According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, as many as 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning a tourism GDP loss to the world economy of up to US$2.1 trillion for this year.

In the UK, up to one million jobs are at risk, leading to a total GDP loss of more than £52.2 billion, and across Europe the figures are 6.4 million jobs, and GDP loss of up to US$413 billion.

Asia Pacific’s tourism sector is suffering the brunt of the Covid-19 outbreak, with up to 26 million Chinese jobs at risk, with a “catastrophic” GDP loss of US$490 billion in the country.

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