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World Travel & Tourism Council: Pandemic kills a million jobs a day

A staggering one million jobs are being lost every day in the travel and tourism sector due to the sweeping effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

In a press statement, WTTC said the job losses are affecting every level of the industry and are gathering pace, as countries go into lockdown to tackle the virus.

Small and medium sized businesses at every level within the travel and tourism sector, such as tour operators, travel agents and sole-traders, are especially vulnerable.

WTTC, which is already in talks with over 75 governments around the world, has called for countries to urgently do more to intervene to make clearer how businesses can access potentially life-saving loans, and tax breaks, to prevent them from imminent collapse.

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