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18:15  30 november  2021
18:15  30 november  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Despite Corona Development: Cologne provider of tourism expects strong travel summer

 Despite Corona Development: Cologne provider of tourism expects strong travel summer , despite rising Corona numbers, Lockdowns in Austria and recently weak demand, the confidence of German tour operators is unbroken after two crisis years. "We expect a low-demand summer 2022," said Ingo Burmester, the Tourism Central Europe Ready on Wednesday. © dpa-tmn The travel providers expect many people want to catch up. also industry Prime TUI goes off a strong summer business and looks the pre-crisis level in sight. Confident special travel providers are also visible.

the new bookings. This is due to the rising corona numbers and the new variant. Whoever flies to Germany from South Africa must be quarantined.

Abreise am Flughafen Kapstadt: Viele Urlauber wollen weg. © Photo: DPA / Xin-Hua Departure at Cape Town Airport: Many tourists want to go away.

actually Europe's largest tour operator wanted to pop the corks. After 20 months pause, on Tuesday, a TUI cruise ship in Cape Town restarted again for the first time. But instead of party mood is afraid of the highly contagious Omikron Corona variant in South Africa. So the planned land trips fall out, many passengers have gone from board to fly home. Others do not leave the ship and want to go away as quickly as possible.

suspected Omikron Infection in Germany

 suspected Omikron Infection in Germany For a returnee from South Africa, the mutations of the Coronavirus typical Omikron were detected. Germany's National Science Academy demands instant contact restrictions nationwide. © Sebastian Gollnow / DPA / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave The recent variant of the Coronavirus has achieved according to the Hessian state government "with very high probability" Germany.

Nobody still knows exactly what Omikron means for the travelers and the shelled travel industry. Whether the new virus variant will bring tourism back to the rise depends on how the virus is widespread, as dangerous it is and how effective the vaccines currently on the market are. The warning of the Moderna Chef Stephane Bancel, that the current vaccine against Omikron has a less good work, has damped the shares of flight and travel companies on Tuesday. Lufthansa and EasyJet lost around three percent, TUI shares gave 2.5 percent. A damper for the travel industry

The tour operators had been creating hope until a few days ago, the Corona pandemic slowly left behind. TUI Germany boss

Stefan Baumert recently blackened that the bookings could reach the level of pre-crescale time for the next summer. The number two, the tourism, had hopes for a "demand-friendly summer 2022", company leader Ingo Burmester had spoken a few days ago by "big catch-up effects". Overall, the travel industry has had to accept sales losses of around 24 billion euros since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

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Signal is here. ] travel returners must be in quarantine

but instead of the longed recovery, there is now new worries. The Federal Government has explained various African states - Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa - to viral variant areas. That means: also completely vaccinated and geneses must be in quarantine after returning 14 days.

Nevertheless, Lufthansa continues to fly to South Africa, even though it is currently only able to bring travelers with German passport and people residing in Germany. But that seems to be enough. "Our flights are still well booked," said an Lufthansa spokeswoman. Tourism, on the other hand, already observes some restraint with Africa goals. However, South Africa is a rather small destination anyway. Before the corona crisis, the German Travel Association (DRV) counted 300,000 travelers at a good 55 million tourists. Most recently, only 400 German flat currications were on site.

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Omikron variant: Moderna boss fears bad effectiveness of the vaccines

 Omikron variant: Moderna boss fears bad effectiveness of the vaccines The boss of the US vaccine manufacturer Moderna, Stephane Bancel, fears a severely limited effectiveness of the existing vaccines against the newly discovered omikron variant of the coronavirus. Because of the many mutations of the variant, scientists went out of a "considerable decrease" of the protective effect, said Bancel of the "Financial Times" of Tuesday. His company has already started working on a revised vaccine, but this will take several months.

The analysis house TDA says the travel industry ahead of difficult winter months. Already in the first two November weeks there was a slight downward trend in the new bookings. It is foreseeable that the currently heavily attracting Corona infections and Omikron will reduce demand for winter holidays, it was said on Tuesday. "The uncertainty as the situation continues to develop leads to a recognizable restraint at the posting decision," also confirms DRV President Norbert Fiebig. However, he expects significant uptime from the second quarter of the next year.

For the time being, many countries scoat. Israel promoted a first country to follow Japan and Australia. Actually, Australia wanted to open his borders on this Wednesday, but because of Omikron, the entry berth will be extended for two weeks. Morocco has exposed all flights to the country for the time being.

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This is bitter for the TUI, which wanted to start the North African country again in December. Nevertheless, the tour operator has not lost optimism. "There are currently not few guests that adhoc escape the dull weather and refuel the Canary or the Caperverdish islands sun," a spokesman said on Tuesday. However, the booking behavior "Next at short notice".

Fear of Omikron: So Corona Medicines .
act after a positive Corona test simply throwing a tablet to prevent to land with heavy symptoms in the hospital - that sounds good. However, it is not so easy so far. The most developed pills against Covid-19 are Molnupiravir distributed by the US pharmaconzern MSD under the name Location Vrio, as well as paxlovide of the competitor Pfizer . These antiviral agents reduce the ability of the virus to reproduce themselves.

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