COVID is set to cost the tourism industry $1.6 trillion in '21. Omicron could make it more

Ellen Francis
Washington Post

The return of stricter COVID restrictions to fight the latest variant, omicron, has already left some travelers stranded. For many tourism businesses, it's also threatening hopes of an upcoming holiday boost this year — especially after last year's shutdowns emptied out popular destinations from the Colosseum in Rome to the resort island of Bali.

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