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Tourism Market Overview

Valued at US$ 10.5 Trillion in 2022, the global tourism market is expected to develop at a CAGR of 5% over the next ten years. By the end of this forecast year in 2032, analysts anticipate the tourism market size would be worth US$ 17.1 Trillion.

Countries such as the United States, France, and other European countries are traditionally famous tourist destinations across the world with an established tourism market. However, in recent years, several lesser-known Asian and African countries have come to the fore as destinations of appeal to foreign tourists. As a result, global tourism service providers are realigning their offerings to capitalize on the potential economic benefits of this shift.

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Tourism Market Size Value (2022) US$ 10.5 Trillion
Tourism Market Size Value (2032) US$ 17.1 Trillion
Tourism Market Growth Rate (2022 to 2032) 5%

The emergence of new trends such as adventure tourism, art tourism, and so on is projected to boost the global tourism market growth. Rock climbing, mountaineering, excavating, kayaking, and other pursuits are examples of adventure tourism significantly contributing to the tourism market share in recent years. Secondly, the adoption of tourism websites plays a significant role in the management and monetization of all types of tourism. The expanding tendency of social networking sites is also projected to give a promising possibility for tourism market advancement.

In accordance with a travel market analysis report, cultural and pilgrimage tourism are the sectors with the highest exponential growth in Asia, Africa, and South America, while adventure and ecological tourism are the fastest-growing sectors in North America and Europe. Unfortunately, outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola, SARS, and COVID in certain countries, along with geopolitical tensions, are having a significant impact on global tourism market opportunities.

During the years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global tourism market dealt a near-fatal blow, and the market players' income declined due to severe lockdown circumstances and the suspension of transportation options. However, after the lifting of the lockdown, the tourism business recommenced in 2022 and is expected to return to its previous growth rate in the next one to two years.

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Govt. Initiatives to Bode Well for the Market

Health tourism produces significant cash in emerging nations, allowing them to expand their healthcare operations. As a response, public bodies have increased their engagement through travel and tourism websites in support of healthcare services. For instance, in February 2018, the administration of Thailand announced the requirements for granting smart visas for professionals or entrepreneurs willing to engage in launching new enterprises, which could assist global health tourism service providers in expanding their operations in Thailand.

As per the previous tourism market report, Thailand was ranked as the most popular medical tourist attraction in 2019. Thailand's prominence as one of Asia's most popular dental tourism destinations has contributed to its overall market development.

Increasing per capita income is driving the growth of global tourism market leading to continuous growth in international tourism. Over the last five years, tourism market in emerging economies, especially countries in South America and Asia have driven the global tourism market. Compared to a decade ago, global tourism market has undergone a lot of changes. Emerging economies now account for more market share as compared to developed economies. As per International Travel Association (ITA), the number of international tourists arrivals in the expected to grow from 69.8 million in 2013 to 83.8 million by 2018.

Government bodies and organizations such as World Tourism Organization UNWTO are promoting tourism in order to attract diverse tourists across the globe. These initiatives are leading to the growth of global tourism market. Adventure tourism is new concept in tourism market driving the overall tourism market. Further, medical tourism is also a new trend observed in global tourism market. Significant price difference of medical procedures between different countries is driving the trend of medical tourism across the world. Global sports and game events is another driving factor for the global tourism market. People travel to enjoy sports events such as FIFA World Cup 2014, London Olympics 2012 and ICC World Cup 2011. However, disease outbreaks such as Ebola in specific countries affect the global tourism up to large extent. Ebola outbreak in West Africa affected the tourism market in African region.

The global tourism market is segmented on the basis of type, industry products, activities involved and geography. On the basis of type, international tourism and domestic/local tourism are the two major types of tourism market. Along with it, on the basis of purpose of travel or tourism the market for global tourism is segmented into adventure tourism, leisure business travel, conference or seminar travel, business tourism, visiting relatives and friends. The companies providing tourism services offer various products and services to their customer. Thus, the industry products included in the global tourism industry are traveler accommodations, travel arrangement and reservations, air transportation, other local transport such as car rental, food and beverage establishments, recreation and entertainment, gasoline and other retail activities. Further, the industry activities considered within the global tourism market include traveler accommodation services, providing hospitality services to international tourists, airline operation, automotive rental, travel agent and tour arrangement services. Countries such as U.S., Germany and France are popular destinations for global tourism; but in recent years other less well known countries from Asia and Africa have emerged as destinations of interest for international travelers. Thus, tourism service providers are realigning their services in order to reap the economic benefits from this trend

The global tourism market has a low level of concentration as there are large numbers of international and local players in tourism market. The market for global tourism is highly fragmented in nature. Aban Offshore Ltd., Accor Group, Crown Ltd., Balkan Holidays Ltd., Fred Harvey Company and G Adventures are some of the players in global tourism market.

This research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data and projections with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. It provides analysis and information by categories such as market segments, regions, product type and distribution channels.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on

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  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain
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Regional analysis includes

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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