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World tourism returns back to 1990 level, - UNWTO

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that international arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020
13:39, 18 December 2020

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International tourism lost 935 billion dollars over the last ten months and returned to the levels of 1990. This is stated in the report of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The organization expects international arrivals to decline by 70% to 75% for the entire year.

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence, and a global struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus, all contributing to the worst year on record in the history of tourism,” reads the message.

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As we reported earlier, Ukraine has launched an information portal Visit Ukraine, which will help tourists wishing to visit Ukraine plan their upcoming trips.

The resource was developed with the informational support of the State Agency for Tourism Development, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

"The organization's priority is to popularize Ukraine worldwide and to provide up-to-date information on the border crossing regulations, the conditions for staying in Ukraine for foreign citizens, as well as the specifics of traveling abroad for Ukrainian citizens," the statement said.

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