The Covid-19 vaccine is in the final stage of development. Hope is rising in Bali as many view the vaccine as a cure to the declining travel and tourism sector but experts are saying it will take time.
As the industry most confronted by the pandemic, what is in store for tourism once the vaccine becomes readily available? Experts warn that it could take time before there is a visible change. Even as the borders reopen, tourism is not likely to bounce back immediately.
Analyst from InsuranceQuotes.com, Brian O’Connell, stated that he is not optimistic in the recovery of travel in the first half of 2021 even after the vaccine has been produced.
According to statistics from an online travel agencies, websites saw an increase of 27 percent traffic following Pfizer’s declaration of a vaccine that is 95% effective.
“The survey results display that customers are willing to travel once the vaccine is available. This is a good sign for the tourism industry in near future” said Marketing Director at Alianz, Daniel Durazo.
Meanwhile, another survey from TripAdvisor and Phocuswright in October found that 63 percent of travelers were more concerned about health and safety protocols of hotels during their vacation.
However, the news of a vaccine brings hope to the people of Bali as they await the reopening of international borders.
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