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Bleak Affair: Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%

Bleak Affair: Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus, all contributing to the worst year on record in the history of tourism. According to the latest tourism data from the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), destinations […]

Japan reopening bleak as gov’t declares another state of emergency

Japan reopening bleak as gov’t declares another state of emergency

After the huge spike of coronavirus cases over the holidays, Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba. The 7,490 new registered cases on 7 January prompted the state of emergency that will start today, 8 January, until 7 February at the earliest. This is […]

Aviation stares at a bleak future with added restrictions: IATA

Aviation stares at a bleak future with added restrictions: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that while it is seen that airlines turning cash positive within the year, the near-term picture is bleak. Instead of a boost from the year-end holiday period, there are even more restrictions. Governments tightened borders in a knee-jerk response to a virus mutation. Canada, UK, Germany, Japan […]

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