Tourists enjoy a free foot washing service in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China. Some countries are hopeful that by promoting staycations, they can keep their tourism industries alive until the pandemic is over. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images Tourists enjoy a free foot washing service in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China. Some countries are hopeful that by promoting staycations, they can keep their tourism industries alive until the pandemic is over. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Tourists enjoy a free foot washing service in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China. Some countries are hopeful that by promoting staycations, they can keep their tourism industries alive until the pandemic is over. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Tourism

The lucky countries where domestic tourist spending provides a windfall amid the collapse in international leisure travel

  • Russians spend US$20 billion more abroad each year than Russia earns from incoming travel. Now, they are looking for holiday options within their own country
  • ‘We don’t need to go abroad,’ says a Saudi holidaying at home, a sentiment that would be music to the ears of any nation with vacationers stymied by flight bans

Topic |   Tourism
Tourists enjoy a free foot washing service in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China. Some countries are hopeful that by promoting staycations, they can keep their tourism industries alive until the pandemic is over. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images Tourists enjoy a free foot washing service in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China. Some countries are hopeful that by promoting staycations, they can keep their tourism industries alive until the pandemic is over. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Tourists enjoy a free foot washing service in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China. Some countries are hopeful that by promoting staycations, they can keep their tourism industries alive until the pandemic is over. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
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