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12:00 AM, August 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 10, 2020

Tourism will suffer huge losses

The World Tourism Organization has estimated that Bangladesh will face a loss of about Tk 40 billion this year due to the pandemic. The Tour Operation Association of Bangladesh forecasted a net loss of Tk 57 billion. This sector employs 1.1 million people and they will be grievously affected, as a result. Moreover, after the pandemic, tourists will have to maintain social distance and other hygiene factors, which will make the costs of flights go up. So, the extent to which this sector will recover largely rests on policymakers and the application of adaptive polices. We need to do our best to save our tourism sector from collapsing.

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