International tourist arrivals drop 65% in first half of 2020 - World Tourism Organization

16 Sep 2020 / 01:20 H.

    MADRID, Sept 15 (Reuters) - International tourist arrivals plunged 65% in the first half of 2020 compared to last year, data from the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization showed, with just over half of destinations easing travel restrictions from early September.

    A total of 440 million international arrivals were lost between January and June this year, translating into a $460 billion dollar loss in export revenues, the UNWTO said. (Reporting by Victoria Waldersee Editing by Ingrid Melander)

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