Covid's Toll on Travel Workers
By The Travel Weekly Staff | January 25 2021
Travel industry professionals share personal stories of lost jobs, business reversals, career reinvention and survival.
It’s no secret that travel and tourism has been among the sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Travel Association estimates that more than 4 million travel jobs were lost in the U.S. alone in 2020, while the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicted that, globally, the number of lost jobs could surpass more than 170 million if barriers to global travel remain in place.
Behind each one of those numbers is a personal story: homes lost, dreams dashed, families uprooted and, in some cases, new opportunities realized. What follows is a small sample of the experience of workers in varying travel sectors who lost their jobs in 2020 and how, in their own words, they coped, survived and reinvented themselves.
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