How COVID-19 Ended the City Escape
Around the world, cities are taking a pounding from COVID-19
Around the world, cities are taking a pounding from COVID-19 as travelers are avoiding visiting large conurbations during the global pandemic. In turn, tourism numbers in metropolises have plummeted. In Madrid, tourist arrivals dropped by 63.8 percent during the first half of 2020.
The components that usually make for a great city escape are now the very reasons travelers are staying away. Crowded museums, restaurants and public transportation aren't appealing in the time of COVID-19 when we're encouraged to socially distance ourselves to lower the risk of contagion.
Avoiding the big city
"Many cities have been hit hard by the pandemic, so it's not a good look to go gallivanting around while people are dying," said New York-based travel writer and editor Teddy Minford.
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