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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Some resources I need are some positive statistics about the coronavirus that can help keep people's heads high. (April, 2020)
A way of enriching myself. (October, 2020)
Cash-flow due to plummeting demand due to global market crash, border restrictions and public health fears. (April, 2020)
We will go back to mass or over-tourism. (July, 2020)
Holidays should be repositioned as a big deal, something meaningful and highly valued and also carefully planned with consideration for environmental ressources and human concerns. We would think more about what we really want for our money. Most people buy far too many things they don’t need, including myself! (May, 2020)
I do not have any resources at the moment, as I do not see adequate resources in this situation to save tourism. (July, 2020)
We would need to know more predicitons on the life after. We would need succesfull (guerilla) promotion to (new) markets. (April, 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)
There have been cases I heard of where companies would apply for financial support from the government, even though they where not entitled to get it and had no real need for it. (June, 2020)
It's been about 30 years since I started this job. I have experienced the collapse of the Internet bubble, the Lehman shock, the Great East Japan Earthquake, and so on. Marketing techniques such as sales measures, cost control, and attracting customers during these times are the know-how of tourism that cannot be learned in normal times. (June, 2020)