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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When it would be able to travel; the flight prices during/after the pandemic; would hotels be safe to stay; (May, 2020)
Tourism means the oportunity to travel and experience different environments, be it social or nature or business, tourism offers a wide range of oportunities to people, also means a concern about impacts that this wide spectrum of activities has. (April, 2020)
How to organize trips in the future to be safe and attractive to people .. How to encourage people to travel as before the crisis. (July, 2020)
I am concerned about the longevity of the crisis. I doubt the agency has enough financial reserves. I'm afraid the company will go bankrupt. (August, 2020)
Family businesses can bring more of their personality and family stories into their communication. Time to hop on all social media platforms and make content. Content with stories and emotion. (April, 2020)
Data on youth travel responses to Covid 19 - now being published with WYSE Travel Confederation. (May, 2020)
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)
In January I co-founded www.tourismdeclares.com, which is working to develop a carbon positive tourism framework - we have been delivberately quiet for these last few weeks, but will be working together to develop sustainable recovery plans.
my 2018 book - 'Transforming Travel - Realising the Potential of Sustainable Tourism' - is available for free download for the next three months. Just click here and download: https://lnkd.in/dvF9Jn5 (April, 2020)
It´s sad that there are so many cheaters who just want to get all the money which is spend by the state to help the little enterprises to survive the crisis, so that those who really need the money, don´t have any chance to work against their problems ... (June, 2020)
Whilst this is major setback for tourism as we know it and many businesses will suffer as a result, I at least hope this will present an opportunity for the industry to change for the better. A more sustainable approach to tourism is needed, perhaps this will kick start it. (May, 2020)