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World tourism with dramatic 70% drop between January and August

Experts anticipate a reversal of the downward trend in tourism “only in 2022”.

Arrivals of international tourists fell 70% worldwide in the first eight months of 2020 compared to the previous year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, announced the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

The summer months, usually the strongest time in the northern hemisphere, were catastrophic: -81% of tourists in July and -79% in August, said this United Nations agency based in Madrid.

The drop represents 700 million fewer arrivals and a loss of 730 billion dollars (about 617 billion euros) for the world tourism sector, “that is, a loss eight times greater than that recorded after the financial crisis. 2009, ”said the WTO in a statement.

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