Nayrouz News Agency : Today, Monday, a United Nations organization announced that the Corona pandemic will cost global tourism losses estimated at $ 2 trillion for the current year 2021, an amount similar to last year, describing the sector’s recovery as slow and fragile.
The forecasts issued by the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization come at a time when Europe is battling an increase in the number of coronavirus infections, and the world is facing a new mutant called Omicron.
The global tourism sector had already lost two trillion dollars (1.87 trillion euros) last year, due to the pandemic, according to the World Organization, making it one of the sectors most affected by the health crisis, according to the French press agency.
And she said in a statement, today, Sunday, that despite recent improvements, the varying vaccination rates around the world and the new strains of Corona "Delta and Omicron" could affect the already slow and fragile recovery.
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, said that the crisis experienced by the tourism industry is historic, but this sector has the potential to recover very quickly.