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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What I love about traveling is not the destination itself, but the feeling during the trip as well as the people you travel with. Although I visited some destinations several times, each time it was different. Friends, the time spent with them and the anecdotes that remain are what I love the most about every trip. (May, 2020)
As I am tourism researcher and consultant tourism for me is a serious human activity with significant economic, social and environmental impacts (positive and negative) and an agent of change if managed correctly. (May, 2020)
Zero income. Cancellations or changing dates to next year, so business is lost to this season (May, 2020)
What will tourism look like during the covid 19 crisis and how will we organize travel given that travel recommendations change from day to day. (July, 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)
Digital marketing, Consulting, Guests research, Data-driven decisions (May, 2020)
Cheap credit with low or no participation of own money, funding for tourism developement, higher value of 'de minimis' for one company, more help from NTO to promote out destination. (May, 2020)
https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75 - link to the article written by Yuval Noah Harari that I find curious, as it opens many cotroversial questions and dilemas for the future - as the author states amongst other emphases - a shift from “over the skin” to “under the skin” surveillance, with the use od biometric data. (April, 2020)
We need to rethink and build a more sustainable and transparent system. (June, 2020)