Singapore’s loss of an average of 18,000 to 20,000 tourists a day could escalate as China accounts for 20 percent of arrivals.
Chinese consumers spent about $500M at Value Retail schemes and made up around 20% to 25% of overall spend for retailers.
A blanket travel ban on Chinese nationals is too radical and treats all of China as an epidemic-stricken region.
A downturn in Chinese tourist arrivals will hit many people hard.
The spread of the coronavirus has raised concerns over the prospects of Asia's most popular destinations including Thailand, Japan and South Korea.
The tourism sector estimated to see two million fewer Chinese visitors due to the virus.
AAPA Director General said governments in Asia and elsewhere must strengthen dialogue and work together to develop a more comprehensive strategy.
Indian tour operators estimate a $500 million loss because of cancellations from tourists from China and other countries.
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