The Graphic Truth: Tourism-reliant economies take a hit

Just about every sector of the global economy has felt the impact of the pandemic over the past year, but few have been hit as hard as the tourism trade, which has been brought nearly to a standstill amid quarantine restrictions, layoffs, border closures, and many people's reluctance to travel while the virus rages. Now, even as vaccine rollouts promise a light at the end of the tunnel, countries that rely on tourism to keep their economies afloat still face a long road to recovery. Here we take a look at which large economies rely most on tourism — and we measure the drop in international visitors who have visited them (or not) since the pandemic began.

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