IMF economists expect tourism scars from pandemic will linger
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IMF economists expect tourism scars from pandemic will linger

After a disastrous 2020 for tourism caused by the coronavirus pandemic, industry planners hope that clear signs of green shoots will emerge in the international travel trade sometime this year. 

But International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists warn that a return to pre-pandemic levels could take multiple years. 

“The recovery in international travel and tourism will be protracted and subject to a high degree of uncertainty,” they say in a newly published paper on tourism in a post-pandemic world that focuses mainly on the Asia Pacific region and the western hemisphere where the sector plays a crucial economic role. 

The task before the industry was highlighted in January when the…

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