Wales Tourism Week
ONS Impact of Covid on Travel and Tourism
The ONS has published a report on the impact of the Pandemic on the tourism industry bringing together a range of data and information over different time periods:
Monthly air passenger arrivals to the UK fell from 6,804,900 in February 2020 to 112,300 in April 2020, a fall of 98.3%.
Accommodation and travel agency businesses saw the sharpest decline in turnover during the first national lockdown, falling to 9.3% of their February levels in May 2020.
The proportion of businesses in travel and tourism industries trading peaked at 85% in October 2020, before declining in response to increasing restrictions in November.
In the three months to June 2020, employment in accommodation for visitors fell by 21.5% compared with the same three months of 2019.
In travel and tourism industries overall, the number of people aged 16 to 24 years saw the largest fall in employment of any age group between Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2019 and Quarter 3 2020.
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