PATA projects inbound international travellers to Asia Pacific to top 800m by 2022

    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced (20-Feb-2018) the following key highlights from its 2018 to 2022 Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts for 40 destinations within the Asia Pacific;

    • Asia Pacific will be the fastest-growing tourism region in the world. The average growth rate for regional foreign visitor arrivals is forecast at 5.6% p/a between 2017 and 2022, while the Americas (3.6% p/a) and the Pacific (3.4%) will also be strong over the same period;
    • 2018 aggregate annual growth rate for international visitors into Asia Pacific of 6.7% year-on-year. Inbound travellers to reach more than 670 million;
    • Annual growth in international visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific is holding its momentum – with around 808 million arrivals expected in 2022. [more – original PR]