Military officers wearing face masks standing guard outside the Duomo di Milano cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan on February 24, 2020. Photo: ReutersMilitary officers wearing face masks standing guard outside the Duomo di Milano cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan on February 24, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Military officers wearing face masks standing guard outside the Duomo di Milano cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan on February 24, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus takes aim at the US$1.7 trillion global tourism industry as leisure and business travellers stay home

  • As an illness that broke out in China goes global, the tourism business faces a growing threat
  • Many of the Chinese travellers who have driven the industry’s expansion were already staying home, after the government locked down tens of millions of people and banned sales of package tours
Topic |   Tourism
Military officers wearing face masks standing guard outside the Duomo di Milano cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan on February 24, 2020. Photo: ReutersMilitary officers wearing face masks standing guard outside the Duomo di Milano cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan on February 24, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Military officers wearing face masks standing guard outside the Duomo di Milano cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan on February 24, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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