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COVID passports, vaccines helped EU tourism recovery – U.N

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MADRID (Reuters) – Widespread use of COVID-19 “passports” and vaccines helped tourism recover faster in the European Union than in other parts of the world in the third quarter of 2021, a U.N. report said on Monday. Globally, international tourist arrivals rose 58% between July and September compared with the same period in 2020, the U.N. World Tourism Organisation barometer said. That was still 64% below the same period in 2019, before the pandemic. In Europe, international tourist arrivals were just 53% down from the 2019 summer season. “The uplift in demand was driven by increased traveller…

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