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The coronavirus pandemic could cut [down / up] to 50 million jobs worldwide in the travel and tourism [industrial / industry] . This is according [to / for] the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The tourism industry could [shirk / shrink] by up to 25 per cent. Many people are [staying / straying] at home and not travelling. Many people cannot travel as more and [most / more] countries are taking action to fight COVID-19. This action includes [closer / closing] borders, requiring people self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving [in / on] a country, and banning flights from other countries. The head of the WTTC said the pandemic, "clearly presents a significant [threat / treat] to the industry as a whole, to those employed within it, and those [wished / wishing] to continue traveling."

The tourism industry makes up 10 per cent [off / of] the world's GDP and jobs. It is one of the industries hardest [punched / hit] by the COVID-19 virus. Airlines, cruise ships and hotels have suffered big [loses / losses] . Korean Air has warned that the coronavirus could threaten its [survive / survival] . Australia's Qantas has [reduced / redacted] its international flights by nearly 25 per cent because of the outbreak. World-famous sites are [dessert / deserted] . This could cause restaurants and cafes to go out of [businesses / business] as tourists stay away from crowded places. Tourism is a [lock / key] industry in Hawaii. Experts there predict that over [halve / half] of Hawaii's hotel rooms will be empty over the next few months. The WTTC said that tourism would take 10 months to [recover / recovery] after the virus.

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