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NBC News' Jo Ling Kent reports on the latest hit to the economy as United Airlines is furloughing over 16,000 jobs starting in October. A woman was barred from boarding a plane at LaGuardia Airport because she was wearing a low-cut top. Kayla Eubanks said she was getting ready to board a Southwest Airlines flight to Chicago in a black halter top and long red skirt when the gate attendant told her she was violating the company's dress code. She recorded the encounter on her cell phone. Southwest said they "do their best to promote a family-centric environment." They also said they apologized to Eubanks and offered her a refund. Tourism is the world's third largest industry. But that was before the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a screeching halt. Border shutdowns and restrictions have shown just how many jobs are dependent on foreign visitors. It's not just airlines and tourism companies but also hotels, cafes, and businesses all depenfdent on bustling travel seasons. That's been especially hard for Europe, the world's number one travel-destination in years past. Tourism once created a surplus for the European Union's budget. But with full coffers has come growing tension across Europe: Higher living costs, gentrification and frustrations for locals in many cities. Will tourism ever bounce back to its pre-pandemic highs? And could this extended coronavirus "off season" be an opportunity to rethink travel and tourism for the future? Hundreds of migrant workers gathered at ticketing offices, Saturday, September 26, to get flights to Saudi Arabia; only to find that, even if they manage to secure a ticket, they also need to undergo COVID-19 testing.
Bangladeshi and Saudi airlines have resumed issuing tickets, and tens of thousands of migrant workers who returned for holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic, are crowding the offices. Visas for many of these workers have expired, but those who still have valid visas are desperate to get back to work.
More than 2 million Bangladeshis work in Saudi Arabia, one of the largest sources of labor for the country.