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COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing that 100 percent of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72 percent have completely closed their borders to international tourism.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22 percent fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter (Q1) of this year, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has outlined what the ‘new normal’ will look like as countries begin to end their COVID-19 lockdowns and ease travel restrictions.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 55,342 in March compared to 169,934 in March 2019, recording a decrease of 67,4 percent.

A total of 837 deals were announced globally during the week ended March 29, , which is a decrease of 19,7 percent over the 1,042 deals announced during the previous week, according to GlobalData’s deals database.