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 800 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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Employees need protection but have no way to social distance without effectively completing the given work related tasks. The risks are taken due to hotels being an essential business. Some hotels have closed while others aren't, it is decided on a case by case basis by the ownership and local government. (April, 2020)
Tourism is an economic activity essentially related with destinations within countries, regions, etc. If managed in a positive way it can have a good impact in local and national economy. (April, 2020)
How to become interesting destination for one who is just passing through our valley, what to offer that guest will spend some money for our service, what the guest would like to experience. (April, 2020)
Im concerned that i will lose my dream job at Marriott because of it. (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)
As a tourism student, I can currently contribute to the renovation of tourism by helping with various tourism-related projects where I feel I can contribute. (April, 2020)
Till we get an idea of what will be allowed and under what terms it is hard to know resources needed we can only speculate. Maybe it would be god to ask people if they would we willing to travel if 1) quarantine in place 2) only social distancing in place and other questions that we have but I think this is up to regulators - country to make that steps. (April, 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)
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)