COVID-19s Impact on Tourism Industry
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COVID-19’s impact on the Tourism Industry

Follow the latest news about coronavirus and its impact on hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tourism destinations, and other sectors of the travel industry.

The circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic are continuously evolving. We are constantly updating this page regularly with breaking news to help tourism businesses and others stay up-to-date on how the coronavirus is impacting the tourism industry. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive the latest coronavirus updates and other industry news in your inbox.


The travel, tourism and hospitality industry has been decimated by the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Countries are still actively battling the deadly virus but societies and industries are now also looking to rebuild and re emerge from the crisis.

We have been following all coronavirus-related developments affecting the tourism industry with a particular focus on the African Tourism. Our sources range from exclusive insights courtesy of our extensive network of members to stories reported by trusted media outlets.

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Trevor Chomumwe
1 week ago

FAAN Releases Standard Operating Procedure 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of COVID-19 as flight operations recommence gradually at the nation’s airports effective July 8. Read

Trevor Chomumwe
1 week ago

South Africa is tops for tourists Post COVID-19: whenever that day comes

South Africa is tops for tourists Post COVID-19 whenever that day comes
Penguins at Seaforth Beach, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Fungai Tichawangana on Unsplash

South Africa is the most popular destination for travellers in a post-Covid-19 world, according to Tourlane, an online travel website. The survey solicited views of international tourists via Tourlane's newsletter and social networks and counted the number of responses in the company's four main languages: German, French, Dutch and English. It received some 600 answers, with SA, New Zealand and Canada topping the list of preferred destinations. Read

Trevor Chomumwe
2 weeks ago

Air Cote d'ivorie resumes domestic flights after weeks of shutdown. 

Air Cote d’Ivoire has resumed domestic flights following a government bailout, three months after COVID-19 suspension of operations. The national carrier said last week it had received 14 billion CFA francs from the government to keep it afloat as the pandemic shut down flights. Read