World Tourism Day 2021: How COVID-19 has Impacted the Economy

In 2019, international tourist arrivals reached 1.5 billion, a 4% increase over 2018, consolidating a ten-year record where tourism grew faster than the world economy as a whole. Domestic tourism added a further 8.8 billion arrivals. The sector generated $1.5 trillion in exports and employed one in ten people directly or indirectly.

Tourism came to a standstill in mid-March 2020. International tourist arrivals decreased by 56 per cent in the first months of the year, with numbers in May down by 98 per cent. This translates into a loss of nearly $320 billion in exports – over three times what was lost during the whole of the 2009 global economic crisis.

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World Tourism Day 2021: Roadmap to Transform Tourism by Tackling 5 Priority Areas

The World Tourism Day is being celebrated on 27 September 2021. Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. For some countries, it can represent over 20 percent of their GDP.

It allows people to experience some of the world’s cultural and natural riches and brings people closer to each other, highlighting our common humanity.

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FIRST Global is Uniting Mauritian High Schoolers to Solve Global Challenges from the Pandemic

From 27 June to 18 September, Mauritian youth have worked together in the FIRST Global Challenge, innovating solutions to strengthen their communities through STEM.

From social projects to miniature satellites to robot design, the non-profit FIRST Global is launching its latest season for teenagers from around the world, this year to develop solutions to problems the COVID-19 pandemic presented. FIRST Global, which ignites a passion for STEM in youth worldwide to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators, announced the start of the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge — the fifth iteration of its global Olympics-style robotics event.

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Factors Contributing to Suicidal Tendencies Made Simple: What You Need to Know

Suicide is defined as taking one’s own life. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicidal behaviour involves activities and actions that involve terminating your own life.

There are almost 47,000 Americans who suicides themselves each year. 78% of the suicides were white males and were ranged between 45-55 years old. On an average day, there are approximately 129 people who commit suicide daily. Numerous reasons encourage people for suicidal thoughts. In this article, we will highlight some of the factors that contribute to suicidal tendencies.      

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