The -corona crisis dealt a heavy blow to tourism in the capital after long years of growth. Kieker expects eleven to twelve million hotel overnight stays in 2020, which would correspond to a decrease of 70 percent.
The -tourism and culture industry has probably lost eight billion euros in sales.
“ This year and a half of Corona will hopefully be a dropout,” said Kieker. He expects a recovery, even if the effects of the crisis on the purchasing power of visitors are unclear. “ City trips are second or third trips,” explained Kieker. But he emphasized: “ We will have overcome the consequences of the crisis by 2024 at the latest.”
The -number of overnight stays fell about as strongly, at 10.7 million.
The -trend will be towards “festivalization” with more personal encounters. “
The -breaks will be more important than the lecture series.”
Kieker expects that certain events will be carried out after corona rapid tests in the next few months. “ It could be logistically managed to meet with 800 to 1000 people.” They talk about this with the Senate. “ We will make the possible possible until, perhaps in late summer, herd immunity will be achieved through the vaccine.” ( Dpa)