Global tourism industry takes ‘unprecedented’ coronavirus hit

Businesses that depend on tourism spending say they are already suffering catastrophic losses.

A sector of the global economy that is feeling major pain from the coronavirus pandemic is the tourism industry.

From tour guides to street vendors, everyone who depends on visitor spending is suffering losses.

Many people are cancelling their travel plans as businesses from airlines to cafes and street vendors feel the pain.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports.