and the Impact on Travel

Our friends at TravelPort have recently reviewed IATA’s impact assessment of COVID-19. This fascinating report is now available for you to download, by clicking on the link opposite.

The global pandemic resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has led to an unprecedented decline in travel. While it’s not the first time our industry has been disrupted by public health emergencies — the SARS epidemic of 2003 resulted in a reported loss of between $30bn-$50bn* — the impact being felt by the COVID-19 pandemic is already far more significant.

This analysis looks at IATA’s impact assessment of COVID-19. It looks at how this novel coronavirus compares to other epidemics like SARS, MERS and Avian Flu. It also shares some early signs of recovery in China, along with a review of government stimulus packages that are helping to support economies at this time.

While it does not provide reliable predictions for the impact of COVID-19, it does offer a limited data set that may be useful at this point as we try to think forward to how the travel industry will recover.

[Last updated 03.25.2020]

Back to Business... Travel


This article originally appeared in our special blog, Back to Business... Travel, on the Gray Dawes Travel main website. To help you through these exceptional times, we’ve created this very special blog just for travel professionals, like you.

An eclectic mix of articles covering indispensable travel news and guidance, top tips, webinars, human interest stories and business updates related to the return to business and travel as the UK lockdown eases. We’re sure it’ll provide some interesting reading material for you, as you begin to return to business... and travel!