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.
At least 61 people onboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus; Hong Kong Airlines will cut 10% of its workforce.
A string of Olympics qualifying events has been rescheduled.
Formula One's Shanghai Grand Prix is in jeopardy amid growing fears over the coronavirus; Tokyo Olympic organizers worried the virus outbreak could "pour cold water" on the upcoming games.
To recoup the losses, the government would focus on attracting domestic tourists to popular destinations across Indonesia.
Hong Kong will quarantine tourist arrivals from mainland China; at least two Asian airlines have asked their staff to take unpaid leave.
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