Will tourism survive the pandemic? | AFP

In a bid to save the summer season, countries are starting to reopen. Tourism, a key component in the economy of many countries, accounts for 10 percent of all activity in Europe alone. But it now faces its greatest challenge — how to survive the coronavirus pandemic? International tourist arrivals could plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, the World Tourism Organization has warned, meaning business from locals is going to be essential this summer.

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