|[Published: Friday July 16 2021]
Covid-19 has cost African tourism industry $250 billion in 2021
NEW YORK - Tunisia, Mauritius, Morocco... For African tourism, the loss of earnings as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic could reach $250 billion in 2021. Estimating the losses in the sector, a report by the United Nations predicts that there will only be some kind of a return to normal in 2023.
It will take some time for tourism to recover in Africa. This is the conclusion of a report published on 30 June by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Based on statistics from the World Tourism Organisation, it assessed the past damage and predicted the future damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Its conclusions? In 2021, the decline in international tourist arrivals will result in a loss of earnings for the continent estimated at between $170 billion-$253 billion, depending on the scenario. - (ANA) -
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