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Europe is the fastest recovering tourism region in the world

By Lebawit Lily Girma

23 Nov 2022 · 1 min read

Two and a half years post-pandemic, there are clear winners emerging in the race to bring tourism economies back to their pre-pandemic levels-and Europe is topping that list, according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Thanks to intra-regional travel, as well as American tourists flocking back to their favorite destinations, Europe scooped up for 68% of the world's 477 million international arrivals between Jan. and Sept. 2022. That's a recovery of 81% of its tourist arrivals before the pandemic hit.

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