According to a survey conducted by the leading international data processing and analytics company GlobalData, 57% of respondents are “not concerned” or “not really concerned” 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: “The prospects for tourism development in many countries today are brighter than when or in the last two years. However, the turbulence and uncertainty associated with COVID-19 has created a number of 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 throughout planet, hygiene and safety must remain a priority. To increase confidence in travel, countries must implement harmonized health protocols that protect workers, travelers and local communities.
International departures in 2022 will reach 68% of pre-COVID levels in 2022, according to GlobalData's latest forecasts. 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.