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  • Will local trips be trumps on the 2021 travel bucket list?
  • Will local trips be trumps on the 2021 travel bucket list?
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2021 Expert Outlook on Travel and Leisure

How has the pandemic changed what we do in cities? Will booking a holiday ever be stress-free? Has restaurant dining changed forever? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are socialising at a distance and finding fun in safe experiences.

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2020 hit the travel and leisure industry hard. With shelter-in-place orders forcing the closure of most hospitality outlets, people’s worlds narrowed because they seldom left their neighbourhoods. As a result, it’s been a turbulent year across many industries within this sector. The International Air Transport Association reported 66% fewer flights in 2020, while it’s predicted that the damage to the US hotel industry will be four times as bad as the impact of 9/11 and the 2008 financial crash combined – a financial loss of $95 billion. And hospitality arenas like restaurants, gyms, cinemas, malls, ...

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