Empty tourist boats at the Floating Market in Pattaya, on Wednesday. Pattaya is one of the main destinations for Chinese tourists but is almost deserted because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: AFP

Global tourism to take a US$80 billion hit and a year to shake off the effects of coronavirus outbreak

  • Chinese outbound tourism will not recover to pre-coronavirus levels until the second quarter of 2021, says Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Asean will be hurt the most as the number of Chinese tourists to these destinations will drop by 30 to 40 per cent and cause revenue losses of US$7 billion
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Empty tourist boats at the Floating Market in Pattaya, on Wednesday. Pattaya is one of the main destinations for Chinese tourists but is almost deserted because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: AFP
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