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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The local knowledge, for hiking in the surrounding mountains. I can show beautiful little places in nature to relax. (June, 2020)
Tourism is the act of exploring the world or parts of it to gain a better understand of culture, history, and way of life of other people, as well as to experience natural environments different from where we live. (April, 2020)
We are currently reorganizing our work, as there are currently fewer employees in the agency. We are also developing new excursions that would attract the domestic market. (September, 2020)
That this will be going on for a long time. Well it is not a concern but a known fact that economy, tourism and everything we know will collapse and will need to be established once again. That is why I think and I want to participate in tourism from zero, because we will be one of the first ones which will do something about it. (March, 2020)
Push domestic tourism. Feature your Covid safety positives. eg Deep clean. For me in self catering, the fact that people can maintain absolute social distancing. (May, 2020)
During this time, our company is continuing to do a little "catch-up" and behind the scenes work. This includes spicing up our website (and the property's websites) to attract guests for after quarantine and freshening up our restaurants' menus. Corporate employees are also brain-storming special deals and offers for after quarantine as well. (April, 2020)
I need a good and competent team, a team that is reliable. I would like to be mutely involved in the creative work process of sustainable tourism and be heard there. Even though I am still very young for this. I think it is important that people of different ages and backgrounds work together. Through this diversity we will find the best solutions. (December, 2020)
Working from home, flexibility, reducing labor costs, on-call duty, finding new opportunities for development in tourism. (July, 2020)
https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75 - link to the article written by Yuval Noah Harari that I find curious, as it opens many cotroversial questions and dilemas for the future - as the author states amongst other emphases - a shift from “over the skin” to “under the skin” surveillance, with the use od biometric data. (April, 2020)
We need to rethink and build a more sustainable and transparent system. (June, 2020)