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WTTC: Tourism sector risks losing 75 million jobs

WTTC: Tourism sector risks losing 75 million jobs

Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The alarming figure shows a tourism GDP loss to the world economy of up to US$2.1 trillion in 2020.

Singapore rolls out new SG Clean scheme

Singapore rolls out new SG Clean scheme

The Singapore Tourism Board has rolled out the SG Clean quality mark to the tourism and lifestyle sectors as it seeks to rebuild trust in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Chile latest country to enter complete lockdown

Chile latest country to enter complete lockdown

President Sebastián Piñera announced Chile has entered stage four of its Covid-19 contingency plan. As a result, as of today, all of Chile’s land, sea and air borders will close, and entry of foreigners will be denied until further notice.

European Union bans travellers from outside bloc

European Union bans travellers from outside bloc

The European Union is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in a battle to contain the spread of coronavirus. In an unprecedented move, the external borders of 26 EU states will be closed.