Reopening International Travel Could Create 2 Million Jobs – Says the WTTC

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June 2. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released data that suggests more than two million jobs could be created if international travel reopens before the busy summer period.

The WTTC data found $105 billion of the travel and tourism sector’s contribution to the national economy could be at stake if international travel remains restricted. The livelihoods of millions who work in the industry would also be devastated.

The study found the rising number of vaccinated Americans has increased consumer confidence in booking and planning future vacations, but travel and tourism jobs within the U.S. declined by 33.2 percent in 2020, equating to 5.51 million jobs.

Despite the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has maintained its lead as the largest travel and tourism contributor in the global sector. WTTC warns the continuing lack of international travel could threaten the nation’s position as the top hub for business and leisure travel.

Source: Travel Pulse

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