Negative Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Tourism

Authors

  • Valeri Modebadze Georgian University of the Patriarchate

Keywords:

Tourism Industry, COVID-19 Epidemics, Strict Restrictions, European and Georgian Tourism Industry

Abstract

The aim of the article is to present a devastating impact on the global economy of COVID 19. The pandemic caused a rapid slowdown in international air traffi c. Many countries have imposed travel bans, closed borders and introduced strict quarantine measures, which has drastically reduced international and domestic tourism. The number of travelers in the world has sharply decreased and European cities, which were once crowded with tourists, have been totally emptied. The pandemic infl icted great damage on the the European tourism industry and literally forced it to stop. The coronavirus has struck a deadly blow to
Georgia’s tourism industry: many museums, touristic companies and hotels have been closed, a large number of fl ights have been canceled, and ski resorts have been closed.

Published

2020-10-20

Issue

Section

COVID-19 - Economic, Legal and Political Challanges