Sixteen Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) member countries that have opened their borders to international tourists and travel are also part of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Tourism Recovery Tracker.
According to the UNWTO World Tourism, as growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism Recovery Tracker compiles all the relevant data by region, destination, and source markets in one place.
The Recovery Tracker compiles all the relevant data in one place, giving governments and private businesses the ability to track the recovery of tourism at the global and regional levels, alongside information on the top destinations for international tourism. This comprehensive tourism dashboard is the result of a partnership between international organizations and the private sector. It covers key tourism performance indicators by month, region, and subregions allowing for a real-time comparison of the sector recovery across the world and industries.
Acknowledging the importance of the UNWTO recovery tracker SPTO CEO Christopher Cocker welcomed the announcement and mentioned the importance to have this data accessible with updates, information, and insights on the current status of tourism recovery worldwide.
Mr. Cocker mentioned that Tourism’s value and growth potential positions the sector as a key driver of inclusion, and local economic growth in the region as it recovers from COVID-19 through entrepreneurship and employment creation in urban, coastal, and rural communities.
“More Pacific island nations are opening up to the world for tourism and travel. And for us in the Pacific, we continue to face new and emerging challenges, beyond the immediate pandemic crisis, climate change and geopolitical instability pose significant threats to economic development.