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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Assistance with tourist vouchers only to accommodation facility. Travel agencies were largely excluded because hoteliers do not confirm shared reservations. (July, 2020)
An opportunity to discover new places and cuisines. (April, 2020)
The challenges I personally have faced are having to cut hours at the bakery I work at at home. It's challenging when I'm not making an income when I am fully capable of working and would love to work.
I also live in the middle of no where with no wifi so it is a challenge to use my laptop to do any sort of work. (April, 2020)
The recovery from coronavirus will see those who are not committed to sustainability say we have to postpone such concerns and focus on growth.
Those who are committed to sustainability risk believing too greatly that 'this is our moment', and not challenging our own assumptions enough. (April, 2020)
Let this year slip without consequences lets just block all of the payments and travels wait for the next year and start it all over again like it never happened (May, 2020)
Organization of private tours, where we follow all health&safety recommendations. Hotel reservation, travel recommendations, organization of "self drive" tour. (July, 2020)
Some resources I may need are contacts and a good platform to build upon if I wanted to put my ideas to practice. I don't know if a preexisting site would be best or something new, so I would need guidance from a lot of people! (April, 2020)
Online wine degustations. (April, 2020)
Criminals phishing company details to claim subsidies entitled for small businesses in various states of Germany. (May, 2020)
Even if everything in tourism sector has stopped for a while that should not mean everything must be completely cancelled. People should promote themselves through social media and share their ideas. They can still connect with others and with that they show that they care and are still trying to come up with something. (March, 2020)