Mbalo Brief – September 2021

The year 2020 had been a tough year for tourism industry around the world. According to United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74%. The international destinations receiving one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to the decreased demand as a result of widespread travel restrictions. According to UNWTO, Asia and the Pacific destinations recorded the largest decrease in tourists arrivals in 2020 (-84%), followed by The Middle East and Africa (both recorded -75%), Europe (-70%) among others.

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