Tourism Industry: Continued COVID-19 Downturn

Problems with vaccine rollouts and the continuing spread of the coronavirus have dampened the travel industry’s expectations for a recovery from the economic issues it’s been facing, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) writes.

Destinations like Iceland and Thailand are facing both the delays of the vaccine rollouts as well as new strains of the virus as deterrents for people to start traveling again. The outcome could be stunted travel for years.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has said 2020 was the worst year on record for tourism, and prospects have worsened for recovery — a survey from October found that 79 percent of experts polled said a recovery was possible in 2021, while now only 50…

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