The 2020 pandemic and previous years’ overtourism issues showed us both the benefits, the relevance, and the limits of the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries for society. We cannot foresee the future, but we can listen to challenges and start developing solutions.
So far we have received more than 900 responses in which these questions have been discussed::
In the name of the global tourism family, many thanks to every single one of you for the inspiring feedback. Your replies are summarized in the sections below.
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Enjoying unforgettable time away from home, relax and forget everyday life for a few moments, days or weeks. Spending time in another region where I support the local industry and economy with my expenditures I take there. (October, 2020)
Tourism is a way to see our society (and ourselves) differently. (June, 2020)
Currently out of employment due to working as an events intern at a country club. All of the events have been cancelled until further notice and the restaurant is opened but is carryout only. (April, 2020)
I’m a bit scared that even after the pandemic some people might find socializing, especially with foreigners, a little off putting. So my main concern is not being able to experience the social life of a city in its full glory, when people aren’t afraid of human contact and getting to know travelers. (April, 2020)
I’m completely out of ideas right now. It is difficult to plan trips because people are scared. It is also difficult to predict whether we will be able to travel at all, as the country may close all borders tomorrow. (July, 2020)
As a second year MBA student at Kyoto University, I would be happy to help gather information and resources available. (April, 2020)
Get in contact with universities and people who wants to travel (May, 2020)
We try to be in contact with our guests and followers through our social media. We are publishing more content for inspiration and also with a support for local businesses. (April, 2020)
Some companies, especially in the medical and hygiene sector, have certainly been able to use the pandemic to their advantage. (October, 2020)
12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online
This article is not very related to the disease Coronavirus, but this technology can be used in those days too. On the website of those 12 museums and galleries is directly written, that they are closed until further notice, but they offer the visitors online exhibitions and virtual tours.