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COVID-19: International tourist arrivals to plunge up to 30% in 2020 due to virus - UN

MADRID: The World Tourism Organization said on Friday that the number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus that has been ravaging the world since late 2019 .

It was revising lower a previous forecast of a 1.0-3.0 percent drop.

This would lead to an estimated loss of $300-450 billion (272-408 billion euros) in international tourism receipts, the Madrid-based UN body said in a statement.

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