New Delhi: The scale of interruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a report on travel limitations from National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited that almost all global destinations have enforced restrictions on travel since January 2020, including complete bans on all travel as they work to contain the pandemic.
“According to research carried out by UNWTO, as of 6 April, 96% of all worldwide destinations have introduced travel restrictions in response to the pandemic. Around 90 destinations have completely or partially closed their borders to tourists, while a further 44 are closed to certain tourists depending on country of origin,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI and Managing Director of National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited.
Governments have put public health first and introduced full or partial restrictions on travel. With tourism suspended, the benefits the sector brings are under threat: millions of jobs could be lost, and progress made in the fields of equality and sustainable economic growth could be rolled back.
“Sure We Are Going to Win- By Staying Home Today, We Can Travel Tomorrow”. A quote by Tourism bigwigs, summarizes this message of harmony and hope, through which the NFTC calls for shared responsibility among travellers and the tourism sector around the world to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic,” added Sandeep Marwah also Chair for AAFT School of Hospitality And Tourism.