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UN Report On International Tourism 2021

UN Report On International Tourism:

According to the report by UNCTAD and UN’s World Tourism Organisation (WTO), International tourism arrivals are set to stagnate in 2021, except in some Western markets

  • As per report, stagnation would result into losses of $2.4 trillion.
  • It highlights, tourism sector is not expected to rebound fully until 2023.
  • It underlines, COVID-19 vaccination and certificates are key to restore confidence in foreign tourism. Vaccination will provide a lifeline for several countries including small island states which rely mainly on tourism sectors to provide jobs.
  • According to it, international arrivals plunged by 73% in 2020 from pre-pandemic levels in 2019. It resulted into estimated losses of $2.4 trillion in tourism and allied sectors.
  • Report expects for certain recovery in second half of 2021 at least for North America and Europe.
  • Report has set three scenarios for 2021, showing international tourism arrivals forecast to decrease by 63% to 75% from pre-pandemic levels.
  • It will cause losses of about $1.7 trillion to $2.4 trillion.