COVID-19 and the Future of Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | March 2022

This report 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.

Tourism in Asia and the Pacific has been transformed over the last 2 decades by the impacts of globalization, digitalization, rising disposable incomes, and shifting consumer preferences. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated some trends, such as digitalization, and is likely to have permanently altered what consumers are looking for. New opportunities are emerging, such as putting tourism on a more sustainable trajectory, enhancing digitalization, and boosting community engagement and inclusion. The report suggests how governments can foster sustainable recovery in the sector considering tourism’s environmental, social, and economic impacts.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • COVID-19 Period (2020–2021)
  • The Future of Tourism in Asia and the Pacific (2022 and Beyond)
  • Policy Priorities and Recommendations
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • COVID-19
  • Industry and trade
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • 110
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS220110-2
  • 978-92-9269-429-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-430-2 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-431-9 (ebook)

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