In a survey conducted by the international MICE & Wedding Forum (IMWF2019) Turkey ranked first among the tourism destinations that could recover fastest after the outbreak, while Turkish Airlines was among the top 5 companies among the airlines that achieved the greatest success in maintaining their operations.
9 questions were asked to 822 firms and 1468 tourists in 45 countries including Germany, the United States, Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Russia.
In reply to the question "When do you think the pandemic will end?" 37.8 percent of respondents answered “in 6 months” whereas 22.6 percent answered “in less than 3 months”. 15.6 percent of participants replied “in December” and 14.8 percent believed the outbreak would end in the first half of next year.
In reply to the question "How long will it take for your business to get back into normal order after the pandemic?” 29.34 percent answered “between 3 to 6 months whereas 23.3 percent thought it would take between 6-9 months.
It was interesting that 14.7 percent of respondents stated their opinion between 1 and 3 months and 5.1 percent immediately in reply to same question.
In the survey, Turkey was ranked first among the tourism destinations that could recover fastest after the outbreak, while Turkish Airlines was among the top 5 companies among the airlines that achieved the greatest success at the point of continuing their operations.
Mr. ERSOY, the executive of the forum said Turkey had ranked first among various destinations when asked “What tourism destinations, countries can recover the fastest after the outbreak?” winning 12.2 percent of all votes, followed by Thailand with 11.7 percent and China 9.2 percent. At this point, 59 percent of respondents thought it would take some time for their prospective customers to participate in their travels abroad after the outbreak.
The executive of the forum expressed that the survey was the most comprehensive study prepared in its segment so far adding, "We have reflected the estimates and the internal views that emerged as a result of these estimates by addressing the effects of the pandemic in terms of destinations, airlines and customers”.