How Top Travel Destinations Have Been Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Noble Horvath

It’s clear by now that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to international travel, but research from travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth sheds new light on just how hard the impact has been.

a castle like building in a city: Aerial panoramic cityscape view of Paris, France with the Eiffel tower on a fall day (encrier / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

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Aerial panoramic cityscape view of Paris, France with the Eiffel tower on a fall day (encrier / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Analyzing travel insurance policies purchased through Squaremouth over the past year (September 12, 2019 – September 11, 2020) for all future travel and comparing the six months prior to the pandemic (September 12, 2019 – March 11, 2020) to the six months since it was declared (March 12, 2020 – September 11, 2020), the site found that international trips account for only 47 percent of all insured travel over the last six months compared to 86 percent before the start of the pandemic.


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Travel industry calls for COVID-19 rescue package during its ‘darkest time’

Noble Horvath

A proposal to create “travel bubbles” with certain countries is among a suite of measures the industry is lobbying the Federal Government to roll out in a bid to save the ailing sector.

Travel agents across the NSW Mid North Coast met Cowper MP Pat Conaghan this week to discuss the need for customised support, including the creation of travel agreements with New Zealand and possibly Japan or Singapore.

“We really need to have some assistance and targeted assistance for our specific industry, like the building industry has, to keep us afloat,” Bellingen-based travel agent James Cracknell said.

“We have got no revenue coming in and probably not coming in for the next 12 to 18 months.”

The peak body for the sector, the Australian Federations of Travel Agents (AFTA) said international and state border closures had created more than $4 billion in losses.

Many of its 40,000 workers nationwide

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Ireland advises against all non-essential travel, tightens Dublin Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge – travel

Noble Horvath

The Irish government on Friday announced strict new COVID-19 restrictions for the capital Dublin, banning indoor restaurant dining and advising against all non-essential travel, after a surge in cases in recent days.

Ireland, which was one of the slowest countries in Europe to emerge from lockdown, has seen average daily case numbers roughly double in the past two weeks and significant increases in those being treated for the virus in hospitals.

“Here in the capital, despite people’s best efforts over recent weeks, we are in a very dangerous place,” prime minister Micheal Martin said in a televised address to the country, announcing the restrictions.

“Without further urgent and decisive action, there is a very real threat that Dublin could return to the worst days of this crisis.”

The measures, which include a ban on indoor events, will last for three weeks, he said.

Ireland had the 17th highest COVID-19 infection

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Impact Of COVID-19 On Cloud POS Market 2020 Industry Challenges, Business Overview And Forecast Research Study 2026

Noble Horvath

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 17, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Detailed Analysis Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread Covers in the Final Report

The global Cloud POS market report is a comprehensive research that focuses on the overall consumption structure, development trends, sales models and sales of top countries in the global Cloud POS market. The report focuses on well-known providers in the global Cloud POS industry, market segments, competition, and the macro environment.

Under COVID-19 Outbreak, how the Cloud POS Industry will develop is also analyzed in detail in Chapter 1.7 of the report., In Chapter 2.4, we analyzed industry trends in the context of COVID-19., In Chapter 3.5, we analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on the product industry chain based on the upstream and downstream markets., In Chapters 6 to 10 of the report, we analyze the impact

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COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ share their experiences

Noble Horvath

a man wearing glasses and standing in front of a fence: Jonah McGarva says he still experiences at least a dozen symptoms related to COVID-19, months after he first started feeling ill.

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Jonah McGarva says he still experiences at least a dozen symptoms related to COVID-19, months after he first started feeling ill.

Stephanie had been feeling unwell for a few days last March when she went to bed with a fever, feeling short of breath. 

In the middle of the night, her heart started pounding — fast. And then her whole body started to shake.

“That scared the crap out of me,” said Stephanie, a resident of Coquitlam, B.C., whose name CBC News has agreed to withhold because of the stigma she says she continues to face as a COVID-19 sufferer. 

The episode was the first of many times the 41-year-old has feared for her life in the past few months as COVID-19 ravaged her body, leaving her to endure a myriad debilitating symptoms that have ranged from exhaustion so severe she couldn’t even watch TV to hair

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Newly reopened Polk Museum of Art offers escape from COVID-19 stress

Noble Horvath

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – People in need of an escape from the stress of the current world can again find solace in art at the Polk Museum of Art.

It reopened this month with social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 screenings.

All visitors are required to wear face coverings and have their temperatures checked.

Though walk-ins are accepted, visitors are encouraged to make an appointment online as capacity is limited to enable social distancing.

In March, the Polk Museum of Art was forced to close weeks after opening one of its biggest and most expensive exhibits to date.

The exhibit, “Music & Dance in Painting of the Dutch Golden Age,” is open through Sept. 27.

“It is a show of 27 old mastered Dutch and Flemish paintings on the theme of music and dance. It is an exclusive exhibition for us. All the works come from private collections in Europe

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Report outlines immediate steps for the global travel and tourism industry to adapt, recover and remain ahead of Covid-19

Noble Horvath

Riyadh — The impact of COVID-19 has been far and wide, and one industry, in particular, has been hit the hardest. A new report released today by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with Google, titled “Actions for Destination Marketers to Navigate in a COVID-19 World” assessed the effects of the pandemic on the global travel and tourism business and its impact on Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs).

The report highlights that the global travel and tourism business has recorded sustained and successful growth over the past 20 years, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5 percent, amounting to $4.7 trillion in 2019. With the effects of COVID-19, a decline in international and commercial passengers around the globe could lead to a loss of up to 58% of jobs (190 million) in the travel and tourism industry and cut the industry’s contribution to global GDP by up to $5.5

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Holiday weekend is not time to relax COVID-19 precautions, doctor says

Noble Horvath

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Whether you are traveling or staying close to home this holiday weekend, doctors are asking everyone to stay safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Dr. Fred Jenkins, ER Medical Director at Memorial Hospital, shared some do’s and don’ts for a safe holiday weekend.

“A rule of thumb is you want to resist going into large crowds or enclosed public spaces,” Jenkins said, adding that outdoors is the safest option. “It’s easier to socially distance and you don’t have the issue of recirculating air, but you have to social distance, and if you’re going to be in a crowded area, it’s a good idea to wear a mask.”

For those traveling this weekend, Jenkins said you should research the COVID-19 safety practices where you are staying and in other public places like restaurants:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you aren’t feeling well
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Middle East and Africa 3D Cameras and Sensors Market 2020 Opportunities, Driving Forces, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Future Potential 2028

Noble Horvath

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —

According to GSMA, the Mobile Economy report, the adoption of smartphones is anticipated to rise from 52 percent in 2018 to 74 percent in 2025 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

CRIFAX added a report on ‘Middle East and Africa 3D Cameras and Sensors Market, 2020-2028’ to its database of market research collaterals consisting of overall market scenario with prevalent and future growth prospects, among other growth strategies used by key players to stay ahead of the game. Additionally, recent trends, mergers and acquisitions, region-wise growth analysis along with challenges that are affecting the growth of the market are also stated in the report.

The  Middle East and Africa 3D Cameras and Sensors Market  is estimated to grow at a moderate rate, owing to various factors driving the

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Despite Covid-19 Pandemic, Africa Still A Prime Investment Destination

Noble Horvath

Participants Affirm At African Development Bank (AfDB) Webinar For Asian Audiences

The webinar noted that the policy recommendations of the African Economic Outlook Supplement could be regarded as important opportunities for investments

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 14, 2020/ — Participants at a webinar to present the African Development Bank’s ( African Economic Outlook Supplement ( to Asian audiences on Monday have endorsed the report as critical for post-COVID-19 Africa.

The supplement revises the growth projections and outlook for Africa for 2020 and 2021 and highlights the impact of COVID–19 on Africa’s socio-economic landscape. It recommends policy responses to safely reopen economies and accelerate growth recovery.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa,” said Tetsushi Sonobe, the Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). “Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa. In a sense, Africa is not very far for Asian investors who might be

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