The global tourism industry is showing signs of recovery as more people around the world receive COVID-19 vaccinations. According to the World Tourism Organization, international tourist arrivals increased by 19% in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. The increase was driven by a rise in travel to destinations in Asia and the Pacific, as well as Europe. However, the industry still faces challenges, including ongoing travel restrictions and the emergence of new variants of the virus.
Source: BBC News, a leading news organization in the UK.