Airlines slash international fares in bid to beat coronavirus downturn

Hotels and airlines are offering deep discounts as they try to lure travellers back to a subdued market

Travel and accommodation providers around the world have been cutting prices to levels not seen since the global financial crisis in a bid to coax travellers back into the market.

The tourism industry has been hit hard by the global spread of the novel coronavirus, which has encouraged many people to cancel their holiday plans, especially as health agencies recommend social distancing and self-quarantine measures to combat the virus.

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