Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Top Tourist Destinations in the World

Sharmin Sultana, Tasnim Islam, Mainul Islam


COVID-19, a variant of novel corona virus, spread all over the world in eight to nine months. Almost all business sector of the world is affected by this global pandemic. Tourism industry is not a single industry, but it is connected with many other industries directly or indirectly. For example, the transportation systems airlines, bus, train, cruise ships and accommodation facilities like hotel, motel, home stay and other tourism service provider like travel agency or tour operator all of these are connected with this industry. Thousands of flights are cancelled, luxurious hotels are empty, no business for tour operator and travel agencies, people involved with tourism industry are losing jobs or not getting salaries fully.  The COVID-19 situation has paused all of these sectors’ businesses. The purpose of this study is to show the impact of covid-19 in the most popular tourist destinations in the world and provide some recommendations to overcome the crisis. Qualitative in manner, the research paper used secondary method of data from website materials, newspapers, organizational statistics on COVID-19 occurrences all over the popular tourist destinations in the world. This review illustrates a concrete overview about the impact of COVID-19 in popular destinations and provides some recommendations further to overcome it. This paper may guide further research in quantitative method.

Keywords: COVID-19, Tourism destinations, Economy, Tourism Industry

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/50-07

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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