Travel demand has increased as summer gets closer.
Good news for those traveling to or from Europe!
While international travel is slow right now, we are seeing signs of progress as Disneyland Paris plans to reopen and guidelines are updated for fully vaccinated individuals. And now, there will be another option for those hoping to fly from Amsterdam to Orlando.
Florida relies heavily on the tourism industry, and the pandemic greatly affected travel to the state. However, as more people become vaccinated and travel increases again, the tourism industry is slowly returning to normal.
When Google searches show a MASSIVE 2600% increase in travel to Disney World, the tourism industry takes heed!
As people start to ease back into “normal” travel and begin planning vacations again, several more airlines are adding flights to Orlando International Airport to better link Disney World with the rest of the country — and the globe!
Theme parks in California are slowly reopening.
Universal Studios Hollywood reopened today, and Disneyland will open its gates on April 30th! Obviously, we’re excited to get back into the parks, but the impact of these reopenings is much bigger than that. As the tourism industry slowly rebuilds in California, the economy — including small businesses — is already beginning to recover.
We’ve been super focused on all the ways that the global health crisis is affecting The Walt Disney Company. It’s hard not to be!
But Disney really is only a piece of a much bigger problem. We’ve talked a little bit about the way that air travel has been affected, but the global tourism industry as a whole is taking a massive hit. We’re taking a look at all the ways international travel is being affected as well as what the industry is doing to fix things. Let’s dive in!
The global health crisis made an impact on the travel industry as a whole.
Airlines and travel hubs around the world are suffering in particular and for those of us who use air travel as our preferred or only transportation option to the Disney parks, this can be confusing and may cause some worry. European airlines have started to make significant cuts to remain afloat and despite a $25 billion airline rescue package in the US, some domestic companies are doing the same.