The tourism industry has been hit hard by the Coronavirus and according to the United Nations, the return to travel, specifically international travel, not returning in full force until 2022.
At the earliest, the second half of 2021 could see some increase in travel but for destinations such as the United States and the United Kingdom, a vaccine will be the key to travel returning to those areas given the number of infections both countries have seen.
“This unprecedented decline is having dramatic social and economic consequences, and puts millions of jobs and businesses at risk,” warned UN World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
“This underlines the urgent need to safely restart tourism, in a timely and coordinated manner”.
It’s estimated that over $61 billion has been lost so far due to shutdowns during the pandemic.
Some airlines have implemented travel bubbles that restrict flights to only certain areas as well as quarantine periods.