Coronavirus Cost Global Tourism $320 Billion From January To May – UN

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A total of 600,523 deaths were recorded globally out of 14,233,355 cases, a count based on official data showed, including 205,065 deaths in Europe — the worst-affected continent. (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)

 

 

The coronavirus crisis cost the global tourism sector $320 billion in lost revenue between January and May, the UN World Tourism Organization said Tuesday.

This is “more than three times the loss during the Global Financial Crisis of 2009,” the Madrid-based organisation said in a statement.

 

 

-AFP

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