The Secretary-General of the world tourism organization of the United Nations (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili said that the international tourism will be able to start until August 2020. His words are quoted by the newspaper Handelsblatt.
Predicting the recovery time of travel after the pandemic coronavirus, the expert noted that he inclines to the second of the three scenarios previously developed by the UNWTO. According to this scenario, travel will be reduced by 70 percent, and the country will begin to open its borders to foreigners in August and September.
“This is the largest decline in international tourism since 1950-ies”, — said Pololikashvili. The expert also added that despite the lifting of the ban on the entry of many European countries in June, most tourists will spend the summer at home.
“At least because the airlines will be able to operate at full capacity until the end of July or early August,” explained Pololikashvili.
Earlier in may, the world tourism organization (UNWTO) has revealed three most likely scenario for the recovery of tourism. According to the first, the gradual opening of borders will begin in July, and then the international tourist flows in 2020 will fall by 58 percent. Second implied the withdrawal of measures to limit the spread of infection in September. The third, most pessimistic scenario is realized, if tourism did not start to recover until the end of the year, and then the number of trips will fall by 78 percent.
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