Tourism Tumbles To 1990 Levels As Pandemic Halts Travel

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While few industries have been spared by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, even fewer have been hit as hard as the tourism sector.

As 2020 drew to a close with severe limitations to travel still in place, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects international arrivals to have declined by 70 to 75 percent compared to the previous year. As Statista’s Felix Richter writes, that equates to a decline of around 1 billion international arrivals, bringing the industry back to 1990 levels.

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