Covid-19 darkens tourism in Rangamati, Bandarban


The global Covid-19 outbreak has affected life and the economy like never before around the world. The travel restrictions that have accompanied this pandemic have wreaked havoc on the transport and tourism sectors. According to the United Nations specialized agency, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Covid-19 pandemic caused a 22% drop in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020. The UNWTO said that the crisis could lead to an annual decline of between 60 percent and 80 percent compared to 2019 figures. The tourism crisis across the world is jeopardizing millions of livelihoods and threatening to reverse progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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