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September 17, 2020

WTTC Recovery Scenarios 2020 & Economic Impact from COVID-19

Analysis conducted by WTTC presented in the form of a 5-page report with accompanying infographics for each world region in addition to a global summary. Results from WTTC and Oxford Economics modelling covering a baseline, upside and downside scenario are showcased. As its starting point the study notes that swift and coordinated action by governments to safely restart travel and tourism will be crucial in minimising the economic fallout brought about by the crisis. Since the analysis was conducted in June the downside scenario would appear to be far more likely than the upside scenario.
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September 15, 2020

STR webinar on COVID-19 impact on European hotel performance

A comprehensive analysis looking at the latest trends in the hotel market in Europe that notes areas catering for staycation leisure demand enjoyed an August performance ahead of that which was expected, city destinations more reliant on corporate and international demand saw little in the way of recovery. The webinar includes a look ahead and concludes that while recovery will not be easy and is likely to take until 2023, it remains a realistic goal
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September 10, 2020

UNWTO on COVID-19 and Transforming Tourism

A detailed study showcasing tourism’s vital importance to economies and societies that considers how recovery from COVID-19 can be harnessed as an opportunity to better reflect local values, create decent jobs, lessen the sector’s carbon footprint and protect the wider environment.
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August 18, 2020

Global WebIndex Report – Travel in 2020

A helpful summary of intention to travel and some of the measures that may boost confidence based on an extensive online survey from spring 2020. Highlights include that as well as personal health, financial wellbeing was becoming a concern, and that while ‘touchless travel’ facilitated by digital technology could provide a solution, this will bring issues around inclusiveness as not all have access, or are able to utilise such technology.
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August 10, 2020

Euromonitor Travel 2040: Climate Emergency

A white paper describing a vision of how consumers might book and experience travel two decades from now, with a focus on how technology may help alleviate growing consumer concerns regarding the environment.
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July 9, 2020

UNWTO Barometer

A valuable summary from UNWTO of the impacts on international travel in the first quarter of 2020 and a look ahead to what the full impact may be during the remainder of the year. The headline is that international arrivals look set to decline by between 58% and 78%, and that as many as 120 million direct tourism jobs are at risk.
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July 9, 2020

Arival tours and activity reopening survey

A fascinating poll of attractions and tour/activity providers exploring their expectations regarding a reopening date, likely demand after reopening, the nature of measures they are planning on introducing in order to comply with health and safety protocols and the degree to which they will not be rehiring staff.
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July 9, 2020

UNESCO museums report

A mix of advocacy for the importance of museums to cultural life and findings from a UNESCO survey to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and what actions had been taken to mitigate enforced hibernation. Almost all museums in Western Europe have been forced to close their doors, and some estimates suggest as many as 10% may not reopen.
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July 2, 2020

Euromonitor themes transforming consumer markets

A thought piece that has as its primary focus consumer behaviour in a post-pandemic world, and while not centred on issues key to the travel and tourism sector there are some important propositions regarding how long-lasting impacts from the pandemic may influence future lifestyles. In short consumers are expected to be more risk averse and focus more on their health and financial wellbeing.
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July 2, 2020

USTOA Member Survey June 2020

A set of charts and tables that describe the findings from a USTOA survey investigating the extent to which tour operators were seeing demand return, and when DMOs reckoned their destination would reopen. Topics include expectations on group size restrictions and whether national or international protocols were set to be adopted.
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June 19, 2020

Tom Jenkins International Mountain Tourism Day 2020

ETOA's Tom Jenkins explores the value of the mountain tourism industry; its role in Europe-China tourism development and its role in recovery post-coronavirus.
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June 19, 2020

Tom Jenkins message to the Cultural Tourism Industry Recovery Conference in China

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins delivers a message to the Cultural Tourism Industry Recovery Conference in China.
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June 19, 2020

Tom Jenkins BBC Radio on “Covid corridors”

ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins on BBC Radio with Jose Ramon Bauza, MEP talks about the revival of Europe as a destination and calls for a common approach to opening up, avoiding "Covid corridors".
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June 19, 2020

Journal of sustainable tourism – COVID-19 and intention to fly

A data-driven academic journal article in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism on the ways that COVID-19 has affected passengers' motivation and intention to fly. Has useful summary videos of the findings.
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June 19, 2020

Skift on the pivot to domestic travel

A short article from Skift, looking at which countries might gain and which lose if all international travel demand shifts to domestic.
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June 19, 2020

PhocusWire on tours and activities recovery products

An interesting article from PhocusWire about what entrepreneurial businesses in the tours and activities sector are doing to adapt their product to at-home experiences and crowd-beating apps.
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June 18, 2020

Doug Lansky on the new normal of tourism

An interesting video from Doug Lansky with input from tourism officials in Bhutan and Amsterdam on how destinations could re-invent themselves and re-think their strategies in a post-coronavirus environment.
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June 18, 2020

Doug Lansky on how coronavirus may help destinations address capacity management

A thought-provoking take from Doug Lansky on the opportunities coronavirus could present for destinations to address overtourism and capacity management.
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June 17, 2020

David Edwards opinion 3M’s theory on drivers for post-pandemic travel industry

Tourism insight expert David Edwards explains his 3Ms theory for the likely drivers for a post-pandemic travel industry.
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June 17, 2020

RateGain Hotel pricing and availability trends

A look at the proportion of properties currently taking reservations in different countries around the world, and the pricing strategies being deployed. While caution is probably wise in terms of interpreting the room rates quoted, the study does highlight how ‘open’ the hotel market in nations such as Singapore is in comparison with those harder-hit by COVID-19.
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June 17, 2020

ECM Checklist for sustainable recovery

A mix of discussion regarding how the pandemic will change destinations, examples of how European cities are already taking a series of measures to alleviate impact and prepare for recovery and highly practical guide aimed at facilitating planning by DMOs and their partners.
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June 17, 2020

ETC Long haul travel sentiment

ETC has for some time monitored the sentiment of potential visitors to Europe from key long-haul origin markets, and in the latest Wave of the study the survey shines a light on prospects for the peak summer period of 2020, revealing the extent to which COVID-19 may be narrowing travel horizons.
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June 17, 2020

CELTH long-term scenarios for travel

Four contrasting and thought-provoking pictures for the visitor economy in 2025 are painted based on so-called ‘explorative scenarios’. It is argued that the two major drivers will be the length and depth of the coronavirus-induced recession and the extent to which people act as ‘I’ or ‘We’.
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June 17, 2020

OECD tourism policy response to coronavirus

Supporting 7% of jobs and accounting for one-fifth of service sector exports across OECD countries this study both underscores the economic importance of tourism and provides a comprehensive analysis of the actions being taken by different countries to steer the sector through the immediate crisis and rebuild for the future. For anyone wishing to review how policymakers are tackling the greatest crisis to confront the tourism industry this report is an excellent crib-sheet.
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June 17, 2020

Mario Gavira’s four scenarios for post-pandemic travel

Four highly thought-provoking descriptions of how travel may look a year or so from now, dictated by the speed of economic recovery and extent to which COVID-19 transforms the public’s attitudes towards travel. Scenarios range from the ‘back to normal in months’ through to a world in which almost all travel experiences are ‘virtual’. Possible implications for different sectors, including aviation, accommodation and travel distribution are considered.
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June 17, 2020

STR webinar reviewing global hotel performance during COVID-19

A 40 minute webinar that assesses the extent to which the hotel market in different regions of the world is starting to show sings of recovery, or not as the case may be, with some helpful insights on prospects for Europe over the key summer months.
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June 17, 2020

UNWTO Tourism Data Dashboard

UNWTO have made available much of the data that has historically only been found in the organisation’s publications in a much more interactive way. The tool allows an exploration of inbound and outbound tourism volumes and expenditure at the global, regional and individual country level, ideal for those seeking to track down a particular number.
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June 17, 2020

Euromonitor webinar on implications of COVID-19 for the global economy

A webinar and presentation squarely pitched at those with a keen interest in economics. Detailed global, regional and country forecasts for economic growth in 2020 are discussed along with the factors that will shape the nature and speed of economic recovery.
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June 16, 2020

Forward Keys travel intentions April 2020

A short easy-read piece of analysis with charts and data that emphasises the scale of decline in air travel demand and supply but offers a little ray of light by identifying strong search volumes for potential future trips.
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