Earlier in 2020, the UN’s World Tourism Organization published an estimate that predicted how Coronavirus pandemic could affect tourism rate this year. Three scenarios were published out of which only one was positive. The one published in May predicted that travel restrictions would be eased by July. With this scenario, which was surely too optimistic and early for the international flights to resume estimated a tourist drop by 58% in comparison to the tourist rate in 2019.
Since travelling is something that can never end because billions of people all over the world are too excited and curious to see other beautiful places on our motherland, whether they are baby boomers, the millennials, Generation X or Generation Z, love for travelling is not age-restricted.
If we look at the recently released data by UNWTO for the first five months of 2020, it isn’t far off the estimates. According to the infographic, the international tourism rate has been dropped down by a hefty 56% globally as compared to that of in 2019. However, most of the travel restrictions affected tourism during mid-March. While the world was trying to resume tourism, a new wave of Covid-19 cases has been reported in the United States, which is one of the most significant regions to welcome millions of tourists every year.
Infographic by: Statista.com