It is really nice to see and say that the mother earth is healing. The Coronavirus has made travelers sit back at home, this helped many tourist places to take pause and get relief from various kinds of pollutions. This scenario has the darkest side too. The Coronavirus has stopped the earning of many who work in the traveling industry.
The global tourism industry has completely collapsed due to the Covid crisis. The tourism industry has been hanging on for the last about six months. In the US too, this sector has been deeply affected. The number of losses is increasing every day and at the moment the situation is not expected to be normal.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday that the global tourism industry has lost $320 billion in exports in the first five months of this year due to the covid crisis. With this, he said that 120 million jobs in the tourism industry are in danger. The UN chief said that one in every 10 people worldwide has got employment in this field.
He said that this region not only helps the economies to grow but through these people get an opportunity to know the culture of the world and enjoy natural beauty. He said that this is a major setback for developed countries, but for developing countries, there is an emergency. These include several small island developing countries and African countries. The share of tourism in the gross domestic product (GDP) of some countries is more than 20 percent.
He said that this region not only helps the economies to grow but through this, people get an opportunity to explore. Through this, people get a chance to know each other. Guterres said that in the first five months of 2020, international tourist traffic has declined by more than 50 percent due to the epidemic. The income of the region has been badly affected.