locales will become feasible workspaces. Employers should prepare for their workers to tag on a few extra days to get some rest and relaxation after on-location company gatherings.

Beyond the pandemic, travellers will also want to explore the world differently, see new places and do new things. Our data reveals that the majority want to explore destinations in a more immersive and experiential way, and to feel more connected to the history and culture. While seeing the top of the Empire State building has been a typical excursion for tourists in New York city, visitors will become more drawn to intimate activities like taking a cooking class in Brooklyn with a family of pizza makers who go back generations. This will undoubtedly be a significant area of growth in the travel and tourism industry.

Governments would be smart to plan as well, and to consider an international playbook that helps prepare us for the next public health crisis, inclusive of universal vaccine passports and policies that get us through borders faster.

Understanding these key trends - the ongoing need to feel safe and the growing desire to travel differently - and planning for the next crisis will be essential for governments, destinations, and tourism businesses to succeed in the efforts to keep the world travelling.

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Global Tourism Statistics 2024:Facts and Forecasts

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After the massive hit of the COVID-19 pandemic, global tourism’s future and trends tend to move towards an upward shift. This paradigm shift has a gigantic impact on tourism and related activities. So, we will delve more into Global Tourism Statistics 2024:Facts and Forecasts today.

There was a subsequent rise in GDP after the COVID-19 pandemic period . Statista predicted in 2022 that the tourism industry will get back on track as tourists tend to be inbound and outbound from place to place.

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  • Global Tourism Contributions to GDP 2024

Global Tourism Growth Rate 2024

Global tourism revenue growth rate 2024.

The tourism industry and activities started to flourish after the pandemic. The number started to rise again. Global Tourism Statistics predicted that the travel and tourism business will experience 18% growth in 2024.

This is the highest point after the pandemic period. Hotel bookings, travel, and tourism businesses are expected to reach new heights. Experts suggest it’s the best time to start your own travel agency business.

  • International tourist arrivals worldwide were around 95,000 at the beginning of 2019.
  • The growth rate of tourist arrivals was slower.
  • Nearly $1.9 trillion was spent by tourists in 2019.
  • Travel receipts were around $9.3 billion in 2019.

Global Tourism was about $8.9 trillion in 2019 . Tourists love to explore beautiful countries. And popular destinations. France tends to hold the Number 1 position in 2019 as more than 90 million tourists visit the country.

Global Tourism Statistics 2024:Facts and Forecasts: top 5 visited countries in 2019: WP

(Top 5 visited countries 2019)

Moreover, 2019 tourism was slightly disturbed by covid 19 from July. However, there were many popular destinations loved by tourists worldwide. 

In 2019, the total spending on world tourism reached a peak of $1.86 trillion, showing a growth of 1.81% compared to the previous year. 

This indicates that people tend to spend more on travel and tourism activities, contributing to the overall tourism industry’s economic enhancement. 

The increase in spending suggests a continued interest and investment in tourism experiences on a global scale.

There was a massive decline in the travel and tourism industry in 2020. The tourism industry declined by more than 67% compared to the previous year . This makes one of the greatest downward shifts in the tourism industry ever recorded after subsequent time.

Pacific island Fiji tends to face an economic crisis because of a decline in tourist and tourism activities. Countries relying totally on tourism were more affected this year.

From January to May 2020. International tourist arrivals declined by more than 56% similarly in April it was recorded with a decline of 97%.

Global Tourism Statistics 2024:Facts and Forecasts: international tourist arrival 2019 vs 2022: WP

(Decline in international arrivals 2019 vs 2022)

The limited movement of people from place to place results in a massive loss for the aviation industry as well. 

Air passenger was reduced by almost 60.2% compared to 2019 . This creates the worst conditions for the airline industry. Among many industries airline industry was one of the most impacted as there was a decline in tourist flow.

  • GDP of tourism ( 2.9 of GDP)  $624.7 billion was declined to $356.8 (1.7 of GDP) making it the greatest downfall of all time in tourism history.
  • Total number of visitors in 2020 was comparatively low compared with the past 10 years of data.
  • Tourism-dependent countries faced a major economic crisis.

Overall global tourism in 2020 didn’t grow that well the unpredictable circumstance has resulted in a massive decline in the GPD as well. There were approximately 1.5 billion tourist arrivals in 2019 and the number declined by more than 75% in 2020 the estimated tourist arrival in 2020 was around 381 million only. Compared with the 2019 tourist arrival the data fluctuation is very high.

The Tourism industry has gone through numerous uptrends and downtrends throughout the period. 2019 ended and 2020 was considered one of the most challenging years for the whole tourism industry. Regarding 2021 the tourism industry starts to rise at a minimal speed. 

In 2021 tourism industry start to gain speed at a minimal rate according to the popular data analytical site Statista. Global tourism worldwide increased by 4% in 2021 compared to 2020.

Matter of fact the international tourist arrival was 79% down compared with the 2019 tourist inbound data.

Recovering from the mass decline of 2020 the tourism industry started to increase with several 64.4% in 2021. The travel and tourism increment number in 2020 was only 50.7% 

Global Tourism Statistics 2024:Facts and Forecasts: international tourist arrival rate: WP

(Decline in international tourist arrivals)

In 2021, the US had 22.1 million inbound arrivals, which is a 15% increase from 2020 and a 72% decrease from 2019.

  • Overall increment in the tourism industry was recorded at more than 64.4 %
  • Export revenues from international tourism dropped 59%.
  • In 2021, the travel and tourism industry’s share of GDP increased from 1.54% in 2020 to 2.15% in 2021. 
  • Compared to 2019 the contribution of GDP was still down in 2021 ( 49.1% ) only.
  • Recovering from the pandemic travel and tourism businesses tend to increase by more than 362 billion dollars.

Regarding 2021 tourism status it has shown a little increment in terms of number compared with the 2020 data. The industry recorded a substantial 64.4% growth , surpassing the incremental rate in 2020.

Export revenues dropped by 59%, while the industry’s share of GDP improved from 1.54% in 2020 to 2.15% in 2021 . Despite signs of recovery, the sector has not reached its growth level in 2020.

Comparing the tourism condition with the year 2021 the number and data start to shift toward an upward curve. Analyzing the data deeply in 2022 total international tourism receipt reached the threshold of $1 trillion which is massive compared to the 2022 number.

However, the total receipts were still not able to reach the number of pre-pandemic. In 2022 more than 900 million tourists travel internationally. 

International tourist spending reached 64% of pre-pandemic levels. 2022 start to maintain sort of momentum to reach the peak point of travel and tourism activities.

Global Tourism Statistics 2024:Facts and Forecasts: Travel and tourism contribution over GDP from 2019 to 2022: WP

   ( C ontribution over GDP from 2019 to 2022 )

  • The total earned export revenue was still below the line ( 34 % ) below the pre-pandemic level.
  • $7.7 trillion contribution to global GDP
  • Significant growth in spending of international visitors ( about 20.4% increment )
  • In 2022 travel and tourism generated more than 22 million new jobs . Significantly high in number compared to 2021 data.

The travel and tourism sector ultimately makes a contribution of 7.7 trillion dollars to global gross domestic product ( GDP ). The number is shifting in an upward trend compared with other previous years. 

The 2022 travel and tourism activities maintained a pace of recovery mode. The industry maintained to level up from the previous year. As it intends to create more jobs and contribute more to the global economy and GDP.

All the dimensions of the tourism industry in 2022 starts to evolve and grow over time. Ultimately the revenue received from tourists hit a whopping $1 trillion and more than 900 million people travel globally.

The travel industry solely created millions of jobs and contributed to overall economic growth.

Popular website for travel and tourism data stated that more than 975 million tourists were traveling internationally in the year 2023. Compared with 2021 and 2022 this year seems to be beneficial for travel and tourism industries.

In the first quarter of 2023, there is a spike in the growth of tourist arrivals. International tourist arrival reached 80% of pre-pandemic level. This states that the year 2023 is a sort of recovery year for the tourism industry. After years the industry was able to reach this point.

The travel and tourism industry somehow was able to reach progress similar to the year 2019. Travel bookings were up r oughly 31% at the end of March 2023 compared to the same time in 2019.

The travel and tourism health progress up to 87% in the year 2023. The USA tends to be a prime actor as it was able to accumulate more than $190.39 billion U.S. dollars.

Followed by the supreme country China and Canada.

China accumulated around $154.02 billion U.S. dollars followed by Canada which is $16 billion U.S. dollars.

The total gap between Canada and the USA is around $174.39 billion U.S. dollars respectively. In terms of numbers, these countries seem to do well in the tourism industry.

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  (Top 5 Visited Countries 2023 )

Key Points:

  • Over 975 million tourists traveled worldwide in 2023 ( Jan to Sep)
  • The total projected contribution of travel and tourism was around $2.2 trillion U.S. dollars toward global GDP.
  • The total international receipt projected in 2023 was around USD 1.4 trillion .
  • Compared with other years in 2023, there were more than 171 nights spent compared to 2022. 
  • Rise in tourist traveling rate results into increment in increment in hotel occupancy rate up to 10% higher compared to the previous year.

Airline industries also tend to bounce back as revenues reach more than   $803 billion , Comparatively it’s higher than 2022 as it reached around 9.7%.

Certain external factors do impact the travel business globally. The economic sanctions on Russia by different nations have resulted in delays in travel and tourism as well. Similarly, the zero COVID strategy promulgated by China has also affected the tourism industry overall.

The momentum of global tourism could potentially shift to an upward curve if all external factors don’t interrupt travel and tourism activities.

2024 is regarded as one of the important years for the travel and tourism sector. As the impact of COVID-19 started to overcome the travel and tourism business all across the world started to gain momentum throughout the time.

There are thorough predictions made for 2024 tourism. Multiple analyses tend to show potential opportunities for the tourism sector. From 2019 to 2023 the industry of tourism was scattered by COVID-19 after the interference of COVID-19 the cycle of 2024 tourism got into rollercoaster rides.

However, global tourism spending is predicted to reach $2 trillion in 2024 . After a long period, it’s predicted that international travel trips will exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2024, marking a 3% increase from 2019 .

The overall tourism market will get to a new level. The prediction is that the travel and tourism market will reach $927.30 billion in 2024 . Which is one of the big numbers compared to the previous year’s global tourism statistics.

After lot’s of ups and downs finally the travel and tourism industry is getting into momentum. It’s expected that tourist arrivals in 2024 will increase by 17.23% from the past year i.e. 2023. If the industry can meet the expectation there will be massive changes in the overall tourism business.

  • The expected international tourists is about 1.53 billion which is significantly large compared to the previous year.
  • the GDP contribution by tourism in 2024 will be 10.6%
  • Year-to-year growth in 2024 will be increased by a large number as expectation of over 17.24 % is made.
  • Ultimately the revenue will be around US 9.4 billion American dollars .

In 2024, the travel and tourism industry is on the rise after facing challenges. There’s a big anticipation of a 17.23% increase in tourist arrivals compared to 2023.

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  (International Tourist Arrival in 2024 )

If this expectation is met, it could bring significant positive changes to the overall tourism business.

The projected number of international tourists for 2024 is a substantial 1.53 billion, a noteworthy increase from the previous year.

The industry’s contribution to the global GDP in 2023 was 10.6%. Looking ahead, there’s an optimistic year-to-year growth forecast of over 17.24% in 2024.

In terms of revenue, the industry is expected to generate around US $9.4 billion . These promising figures indicate a strong recovery and growth for the travel and tourism sector in the coming year.

Global Tourism Contributions to GDP 2024

The travel and tourism industry is getting on track after facing challenges in recent years. For 2024, there is an optimistic growth outlook:

  • Tourist arrivals are expected to increase by 17.23% from 2023 . If this matches the expectations, it could bring major positive impacts for the overall tourism business.
  • International tourist projections sit at a substantial 1.53 billion for 2024, a significant jump from the previous year’s numbers.
  • The industry contributed 10.6% to global GDP in 2023.
  • For 2024, year-over-year growth forecasts are a promising 17.24%, indicating strong momentum.
  • In terms of revenue generation, the travel sector could reach around USD 9.4 billion.

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  (2024 Global Tourism Contribution To GDP)

These numbers and projections point to a rapid recovery and expansion period for international and domestic travel over the coming year.

More people are expected to take vacations and business trips that could greatly benefit tour operators, hotels, airlines, and other travel entities after facing struggles not too long ago.

If the above expectations and forecasts are fulfilled, 2024 is shaping up to be a beneficial year for travel and tourism when looking at tourist arrivals, GDP contributions, growth percentages, and total revenue creation. There seems to be renewed optimism across the sector.

Overall ,the travel and tourism industry holds a positive growth approach in 2024 according to projections:

  • Global tourism saw significant declines in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, momentum picked back up in 2022.
  • For 2023, the estimated growth rate in global tourism is between 30% to 35% as the industry rebounds.
  • Looking ahead to 2024 , the global tourism growth rate is forecasted to be around 34.7%.
  • This would represent a noticeable jump from the expected 30-35% growth in 2023 showing sustained positive momentum.
  • If 2024 hits the projected 34.7% in tourism growth , it would take global travel significantly above 2019 volumes indicating a full industry comeback has been achieved.
  • This global growth also implies strong performance in major tourism markets across different regions like Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa.

tourism growth rate in 2024 WP

  (Global Tourism Growth Rate 2024)

Ultimately, 2024 is setting up to be another very high growth year for travel globally with expectations of over one-third increase in tourism versus 2023 numbers.

So, we suggest that travel business owners be ready to create travel booking websites and generate revenue and growth substantially with huge scope.

All signals point to a sector that has recovered to pre-pandemic strength and managed to undo the large drops observed in 2020 and 2021.

International tourist arrivals are projected to reach 1.53 billion, representing a substantial recovery with an expected year-over-year growth of 17.24% from the 975 million arrivals in 2023.

After facing major challenges in 2020 and 2021, the tourism industry is all set for substantial revenue growth in 2024:

  • Global tourism revenue saw a major decline of nearly 50% at the peak of the pandemic. This significantly impacted many travel businesses and destinations.
  • A rebound is already underway in 2022 and is expected to continue accelerating through 2023 with an estimated 30-35% growth rate .
  • Experts expect Global tourism revenues to surge by around 34.7% year-over-year in 2024
  • Gaining a 34.7% revenue growth target would indicate tourism has fully recovered from the pandemic demand shock and is expanding rapidly again.

global tourism revenue Statistics in 2024 WP

  (Global Tourism Revenue Growth 2024)

If achieved, 2024 would likely represent the highest-ever revenues for the tourism industry globally surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

The projections for a nearly 35% boost in tourism revenues globally paint an extremely optimistic picture of what lies ahead for the sector in 2024 as demand swells.

This rapid growth trajectory beyond 2023 forecasts shows tourism maintaining great momentum as a key recovery success story among industries worldwide.

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The overview for tourism in 2024 is highly positive across expected metrics. Forecasts predict that international tourist arrivals will hit 1.5 billion, representing a rapid 17.23% increase compared to estimates from 2023. This surge will elevate volumes well beyond pre-pandemic levels.

The tourism sector’s contribution to global GDP looks to have a significant rise in 2024, building on its 10.6% share in 2023. This growth reflects the sector’s full economic recovery. Most notably, tourism revenues could grow up to 34.7% year-over-year, reaching around $9.4 billion globally .

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This is our list of the top 7 travel trends happening right now (in 2024).

Along with expert predictions about trends that are likely to blow up in 2025.

1. Travelers go it alone

A survey by American Express found that 69% of travelers are planning a solo trip this year .


The same survey discovered that 76% of Gen Z and Millennials were open to solo travel.

There are other signs that this trend is on the rise.

Google searches for "solo travel" have increased by 223% over the last 10 years . 


Solo travelers are big on social media too. We're seeing a large increase in videos and images posted on social media that feature solo adventures.


The big question is: why are more people planning trips alone?

  • Self-care: AMEX's recent Global Travel Trends Report found that 66% travelers planning to go solo did so to focus on treating themselves.
  • Less hassle:  No need to coordinate agendas or competing interests. Solo travelers can book the exact trip they desire without compromise.
  • Quick refresh:  Most solo trips are for smaller getaways. Which makes them ideal for a weekend or single-week trip. Travelers still prefer a partner for longer journeys.
  • Meeting new people: Traveling alone makes it more likely to make new connections with locals or with other travelers.

2. Travelers crave local experiences

The "experience economy" is huge in the travel industry.

However, fewer travelers are seeking traditional sightseeing expeditions. 

Instead, “consumers [will] pursue authentic experiences , distancing themselves from mainstream tourism providers and venturing into pastimes that feel more meaningful”.

Data insights company AirSage marks this as an emerging trend because “people no longer want boring and conventional travel experiences as much as they used to. Instead, they would rather pay for vacations that are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities”.

Airbnb is betting on this trend.

Their Experiences feature makes it easy for people to have unique experiences on their trip "hosted by locals".


Airbnb currently offers around 50,000 experiences . 

The company also recently launched " Icons ", which is essentially a VIP version of Experiences.

For example, travelers can book a night to hang out with comedian Kevin Hart.


Other companies are banking their entire business model on this trend.

Withlocals offers “personalized traveling” — the opportunity for travelers to book private tours and activities with locals around the world.


Camping (and glamping) trips have also become a popular way for people to travel while experiencing the local culture.

Companies riding this trend include:

Outdoorsy has been called the “Airbnb of RV rentals”.

Under Canvas runs seven glamping camps in wilderness locations across the United States aimed at exploring the local landscape and inspiring human connections.

3. Travel tech adoption accelerates

Technology is presenting the travel industry with seemingly endless opportunities.

The pandemic served to increase the speed of tech adoption in the travel industry.

A McKinsey survey showed that “companies have accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by three to four years".

One example: room service robots.

Two Chinese hotel giants invested in ExcelLand, a manufacturer that already had 3,000 robots in operation.


BTG Homeinnes is looking at these robots as a way to control costs and safeguard guests.

Hotels, airlines, booking sites, and others are using chatbots like never before.

Travelers can chat with providers during every stage of their journey.

And, they won’t (always) feel like they’re talking to a robot. Advances in generative AI have made this type of communication hassle-free.


United Airlines has launched an “ Agent on Demand ” service that allows travelers at the airport to video chat with a customer service representative simply by scanning a QR code.

More and more airlines and airports are deploying facial recognition technology.

Corporations and government entities tout this technology as a boon for travel safety.

But many privacy advocates have put a halt to this emerging trend. They warn that this type of surveillance could easily turn dystopian.

With all of this new tech, companies are also continuing to capitalize on an older piece of technology — the smartphone.

Stats show that travelers who book tours and activities on their phone spend 50% more than those who book elsewhere.

4. Consumers blend business and leisure travel

The latest statistics say there are nearly 17 million digital nomads in America.

The concept of being location-independent, traveling and working remotely, has become even more popular since the start of the pandemic.

The hospitality industry is starting to cater specifically to digital nomads.

Aruba is opening its beaches up to travelers who’d like to work remotely, calling the marketing campaign “ One Happy Workation ”.


Visitors can stay for up to 90 days. And do not need any governmental documentation.

Barbados and the Cayman Islands will also let you work remotely from paradise for an extended period of time. reports that the "workation" trend is going strong.

More than 50% of travelers say they would extend their business trip to enjoy personal time at their destination.


Hotels are beginning to even cater to locals who needed a quiet place to work.

The Hamilton Hotel in Washington, DC, is just one example. It’s WFH-Work From Hamilton program offers rooms on a 6:00 am to 7:00 pm schedule.

5. The travel industry gets serious about sustainability

Recent data shows that more than half of US travelers believe there aren’t enough options when it comes to sustainable travel.


A poll conducted on behalf of Exodus Travels went even deeper into consumers’ attitudes .

  • 91% of travelers see the importance of taking ethical trips
  • 56% believe in buying souvenirs from local merchants
  • 44% want to support local businesses at their destination

Sustainable travel involves minimizing impact on the local cultural environment.

And also taking an eco-friendly approach to the physical environment.

Nearly 70% of travelers say they are more likely to book accommodations if they know the property is planet-friendly.

Many in the travel industry have recently made commitments to preserving the environment.

For example, India-based ITC Hotels Group has LEED certified each of its hotels.

As of 2023, hotels in the state of California will no longer be allowed to provide single-use toiletries in plastic bottles to their guests.


Marriott International has made a pledge to remove these types of plastics from all their hotels, too. But the pandemic has put a temporary stop to that plan.

A recent report from Skift made this summary statement regarding sustainable travel in the future:

“[It’s a] less flashy way of viewing and traveling the world . . . with an emphasis on safety, sustainability, and profound experiences while getting from point A to B without wrecking the climate and local quality of life in the process”.

Sustainability isn't just about helping the environment. 

Offering sustainable travel options has the potential to increase revenue as well.

A survey by Simon Kucher found that high net worth consumers are willing to pay up to 40% more for a travel option focused on sustainability. surveyed travelers and found that they'd be happy to pay a premium for accommodations that were certified sustainable. 

The exact figure of how much consumers are willing to pay for sustainability varies from study to study.

But overall, we see that most travelers are happy to pay around 10-20% extra for vacations that have sustainability in mind. 

6. Younger Travelers Seek Exotic Destinations

McKinsey recently discovered a generational divide among travel preferences.

Specifically, they found that Gen Z and Millenials were just as likely to book an international trip than a domestic one.

Members of Boomers and Generation X were 2x more likely to travel domestically. 


Notably, older generations have different goals when it comes to travel.

Younger generations are primarily looking for fun, novel experiences.

While older folks are aiming to spend quality time with family.

In fact, older travelers specifically cite that  having fun with loved ones is a bigger priority than seeing a new place .

Here are a few other reasons that younger generations are seeking destinations abroad more often:

  • Lower barrier to entry (literally):  More and more countries are offering visa on arrival or other programs to encourage international visitors. Older generations likely remember the hassle of needing to arrange visa and other travel arrangements well before booking a trip. 
  • Staying in touch: Smart phones and communication apps makes it easy for travelers to keep in touch with friends and family at home.
  • Easy navigation:  Travelers can use apps like Google Translate and Apple Maps to get around their destinations without hassle. 
  • Bragging rights: Showing off a video or picture from an exotic place is likely to get more engagement on social media compared to posts featuring local destinations.

7. AI Adoption Increases

Generative AI platforms (ChatGPT, Perplexity etc.) could see real world impacts on the travel industry in the very near future.

In fact, Skift recently asked 17 executives from the travel industry about their outlook on AI.

These executives largely saw tremendous promise in adopting AI and machine learning technology to their businesses.

Specifically, these executives saw a few areas that AI could be used to improve operations in the travel space:

  • Personalization: Generative AI tools can be used to help plan personalized itineraries for guests. For example, a travel agent could prompt ChatGPT with: "My client is a 40 year old single mother with a 10-year old son. They want to travel somewhere abroad that has plenty of gluten free eating options". And the AI could provide a list of suggestions for that specific traveler. 
  • Advanced segmentation:  AI has the potential to offer hyper specific targeting options. Some even think that AI could even generate campaigns for a specific customer. 
  • Customer service: Incorporating AI tools into workflows can help improve the customer experience for both the traveler and staff members. For example, AI can automatically answer common questions that come in. Which empowers workers to spend more time on challenging situations or edge cases.

Other uses cases for AI in travel include:

  • Predictions: AI can analyze large amounts of data to help predict future demand at specific destinations.
  • Booking agents: The process of booking a trip may change from manually buying airline tickets and hotel rooms online. Instead, AI agents may take care of all of the details on the traveler's behalf.
  • Real-time translation: LLMs like ChatGPT-4o are capable of essentially real-time translation via audio.

That’s it for the top seven trends driving the travel and tourism industry forward into 2024 and beyond.

Through these trends, we can see a dynamic relationship between the travel industry and consumers.

It’s a push-and-pull that’s sure to continue in 2025 and companies that can adapt quickly to the changing wants and needs of travelers are the best suited for future success.

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McKinsey finds the rapid increase stems from several factors:

  • Younger generations prefer experiences, thereby allocating more for travel than previous generations at a similar age.
  • 66% of surveyed travelers are more interested in travel now than pre-pandemic.
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Instead of just browsing listings by destination at the beginning of the booking process, aspiring guests receive AI-assisted property recommendations to find the ideal destination. Further, each listing includes virtual house tours, local attraction guides, and guest testimonials to get an in-depth grasp of the stay experience and panorama before arrival.

Economic Challenges Facing Luxury Travel Providers

While the increased demand for premium travel experiences is a net positive for travel hosts, financial obstacles lie beneath the surface that can impact the profitability of high-end short-term rental properties.

Specifically, in 2023, short-term rental owners experienced a double whammy of inflation and an overall decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR). Thankfully, the industry forecasts modest improvements in the average daily rate and revenue so hosts can continue offering services that affluent and high-income travelers expect.

Wander is leaning into the industry’s changes through the following strategies :

  • Authentic experiences: Focus on differentiation and make customer experiences the core emphasis instead of offering a cookie-cutter solution for all guest backgrounds.
  • Portfolio diversification: Be rigorously selective when choosing homes and locations. Inspiring destinations are one research factor, but choosing the right spot is crucial.
  • Top 1% of vacation rentals: Data points indicate the top 1% of properties earn 35% of all short-term vacation rental revenue. Wander prides itself on only owning top-tier properties resulting in strongly positive guest reviews for a win-win situation.
  • Ignore the hype: Many temporary distractions—especially advancing travel demand—make it harder to achieve the cardinal goal of building a stable and durable business.

Entwistle’s vision is to be a resilient smart vacation home platform for the foreseeable future while remaining receptive and adaptable to guests' needs for a top-notch experience. Guests can expect a level of consistency across Wander’s portfolio at their favorite destinations and new adventure spots to spend more time exploring instead of adjusting to a property’s shortcomings.

Recent studies indicate that 77% of travelers care more about the best-fitting travel experience than about the cost of the trip, according to the 2024 Global Travel Trends Report from American Express Travel .

For instance, Wander’s ambitions include establishing a global footprint while expanding its United States portfolio simultaneously. As the company grows, it plans to seamlessly integrate other travel booking options, such as flights and additional services, that the next generation of travelers is seeking. Premier guest stays remain its core focal point, though, assures Entwistle.

Final Thoughts

Leisure and business travelers flocked to luxury vacation rentals during the pandemic. While many enjoy the coziness and extra living space, the lack of hotel-grade amenities and cleanliness leaves something to be desired. Wander is addressing these shortcomings through vacation homes meeting the travel needs of the 21st century to work or rest.

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Luxury-travel advisors are in demand as Gen Z and millennials splurge on stress-free, meaningful vacations

  • Careers in luxury-travel advising are growing as travelers seek stress-free, high-end experiences.
  • Gen Z and millennials are driving the growth, seeing vacation spending as a worthy expense.
  • This article is part of " Trends to Bet Your Career On ," a series about trending professional opportunities.

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The internet has revolutionized the way people research and book travel. Travelers now have access to hotel- and flight-booking platforms, travel content on social media, travel blogs, and travel publications.

Today's travelers, especially those seeking luxury experiences, don't always want to wade through all that information. Consequently, the travel-advisor industry has experienced significant growth in recent years , especially among Gen Z and millennial travelers . According to Grand View Research, the global luxury-travel market is worth an estimated $1.3 trillion and expected to grow 7.9% from 2024 to 2030 .

Luxury travelers are not necessarily looking for the best deals but the best way to plan a trip without the hassle. This is where a luxury-travel advisor comes in. Agents can provide personalized itineraries, access to upgrades and selective experiences, and support throughout the trip.

Business Insider talked to three luxury-travel advisors about the industry's growth and how to transition into travel advising.

Why the luxury-travel industry is booming

Diana Hechler, the owner of D. Tours Travel , said the luxury-travel industry has grown because travelers have access to more luxury-level properties, and more people are willing to pay luxury prices. Also, a vacation is seen as a necessity for Gen Z travelers .

"People are booking vacations more than ever and want them to be stress-free and restorative. And nothing does that better than luxury travel," Hechler told BI. "Despite the higher prices, the segment of travelers that want luxury and are willing to pay for it has grown as well."

Angela Adto Tepper, the owner of AZA Luxury Travel , said that the shift toward luxury travel had increased since the pandemic, with more Americans prioritizing travel.

"The luxury-travel sector has evolved to prioritize wellness, health, sustainability, and transformative experiences, and people are now prioritizing meaningful travel experiences and pursuing bucket-list trips," Tepper said. "Advisors have adapted by curating journeys tailored to each client."

Why travelers work with advisors

One of the biggest advantages of working with a travel advisor is that it helps travelers cut through the noise and information overload. Traveler agents work on commission, getting a percentage of hotel, cruise, or tour costs, which is paid after a trip is over. Many agents also charge an up-front fee for research and planning.

"The internet was supposed to be the death of advisors, and instead, it's made us more valuable than ever," Hechler said. "While some people love to spend time researching their vacations and doing it themselves, many don't have time to 'waste' on the internet starting from scratch. Saving time is problem-solving for almost everyone; anytime you can solve people's problems, you can have a successful business."

Travel advisors can also offer complimentary upgrades and have access to experiences that might not be available to the public.

"Working with a travel advisor can be summarized by three E's," Tepper said. "We can provide expertise and insider knowledge, extras with personalized service, and emergency assistance."

With the prevalence of Instagram and TikTok, it might seem like everyone is going to the same places. So booking luxury hotels or making reservations at Michelin-starred restaurants is no longer enough; travelers want advisors to curate one-of-a-kind experiences.

"The luxury-travel sector is not just about opulence and indulgence but also about creating meaningful, enriching experiences that leave a lasting impact," Maurice Smith, the founder and CEO of the luxury-travel agency Eugene Toriko , said. "Sustainable and regenerative travel practices are becoming increasingly important, focusing on preserving and enhancing the destinations we visit."

Tips for transitioning into travel advising

If you're ready to move into the industry, it's worth taking stock of your skills first. For example, Tepper said people with event-planning experience might transition well into travel advising since itinerary planning and familiarity with booking platforms are part of the job. She added that soft skills, like interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and adaptability, would also come in handy.

Tepper recommended contacting an advisor before switching over. "If you're considering the career change, one of the best things you can do is secure a reputable mentor," she said. "A mentor can offer invaluable guidance, accelerating professional growth and enhancing skill development, leading to greater success and higher earnings."

It also helps to study travel trends, have a deep knowledge of a destination, and build expertise around types of travel, such as multigenerational trips , cruises, or honeymoons. Tepper said that prospective advisors must also remember that they're not necessarily looking for the "best discounts" for clients but creating tailored trips with impeccable customer service.

"To maintain the quality of our personalized work, we occasionally have to turn away a client," Tepper said. "Not every client is the right fit for our service. This selectivity ensures that we can devote the necessary time and attention to crafting great experiences for everyone while upholding the high standards we have put in place."

The benefits of travel advising

Travel advising provides valuable services to travelers, but agents can also receive perks like complimentary trips sponsored by hotels and tourism boards and travel discounts.

"One of the biggest perks of this job is the opportunity to explore the world and indulge in my passion for travel," Tepper said. "Imagine waking up in a new city, tasting exotic cuisines, and immersing yourself in diverse cultures while doing what you love. For me, it's a career that blends passion and purpose."

The job also comes with a few challenges. Smith said that agents must stay on top of ever-changing travel regulations to ensure the safety of their clients. But ultimately, he said, it's a rewarding career that prioritizes relationships.

"Travel advising offers flexibility and the potential to work remotely, allowing for a good work-life balance," Smith said. "Additionally, the satisfaction of helping clients create unforgettable memories and the joy of turning their travel dreams into reality is incredibly rewarding."

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CBRE Report: Asia Pacific Hotels & Hospitality Sector Trends 2024

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CBRE Report: Asia Pacific Hotels & Hospitality Sector Trends 2024   

With the Asia Pacific hotel market continuing to undergo structural change, hotel owners and operators are fine-tuning operational and branding strategies. Increased labour and utilities costs, limited new supply, and the prolonged peak of the interest rate cycle are among the driving factors.

Major global hotel operators are expanding rapidly across the region, with almost half of the new hotels in the development pipeline being developed in conjunction with five hotel groups: Marriott (60,566 rooms), Accor (47,052 rooms), IHG (34,227 rooms), Hilton (31,606 rooms) and Wyndham (21,455 rooms). These operators continue to invest in loyalty programmes and niche segments to capture market share while also significantly expanding their technological capabilities.

Despite prolonged high interest rates globally, hotel investment in Asia Pacific has been resilient, driven by continued interest in Japan and Australia, a record-breaking year for serviced residence sales in mainland China, and a steady flow of deals in a strongly performing Korea market.

This report explores the key trends impacting the hotel sector in Asia Pacific, including an analysis of the current market landscape, the latest activities of the major operators, asset management and investment trends, and ESG considerations.

Operators keep daily rates elevated as a result of limited supply, elevated demand and rising labour costs: While hotels have successfully adapted to lower levels of applicants and staffing, new labour-related issues present a challenge to owners and operators. With this challenge expected to persist for the rest of 2024, operators will look to keep daily rates high to capture some of these losses on balance sheets.

Major global operators continue to expand aggressively, with increased emphasis on lifestyle brands: With the ‘big 5’ operators expanding their global market share from 20% to 24% over the past six years, the trend is set to continue as the push for greater presence across all segments continues.

A large part of this strategy is the expansion into the lifestyle sector, with the brand loyalty programs, avant-garde design and wellness initiatives driving the demand.

Investment robust despite debt-related headwinds; investors maintain preference for upscale+ branded assets: Amid ongoing capital market dislocation, the upscale+ segment has emerged as the most appealing segment for hotel investors in Asia Pacific. This has been driven by growth in global wealth and travellers’ willingness to spend more on accommodation following the prolonged border closures witnessed during the pandemic.

Adoption of Sustainability / ESG initiatives continues; hotels with strong ESG initiatives set to outperform: The Asia Pacific hotels and hospitality industry’s commitment to ESG initiatives continues to gain momentum. Rising energy costs, which have increased significantly since the onset of the pandemic, along with further commitment to ESG initiatives are set to accelerate the industry’s focus on sustainability. Other supportive factors include a shift in guests’ preferences toward more sustainable tourism, along with growing demand for disclosure around climate risk.

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Tourism’s Importance for Growth Highlighted in World Economic Outlook Report

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Tourism has again been identified as a key driver of economic recovery and growth in a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). With UNWTO data pointing to a return to 95% of pre-pandemic tourist numbers by the end of the year in the best case scenario, the IMF report outlines the positive impact the sector’s rapid recovery will have on certain economies worldwide.

According to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report , the global economy will grow an estimated 3.0% in 2023 and 2.9% in 2024. While this is higher than previous forecasts, it is nevertheless below the 3.5% rate of growth recorded in 2022, pointing to the continued impacts of the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and from the cost-of-living crisis.

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The WEO report analyses economic growth in every global region, connecting performance with key sectors, including tourism. Notably, those economies with "large travel and tourism sectors" show strong economic resilience and robust levels of economic activity. More specifically, countries where tourism represents a high percentage of GDP   have recorded faster recovery from the impacts of the pandemic in comparison to economies where tourism is not a significant sector.

As the report Foreword notes: "Strong demand for services has supported service-oriented economies—including important tourism destinations such as France and Spain".

Looking Ahead

The latest outlook from the IMF comes on the back of UNWTO's most recent analysis of the prospects for tourism, at the global and regional levels. Pending the release of the November 2023 World Tourism Barometer , international tourism is on track to reach 80% to 95% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023. Prospects for September-December 2023 point to continued recovery, driven by the still pent-up demand and increased air connectivity particularly in Asia and the Pacific where recovery is still subdued.

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Makemytrip (MMYT) Poised for Growth: Analyst Upgrades Price Objective Amidst Strong Travel Trends

Analyst Sachin Salgaonkar of Bank of America Securities reiterated a Buy rating on Makemytrip ( MMYT – Research Report ), with a price target of $95.00.

Sachin Salgaonkar’s rating is based on a broad analysis of Makemytrip’s (MMYT) performance and market trends. Despite a softer first quarter influenced by the timing of the general elections in India, which temporarily dampened travel, the company still managed to achieve a year-over-year revenue growth of 24%. This growth, albeit slightly lower than the previous quarter, is coupled with a sequential improvement in adjusted EBIT margins. Salgaonkar notes that the observed pickup in travel during the latter half of the quarter suggests that the demand for travel services remains robust, rather than reflecting a fundamental downturn.

Salgaonkar remains positive about the medium-term prospects for MMYT, given the strong momentum in travel trends and the strategic shift in revenue mix towards higher-margin hotel and bus segments. He anticipates that capacity issues within the airline industry, which have been a drag on growth, will resolve by the second half of the year, leading to an improvement in growth levels. Additionally, he expects sustained interest from global and domestic hotel chains looking to expand in India. Salgaonkar also points out that competition remains stable and is unlikely to increase marketing costs in the near future. Based on these factors, he has adjusted the price objective upwards and reiterates a Buy rating for MMYT.

In another report released on June 24, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $95.00 price target.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 33 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of MMYT in relation to earlier this year.

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Makemytrip (MMYT) Company Description:

MakeMyTrip Ltd. is an online travel company. Its services and products include air ticketing, hotels and packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire, experiences and ancillary travel requirements such as facilitating access to third-party travel insurance and visa processing. The company’s brands include MakeMyTrip, goibibo, and redbus. It operates through the following three segments: Air Ticketing, Hotels and Packages, and Bus Ticketing. The Air Ticketing segment provides the facility to book domestic and international air tickets. The Hotels and Packages segment provides holiday packages and hotel reservations. The Bus Ticketing segment provides the facility to book domestic and international bus tickets. MakeMyTrip was founded by Deep Kalra and Rajesh Magow on April 28, 2000 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.

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  • The Travel & Tourism market is expected to generate a revenue of US$198.70bn in the United States by 2024.
  • The market is projected to grow at an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 2.90%, resulting in a market volume of US$222.80bn by 2028.
  • The Hotels market is the largest market in the market and is expected to reach a projected market volume of US$110.50bn in 2024.
  • By 2028, the number of users in the Hotels market is expected to reach 167.50m users.
  • The user penetration rate is projected to increase from 67.5% in 2024 to 69.3% in 2028.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is estimated to be US$0.86k.
  • By 2028, 72% of the total revenue in the Travel & Tourism market is expected to be generated through online sales.
  • In terms of global comparison, United States is projected to generate the highest revenue in the market, with a revenue of US$198.70bn in 2024.
  • The United States' Travel & Tourism industry has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in decreased international travel and a shift towards domestic travel.

Key regions: Malaysia , Europe , Singapore , Vietnam , United States


The Travel & Tourism market encompasses a diverse range of accommodation services catering to the needs and preferences of travelers. This dynamic market includes package holidays, hotel accommodations, private vacation rentals, camping experiences, and cruises.

The market consists of five further markets.

  • The Cruises market covers multi-day vacation trips on a cruise ship. The Cruises market encompasses exclusively passenger ticket revenues.
  • The Vacation Rentals market comprises of private accommodation bookings which includes private holiday homes and houses as well as short-term rental of private rooms or flats.
  • The Hotels market includes stays in hotels and professionally run guest houses.
  • The Package Holidays market comprises of travel deals that normally contain travel and accommodation sold for one price, although optional further provisions can be included such as catering and tourist services.
  • The Camping market includes bookings at camping sites for pitches using tents, campervans, or trailers. These can be associated with big chains or privately managed campsites.

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The main performance indicators of the Travel & Tourism market are revenues, average revenue per user (ARPU), users and user penetration rates. Additionally, online and offline sales channel shares display the distribution of online and offline bookings. The ARPU refers to the average revenue one user generates per year while the revenue represents the total booking volume. Revenues are generated through both online and offline sales channels and include exclusively B2C revenues and users for the above-mentioned markets. Users represent the aggregated number of guests. Each user is only counted once per year. Additional definitions for each market can be found within the respective market pages.

The booking volume includes all booked travels made by users from the selected region, independent of the departure and arrival. The scope includes domestic and outbound travel.

Prominent players in this sector include online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia and Opodo, as well as tour operators such as TUI. Specialized platforms like,, and Airbnb facilitate the online booking of hotels and private accommodations, contributing significantly to the market's vibrancy.

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The Travel & Tourism market in United States has been experiencing significant growth and development in recent years. Customer preferences: Travelers in the United States are increasingly seeking unique and authentic experiences, driving the demand for personalized and tailored travel packages. Additionally, there is a growing interest in sustainable and eco-friendly tourism practices among consumers. Trends in the market: One prominent trend in the United States travel market is the rise of experiential travel, where travelers prioritize activities and interactions that allow them to immerse themselves in the local culture. Furthermore, the use of technology, such as mobile apps for booking accommodations and experiences, has become increasingly popular among travelers in the country. Local special circumstances: The United States boasts a diverse range of attractions and destinations, from vibrant cities to picturesque natural landscapes, catering to a wide variety of traveler preferences. Additionally, the country's well-developed infrastructure and transportation networks make it easily accessible for both domestic and international tourists. Underlying macroeconomic factors: The strong economy in the United States has contributed to the growth of the Travel & Tourism market, as consumers have more disposable income to spend on leisure activities. Additionally, favorable government policies and initiatives to promote tourism have further supported the expansion of the market in the country.

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