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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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)
Tourism is an important part of my life as I have been working in tourism for over 10 years. It represents work, pleasure and joy to me. (August, 2020)
I had to postpone my personal South America travels - however, I used that money to invest into training of my own skills. So actually I am very much very good off right now... (May, 2020)
My biggest concern about tourism in the future is that people will travel just because they can, without higher motivation, making places overcrowded and creating tourist monoculture in destinations. (May, 2020)
There should be a remote way to be able to check guests in and out, maybe develop a software compatible with the hotel OS that allows a remote person to view the customer live and still be a "in person interaction". (April, 2020)
Usually local operators have partnerships with other local operators - we stick together and support each other. This is true in the Northwest Territories, Canada. (April, 2020)
I need resources that could help provide guidance for a graduating senior on how to best position themselves in finding a job in an economy going through a recession right now. (April, 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)
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)
Allow free travel insurance, people are afraid to book because they feel the risk to have their trip cancelled. (April, 2020)