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:
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.
Don't forget to share YOUR insights (for the first time or again, with new observations):
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I think it is insane that you have to pay over €90 to get tested for COVID 19. There are a lot of people who cannot afford it especially when they were put on "Kurzarbeit" or lost their job. I think everyone should be able to get tested for free. (June, 2020)
Providing other people new and exciting destinations for reasonable prices. (October, 2020)
Crisis, competition, climate change, how to apply sustainability to a already developed mountain destination. (April, 2020)
When situation with corona virus will be over? What is going to be with world, us, economy, tourism...? (April, 2020)
For people who love to travel, the worst case is not to plan. Fot those every travel stops with a new travel plan, even in maybe their domestic area. So it is crucial for tourism companies not to stop comunicating with people outhere and give them hope for best summer, best experience, best day trip, best family time... Don't focus on the ones who will not come, focus on the ones who will come "with a little help of the current situation". (April, 2020)
I am trying to help old people from our village to go to store for them and get them what they need or help them order things from online store beacause many of them dont know how to do it. (March, 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)
Group trips of up to 10 passengers within the EU.
Tailored travel programs for individual travelers. (August, 2020)
Criminals phishing company details to claim subsidies entitled for small businesses in various states of Germany. (May, 2020)
Maybe finding financial solutions or funds for those who are now in existential crisis. I also think everyone who is working in culture sector or any other art branch is fearful of the future situation. I think we should really support those and find a way to make their lives easier. After all, art is what define us, makes us humans. (April, 2020)