UPDATE COVID-19, 24. Edition – 05.11.2020 – 11.11.2020

UPDATE COVID-19, 24. Edition – 05.11.2020 – 11.11.2020

UPDATE COVID-19, 24. Edition – 05.11.2020 – 11.11.2020 540 341 fame creative lab

Please note: the following information is a short compilation from the most important German-speaking Trade Media.

Short Overview – German-speaking Markets

  • Since November 2nd Germany is in “Lockdown Light”

Short Overview situation in Germany

After the COVID-19 numbers are increasing in the last weeks some new measures and rules have been implemented.

  • travel to risk areas and countries should be avoided
  • cinemas, theatres, opera houses are closed
  • events are not permitted
  • club and group sports are prohibited, gyms are closed (individual sport is allowed)
  • restaurants and bars are closed
  • all kind of retails stores are open
  • there is a ban on accommodation within Germany
  • Schools have opened with regular classes after the summer holidays however some states already introduced the compulsory use of masks

Current relevant topics within the tourism industry

  • Travel agency sales in October 88 percent below previous year. The effects of the Corona pandemic have been dragging down sales in stationary distribution for months. The Tats-Reisebürospiegel shows that in October, too, the recorded revenues were 88 percent below those of the same month last year. In air travel, there was no more business, which clearly shows the minus of 97 percent. (Reise vor9)
  • These returnees must now go into quarantine. Anyone traveling to Germany from risk areas must go into a ten-day quarantine. Since November 8, this replaces the compulsory testing that was in force until then. But which areas are considered risk areas? The most important answers: https://www.fvw.de/destination/news/coronavirus-darum-gilt-ein-land-als-risikogebiet-210609?utm_source=%2Fmeta%2Fnewsletter%2Ffvwammorgen&utm_medium=/fvw%20am%20Morgen/long&utm_campaign=nl2557&utm_term=984f4a0b1f80072f8710e3b9f7bb3931(FVW)
  • Large travel agencies sound the alarm and demand more help. The cap of at present 50,000 euro conveyances per month with the bridging assistance leave larger medium-size travel agencies with immense shortfalls, say one of LCC boss Markus Orth pushed industry initiative. On average, the funds did not even cover 30 percent of the fixed costs. The industry leaders have formulated a list of demands to the Federal Ministry of Economics. (Reise vor9)
  • Hope for corona vaccine boosts tourism shares. Successful tests of the corona vaccine by the Mainz-based company Biontech and the U.S. company Pfizer are nourishing hopes for an early normalization of life and easier travel. The shares of companies such as TUI, Lufthansa, Sixt and Amadeus are rising sharply. (Reise vor9)
  • WWF warns of consequences of tourism crisis for nature conservation. The dramatic effects of the Corona crisis are clearly noticeable in many WWF project areas, reports Martina von Münchhausen, Tourismusexpertin with WWF Germany. If the tourists did not come, in order to experience nature, the protection of these places becomes substantially more difficult, so the environmentalist. (Reise vor9)

Current relevant topics within the aviation industry

  • Q3: Three quarters fewer passengers at Swiss airport. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, passenger numbers at Swiss airports fell by 75.9 percent compared to the previous year. (Traveller Online)
  • Lufthansa tries out rapid antigen tests. Starting next Thursday, all passengers on individual flights between Munich and Hamburg will be required to undergo a rapid antigen test free of charge. Lufthansa hopes that this will enable it to resume long-haul flights in particular more quickly. (Reise vor9)
  • Due to the corona crisis, almost one million passenger flights have been cancelled in Germany since March 1. (TRVL Counter)

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