International Tourism to Fall by 60-80 per cent Due to Pandemic: UN body

  • May 13, 2020 01:13 PM NZST
  • Team Kalkine

As per a report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the global tourism sector, one of the worst affected due to Covid -19, is expected to decline by 60-80 per cent in 2020.

This translates into the following:

  • International travellers drop by 850 million to 1.1 billion.
  • Tourism export revenues drop by USD 1.2 trillion
  • The number of direct jobs at risk is between 100 to 120 million.

UNWTO experts see a sign of recovery from the final quarter of 2020, however mostly in the year 2021.


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