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Coronavirus: Tourism could suffer in the Caribbean

Coronavirus: Tourism could suffer in the Caribbean

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Tourism dependent economies can take a huge hit this year as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

This among many other concerns were raised during The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor Forum: COVID-19 Partnering in the Caribbean’s Response, which was held at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados today, (March 9).

Dr Don Marshall, Director of Sir Arthur Lewis Institute says as tourism-dependent islands, the region faces an uncertain future in relation to COVID-19 and what is required in relation to protocols for travel.
Dr Marshall said: “Already we have seen airlines hit by the absence of passengers and the willingness to travel somewhat slowed.

Source: Loop

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