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.
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The activity of travelling and experiencing the variety of the world's natural and cultural commons. (July, 2020)
Tourism has been my job and survival for the last 30 years. This is my way of life. (July, 2020)
Tourism will probably due to this crisis regressed, so most of tourism services will have a season full of loss. The challenge will be how fast will tourism companies solve the crisis and once again ˝rise from the ashes˝ and countinue. (April, 2020)
When flights are being blocked or reduced, the tourism industry would be a major one that being affected hard no matter what reasons are behind the situation. What I am concerning about is, how long does it take to get everything back to normal, the actual situation would be even worse than any types of prediction. For example, It might be possible that all the official organization will be stating that the coronavirus is no longer a big issue for damaging the tourism industry, having a trip is safe now. But it takes more time than we thought to let public believe after the huge panic that the coronavirus caused. So, I personally really concerned about the amount of time for people to actually start traveling like what they used to do, would be still long way to go. (April, 2020)
Currently only thinking how to save the company before bankrupt. Maybe focusing to domestic market with attractive offers, packages in connection with local agencies. Focusing to some other markets, which were not before main markets for our city. Offer full digital support to customers on your own websites and other digital resources. (April, 2020)
A vaaast information on local stories, a good network of local and regional stakeholders (Maribor, Slovenia) and a bit of crazy innovativeness that comes with our formats. (April, 2020)
I need a guideline on the best way to position myself to find a job once companies in the hospitality industry start hiring again. (April, 2020)
For hotels and even other tourism companies!
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)
Communicate: build up your digital community now! Talk to you guests of tomorrow, contact the loyal guests and ask how are they doing. They will really appreciate it. Encourage people to stay home today and travel tomorrow. Share positive messages and make people dream about your destination. (April, 2020)