In 2013, the following article was published in the business newspaper by Sigurður Berntsson and Jón Sch. Thorsteinsson. Íls' results show that these consequences are now becoming apparent.
2020 summer canceled – 2021 will be challenging – 2022 return to normal We expect travel restrictions to be in effect during most of the summer of 2020. On this basis we calculate that roughly 800,000 tourists will come to Iceland this year. More than 300,000 have already come, so that's the balance
Unprecedented short term drop – long-term forecast left unchanged At the end of February the trailing 12 month number of tourists that visited Iceland stood at 2.1 million. With the onset of the coronavirus and the subsequent restrictions on movements, the average is set for an unprecedented drop. Based on the data on the virus
The annual average number of tourists is now more than 2.1 m. The forecast assumes that the average will reach 2 m. in the middle of 2020 and in 1.9 m. a year later. Before the corona virus started to spread, Arev assumed that 100 - 120 thousand Chinese people would come here in 2020. Arev now plans