To discover how COVID19 and the international coronavirus pandemic has effected the travel industry and the future of the travel industry, simply continue reading. In order to learn about the latest travel news to make international headlines.
Current Travel News:
China’s COVID19 cases experience a surge due to foreign tourists:
While China began to relax their lockdown rules as a result of gaining control over COVID19, China is once again recording over 100 new COVID19 cases per day. A fact, which health experts attribute to the growing number of foreign tourists who are now traveling to China for work and pleasure, once again.
The aviation industry grows concerned that pilots may start to lose their skills:
As most of the world’s commercial pilots have been grounded, there is concern in the aviation industry that thousands of pilots’ skills will start to deteriorate. Due to a lack of practice. As most pilots complete numerous flight routes per week and are not used to being grounded for several weeks in a row.
Worse yet, in many countries hundreds of pilots are being laid off as airlines are no longer able to pay for the salaries of their pilots, when they have no customers and are unable to operate their regular flights.
Lonely Planet closes its London and Melbourne offices:
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of travel, many travel businesses have closed their operations. Some temporarily and some for the foreseeable future. The latest victim of COVID19 is Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest, most trusted publishers of travel guides. Due to economic uncertainty Lonely Planet’s owners made the difficult decision to permanently close their London and Melbourne based offices.
The closure of the publishing company’s Melbourne branch was particularly sad as Lonely Planet was actually founded in Melbourne in 1973. After its founders Tony and Maureen finished an epic overland journey from London to Australia. During which they travelled through Asia in order to get from Europe to Australia.
Virtual tours become increasingly popular:
As most individuals around the world are currently in nation wide lockdowns, virtual tours have become an increasingly popular way for travel obsessed individuals to get their travel fix. Over the past few weeks a growing number of museums and art galleries around the world have uploaded virtual tours to their websites. In order to allow individuals from the four corners of the globe to view some of their highest rated exhibitions. Some
As well as being able to tour world renown museums and art galleries, individuals can also take virtual tours of some of the world’s most popular natural wonders. For example, if you’ve always wanted to stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon and to take in the view, you’ll be able to take a realistic virtual tour of the Grand Canyon. Alternatively, you may be more interested in taking a virtual tour of Mt Everest, the Northern Lights or Yosemite National Park.
If you can’t wait till you’re able to explore the world at leisure again, make sure to stay up to date with the latest travel news. So that you’ll be first to know, when travel restrictions are eased around the world.