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International tourist arrivals drop 65% in first half of 2020: World Tourism Organization

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MADRID (Reuters) - International tourist arrivals plunged 65% in the first half of 2020 compared to last year, data from the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization showed, with just over half of destinations easing travel restrictions from early September.

A total of 440 million international arrivals were lost between January and June this year, translating into a $460 billion dollar loss in export revenues, the UNWTO said.

Reporting by Victoria Waldersee; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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