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Experts estimate the losses of the travel industry due to coronavirus

Experts estimate the losses of the travel industry due to coronavirus
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Losses in the tourism industry due to the spread of coronavirus reached 27 billion rubles. This was stated by experts of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). Moreover, this amount is only for vouchers that were canceled by customers who decided not to go on vacation because of the danger of infection.

As the Kommersant, the volume of bookings from tour operators decreased by 20-25% in all directions. A decrease in demand is noted even in the domestic market. This may lead to bankruptcy of 30% of small and medium-sized companies before the end of summer, industry experts say. ATOR noted that the situation requires unprecedented measures of support from the state and even, possibly, direct injections. 

A coronavirus outbreak began in China last December. Since then, more than 94 thousand people have become infected with a dangerous disease, more than 3,2 thousand people have died.

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