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Palestine’ s Tourism Sector Sees Loss Of Over One Billion USD Since COVID-19 Outbreak


(MENAFN- Nam News Network) RAMALLAH, Sept 28 (NNN-WAFA) – The loss in the tourism sector in Palestine has exceeded one billion U.S. dollars, since the outbreak of COVID-19 in its territories, an official report published yesterday said, on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

The report, jointly published by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the ministry of tourism and antiquities, added that, the performance of the tourism sector in Palestine, keeps deteriorating due to the COVID-19, especially in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

According to the report, 77.2 percent of hotel guests in the West Bank are Israeli-Arabs, 22.5 percent West Bank citizens and only 0.3 percent from abroad.

“Although the Palestinian government has eased its precautionary measures and restrictions against COVID-19, and allowed all sectors to act normally, the tourism sector, mainly in Bethlehem, is still suffering,” said the report.– NNN-WAFA

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