UAE – Travel trends for summer 2021 are beginning to look up — far from the last summer scenario where even the most avid travellers had nowhere to go.
Many people will now be able to go for their much-needed summer escapade abroad, though the tangle of entry requirements will vary by country and could change quickly, industry experts and heads of tourism boards across Europe and South-East Asia told Khaleej Times.
A global survey of 60,000 people by Statista reported that 87 per cent were eager to start travelling, said Sophia Tamang, managing director of Timi Travel Dubai.
Demand for tourism has grown by 131 per cent, based on the analytics tool for tourism trends. “Even with limited travel access for October 2020 to May 2021, the top destinations for travel saw the rise of Dubai, Turkey and travel within EU (European Union).”
She added: “With EU’s approval of vaccines, such as Pfizer and Sinopharm, for the travel passport and Italy’s readiness to welcome tourists at the…