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Roam close to home: Europe’s tourists play safe in pandemic

Roam close to home: Europe’s tourists play safe in pandemic
Friday 29
11:34 2020

Hotels, airlines, travel agents, tour operators, restaurants, local guides and car rentals saw income evaporate as lockdowns came into force. “Our business normally begins in mid-March,” Rascher, 37, said. “The Easter rentals collapsed completely, of course.” AD According to Thierry Breton, the European Union’s internal market commissioner, some 27 million jobs across the EU are directly or indirectly linked to tourism, accounting for 12% of employment. AD Some 3 million businesses, most of them small companies like Rascher’s, benefit from Europe’s normally wide-open borders, helping make the continent the world’s top tourism destination with half of all global arrivals. Government ...

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Summary: With weeks to go before the start of Europe’s summer vacation season, many countries are hoping travel restrictions will be lifted in time to give their economies a much-needed boost

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