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A third of job losses in asia linked to tourism: ILO

A third of job losses in asia linked to tourism: ILO

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BANGKOK: Nearly a third of total job losses in 5 Asian countries were linked to tourism, with an estimated 1.6 million jobs lost, said UN labour agency International Labor Organization (ILO).

Evidence from Brunei, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam showed that job losses in tourism-related sectors in 2020 were 4 times greater than in non-tourism industries, the agency said on Thursday, report agencies.

“Even with countries in the region focusing heavily on vaccinations and designing strategies to slowly reopen borders, jobs and working hours in the tourism-related sector are likely to remain below their pre-crisis numbers in Asia-Pacific countries into next year,” said Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO assistant director general and regional director for Asia and the Pacific.