International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the sector.
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U.S. airlines carried 16.5 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in June 2020, unadjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), down 80.3% from June 2019.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by air.
Aviation industry groups urge the Administration to take necessary steps to safely open international travel markets
After this month's restart with Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema, Costa will gradually increase the number of ships that will resume operations, offering cruises on sale for residents in Europe as prescribed by the decree of the Italian government
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U.S. airlines employed 706,824 workers in the middle of July 2020, 7,101 more than in mid-June 2020 and 46,461 fewer than in March 2020. The July 2020 numbers consist of 597,982 full-time and 108,842 part-time workers.
Analysing restrictions up to 1 September, the research carried out by the United Nations specialized agency for tourism found that a total of 115 destinations (53% of all destinations worldwide) have eased travel restrictions, an increase of 28 since 19 July. Of these, two have lifted all restrictions, while the remaining 113 continue to have certain restrictive measures in place.
The travel and tourism (T&T) sector witnessed an uptick in Q3 2020 earnings transcript sentiment scores, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Hotel operators sentimental growth was influenced by improvements in occupancy rates, while airline companies sentiments were largely influenced by enhanced liquidity.