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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Undisturbed places in the forest where I can swim in the forest, so to speak. Where I can relax and recover from everyday life. (June, 2020)
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)
Cash-flow due to plummeting demand due to global market crash, border restrictions and public health fears. (April, 2020)
People have less appetite for travelling in flying aluminium tubes or sailing in floating tin cans. (May, 2020)
CRM - email clients: »Hey, you used our service last year, can we get in touch through Skype so you can tell us what you liked, what bothered you, etc.«, contact loyal customers and share your favorite memories with them, send a recipe of their favorite food, an e-book with tips for exploring the secret corners of your tourist destination (April, 2020)
www.resilientdestinations.com is gathering resources for a sustainable recovery, and sharing them with whoever wants. (April, 2020)
Just a chat. (November, 2020)
https://www.wunderpen.com/ - we sent some letters in the name of our hoteliers and it boomed. The guest wrote personal answers and were very happy. (June, 2020)
Lots of people lose their jobs do to this crisis. Employees have to get rid of a lot of job places because they need to safe money and the people who are still working for this company get less paid than before. Lots of employees in Austria exploited the "Kurzarbeit" because they got money from the government but the workers in this company still worked the same amount of hours than before, but they got less income. (October, 2020)
Home entertainment by the hand of tourism enterprises
This article explains that many tourism enterprises are keeping the contact with their clients, creating activities for kids and adults to help them go through these hard quarantine times. But, why do they do it if it is not their job?
The idea is keep in touch with the clients, even if they are not going to book anything with them right now, to remind clients that they will still be there when the things get stabilized, clients will remember them and start booking again. It is a long view strategy, but I think it is a smart movement from tourism enterprises instead of being just observers of the disaster.
See the original file here: https://www.hosteltur.com/135925_entretenimiento-en-casa-de-la-mano-de-las-empresas-turisticas.html (April, 2020)