Hoteliers Say Leisure Travel Can be affected if there is a Covid Spike in Source markets

. Antigua and Barbida’s Minister of Tourism recently provided a short paper produced by hoteliers in Antigua. to the cabinet. It shows that growth in 2020 tourism arrivals, when compared to 2019, will not be very robust in the Covid-19 era but will instead decline. The revenues to be collected by government will also continue to be lower in 2020 and may persist during the first months of 2021. Nevertheless, every effort is being made to capitalize on the relative safety of the Antigua and Barbuda destination; however, if there is a spike in Covid-19 cases in the source markets, the impact on tourism flows will be felt as leisure travel will be adversely impacted, the paper explains

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