UN World Tourism Organization confirms 2020 as ‘worst year on record’

In accordance with the latest United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) “World Tourism Barometer”, the year 2020 was the “worst year on record” as global tourism suffered adversely due to international travel bans implemented to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. International arrivals dropped by 74% & worldwide destinations welcomed 1 billion fewer international arrivals than in 2019.

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This collapse in travel represents an estimated loss of $1.3 trillion in export revenues, more than 11 times less during the 2009 crisis. On the regional front, Asia and the Pacific aced sharpest year-on-year contraction of 84% (-84%). It was followed by the Middle East (-75%) and Europe (-70%).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary-General: Zurab Pololikashvili.
  • United Nations World Tourism Organization Member States: 159.
  • United Nations World Tourism Organization Headquarter: Madrid, Spain.

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