This comes first because of the decisions of many countries to suspend air traffic permanently, and secondly, the fears of tourists from infection with this virus, as many countries have closed many tourist facilities.
- Tourism, meeting, incentives, conferences and events tourism losses until mid-March reached $ 42 billion.
- European tourism losses 2 billion euros, and losses continue at the rate of approximately one billion euros per month.
- Aviation sector losses amounted to about 30 billion US dollars.
The World Tourism Organization announced the suspension of all events of the organization and planned until April 30, 2020, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus worldwide, indicating that rescheduling to later dates will be evaluated based on further development of the current situation.
The organization indicated that it will conduct extensive contacts with all parties involved in the crisis to develop a strategy to work together in this difficult time, including the regional commissions of the World Tourism Organization and other United Nations bodies, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Air Transport Association International (IATA), and with key sector stakeholders to ensure coordinated tourism response to challenges.