USTOA In Travel Weekly

Published May 12, 2020 12:00AM

Tour operators say 2020 is slipping away

Any hope of a fast travel recovery from coronavirus appears to have faded, with representatives of some of the country’s top tour operators saying that a 2021 rebound is more realistic.

“Right now, I think it is a very mild recovery starting in January 2021,” CIE International CEO Elizabeth Crabill said in a webinar with board members of the U.S. Tour Operators Association.

The last two quarters of 2020, she said, “will be for the hardiest of travelers and the ones who are most dedicated or unable to change their plans.”

Other USTOA board members agreed.

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