Tourism, 343 million visitors in 2022, + 35% on last year

Jovanotti and Neri Per Caso, the improvised show in the backstage of 'Che Tempo che Fa' (ANSA)

(ANSA) – MILAN, APRIL 11 – Just over 92 million arrivals and almost 343 million presences between Italians and foreigners, with a growth of 43% and 35% respectively compared to 2021.

These are the estimates for 2022 of a survey by Demoskopika that ANSA publishes in preview on the occasion of the Bit, the international tourism exchange. A growing trend, therefore, albeit still far from the 2019 scenario. In particular, according to the forecasts of the Research Institute, overnight stays should still mark -21.4% and arrivals -29.6%. Positive effect also on tourism spending: 26 billion expected, an increase of 11.8% compared to 2021. Almost 30 million Italians (51% of the total) have chosen to go on vacation for the next few months. Nine million (16% of the total of compatriots) have already booked their holiday, especially in the age group between 18 and 35, while 35% are thinking of planning a holiday for the remainder of the current year. Furthermore, the 18% who, despite showing interest in leaving, currently declare themselves undecided. The “nationalist” holiday prevails: 9 out of 10 Italians, ready to ‘pack their bags’, will spend it in the beautiful country. On the other hand, 10% plan to go abroad; of these, 7% have planned a trip to a European destination, while the remaining 3% opt for an international holiday. Also in this case, young people (18-35 years) will be more inclined to travel across the border.

The war and the pandemic again affect Italian tourism: of the 31% of compatriots who have given up their vacation for the next few months, 10% do so for fear of the effects of the conflict in Ukraine and 8% for the persistence of Covid and of its variants. Finally, it affects 13% of Italians who have not planned a holiday with their family, declaring a worsening of the family economic condition compared to last year. For the current year, it is estimated the absence from Italy of over 300 thousand Ukrainian and Russian tourists with a reduction of 2.4 million presences and a reduction in tourist spending by almost 180 million euros. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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