World tourism faces worst crisis since records began, says UNWTO

UNWTO | May 07, 2020

World tourism faces worst crisis since records began, says UNWTO
International tourism faces its worst crisis since records began, with up to 1.1bn fewer people taking trips globally in 2020. The scale of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact is outlined in a report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which predicts a decline in international arrivals of between 58% and 80% this year.

This is due to widespread travel restrictions and the closure of airports and borders worldwide. The prediction of a 58% decline is based on the gradual reopening of international borders and easing of travel restrictions in early July; the 80% figure is based on early December.

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For the most part, competitive markets underpinned by generic consumer protection rules, some voluntary accreditation and some private measures provide an adequate and appropriate level of consumer protection in the travel industry.

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