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Covid-19 and its Impact on the Tourism Industry of the Tibet Autonomous Region

The outbreak of coronavirus has shaken the world with more than 1,443,804 deaths and millions of infected patients. Implementation of travel restriction in response to combat the spread of the virus across the globe impacted one of the linchpins of the economy that is the tourism industry. According to the United National World Tourism Organisation, 95.6 per cent of world destination faces travel restriction. Global and the national economy began to witness the impact of travel restriction with a sharp decline in numbers of tourist and tourism nearly came to a halt. The adverse implications of COVID-19 for tourism raise numerous concerns, given that it is one of the significant contributors to the GDP growth and also source of income and employment. Many of informal labour, dependent on the tourism industry, was worst hit and that remains as a primary imperative. 


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