Covid-19: Impact on Tourism

Uygun H.

The 6th InTraders International Conference on International Trade, Sakarya, Turkey, 5 - 09 October 2020, pp.45

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Sakarya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.45
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Since many of the past year most countries have well thought out that tourism is a contribution to the economic growth of the country, and around the world in each country has accepted and started to invest huge investment in the development of tourism. But the Covid19 has hit this sector very badly and recently its shocking that financial and social crises in the present days. Foremost this pandemic has interrupted all economic movements and imposed around the world in lockdown. Various sectors have been effected due to Covid-19 but the tourism sector has been more affected than others. Tourism has strong connections with other sectors such as transport, restaurant, hotel, agriculture, and FMCG. Due to this pandemic affected tourism has made many people unemployed. The hospital sector is also hit by this pandemic it is under pressure. Due to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that between 30 and 50 billion dollars loss has been bearded by tourism and hospitality. It has also impacted foreign tourists. It means that there is a radical decrease in the exchange of foreign currency. The global scenario is completely different and interestingly. Those who are in the tourism sector EU have given reimbursements to help, fiscal relief and aid in recovering their business. Covid-19 is the biggest challenge for the tourism department all countries have faced their international travel has been impacted. It is forecast from WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) possible jobs have been impacted with the Covid-19. The aim of this paper is to know how tourism has been impacted by this pandemic and how we will fight these pandemic situations. It will slow but we have confidence that we will recover once the world comes out from this virus and again the tourism sector will grow.