Concerns over falling ill at the destination and quarantine restrictions have resulted in postponing more trips to 2021.
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.
High intention among Europeans to travel again; however, lack of coordinated response delaying sector’s recovery.
The latest quarterly report “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2019” by the European Travel Commission shows that demand for tourism in Europe is expected to maintain an upward trajectory over 2019, despite uncertain trade relationships between China and the US and a slowing Chinese travel demand
Significantly, rather than affecting overall hotel performance, the analysis of room rates suggests that the rise in importance of vacation rentals actually complements traditional accommodation
A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017. @UNWTO