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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Social media influencers using it for attention; politicians making speeches to further their own agendas and blame various other parties instead of taking responsibility. Others whom are price gouging, being rude and inconsiderate, unfortunately this list goes on and on and on. (March, 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)
We are trying to figure out, what kind of tourist are there going to be after the COVID-19. How can we address them?
How can we make our business stable?
How to connect with other regional stakeholders to be more stable and present in future market? (April, 2020)
Will I be able to adopt to new reality, how long it will take before people will start to travel again? (April, 2020)
In my opinion there should be a possibility during quarantine that you are allowed to spend quarantine in other places - for example rent out an apartment with a terace or garden and stay there for the next month (min. stay atleast 2 weeks) - you are only allowed to stay on your premises and shop for neccesities. That way there still won't be any overcrowded places.
Doing this would help the tourism industry to atleast "stay above water" financially and offer tourists to change their surroundings from time to time. (April, 2020)
I can speak about my experiences in tennis coaching and mountainbike guiding while the crisis. All the points you have to note before starting the training and how you have to handle the customers. (October, 2020)
I think our company needs a good and positive employee force, including maintaining good HR practices and encouragement to give employees. Personally, the company also needs a plan from our boss going forward (as hard and uncertain as the world is making that on him). (April, 2020)
For hotels and even other tourism companies!
VIPs saying we're all in this together to promote themselves. (April, 2020)
#Coronavirus – How is the Industry reacting?
This article presents how tourism companies react to the coronavirus. Some companies use technologies to recover from the crisis. Many countries are offering the potential travelers to visit some tourism destinations and attractions via virtual reality. For example Japan, Brasil, Malta, Berlin, Montreal, Israel, Portland, Philadelphia, #greecefromhome, #austrianhomestories etc.