Europe's travel industry is on a knife edge as Covid surges, again

Europe's travel industry is on a knife edge as Covid surges, again

- During the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps no other industry has been harder hit than the global travel and tourism sector. - Some countries in Europe — Greece, Spain and Portugal, for example — rely on tourism to boost economic growth. - As Covid vaccines were rolled out across Europe there were high hopes for a rebound in summer tourism in 2021. Instead, the season is looking highly uncertain. During the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps no other industry has been harder hit than the global travel and tourism sector with planes grounded, resorts closed and care-free vacations a distant memory for most of us. Some countries in Europe — Greece, Spain and Portugal, for example — rely on tourism to boost economic growth with the prosperity of thousands of businesses, livelihoods and communities tied to the success or failure of the season. As Covid vaccinations were rolled out across the region since late 2020 there were high hopes that Europe could look forward to a rebound in summer tourism this year. Instead, the season is looking highly uncertain as the delta variant …
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