The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Tourism
COVID-19 has led to substantially higher unemployment in the hospitality sector than the rest of the regional economy since April 2020. Corpus Christi lost an estimate of 1,066 jobs and $30 million in wage earnings directly associated with reduced visitor spending in the area. Given the exposure of most local industries to tourism activities, the metro area lost an estimated total of 1,448 jobs and $520 million in business due to fewer out-of-town visitors to the region in 2020. Read the article online.