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Coronavirus in Europe: Tourism Industry’hardest hit’ by COVID-19

The tourism market is”among those hardest-hit from the epidemic of COVID-19″ since lockdowns have all but ground that the industry to a stop, the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has cautioned.

The organization estimated before this week that the pandemic, that has already killed over 137,000 globally, would lead to global international tourist arrivals decreasing by between 20-30 percent annually, down from an estimated increase of 3-4 percent prediction in early January.

The World Travel & Tourism Council has cautioned that 75 million projects globally are in danger.

Many European nations are especially reliant on tourism. Italy, Spain, and France — that the three-member countries most heavily affected by COVID-19 — collectively accounted for half the total nights spent by non-residents from the EU in 2018, according to Eurostat.

They are also on the peak of the EU’s league table when it concerns the amount of businesses in tourism businesses and are dwelling, together with Germany, to over half the bloc’s tourism-reliant companies.

Greece can be vulnerable as more than a third of the company economy workforce has been used by the tourism industry in 2017. It was followed closely with the Mediterranean island of Cyprus (20 percent ) and Ireland (14 percent ).

As stated by the International Monetary Fund the entire world market is on course to record a few of its worst years as the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Eurozone economies are going to be one of the hardest-hit using the joint GDP for the 19 nations expected to host with 7.5 percent.

The three most heavily-impacted EU states will be Italy, Spain, and France, which are expected to host by 9.1 percent, 8.0 percent, and 7.2 percent respectively.