Egypt is estimated to draw around 7.5 million tourists this year, with German tourists to the country increasing by approximately 30-35 % over last year, compensating for the loss of tourism from the Russian and Ukrainian regions.
Al-Batouty, a UNWTO Economic Adviser and member of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, predicted that worldwide tourism will reach 68 % of pre-COVID-19 levels in 2022. He went on to say that by 2023, the proportion is predicted to rise to 82 %, then 97 % in 2024, and fully recover by 2025, with 1.5 billion foreign tourists expected.
Al-Batouty stated that “Recovery trajectories will differ between places, with some seeing faster recovery rates than others. It’s worth mentioning that international travel from North America enhanced in 2021, with foreign flights increasing by 15% year on year. In addition, the United States will overtake China as the world’s largest outbound travel market in 2021”.
The rebirth of the travel movement must contend with inflation, increased living costs, and the crisis in Ukraine. If the battle does not expand geographically beyond Ukraine’s boundaries, he anticipates international flights to reach 98 % of 2019 levels by 2025. In 2019, Russia was the world’s fifth-largest source market for outbound travel, with Ukraine ranking twelfth.
Since various long-term shifts and short-term trends have occurred, the adviser predicts that overall foreign travel will rebound to pre-pandemic levels by 2025. However, tourist demand may look quite different. He went on to say that consumers are increasingly seeking real experiences, demanding exceptional travel bargains, combining work and leisure travel, and being more conscious of their total environmental effect.
Al-Batouty also stated that “a probable full recovery by 2025, at the very least, provides the travel and tourist industry cause to be positive about the future”.