The return of tourism and Pacific economies

Posted on 09 August 2022

The revival of tourism in the Pacific is providing a much needed boost to the regional economy as more and more island countries reopen borders that were closed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Asian Development Bank has released a revised economic outlook predicting a growth of 4.7 percent in the regional economy this year, rising to 5.7 percent next year. But potential future economic shocks remain. A few months old now, the ADB report – Covid-19 and the Future of Tourism in Asia and the Pacific – explores how different tourism market segments may have been impacted by the pandemic, and what this means for policy makers seeking to move tourism onto a more sustainable development pathway.