Covid-19 dealt a body blow to the global travel industry, but there are signs that a recovery is slowly under way as policymakers make concerted efforts to meet pent-up demand for leisure tourism. However, business travel will take longer to recuperate, and may struggle to return to pre-pandemic levels.
Having been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Egypt’s tourism sector is hoping for a rebound as the country prepares for a gradual reopening on July 1.
Strict lockdown measures and travel bans have helped Tunisia become a regional leader in eradicating cases of Covid-19. Now, with restrictions loosening and industries returning to work, the tourism sector has been highlighted as key to its economic rebound.
Articles & Analysis | Can Indonesian travel agencies attract the middle class? from The Report: Indonesia 2020
With an internet adoption rate of 64.8% as of 2018 and a widening middle class, online travel agencies (OTAs) have become increasingly popular in Indonesia in recent years. OTAs do not require the same level of infrastructure, staff and working capital as traditional travel agencies, and the convenience they provide to businesses and...
Interviews & Viewpoints | Abdulbar Mansoer, President Director, Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation: Interview from The Report: Indonesia 2020
What impact do you expect the Covid-19 pandemic to have on the domestic tourism industry?
Articles & Analysis | What is Indonesia doing to protect tourist sites from damage? from The Report: Indonesia 2020
Tourism in the Asia-Pacific region has seen impressive growth in recent years, aided by cheaper air fares, an expanding consumer class and increased exposure brought about by improved internet connectivity. Although these developments have led to significant economic benefits for countries across the region, they have also had some negative...