Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies.

People arrive at Beijing Railway Station after an eight-day National Day holiday following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, October 9, 2020 REUTERS/Thomas Peter

International travel in Asia has collapsed during the pandemic due to border closures, with passenger numbers down 97% in August, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Although European countries that had been more open add fresh travel restrictions as cases rise, in Asia the trend is toward easing, though not always on a bilateral basis.

For now, few people are likely to travel because of testing and insurance requirements, and in some cases the need to quarantine upon return home, meaning the deals offer limited hope for airlines and the tourism

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Group Travel Market in Asia-Pacific to Garner $689.5 Billion by 2030: AMR

Portland,OR, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the Asia-Pacific group travel market generated $363.11 billion in 2019, and is estimated to garner $689.5 billion by 2030, witnessing a CAGR of 6.0% from 2019 to 2030.The report provides a detailed analysis of changing market trends, market size &estimations, key winning segments, top segments, value chain, and competitive scenario.

Pursuit of unique experiences and innovative marketing &promotionalstrategies on social media drive the growth of the Asia-Pacific group travel market. However, terrorism activities, political unrest, and climate changes present restraints in the market growth. On the other hand, a new trend of eco-mmodationand implementation of mobile applications, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence in the travel industry present new opportunities in the coming years.

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Covid-19 Scenario:

  • There has been a lockdown
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