Impact of COVID19 on Tourism and Hotels of Ethiopia

Mahder kirose Berihe


As human starts to live in this world no one couldn’t face such type of challenging infection. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was currently makes the world in big fear till today it have no vaccine the only way people can survive from this virus will be by  following and practicing health professional advice. Due to this virus countries were forced to close their borders and restrict their people to stay at home.  However some measures taken by countries were directly affect global economy especially tourism and hospitality were front line hit by this pandemic. As early estimation by UNWTO 2020 shows that in 2020 global international tourist arrivals might decline between 20% to 30%, down from an estimated growth of 3% to 4% forecast in early January 2020. This might translate into a loss of US$ 30 to 50 billion due to this travel restrictions. By seeing such catastrophe in the world and this sector was backbone for Ethiopia economy on earning foreign currency we need to assess impact of covid19 on tourism and hotels of Ethiopia and Finally this pandemic virus resulted in loss of countrys expenditure and high number of unemployment in the country.

Keywords: Covid19, Hotels, Hospitality industry, Tourism

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/49-02

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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