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IMPACT OF CORONA VIRUS ON THE TOURISM INDUSTRY OF UAE1. INTRODUCTIONThe COVID-19 pandemic and the steps taken to curtail its spread have a strong effect on the tourism market. According to the United Nations (UNWTO), in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic would result in a 20 to 30 percent reduction of the tourism industry. This estimate is likely to be cautious for countries that rely on foreign tourists, as recent data on daily air traffic show a decrease of nearly 80% since January2020.While several economic sectors are supposed to rebound as restrictive restrictions are removed, the pandemic has a longer-lasting effect on foreign tourism. This is primarily attributed to decreased consumer trust and the likelihood that the free migration of human beings would be limited longer. COVID-19 impact on tourism The link between Coronavirus (COVID-19) and News, Analysis and Resources The average recovery time for visitors to a destination was about 19 months in previous viral epidemics, according to World Travel and Tourism Commission (WTTC).The rapid, severe and undoubtedly protracted downturn in the travel and tourism industry has forced international tourism countries to depend heavily on their finances. This involve the tiny developing island countries (SIDS), which are not only most fragile because they are heavily tourist-dependent but also because any shock of this size is challenging for tiny economies to cope with. On average, according to WTTC statistics, the tourism sector accounts for almost 30% of the SIDS gross domestic product (GDP). Of the Maldives, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada, this proportion is more than 50%. In general, travel and tourism raise around $30 billion annually in SIDS. A 25% decrease in tourism receipts would result in $7.4 billion or 7.3% decrease in GDP. The decline in certain SIDS may be considerably larger, hitting 16% on the Maldives and Seychelles.The COVID-19 pandemic is projected to contribute, for several SIDS, to large levels of sales losses immediately without the requirement for an alternate source of foreign currency revenues to fund international debt and pay for imports.Devastating economic consequences Countries can generally cope with economic storms through additional debt or by using foreign reserves that are available.Nevertheless, access to global capital markets is becoming more restricting, particularly for small countries like SIDS, which are mostly highly indebted and not quite diversified. The SIDS Group’s foreign debt accounts for an total of 72.4% of GDP, rising up to 200% in the Seychelles and the Bahamas.Global reserves are usually low, with several SIDS only having adequate reserves for a few months of imports. Despite these figures, it is clear that the economic effects of the pandemic are disastrous for all of the SIDS without external assistance. Immediate financial needs By considering the economic impact of reduced tourism revenues (assuming a 25% decline in tourism receipts ) and restoring the minimum level of import coverage (three months), it is possible to provide a rough estimate of each country’s immediate financial needs to offset the damage of the pandemic. SIDS is reportedly in search of nearly $5.5 billion to combat the negative impact of the pandemic on their economies. The Maldives are in need of $1.2 billion because of their reliance on tourism sales, led by the Bahamas and Jamaica.The Indian tourism industry is expected to book Rs 1.25 trillion in revenue in calendar 2020 as part of a decrease in hotel shutdown and flight suspension following the onset and spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. A research by Treatment Ratings shows that the percentage is 40% smaller than the 2019 year.The report assumes the tourism impact of the pandemic to be around 50% during January and February 2020, while in March alone, it could be 70 % higher after international flights are suspended. The Indian tourist industry is expected to book a revenue loss of Rs 69,400 crore in April-June, indicating a 30 percent loss year-on-year (y-o – y).”In the course of H2 2020, assuming the virus impact allowance subsidies, we expect FTAs will still be lower with a FEE impact by approximately 50 per cent, reaching the Rs 56.150 compared with Rs 112.300 crore in H2 2019,” the report said. ALSO READ: Covid-19: Lockdown leaves Chhattisgarh petroleum pumps fight for survival The most immediate and visible effect of Covid-19 can be seen in the hotel.The 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has created a worldwide unprecedented level of uncertainty. Countries worldwide are addressing growing health threats and implementing broad socially distant standards, while companies and governments are uniting to support less fortunate people and provide financial support packages to stabilize economic conditions. This is Singapore’s greatest obstacle in its 56-year existence and it is not pleasant to tackle with the globe holding still.COVID-19 has a very steep effect, to say the least, on transport, tourism, aviation and hospitality. We originally predicted a 25%-30% decrease in the amount of tourists traveling worldwide, but we foresee more decreases as more countries have been identified of diseases and travel restrictions worldwide.The key goal for all of us in this sector today is to promote steps taken by our governments to ensure that people and communities stay as secure and healthy as possible, and to minimize the risk of infections with any form of transport. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, a number of steps have been slowly introduced by the Singapore government to reduce the possibility of imports and the transmission of the virus. We do consult with our trusted collaborators periodically to hold them up-to-date on the situation in Singapore and the steps we take to avoid the spread of the virus.The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has initiated many new programs in order to better help tourist enterprises and stakeholders in these difficult times and guide them towards their recovery.We have launched a Tourism Recovery Action Task Force (TRAC) to develop , implement strategies to support the tourism industry and rehabilitate. In addition, we have been collaborating together with the National Environment Authority (NEA) and other government departments to enforce the ‘SG Safe’ initiative, with the aim of ensuring the general population that our local businesses uphold high levels of cleanliness and sanitation. As a sign of the government’s commitment to high levels of public health, SG Clean Quality marking certification fees for more than 32,000 premises will be waived this year and next.STB India took the # UnitedWeStand Commercial Engagement Initiative and shared emails, a Letter of Unity and video messages to keep travel business up to date and show solidarity and unity with the travel community in these difficult times. We have also stepped up our market activities by upgrading our Destination Singapore sessions with our clients to improve their client awareness of both the leisure and corporate travel offerings in Singapore. This is really a perfect opportunity for tourism to invest in its residents. We have given our trading partners the online edition of the STB Marketing Course. This helps to build your marketing capabilities and enables you to be ‘Agile, fierce and creative’ in your Singapore marketing.Although travel restrictions remain, this is an important time for travel agencies to engage more consumers than ever before. Over the last couple of years, we have actively marketed and delivered Passion Made Possible, the destination brand, to audiences in India-families, early and developed jobs, cruise passengers, meetings and reward parties, and travellers from main underground and secondary cities. At present we’ve been in a position of uncertainty with the global foundation of airlines, but after international travel constraints are lifted, we hope to re-activate and promote our primary markets, including India.India appears to be Singapore’s third-largest source sector, with Tourist Arrivals in Singapore at the 1 millionth level for the fifth consecutive year in 2019.Singapore has been very resilient in handling the difficulties as a government. Firstly, we invested in a robust system to deal with the SARS outbreak and strengthened our health infrastructure. We do have committed frontline workers that are actively assisted and motivated by the local group.We trust that we can overcome this because our tourism industry’s fundamentals remain strong. Strong development in tourism over recent years demonstrates that our destination is an desirable place for recreational and business tourists. We do have a broad product range with a large pipeline of long-term initiatives that will be built in collaboration with the industry.The 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has created a worldwide unprecedented level of uncertainty. Countries worldwide are addressing growing health threats and implementing broad socially distant standards, while companies and governments are uniting to support less fortunate people and provide financial support packages to stabilize economic conditions. This is Singapore’s greatest obstacle in its 56-year existence and it is not pleasant to tackle with the globe holding still.COVID-19 has a very steep effect, to say the least, on transport, tourism, aviation and hospitality. We originally predicted a 25%-30% decrease in the amount of tourists traveling worldwide, but we foresee more decreases as more countries have been identified of diseases and travel restrictions worldwide.The key goal for all of us in this sector today is to promote steps taken by our governments to ensure that people and communities stay as secure and healthy as possible, and to minimize the risk of infections with any form of transport. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, a number of steps have been slowly introduced by the Singapore government to reduce the possibility of imports and the transmission of the virus. We do consult with our trusted collaborators periodically to hold them up-to-date on the situation in Singapore and the steps we take to avoid the spread of the virus.The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has initiated many new programs in order to better help tourist enterprises and stakeholders in these difficult times and guide them towards their recovery.We have launched a Tourism Recovery Action Task Force (TRAC) to develop , implement strategies to support the tourism industry and rehabilitate. In addition, we have been collaborating together with the National Environment Authority (NEA) and other government departments to enforce the ‘SG Safe’ initiative, with the aim of ensuring the general population that our local businesses uphold high levels of cleanliness and sanitation. As a sign of the government’s commitment to high levels of public health, SG Clean Quality marking certification fees for more than 32,000 premises will be waived this year and next.STB India took the # UnitedWeStand Commercial Engagement Initiative and shared emails, a Letter of Unity and video messages to keep travel business up to date and show solidarity and unity with the travel community in these difficult times. We have also stepped up our market activities by upgrading our Destination Singapore sessions with our clients to improve their client awareness of both the leisure and corporate travel offerings in Singapore. This is really a perfect opportunity for tourism to invest in its residents. We have given our trading partners the online edition of the STB Marketing Course. This helps to build your marketing capabilities and enables you to be ‘Agile, fierce and creative’ in your Singapore marketing.Although travel restrictions remain, this is an important time for travel agencies to engage more consumers than ever before. Over the last couple of years, we have actively marketed and delivered Passion Made Possible, the destination brand, to audiences in India-families, early and developed jobs, cruise passengers, meetings and reward parties, and travellers from main underground and secondary cities. At present we’ve been in a position of uncertainty with the global foundation of airlines, but after international travel constraints are lifted, we hope to re-activate and promote our primary markets, including India.India appears to be Singapore’s third-largest source sector, with Tourist Arrivals in Singapore at the 1 millionth level for the fifth consecutive year in 2019.Singapore has been very resilient in handling the difficulties as a government. Firstly, we invested in a robust system to deal with the SARS outbreak and strengthened our health infrastructure. We do have committed frontline workers that are actively assisted and motivated by the local group.We trust that we can overcome this because our tourism industry’s fundamentals remain strong. Strong development in tourism over recent years demonstrates that our destination is an desirable place for recreational and business tourists. We do have a broad product range with a large pipeline of long-term initiatives that will be built in collaboration with the industry.COVID-19, a modern coronavirus strain dubbed Extreme Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has had more impact on tourism and travel comportament than any live memory disease epidemic. Tourism has been one of the key popular images of COVID-19 in foreign media in the realm of public health. The essence of the tourism mechanism implies that tourism has also led to the spread of the disease and has endured the effects of the disease in the tourism benefit and supply chains. The global reach of this disease and the implementation of conventional disease controls in the form of quarantine, reduced mobility and isolation, together with a variety of sector-specific impacts, including transport, travel and reservation, hostels, restaurants, conventions and events and attraction have had a dramatic impact on international tourism and home affairs.To maps out the effect of COVID-19 on tourism and the sector’s reaction at different scales and to contribute for a deeper understanding, Current issues in tourism call for analytical papers based on the influence of COVID-19 on economies, locations, organisations, businesses, customers, locations, transit areas and tourism transport. These correspondence are especially tailored to CIT study letters and study observations, but we also accept more detailed submissions, including those attempting to recognize shifts in the course of time as a consequence of COVID-19, or to add to a wider theoretical view of stability, crisis and catastrophe. Although all COVID-19 articles must be checked by colleagues, we must try to publish them as quickly as possible in order to help spread related work.Not only has the global pandemic of the new corona stopped entire socio-economic structures, it also challenged globalization and corporate global operations. Paradoxically, the possible effects and alternate consequences are still uncertain. But in most weakening economic sectors a permanent and fresh start is required to rapidly restore and reclaim the market, employment and company functions. Conventionally, an illness was used to target disadvantaged populations in their diet with food, safety deprivation, and they typically were the poor citizens of community. Ironically, the latest Corona virus first struck overseas tourists and sparked the pandemic during flight, which primarily challenged the wealthy social class worldwide.Because tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, after the Covid 19 pandemic, it is expected to play an significant role in restoring socio-economic stability. It is a big contributor to the economies of the Iceland and one of India ‘s main industries that produce much required foreign currency. Long-suffering tourism on the island was recently hit hard by the Easter bombing in many areas including in the country’s luxurious hotels. The tourism industry in India is in danger of having the first successful check conducted by the Indian national COVID-19 who was a local patient on 10 March 2020. The victims were again a tourism team, who worked with a group of Italian visitors for a 52-year-old tour guide. The continuing threats to the country arise.Tourism with effect to the outbreak of the virus led to the suspension of the visas for tourists on 11 March 2020 in government hospitals, which includes eight foreigners, following the new developments.Unfortunately, this exponential spread of the virus actually exceeded 233 (as at 15 April 2020 and continues to grow), even as the specific government activity to defend citizens against the epidemic is well managed and treated properly. As a consequence, aviation has been one of the main contributors to the global transport of the virus, and has created tremendous strain on foreign transportation and aviation activities , particularly the airline industry. Recently, it has been reported that Qantas has accepted virus infection through a wide number of its staff, which is a global problem. As an business umbrella activity, the shipping, leisure, hotel and MICE sectors are currently facing massive challenges. This review critically evaluates the global and local context of the outbreak, the impact of the outbreak and recommendations for a rapid recovery (short and long term).GLOBAL PANDEMIC OF NOVel CORONA (COVID 19) Much human longevity in the modern world can be traced to tourism. International tourism has recorded sustained progress for the ten consecutive year, according to the World Tourism Organisation (2020), with 1.5 billion foreign tourist arrivals in 2019 and an expected 1.8 billion global tourist arrivals in 2030 (UN news, 2017). The reporting of the COVID 19 or the Corona outbreak started in the province of Hubei (Wuhan) City in India in November 2019, and spread around the world by March 2020 was remarkable in the world history as the world’s most challenging tragedy following decades may be the Second World War. Effective constructive and preventive steps will tackle the problem creatively in view of the current circumstance and resolve potential challenges to the socio-economic well-being of everybody who has the room for expanded travel and tourism.However, decisions to regulate people’s and goods movements primarily impact sectors such as tourism, as tourism involves transportation, sea transport, handling of food, accommodation, entertainment, leisure etc. Despite the pandemic of Covid 19 on Indian tourism, page 2 of 19 states that India is best known for managing the COVID 19 pandemic than other countries in the world, and that quarantine and medical facilities too have been provided for foreigners while other developing countries have declared that non-residents quit the region, personal appliances, etc. In the future, therefore, this situation would be good for flourishing India tourism, even if it gains losses today.As a country with much less experience of global epidemics over the last few decades, there was no clear technical agenda for such a worse tragedy in India. However, with this limited experience, India was the first country after India to undertake the mitigation and control measures necessary for COVID 19. Also India has taken measures as cases have begun to be identified of deaths from the region. Before India’s first case, the Indian government began with quarantining and some specific health measures and airport preparedness, with thermal scanners. In the first case of Corona infected patients (a Chinese tourist) the second patient was reported from India on February 18, 2020.CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEWJ. T., Ajelli, M., Gioannini, C., Litvinova, M., Merler, S(2020) suggested that Complete COVID 19 New infections recorded in India World Complete infections 218 1,934,557 New deaths 8 120,438 Total recoveries 59 456,737 Total infection in the Indian area Source: worldometers.info & Ministry of Health, India, IMPACTS ON Travel, HOTEL AND MICE INDUSTRY The effects of the deadly virus are extreme than predicted by rate of pace As India is a country lacking resources, strategic approaches to minimize economic recession are important to incorporate. In this context, tourism as the country’s third largest foreign exchange operator has collapsed totally with the fear of travel and the need to maintain social distance. Over the last 40 days, visa requirements were imposed and the international airport closed, the countries and cities were curfewed and locked, allowing citizens to return to their countries with different flight arrangements in various countries. At present it’s a bad problem, because the entire planet is shut away or socially isolated, people are reluctant to book something before the agony of the outbreak subsides and the epidemic is regulated in the planet.Remuzzi, A., & Remuzzi, G. (2020), suggested that tourism is a networked industry with many other business sectors, including hotel, local, education, finance, agriculture, medical, travel and transport, construction, real estate, retail and vice versa. Since the country’s economy is heavily influenced by tourism, it is important to research how industry dependence will influence the recovery of its key sub-sectors after a pandemic subsides. The indirect effect on the travel and tourism sector can not be conveniently and necessarily calculated in this sense is a major loss in both the short and long term. Since India is a country which plays a major role in developing countries, relying heavily on the services sector, the tourism industry. Over the past year it was 12,5 per cent for travel and tourism, whereas the ratio of travel and tourism to GDP is 19,4 per cent on page 4. It is also evident that the tourism industry is benefiting developed countries tremendously. Protecting this industry will therefore be a major investment in the countries’ potential prospects for growth. Therefore, if we have to concentrate on the future development of India through the tourism sector, we must protect all the tourism service providers.Daily FT. (2020). Suggested that there are many service providers, including accommodation providers, travel agencies, event coordinators and transport providers. They earn no revenue from their tourism goods in the current scenario. It is therefore necessary to protect these sectors and to retain them to meet the country’s potential tourism demand. Otherwise the money might be diverted to other sectors under which the tourism sector faces the struggle to locate its service suppliers in the future. To resolve this condition, it is ideal to temporarily free them from their company debts, help maintain their staff and use tourism services such as hotels as quarantine centers, with a monthly rental to the organisation. The technologies and media advances available are expected to overcome this emergency in a short space of time. Protecting the tourism industry will also be a strong investment in the country’s future growth.Litvinova (2020), suggested that one of the main foundations of contemporary economies and social structures is urban tourism and hospitality. Similarly, for several countries in the world, the hotel industry constitutes a major revenue generation market similar to India. After a global recession, though, the tourism and hospitality sector is also the first to be severely affected. According to the March 2020 research published by the multinational hospitality data company STR, it reveals that the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has seen a dramatic decline in occupancy levels of nearly 96% around the world’s hospitality industry. This pandemic also affects India’s tourism sector and the data from the Indian Tourism Development Authority showed a decrease of 30% from total tourist arrivals as compared to the 1st quarter of 2019.Gioannini,(2020) suggested that the decline in Indian tourism revenues may range between USD 107 million – USD 319 million, according to ADB’s March 6, 2020 estimates. The epidemic influenced both the public and private sectors in the country and is visible in the activities of the Colombo Stock Exchange. Moreover, this form of crisis has a detrimental effect on the country ‘s attractiveness to foreign direct investments. Though recognizing the current and post-negative effects of this pandemic, the Government of India (GoSL) has taken many action on page 5 of 19 to allow India to react to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indefinite curfew, transport restrictions and vigorous social distancing initiatives throughout the world are some of the main steps that the Government has reportedly implemented in order to control the spread of the Covid 19 epidemic.Daily FT. (2020). Suggested that there is no question that this pandemic has had a great deal of adverse effects on Indian Tourism, hotel and MICE industries. The tourism industry in India has slowly recovered since the April 2019 Easter attacks. India was also a country that eradicated the civil war for 30 years in 2009. It is therefore important to enhance public safety preparedness in the country and to take appropriate steps to cope with certain forms of unforeseen risks / challenges. Any of the main suggestions were then created to resolve the adverse impacts of the epidemic of corona-19. First, it is important to spread the positive news to potential tourists through news networks and social media platforms. Maintaining foreign promotional drives is also an significant factor in Indian tourism and hospitality marketing and promotion. Furthermore, since pre-paid rates are unlikely to be booked with current market uncertainties, the removal of non-cancelation fees is highly recommended.Remuzzi, A., & Remuzzi, G. (2020), suggested that furthermore, encouraging convenience levels and allowing visitors to switch their reservations to a new date is another effective tactic to grow the hotel company for emergency cancels coverage. In addition , it is essential to amend existing hotel policies in a timely manner, such as flexic cancelation policies, flexibly charges for all services and ensuring strict hygiene policies. The usage of simplicity as a key marketing tool is highly encouraged, because it can help draw a number of companies. Given the current scenario, citizens are fearful of traveling to city-limited resorts, encouraging remote resorts is another effective tactic to draw visitors. Particularly resort-type hotels, environmentally sustainable hotels and remote attractions / locations focused on nature and culture may have great potential to promote themselves. Such tactics will also help draw visitors from MICE and raise F&B sales. Since this type of crisis has an effect on global hospitality, it is important to recognize the value of domestic tourism promotion Page 6 of 19. In particular, virtually all hotels will lower rates in circumstances which minimize the perishability of the facility.Chinazzi, M., Davis, J. T., Ajelli, M., Gioannini, C., Litvinova, M., Merler, S (2020) suggested that it will be also a perfect chance for experienced visitors to use a hotel or utilize facilities at even cheaper costs in a hotel. Around the same period, it is often advised that versatile resources be marketed rather than value added resources. Due to the pandemic situation, people are extremely concerned about their health and safety. It is also necessary to take some additional time to clean up the whole hotel. These strategies will have a positive effect on ensuring clean safety and a safe environment for guests. Finally, joint approaches between the public and private sectors are suggested. Specially, government could initiate tax reduction schemes (for certain period of time) for both micro and macro level business owners, could think of introducing interest-free capital loan schemes and job guarantees for permanent carder employees.RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The goal of the analysis is to calculate the effect on the tourism industry in India of the incidence of corona virus. The secondary approach for analysis has been applied. Several literature records, journal articles, work or thesis reports, government documents, etc., is regarded as gathering the details required for the study. For data analysis, detailed literature analyses also gathered secondary data. Government statistics on corona virus incidences have been obtained. In order to understand the effect of the Corona virus on the Chinese tourist industry, statistical data from renowned and genuine data sources were collected. Research reveals that corona virus activity in India has major consequences worldwide. Global tourists have cancelled their visit to India programs, and Chinese visitors are forbidden from entering places that are monitored. The fast dissemination of the Corona virus in India interrupted people’s usual lives in India. This apprehension has influenced the domestic and foreign tourism industry. The airlines have recently cancelled all services to and from India, to avoid the infection from being exported to other nations. This has significantly influenced the economy of the region. The intensification of the Corona virus is projected to have a long-term effect on India’s tourism industry.RESEARCH OBJECTIVES1. To study about the corona virus and its various factors2. To study about the impact of corona virus on tourism industry of UAECHAPTER 4 DATA ANALYSISName *QQ Gender *o 
  Male  Female Male 80 Female 20 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 80 respondents were male while 20 respondents were female.        Q What is your age?                 Under 18 19-28o  29-35p  36 Above        Under 18 10 19-28 25 29-35 35 Above 36 30 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 10 respondents are under 18 years of age while 25 respondents are of age group 19-28 and rest are above 35 years of age.1. Do you like to travel outside your country for enjoyment with family?*o  Strongly Agreeo   Agreeo  Neutralq  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 20 Neutral 10 Disagree 5 Strongly disagree 35 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 30 respondents strongly agree while 20 agree and rest disagree with it.2. Do you think that current situation has impacted your plan to travel outside?o  Strongly Agreeo  Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 20 Neutral 10 Disagree 5 Strongly disagree 35 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 30 respondents responded that they strongly agree that current situation has impacted their plan  to travel outside while 20 responded that they agree with that and other disagree with it.3. Do you think that COVID 19 pandemic has created a fear in your mind to travel to certain places especially India? *o  Strongly Agreeo  Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 20 Neutral 15 Disagree 15 Strongly disagree 20 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 30 respondents strongly agree that COVID-19 pandemic has created fear in their mind while 20 respondents agree with that fact and others disagree with the concept.4. Do you agree that this pandemic corona virus has been a major reason for cancelling of your travel plan?. *o  Strongly Agreeo   Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 10 Neutral 20 Disagree 25 Strongly disagree 15 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 30 respondents responded that they strongly agree with the question asked while other 20 respondents had neutral response and 25 respondents disagree while 15 strongly disagree with it.5. Do you think that there has been a huge loss to the airline sector and tourism industry due to COVID-19?o  Strongly Agreeo  Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 10 Neutral 20 Disagree 25 Strongly disagree 15 6.  Do you think that even after the situation of COVID-19 gets better you will travel outside after sometime?*o  Strongly Agreeo  Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 50 Agree 10 Neutral 10 Disagree 15 Strongly disagree 15 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 50 respondents strongly agree with the concept and rest 15 respondents disagree and other 15 strongly disagree.7. Do you agree that after few months you will resume your trip plans to travel outside you country? *o  Strongly Agreeo  Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 10 Neutral 20 Disagree 25 Strongly disagree 15 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 30 respondents responded that they will resume their trips back soon while other 25 responded that they disagree with this.8. Do you think that Tourism industry can recover from this COVID-19 situation?*o  Strongly Agreeo  Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 40 Agree 10 Neutral 10 Disagree 25 Strongly disagree 15 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 40 respondents strongly agree with the issue that tourism can recover from the pandemic situation while 25 disagree with this concern.`  9. Do you think that after corona vaccine development people will resume their travel ?*o  Strongly Agreeo   Agreeo  Neutralo  Disagreeo  Strongly Disagree Strongly agree 30 Agree 10 Neutral 20 Disagree 25 Strongly disagree 15 DATA INTERPRETATIONThe survey was conducted and it was seen that 30 respondents strongly agree with the issue while 10 agree and 20 have neutral response and rest disagree with it.CONCLUSION Today, this global public health epidemic has plunged the planet and, ultimately, the travel hotel sector into a devastating economic crisis. The stabilization will be gradually paralleled with the improvement of other industries, including the war against the epidemic and economic growth. In response to the changing conditions, the measures proposed must be implemented gradually. Therefore, the welfare of tourists and workers has become a key priority for stakeholders in the hospitality business. Effective publicity and advertising initiatives both domestically and abroad will be implemented in order to restore company losses and re-establish the good reputation of visitors. Furthermore, the marketing of “Flexi-services” is another competitive strategy for gaining new clients. Thus, offering variable costs, annulment rules, versatile work climate, etc. will help the business hospitality industry’s long-term survival. The MICE industry was one of the first to feel its impact and one of the hit hardest. Hundreds of activities around the globe have been canceled following the start of the outbreak. And this will have a direct effect on the Sri Lankan MICE industry and the country’s growth. It is also vital and will play a key role in the global recovery from Covid-19. 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  Male  Female        Q What is your age?                 Under 18 19-28r  29-35s  36 Above        2. Do you like to travel outside your country for enjoyment with family?*p  Strongly Agreeo   Agreep  Neutralt  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree3. Do you think that current situation has impacted your plan to travel outside?o  Strongly Agreep  Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree4. Do you think that COVID 19 pandemic has created a fear in your mind to travel to certain places especially India? *o  Strongly Agreep  Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree5. Do you agree that this pandemic corona virus has been a major reason for cancelling of your travel plan?. *p  Strongly Agreeo   Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree6. Do you think that there has been a huge loss to the airline sector and tourism industry due to COVID-19?o  Strongly Agreep  Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree7.  Do you think that even after the situation of COVID-19 gets better you will travel outside after sometime?*o  Strongly Agreep  Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree8. Do you agree that after few months you will resume your trip plans to travel outside you country? *o  Strongly Agreep  Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree9. Do you think that Tourism industry can recover from this COVID-19 situation?*o  Strongly Agreep  Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree`  10. Do you think that after corona vaccine development people will resume their travel ?*p  Strongly Agreeo   Agreep  Neutralp  Disagreep  Strongly Disagree

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