Published at: 2020-03-18 19:14 | Author: Robert McLean
For retailers who depend on tourist-led footfall, the weekend of Feb. 22-23 was fateful, says David Tarsh of ForwardKeys, an airlines bookings research company
The graph tracking daily bookings by ForwardKeys illustrates perfectly how the world’s view of the gravity of the coronavirus came into focus. David Tarsh, who represents the tourism analytics company, says that lower than average bookings in the last half of January were the result of travel restrictions placed by the Chinese on its citizens. But it was the discovery on January 28 that even Europeans could contract COVID-19 that began the steady deterioration of confidence in air travel that cu...

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