A Leisure Travel Recovery Is Being Held Back By A Lack Of Standardized Testing And Foreign Entry Rules
The slow pace of development of a single global system for tracking and certifying the Covid-19 vaccination status of the world’s 7.8 billion people is delaying the beginning of a meaningful recovery of air travel demand.
No one is expecting business travel to begin recovering until late this year, and probably not even then. But the travel industry is desperately hoping to see the beginnings of a significant pickup in leisure-oriented travel this spring or summer. True, vacationers spend far less money on average than business travelers, but their typically huge numbers could help cash-starved travel