Tourism has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the crisis causing prolonged and deep economic disruption. Just as the sector was beginning to show signs of recovery, the recent economic fallout from Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has dealt a fresh blow to tourism’s prospects. The 2022 edition of “Tourism Performance and Policies in the OECD” provides a comprehensive analysis of tourism performance and policy trends in 50 OECD countries and partner economies, aimed at supporting recovery efforts.
Examines the challenges and outlook for tourism recovery, highlighting the need for coordinated and forward-looking policy approaches that can set the sector on a path to a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future. It presents evidence on the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound, and outbound tourism, as well as tourism enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption. The report analyzes tourism policy priorities, reforms, and developments, and provides examples of country practices that have been successful in addressing these issues.
Thematic chapters in this report provide insights on building resilience in the tourism ecosystem and promoting a green tourism recovery. It is essential to consider the impact of tourism on the environment, and the report highlights policies aimed at mitigating the sector’s negative environmental impact. Additionally, the report focuses on enhancing tourism resilience, with a particular emphasis on preparing for future crises and mitigating their impact on the sector.
Overall, this report highlights the importance of the tourism sector and the need for coordinated policy efforts to support its recovery and ensure a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future.