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March 27, 2009

UN predicts drop in tourism in 2009

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' tourism organization said that international vacation travel could drop up to 2 percent in 2009 as the economic crisis worsens.

Europe's broad tourism industry would likely see the largest drop in visitors, but that small countries dependent on foreign spending might suffer most, said Talib Rifai, secretary general of the U.N. World Tourism Organization.

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