New ta: The industry is facing another difficult year | current tourism

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The economic situation in the tourism industry remains tense. The revenue losses in the fiscal year that has just ended are immense with a minus of almost 70 percent compared to the record year 2019. Since the beginning of the pandemic in spring 2020, the industry has had to accept a decline in sales from tour operator trips of around 24 billion euros.

For the new tourism year, the industry association DRV was “cautiously optimistic” at its annual conference last week. It is positive that cruise bookings are picking up again and those willing to travel are taking their postponed vacation in 2022. Nevertheless, the association predicts another difficult year. He expects business to pick up from the second quarter of next year. “A sales level similar to that before the pandemic will probably not be reached until 2023 at the earliest,” said President Norbert Fiebig.

Fiebig also gave the participants of the annual conference hope: “The desire to travel is undoubtedly there.” Unfortunately, planning security is not yet given – neither for vacationers nor for the industry. This is due to the sometimes rapidly changing entry regulations. “We will probably have to drive a little more on sight,” said the association president.

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