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The World Travel & Tourism Council joined global condemnation of the latest terrorist atrocity in Jakarta as leading travel companies saw their shares plummet following yesterday’s attacks.

Carnival Corporation led the decline, down by 250p to £36.49 while InterContinental Hotels Group shares fell by 179p to £23.09.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on the commercial district of the Indonesian capital.

Two civilians were killed and five attackers died in the gun and bomb assault which targeted a Starbucks coffee shop.

WTTC president and chief executive, David Scowsill, said: “It is with deep regret that we hear that the world yet again is struck by an act of terrorism in Jakarta, causing the loss of innocent lives.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of all the victims of this brutal attack. Our thoughts are with them at this terrible time.”

He added: “Terrorism is a global problem, and now Indonesia has become the target of this violence. 

“Fortunately Indonesia is an extraordinarily resilient country, as it has faced up to and overcome various incidents over the last 15 years. We are confident that the country will show its resilience once again.

“The best response to these terrorist attacks is for travellers to support the country and to continue to visit this beautiful destination. We encourage the government to continue to put the appropriate security measures in place.”