Travel, tourism around the world get "hit hard" by downturn

05/24/2010 | Travel Weekly

The global economic downturn hit travel- and tourism-related economic activity hard last year and is continuing to keep growth down, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. The global economy is starting to recover, but the recovery for travel and tourism might be subdued compared with other sectors, according to a report from the WTTC. The organization noted in a program for its annual event that "China is at the leading edge of change."

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