UN panel says worldwide travel won’t rebound till late 2021


The United Nations’ panel, the World Travel Organization, on Tuesday predicted that the coronavirus-related travel restrictions will forestall worldwide tourism from rebounding till the third quarter of 2021.
Some consultants from the panel, nevertheless, don’t consider worldwide travel will rebound till 2022. The consultants mentioned the primary obstacles are travel restrictions, but in addition sluggish containment of the virus and low traveller confidence.
“This unprecedented decline is having dramatic social and economic consequences, and puts millions of jobs and businesses at risk. This underlines the urgent need to safely restart tourism, in a timely and coordinated manner”, mentioned UN World Travel Organization secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili.
The panel discovered that worldwide arrivals declined 81% in July and 79% in August, which price the tourism sector $730 billion in losses.
“The lack of coordinated response among countries to ensure harmonized protocols and coordinated restrictions, as well as the deteriorating economic environment were also identified by experts as important obstacles for recovery”, the panel mentioned.