The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across the world, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism expects that international tourist arrivals will be down by 20% to 30% in 2020 when compared with 2019 figures.
MMGY Travel Intelligence has released the inaugural findings from a benchmark series of biweekly surveys of North American destination professionals. The surveys track how this sector has been affected by COVID-19 and what shifts organizations are making during a period of very fluid change. Preliminary findings reveal that, in the span of about two weeks, the reverberations of the pandemic dramatically changed the sectors outlook, operations and marketing spending.
Passenger traffic slumps, cargo demand holding up
U.S. airlines carried 5.6% more scheduled service passengers in January 2020 than in January 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by the 25 airlines that carry the most passengers.
Global policy response to COVID-19 must be fair for the entire aviation industry
Travel Comes to a Halt Across the Globe
ARC begins releasing key airline ticketing data compiled from weekly sales by U.S. travel agencies, including online, corporate, and retail organizations.
U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the U.S. carried an all-time high of 1.1 billion systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2019, 3.9% more than the previous annual record high of 1.0 billion reached in 2018.
In January 2020, reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 84.6%, up from both the 78.2% on-time rate in December 2019 and 78.4% in January 2019.
Domestic Trips Rise 1%; International Trips Down 12% as Coronavirus Unfurls