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Although international tourist arrivals were up 130% in January 2022, ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions and Russia’s war with Ukraine are putting a damper on a fully fledged rebound. The World Tourism Organization’s data implies international travel arrivals remained down more than 60% in March 2022 compared with 2019. Still, it’s safe to say there’s significant pent-up demand to travel again, and eventually overseas tourism will make a comeback. Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. We help many travel-related organizations, bureaus, agencies, and associations deliver top-notch digital content experiences for their audiences. Static PDFs are unresponsive which makes them difficult to read on a mobile device.

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Travel + Leisure each year asks readers to rate their travel experiences based on things to do, sights to see, natural attractions, food, overall value and more. The feedback is used to recognize an elite group of travel destinations with World’s Best Awards – everything from best islands to best cities to best cruise ships and beyond. All copyright and database rights within the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE, Euronext N.V., NAREIT and EPRA.

While brick-and-mortar travel agencies lost ground to OTAs, some consumers still prefer face-to-face support when booking trips. As well as analyzing the state of such businesses, this market also looks at the online presence of travel agencies and tour operators. With so many options, so much flexibility, and increasingly higher expectations, the 21st century traveler seeks experiences that go beyond the vacations and business trips of yesteryear.

Ensuring that Travel & Tourism has a positive impact on the natural environment is a complex and growing priority in the industry. Amid developing regulatory requirements and an increasing focus on sustainability by consumers, setting ESG targets and building the capabilities to track and report performance are important—and often overlooked—value levers. Traveling by road became a preferred method of travel during the pandemic because people could choose those in close proximity. Modes of travel that require travelers to be near each, such as rail, air and cruises, will take longer to recover. Independent travel is likely to recover more quickly, as people remain hesitant to travel in groups.

We are excited about our future, and are proud to be a part of a thriving travel business that is committed to ongoing innovation, growth, and strategies that benefit our customers and stakeholders. The Travel and Leisure Industry leads the way in adopting new technology and innovative ways of working. But, many brands face challenges fully integrating their operational and digital experiences. Creating a seamless, joined up, digital journey and travel experience will cut costs while adding a smile to the faces of all your customers.

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2500 pages of free content at are available only online without ads, registration or fees. There’s a wide range of transportation, lodging, and amusement companies to get you to your destination and make sure you enjoy your stay. Since the companies vary so much, it’s hard to nail down a single key metric to watch. For example, some travel companies are asset-heavy transportation businesses; others are essentially tech companies. Spending fell by 76% in 2020 and only recovered 4% in 2021, according to the World Tourism Organization.

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