2020: The worst year in the history of tourism

2020: The worst year in the history of tourism

What we all were thinking is now confirmed: 2020 is the worst year in the history of tourism. In this article, you will find how much money the tourism industry lost. Read on to find out all the details!

What we all were thinking is now confirmed: 2020 is the worst year in the history of tourism. In this article, you will find how much money the tourism industry lost. Read on to find out all the details!

What we all assumed is now a fact: 2020 was considered "the worst year in the history of tourism" by the World Tourism Organization. For the most obvious reasons - border closures, lack of flights, total quarantines and social isolation - destinations around the world received 1 billion fewer travelers than the previous year, with a 74 percent drop as indicated. the organism.

What we all assumed is now a fact: 2020 was considered "the worst year in the history of tourism"

Now, this international travel slump represents roughly $ 1.3 trillion in export earnings losses. This figure is almost eleven times more than the losses recorded during the global economic crisis of 2008/2009.

What is more, the General Secretary of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili pointed out that “the harmonization, coordination and digitization of measures to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 in relation to travel are the essential basis for promoting safe travel and prepare for the recovery of tourism as soon as conditions allow."

Not only hotels were affected but also airlines, restaurants, attractions and local merchants.

Not only hotels were affected but also airlines, restaurants, attractions and local merchants. There are multiple families that based their income on the touristic industry. There are even cities whose only income comes from tourism. 

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