Tourism is a global multi-billion dollar industry that is far from being antiquated. The earth has been here from time immemorial and mankind has sought to explore its wonders. It is this innate desire for exploration that the entire industry is built on. People want to see the world and its wonders.
With many governments loosening travel restrictions to restart economies, airlines have begun restoring flights that were put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic spread. Business is slow, as would-be passengers worry about being stuck in a cabin for an extended time with possibly infectious strangers.
One of the first places nearly all travelers arrive into a new country is the airport, and typically this is the first opportunity presented to a traveler to exchange currency.
By every measure, the coronavirus pandemic has decimated the travel industry. The images of the world’s shutdown are eerie, the numbers are staggering. Approximately 100 million travel sector jobs, according to one global estimate, have been eliminated or will be. Passenger traffic on U.S. Asia Nigeria airlines is down 95 percent compared to last year, while international passenger revenues are expected to decrease by more than $300 billion.