The Travel & Tourism sector has grown faster than the global economy for the past eight consecutive years, with more people travelling than ever before; and is expected to continue flourishing in the coming decade. International arrivals are forecasted to grow from 1.4 billion in 2018 to 1.8 billion in 2030; while the number of air travellers is estimated to rise from 4.1 billion in 2017 to 8.2 billion in 2037. Sustaining this growth requires investment in quality and enabling infrastructure to build for the future.
In this era of unprecedented connectivity and exponential technological innovation; travellers have ever-increasing expectations of quality, speed, seamlessness and comfort. While an infrastructure gap remains, noteworthy investments in physical and digital infrastructure have been made in modernising existing infrastructure and developing new projects.
The following section highlights innovative and fruitful best practices of nations that have taken novel approaches to enhance their infrastructure, and in turn facilitating, directly or indirectly, Travel & Tourism growth, while providing outstanding experiences for travellers.