The True Impact of a Global Pandemic on Travel and Tourism

At the beginning of 2020, a major coronavirus flu epidemic emerged and made travel to and from China and East Asia almost impossible. As the virus spread globally, at an unprecedented rapid pace, there was a significant, and in many cases devastating, impact on all travel plans, whether for leisure or business, and for tourist destinations all around the world.

People were convinced that it was likely to be a short-term inconvenience and there would soon be a return to 2019 options for travel. No one could foresee how far reaching the pandemic would be or what the long-term impact could be. We have seen that once the first wave of infections and deaths was over, people were ...

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