According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a 182% year-on-year increase in January-March 2022, with destinations worldwide welcoming an estimated 117 million international arrivals compared to 41 million in Q1 2021. Of the extra 76 million international arrivals for the first three months, about 47 million were recorded in March, showing that the recovery is gathering pace.
Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations. The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June.
The pandemic left hardly any business or industry untouched, but real estate was front and center for many of the biggest shifts. The offices where we work, warehouses facilitating the boom in online-shopping, hotels and malls that went quiet during travel restrictions and lockdowns: these sectors became a cornerstone of idle chats well beyond commercial real estate circles.
The fairs and exhibitions in Istanbul that attract people from all over the world resumed under strict hygiene rules and precautions due to pandemic. CNR Beauty & Wellness Show became the first international fair to be opened in Istanbul after a six-months break.
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, to bring essential business reopening resources to ICCA members.
According to the latest analysis from the World Tourism Organization, 40% of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to COVID-19. The data shows that by already by the end of May, the pandemic had led to US$320 billion in lost revenues, already three times the cost of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis.
As the hospitality industry begins to plan for recovery from COVID-19, marketing professionals across the globe find themselves in uncharted territory. In many cases, they are juggling the complex task of balancing limited resources, fluctuating economic conditions, and new traveller expectations with the right amount of communication and empathy. Here are three trends in the hotel business.
The World Tourism Organization with the contribution of its members and partners developed global guidelines to restart tourism and formulate a sector-wide response to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Action plan includes the most effective manners to make travel safe and seamless to all – workers, companies, destinations and travellers.