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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A very cool best practice I found is placed in Alta Badia. In this summer every hut and restaurant in the mountains is offering the possibility to take away the lunch in a picnic basket. With this service, you don't have to sit down on a table but you can join your meal on a meadow. (June, 2020)
Core business, our whole revenue is based on travelers of all segments. (April, 2020)
Zero income. Cancellations or changing dates to next year, so business is lost to this season (May, 2020)
That the whole world is becoming more and more virtual and many companies only rely on the online market. (December, 2020)
Make a tourism that works on imagination ... when there was no crisis people went out and eat and drank coffe. Let restauratns and bars make a fundation where people can donate money to local restaurans or bars just like if they will go for a coffee in the afternoon. (April, 2020)
As a tourism student, I can currently contribute to the renovation of tourism by helping with various tourism-related projects where I feel I can contribute. (April, 2020)
Till we get an idea of what will be allowed and under what terms it is hard to know resources needed we can only speculate. Maybe it would be god to ask people if they would we willing to travel if 1) quarantine in place 2) only social distancing in place and other questions that we have but I think this is up to regulators - country to make that steps. (April, 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)
The media partly exploit the situation of the pandemic to get attention and generate sales. However, the media is not aware, or perhaps unfortunately they are - even sadder that this hype in the media - can make the population sick. (October, 2020)
I really like the idea. But I am afraid the world is too greedy to make any honest changes in any other direction than making money/profit. (May, 2020)