Despite the continuous lockdowns and advice to avoid non-essential trips, Europeans’ travel sentiment maintains an upward trajectory.
Concerns over falling ill at the destination and quarantine restrictions have resulted in postponing more trips to 2021.
A new surge in Covid-19 cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery with international tourist arrivals to Europe down 68% halfway through the year relative to 2019.
Over 20 EU Travel and Tourism Associations issue open letter to President von der Leyen following further dramatic decreases in air passenger traffic.
Key trends for tourism development post-COVID-19 are digitalisation, a concern for sustainability, and data and research used for identifying trends that can aid with the recovery.