The travel and tourism industry has suffered the most at the hands of the global pandemic. The global GDP has seen an all-time downfall, as the industry of travel and tourism was the most major contributor. It is due to the rapidly spreading nature of the coronavirus that flights, trains and other modes of travelling were suspended.
But which countries have suffered the most due to the halt of tourism? Italy and Spain are on the top because of the number of cases and how deadly the pandemic has caused damage there. In the long term, it would be really hard for both the countries to recover economically, since both of them would be bustling with tourists and adventure-seekers in the past. There are more countries in the list though.
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As the number of coronavirus cases begins to go down, we can see a ray of hope for the entire world to recover from the mess this virus has brought. How long it will truly take for travel and tourism to recover, only time will tell. Note that the statistics for the travel and tourism GDP of all the countries below have been generated from last year, 2019. These also include revenues generated by hotels, restaurants, travel agents and the like.
Infographic by: Statista