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How COVID-19 affect the tourism industry

For now, the epidemic in China is getting better. However, with the tons of international students are coming back from different countries, the epidemic is spreading. The number of confirmed cases in the United States is already over 820,000. Overall, all international flights are being cut and the price of a ticket is really high. Some of my friends who stay in the United States and want to come back to China said is hard to get one ticket even for economic class because most of the flights will be canceled anytime. In addition, even if a flight can fly normally, but the seats on that flight can’t be fully filled because of safe distance. It shows that the tourism industry will lose tons of revenue due to COVID-19. According to The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the tourism sectors are currently one of the hardest-hit by the outbreak of COVID-19, with impacts on both travel supply and demand. Also, the world Tourism Organization strengthened its collaboration with the World Health Organization. Tourism still is one of the most affected sectors and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has revised its 2020 forecast for international arrivals and receipts, though it emphasizes that such predictions are likely to be future revised. The United Nations world tourism organization estimates that global international visitor Numbers could fall 20-30% by April 14, 2020, down from the 3% to 4% growth predicted in early January 2020. Based on the data from the business world online, current projections are painting a bleak picture of the hospitality and tourism industries. Worldwide, these industries are expecting a loss of $2.1 billion in revenue.

WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.unwto.org/tourism-covid-19

Lopez, P. (n.d.). SparkUp. Retrieved from https://www.bworldonline.com/sparkup-community-measuring-covid-19s-impact-on-local-hospitality-and-tourism-sectors/

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