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Foreign Tourist Footfall In India Unlikely To Recover Before 2023: Report
New Delhi, March 19 (TNA) Even as Corona pandemic recedes in some areas across the globe, the worst hit aviation sector, seems to be still a long way from recovering. A report of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) has said, citing the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) March that 80% of visitors do not want to travel due to quarantine rules.
Foreign tourist arrivals in India will not touch pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels before 2023, the CAPA’s preliminary forecast said.Foreign arrivals in India will grow to just over 18 million by 2030, it said. CAPA has also estimated 72.0% of people will travel by air for visiting friends and relatives as soon as the pandemic has been contained.
CAPA said Covid-19 has peaked in the UK, US, Canada, China, Malaysia, Australia, which are key sources of foreign tourists to India. It added Covid-19 vaccination rollouts are in initial stages worldwide, except the UK (34.3%) and the US (19.7%). Widespread vaccinations are expected by late 2021 in other countries from where a bulk of tourists come to India, it said.