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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Restrict AirBnb accommodations to be only available in high season months, limit the maximum commisson for OTA like Booking.com and Expedia. (April, 2020)
For me tourism means exploring new countries and places. Personally I don't refer to myself as a tourist when im going to other places. I would say im more like a visitor. I feel like being a tourist has some kind of a bad stigma. I know how it feels if you see more tourists in your city than locals. Thats why I try to not to behave as a tourist when im on vacation. Tourism also plays a big role in the creation and conservation of jobs. So in some way it also feels like a secure and steady income source for a lot of people. (September, 2020)
All is limited, but possible. (November, 2020)
The biggest concern I have is about the upcoming tourist season, since our apartments are already booked for whole june, july, august and september. If things still aren't settled in june, we will be forced to return the pre-payments for the apartments that usually help us during out-of season. (April, 2020)
Go digital, as much as possible. But how do we earn money on a dogsled tour digital? I am not sure. (April, 2020)
Digital marketing, Consulting, Guests research, Data-driven decisions (May, 2020)
Until people start traveling again, we need financial support from the state or the European Union so that the company does not go bankrupt. (September, 2020)
Everyone can show everyone that renunciation is possible and necessary in this situation. Meanwhile, you can put your money into small businesses to keep the economy running, even if it is only for one take away dinner. (April, 2020)
There have been cases I heard of where companies would apply for financial support from the government, even though they where not entitled to get it and had no real need for it. (June, 2020)
I saw a weird travel website talking about travel to countries that didn't have the coronavirus. All the more reason to NOT go there, I would say. In no time the virus would be there and those countries would soon also go through all the troubles and deaths. (May, 2020)