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Asian tourism capitals sweat over Chinese travel drought

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Asian tourism capitals sweat over Chinese travel drought

Asian tourism capitals sweat over Chinese travel drought A shopkeeper wearing mask at souvenir shop around Wat Phra Kaeo, Thailand. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)  TOKYO/BANGKOK -- Popular Asian travel destinations face the risk of a prolonged decline in visitors from China, a group that generates around 20% of global tourism spending, as the coronavirus disrupts travel and shows signs of stoking anti-Chinese sentiment. Flight cancellations and travel restrictions undercut Chinese tourism during the Lunar New Year holiday, and some analysts expect the downturn to last until 2021. But as the outbreak claims over 1,300 lives in China, some countries face calls from...

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