The number of people employed in the entertainment and hospitality industry in New York City before the pandemic was about 350,000.
A recovery in tourist numbers in New York is possible after the vaccination process begins in 2021, said New York City Tourism Authority chief Fred Dixon, CNN reported on Tuesday, November 17, citing a forecast from the New York City Authority for tourism.
“Given the uncertainty of the prospects for economic recovery, as well as such a factor as the desire of people to travel, it will be possible to exceed the indicators of 2019, according to a conservative estimate, by 2024,” the TV company quoted an extract from the document.
The tourism department recalled that after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the tourism business in the city has been recovering for four years.
“The restoration of tourism on a global scale will be gradual and will begin after the vaccination process begins in 2021,” said the head of this department Fred Dixon. “We are confident that the tourism industry in New York will recover and, given the demand, by the end of 2021 we expect about half of the total number of tourists who visited New York in 2019, and three years after that the situation will fully recover” …
According to Johns Hopkins University, which calculates based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 11.2 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States, more than 247.6 thousand people have died, including 34 thousand in New York State. …
We will remind, in January-August, the tourism industry around the world received a loss of $ 730 billion as a result of the coronavirus quarantine. These data were published by the UN World Tourism Organization UNWTO.