The global Skift Travel Health Index is 86 points (+5 pp MoM) for December 2022. Discover the latest insights from the Skift team in the Skift Travel Health Index: December 2022 Highlights.
As one of Skift’s data partners, we provide flight data (powered by OAG Metis) to enable the reporting of travel performance along with other key data points - together this creates the Skift Travel Health Index, a vital source to track the travel industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The key takeaways from December's report are:
- There is cautious optimism about travel's continued recovery in 2023, despite the growing likelihood of a recession in many countries.
- From a sector point of view, vacation rentals close the year strongest, as it has done every year since the start of the pandemic. The sector performed 15 percentage points above 2019 levels in December.
- Car rentals saw the strongest improvement between December 2021 and 2022, with Aviation also picking up strongly.
"Although there has been little movement into year-end, performance in 2022 has improved over 2021. All regions improved their performance during 2022, with Europe seeing the strongest growth at nearly 50%. Latin and North America continue to be the strongest performers, however, both performing above 2019 levels." - Wouter Geets