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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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)
For me tourism is about: exploring new cultures and places; Learning to see the world through new perspectives; getting away from it all; life-long memories; meeting new people; relaxing, speaking other languages, happy times with family and friends. (May, 2020)
Curenlty there are a lot of unknowns what will hapen to our industry so the biggest challenges are still ahead and the problem is that we do not exactly know what are this challenges. We can try to do some forecasts but it is not possible to know what/when will be allowed and how will countries respond - restrictions other limitations... (April, 2020)
I worry about the little enterprises which don´t get enough help because they are very much in danger and need help (money) - more than anyone else. Without these litte cafés e.g. the destination would not be the same after the crisis... (June, 2020)
This autumn and winter, the agencies will have to continue to design excursion programs around Slovenia, as the epidemiological picture will probably not improve this year. I doubt people will want to travel to third countries. Considering that the most tourist places are already fully occupied this summer, we have to design trips to lesser-known and undiscovered parts of Slovenia, which will be interesting for the locals. (July, 2020)
My joy at work in the tourism industry. (June, 2020)
We need a solid, open-minded, propositive local government and entrepreneurs who are willing to collaborate. (October, 2020)
Off the topic more personalized school system would drastically develop our country in a decade. For sure there would be more tourism and sustainability experts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqTTojTija8 (April, 2020)
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)
After the Virus: 10 Consumer Trends for a Post-Coronavirus World
Article presents 10 new trends and innovations in the world, which can make great changes and boom also in the tourism affected by covid-19. As examples it can be virtual experience economy, virtual companions, ambient wellness, or assisted development.
https://skift.com/2020/03/17/after-the-virus-10-consumer-trends-for-a-post-coronavirus-world/ (April, 2020)