‘No one comes here any more’: the human cost as Covid wipes out tourism
From Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca to wildlife tourism in Nepal, we look at communities left adrift when the visitors stopped and their plans for the future
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In March last year, it was predicted that the global travel shutdown would cause international arrivals to plummet by 20 to 30% by the end of 2020.
Six weeks later, the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) revised their warning: international arrivals could fall by up to 80% – equating to a billion fewer tourists and the worst crisis in the history of the industry.