Concerns about the return and spread of COVID-19 and its new strains are declining around the world. Such data is provided by the analytical agency GlobalData.
According to a survey conducted by the leading global data processing and analytics company GlobalData, 57% of respondents are “not concerned” or “not very concerned” about the spread of the coronavirus. This suggests that tourists have become more prepared for life with COVID-19.
GlobalData Travel and Tourism Analyst Hannah Free comments: “Tourism prospects in many countries are brighter today than at any time in the past two years. However, the turbulence and uncertainty associated with COVID-19 have created several challenges that are likely to slow down the recovery. Growing demand, coupled with massive layoffs and competition for talent from other sectors, has led to widespread labor shortages in European tourism economies.”
As countries gradually lift travel restrictions and resume tourism around the planet, hygiene and safety must remain a priority. To increase confidence in travel, countries must implement agreed health protocols that protect workers, travelers, and the local population.
According to the latest GlobalData forecasts, in 2022 international departures will reach 68% of their pre-COVID-19 levels. This figure is expected to improve to 82% in 2023 and 97% in 2024. Well, tourism will fully return in 2025, showing 101% of the 2019 level.