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.
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Three travel startups response to COVID19
The article highlighted on how these three big travel agencies Get Your Guide,Omio and Travel perk are responding to the Covid19 pandemic.All the three agencies reported a major drop in bookings combined with customer cancellation and reschedule of the travel plans. The three founders of this agencies described there is sudden revenue crunch with high levels of uncertainty due to the pandemic.Get you Guide agency copied to the situation by re-routing resources to service more on near-term customer needs through improved flexibility of cancellation of bookings and refunding systems .Omio and Travel Perk, the two agencies decided to reflect on duty of care. This is focused on supporting its customers,employees with safety measures and are taking the time to research on which investments they can engage or pull out at the current moment.
Means broden horizons, giving experiences, generating new knowledge. (April, 2020)
Travel cancellations by passengers. We are not currently receiving any new bookings. (July, 2020)
I am very worried about all the small shops and businesses like familiy run hotels that are now on the verge of extinction and that nothing will be the same anymore for them. (June, 2020)
This autumn and winter, the agencies will have to continue to design excursion programs around Slovenia, as the epidemiological picture will probably not improve this year. I doubt people will want to travel to third countries. Considering that the most tourist places are already fully occupied this summer, we have to design trips to lesser-known and undiscovered parts of Slovenia, which will be interesting for the locals. (July, 2020)
humor (April, 2020)
Senior industry professionals giving guidance to those who are just starting out in this industry during these troubling times. (March, 2020)
Review how a fine dining restaurant rely on their sense of quality and care to give confidence e.g. Aimsir 2 Michelan Star Restaurant www.aimsir.ie (May, 2020)
Some companies, especially in the medical and hygiene sector, have certainly been able to use the pandemic to their advantage. (October, 2020)
Thank you so much for putting this together it is truly amazing and I hope it makes a difference. (April, 2020)