Travel and Tourism

We combine a deep understanding of travel and tourism dynamics with rigorous economics to help destinations, developers, and strategic planners. We uncover opportunities for growth, identify and mitigate risk, and solve their challenges.

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The future of travel and tourism

Our travel and tourism services cover global travel activities to help you understand the economic impact of tourism, as well as current market trends and outlook.

Tourism Economics

Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, focuses on the intersection of the economy and travel sector, providing actionable insights to our clients.

We provide our worldwide client base with direct access to the most comprehensive set of historic and forecast travel data. Our specialist economists develop custom economic impact studies, policy analysis, forecast models and alternative scenario outcomes.

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How our tourism services help you
  • Plan for expected shifts in opportunity across source markets
  • Evaluate destinations’ dependence on international vs. domestic travel
  • Pull destination rankings for visitor volume and growth prospects
  • Understand changes in destination market share
  • Analyse the different tourist landscapes of competing destinations
  • Plan and adjust investments in infrastructure
Essential tourism indicators

Tourism Economics covers over 100,000 indicators of tourism activity both for inbound, outbound and domestic travel including:

  • Visits by trip purpose and mode of transportation
  • Travel spending by purpose
  • Origin-destination flows – visits and nights across major origin and destination pairs
  • Economic and demographic forecasts – the drivers behind the forecast model

Cruise Intelligence Platform

The most comprehensive global cruise industry database available, covering current and future trends for both supply and demand.


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Detailed and comparable inbound and outbound travel data by country and city.

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Cruise Intelligence Platform

The new Cruise IP database, available from Tourism Economics, is designed to help understand the challenges facing the cruise sector as activity is restarting with higher capacity.

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Global City Travel

Detailed and comparable inbound and outbound travel intelligence for 300+ cities globally.

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Global Travel Service

Detailed travel and tourism market trends and forecasts for 185 countries globally.

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Air Passenger Forecasts

Passenger forecasts for the 4,000 most travelled air routes across the world.

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International State Travel

Travel data covering international visits and nights by source country to the 50 states of the USA.

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Global Highlights & Risks

Global recovery from the pandemic will be further deferred due to effects from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and we now expect global international arrivals to regain 2019 levels by 2025 instead of by 2024 on average. The largest change is evident in the European travel outlook, with impacts strongly weighted towards Eastern Europe. 

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