After a big hit to the tourism industry during the pandemic, it's finally a welcoming turn for the global tourism economy. The only downside of this is for the travellers who are now more than eager to travel, will have to bite into the price rise in flight tickets. There is no way you can plan last minute trips to your destination - courtesy, the super-expensive tickets. You will have to plan well in advance to save on the ticket prices.
Recently on September 14th, 2022 the head of the World Health Organization declared that “ the end is in sight” for the pandemic.
Infectious disease epidemiologist David Dowdy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said, “It's an acknowledgment that we’re in a new phase of this pandemic, where things are more stable."
“The world increasingly wants to move past this point where COVID is overpowering our daily lives with everything we’re doing,” says Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Bhutan has entirely scrapped its pandemic-related entry requirements for international tourists as of September 23, 2022. This adds the country to the list of 30 destinations such as Canada, New Zealand, the Bahamas, ending the testing and isolation mandates.
“Countries which are heavily dependent on inbound tourists are seeing a slower rebound,” said Charuta Fadnis, Vice President of research and product strategy at Phocuswright, a travel industry research company, in an email. “For example, many markets in Asia rely heavily on Chinese travelers, and China’s restrictions on outbound travel impact the pace of their recovery.”
Global travel and tourism industry are projected to take a return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023, making it a good news to the industry.
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