Travel, tourism industry hit hard by pandemic

Journey, tourism business hit onerous by pandemic

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SAN ANTONIO – Greater than half of the 15.eight million travel-related jobs within the U.S. have disappeared throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with the U.S. Journey Affiliation.

The group mentioned travel-related unemployment hit 51% for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic started.

“38% of all of the unemployed in america are from the journey business. That is two occasions worse than the Nice Melancholy was within the worst yr for the journey business,” mentioned Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Journey Affiliation.

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Dow mentioned he estimates it’ll take six months for the business to get again on its toes.

Patricia Stout, president of the Alamo Journey Group, mentioned whereas there are nice journey offers, enterprise is down.

“The calls are about 20 per day. We used to have about 600 calls a day in our enterprise,” Stout mentioned.

Stout mentioned gross sales are down 75%.

Go to San Antonio, the public-private partnership that promotes tourism and conventions in our metropolis, mentioned greater than 50 conventions and conferences they had been concerned with have been canceled.

They’re anticipating to see a 30-40% loss on this yr’s resort occupancy tax — an impression of roughly $10 million.

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