- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 2:15PM
The number of international tourist arrivals is expected to drop sharply this year, the World Tourism Organization has said, reversing a previous forecast of a substantial increase. The UN body says arrivals are now projected to fall by 1-3% in 2020, instead of the previous forecast of 3-4% growth, with losses of $30bn-50bn (£23bn-£38bn) in international tourism receipts anticipated.
Check out these before and after photos of some of Asia's biggest tourist spots.
Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photograph by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images
Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. Photographs by Mark Ralston and Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images
Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Photograph by Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images