Impact of Coronavirus on the Travel Industry

By March 17, 2020 Recent, Tourism

The coronavirus COVID-19 has spread to hundreds of countries worldwide since it was detected in the Wuhan region of China at the end of 2019.

Here are some of the key details:

  • Over 160,175+ cases have been confirmed.
  • Almost 6,530+ deaths recorded.
  • 157 countries impacted.
  • Number of cases with symptoms over 77,780. Either under monitoring or quarantine.
  • The World Health Organization defined the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 as global “pandemic” starting from March 11.

The outbreak undoubtedly has a major effect on the travel industry, ranging from quarantines by hotel and cruise boats to stopping airlines in certain regions.

* Check the Global Tourism Forum’s coronavirus live blog.

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