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Tourism faces minimum $1.2-trillion hit from virus – U.N.

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:55 PM

The world's tourism sector could lose $1.2 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic – but that's not yet the worst-case scenario

HOLIDAY ISLAND. An aerial view shows the Akamas Peninsula along the western coast of Cyprus on May 31, 2020. Photo by Etienne Torbey/AFP

Air corridors can kickstart post-virus tourism – U.N. agency

May 28, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The World Tourism Organization proposes that tourists be allowed to travel between countries at low risk of coronavirus contagion

GLOOMY. This aerial picture taken on March 19, 2020, shows closed cafes and restaurants in the center of Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP

International tourism to plunge up to 80% due to virus – U.N.

May 07, 2020 - 9:45 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged international tourism into its worst crisis since records began in 1950, says the World Tourism Organization

EMPTY. The empty swimming pools of the closed Dan Eilat hotel in the southern Israeli Red Sea resort city of Eilat on April 17, 2020. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

G20 vows to spur recovery in virus-hit tourism sector

Apr 25, 2020 - 8:40 AM

G20 tourism ministers pledge to help businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers 'to adapt and thrive in a new post-crisis era'

DROP IN VISITORS. A family sits on the sand along the shore of Finikoudes beach in the Cypriot coastal city of Larnaca on March 15, 2020. Photo by Christina Assi/AFP

International tourism to plunge up to 30% due to virus – U.N.

Mar 27, 2020 - 9:30 PM

The drop in arrivals will lead to an estimated loss of $300 billion to $450 billion in international tourism receipts, says the World Tourism Organization

People wear a protective facemask as they walk in front the Eiffel tower, in Paris, on March 12, 2020 during a world COVID-19 outbreak. - The novel coronavirus "is a controllable pandemic" if countries step up measures to tackle it, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said March 12, 2020. More than 4,500 people have died, according to an AFP tally, while the WHO said some 125,000 cases had been reported from 118 countries and territories. The pandemic has disrupted cultural and sporting events around the world as authorities try to prevent large gatherings. (Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP)

International tourist arrivals to drop 3% due to virus – U.N.

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:15 AM

The World Tourism Organization estimates a loss of $30 billion to $50 billion in international tourism receipts

This picture taken on March 5, 2020 shows a tourist visiting Bayon temple in Siem Reap province. - The deadly COVID-19 novel coronavirus epidemic will cost world tourism at least $22 billion owing to a drop in spending by Chinese tourists, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council said on February 27. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Virus seen to cost world tourism at least $22 billion

Feb 28, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Researchers find that the economies most likely to suffer would be those most dependent on Chinese tourism, including the Philippines

This photograph taken on February 12, 2020 shows the nearly empty water attractions at Pattaya Park Resort in Pattaya. - Pattaya Park Beach Resort is one of the main attractions for Chinese tourists in Pattaya but is almost deserted due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Mladen ANTONOV has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [correcting to location in IPTC to Pattaya] instead of [Bangkok]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

World tourism map redrawn since attacks, epidemics, migrants

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Muslim countries are seeing a drop in tourist arrivals according to industry experts

epa05019250 A general view for a beach in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 10 November 2015. About 25,000 Russian tourists returned home from Egypt over the weekend, amid fears that a terrorist bomb could have brought down an airliner last week. President Vladimir Putin ordered a suspension of passenger flights from Russia to Egypt after an airliner apparently exploded on October 31 while flying over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard. EPA/NAMIR GALAL/ALMASRY ALYOUM EGYPT OUT

Casino unit boosts Alliance Global's Q1 core income

May 17, 2012 - 12:01 PM

The Andrew Tan led firm says revenues of unit Travellers International consolidated only this year