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Travel in Australia

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Demand for domestic travel has risen sharply across Australia in 2021. The lack of widespread availability of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the country and reluctance to receive the locally-produced Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine have continued to make a serious dent in the travel and tourism industry. This has resulted in continuing international...

  • Travel
  • Australia
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Germany

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As in most countries globally, travel in Germany has been directly challenged by the pandemic in 2021, especially in the first half of the year, when businesses and consumers were affected by strict lockdown measures. Germany is traditionally home to some of the busiest airports and transit stations in Europe, given its central location, and...

  • Travel
  • Germany
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Thailand

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While overall current value sales are expected to be higher than in 2020, value sales are expected to be well below value sales registered prior to COVID-19. Travel is expected to see a much slower bounce back in 2021 than initially expected, with inbound arrivals still well below pre pandemic levels. Travel in Thailand report offers...

  • Travel
  • Thailand
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Poland

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While overall current value sales are expected to be higher than in 2020, value sales are expected to be well below pre pandemic levels. Travel is expected to see a much slower bounce back in 2021 than initially expected, with inbound arrivals and outbound departures still well below pre pandemic levels. Continued lockdowns and government...

  • Travel
  • Poland
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Japan

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While COVID-19 continues to impact the industry, travel in Japan has been showing signs of slow recovery in 2021, mainly thanks to changes in people’s mindsets, as they turn away from home seclusion, and the start of the vaccination programme. Travel in Japan report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at...

  • Travel
  • Japan
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Russia

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In spite of having plunged by more than half during 2020 due to COVID-19 disruption and the economic shock it engendered, travel retail current value sales will see no more than a modest recovery during 2021. With both inbound and outbound international travel set to remain highly restricted, as the rate of COVID-19 infection remains relatively...

  • Travel
  • Russia
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Croatia

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While overall current value sales are expected to be higher than in 2020, value sales are expected to be well below pre pandemic levels. All the same, the situation will be an improvement compared with 2020. Though COVID-19 uncertainties continue, borders have opened up in Croatia’s key markets within the European Union. Several airlines also...

  • Travel
  • Croatia
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Ukraine

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Travel in Ukraine has seen significant signs of a recovery during 2021 with the rolling out of vaccinations on a global scale helping to make travel possible again, while a resumption of economic activities has helped to boost disposable income. As it stands, travel only plays a minor role in Ukraine’s economy; nevertheless, the government...

  • Travel
  • Ukraine
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in France

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Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its consequences, France is set to experience a limited recovery of inbound leisure and business flows in 2021, especially from far countries such as the US or China. Regarding outbound departures in 2021, many French will continue waiting for the last minute to make their final choice. By way of precaution...

  • Travel
  • France
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in the US

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Demand for travel has risen sharply across the US in 2021, marking the beginning of the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This recovery would not have been possible without the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccinations in the US. After US President Biden announced in March 2021 that all US adults would become eligible...

  • Travel
  • United States
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Romania

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In Romania, domestic travel has been the main option open to residents given ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Outbound departures are starting to recover but only slowly, while inbound arrivals are still weak. Leisure travel is driving sales, while much business travel is still being substituted with virtual meetings and other types of remote...

  • Travel
  • Romania
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Switzerland continued to be severely affected by new infection waves in the country and globally as the COVID-19 pandemic remained the overarching theme for the industry in 2021. With international travel restrictions still in place, the increasing desire to travel among Swiss consumers led to a growing number of domestic trips,...

  • Travel
  • Switzerland
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Like the previous year, 2021 was an unusual one for travel in the UK. As the second wave of the pandemic resulted in a full lockdown in the first half of the year, the ban on leisure travel heavily impacted consumer behaviour and tourism trends. Staycations, or, in other words, domestic trips, continued to be very popular, and stayed ahead...

  • Travel
  • United Kingdom
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Mexico

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Travellers have been returning to Mexico in substantial numbers in 2021, more so to beach and resort destinations and rural areas. However, no category is expected to return to the level of sales seen before in the pandemic, in 2019, with consumer confidence hit and restrictions on travel still impacting the industry. Meanwhile, the government...

  • Travel
  • Mexico
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Greece

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COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on travel in 2020 – domestic, inbound and outbound. This had a knock-on impact on airlines, accommodation and transportation. Although a partial recovery is expected in 2021, figures are not forecast to reach the 2019 levels in this year. The prospects are that from June 2021 onwards, travel will...

  • Travel
  • Greece
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

The COVID-19 pandemic led travel to be hit hard in 2020, and this continued into the start of 2021. The Dutch government advised its citizens not to travel abroad until 15 May 2021. After this date, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ traffic light system was used to advise on travel on a per-country basis. Only a small number of countries were...

  • Travel
  • Netherlands
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Italy

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Travel in Italy continued to be impacted by the lingering effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during 2021. While restrictions remain in place, if slowly easing, inbound and outbound flows are seeing rebounds in numbers of trips and expenditure. However, given the extent of the slump in 2020 and the slow return to travel and tourism...

  • Travel
  • Italy
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Spain

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Spain’s heavy reliance on tourism, with the country being one of the most popular travel destinations globally, has meant that the impact of COVID-19 on the Spanish travel industry in 2020 and 2021 has been severe. It saw a disastrous performance in 2020, with significant declines in domestic, inbound and outbound tourism leading to plummeting...

  • Travel
  • Spain
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Slovakia

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While overall current value sales are expected to be higher than in 2020, value sales are expected to be well below pre pandemic levels. Travel is expected to see a much slower bounce back in 2021 than initially expected, with inbound arrivals and outbound departures still well below pre pandemic levels. Continued lockdowns and government...

  • Travel
  • Slovakia
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

After plummeting in 2020, international travel is set to see a much slower bounce-back in 2021 than initially expected, reaching only just over half of the pre-pandemic levels of inbound arrivals and outbound departures. Strict lockdowns and government advice not to travel abroad from the beginning of the year until May, combined with mandatory...

  • Travel
  • Czech Republic
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Belgium

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Travel in Belgium will continue to suffer in 2021, largely due to COVID-19 and related travel and movement restrictions. Since the country’s borders remained close from mid-January to mid-April 2021, many Belgians decided to partake in domestic tourism during this time. Nevertheless, domestic tourism in 2021 will be concentrated on rural or...

  • Travel
  • Belgium
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Canada

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Staying close to home continues to be the major theme in travel for the year 2021. New COVID-19 cases remain high in Canada at the time of writing. With many international travel restrictions staying in place, most Canadians are choosing to travel to remote areas in their own country, with it being popular to stay in a cottage. There has been...

  • Travel
  • Canada
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Saudi Arabia started operating international flights at full capacity at the Kingdom’s land, sea and airports as the travel ban on Saudi citizens ended on 17 May 2021, after 14 months of restriction. Post 17 May, citizens were permitted to travel and all ports reopened. Travel in Saudi Arabia report offers a comprehensive guide to the...

  • Travel
  • Saudi Arabia
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

After experiencing dramatic declines in all major metrics in 2020, travel in the United Arab Emirates looks set to rebound strongly in 2021. Domestic, inbound and outbound trips are all projected to grow at double-digit rates, as are current value sales for the airlines, lodging, car rental and travel intermediaries categories. The turnaround...

  • Travel
  • United Arab Emirates
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Chile

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The tourism industry ground to a halt in Chile in 2020 as the country looked to contain the spread of COVID-19. Although some hotels and transportation providers continued to operate in 2020, such as airlines and car rentals, these largely only accounted for those travelling for essential reasons, such as repatriation flights. As a result,...

  • Travel
  • Chile
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Egypt

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Egypt is trying new approaches to lure visitors to the country and to try and kickstart its tourism industry. For example, in June 2020 the government eliminated the need for tourist visas for visitors to the country’s ‘touristic governorates’ – South Sinai, Red Sea, Luxor and Aswan. The country’s cabinet then decided to extend the incentive...

  • Travel
  • Egypt
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in the Philippines will continue to be impacted during 2021 by various restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic, with another wave of COVID-19 cases, driven by new variants, emerging in the country in April. The gradual recovery that had started to emerge in the last quarter of 2020 as restrictions were eased, was immediately...

  • Travel
  • Philippines
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales

Travel in Denmark

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The Danish travel landscape will continue to be negatively influenced by the fallout of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2021. A new wave of infections at the onset of the year forced the country to enact stricter restrictions, resulting in the Danish borders remaining fully closed until April 2021. During this time, only Danish residents, citizens...

  • Travel
  • Denmark
  • International Departure
  • Tourist Arrivals

Travel in Malaysia

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Malaysia’s travel industry continues to be severely impacted by COVID-19 in 2021 following a dramatic downturn in 2020 when the pandemic first emerged resulting in lockdowns and border closures, while both inbound and outbound passenger numbers plummeted. Malaysia is being further disrupted following the reintroduction of lockdowns after the...

  • Travel
  • Malaysia
  • International Departure
  • Tourist Arrivals

Travel in Turkey

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Developments in 2021 are positive overall for the travel industry in Turkey, but only in comparison to the massive hit suffered in 2020. The pick-up is mild (and milder than anticipated). Full recovery back to 2019 figures is not expected until 2023 at the earliest, and some areas will not regain their pre-pandemic levels before the end of...

  • Travel
  • Turkey
  • International Departure
  • Online Retail Sales