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 need a good and competent team, a team that is reliable. I would like to be mutely involved in the creative work process of sustainable tourism and be heard there. Even though I am still very young for this. I think it is important that people of different ages and backgrounds work together. Through this diversity we will find the best solutions. (December, 2020)
A way to learn about different people and cultures, explore and adventure.
Runaway from everydays work and obligations. (April, 2020)
Currently out of employment due to working as an events intern at a country club. All of the events have been cancelled until further notice and the restaurant is opened but is carryout only. (April, 2020)
Travelling becomes very high risk for health. (May, 2020)
After the lockdown (May 2020) all restaurant and hotels got the confirmation that the can re-open. Some restaurants/hotels did it really well, with new offers, cool projects, mini events, new decorations.. And the other restaurants/hotels did it like before.
If you want to be good, you have to come up with new ideas, new projects, something unique,...
For some companies, the sales revenue were higher than before the corona crisis - because of new ideas, new projects,... (October, 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)
Personally as a student of tourism studies, the main source of resources would be produced from the faculty itself as in this action it would reach to many other students that are able to produce benefits to solution to the problem itself. Probably it would be very productive to create some "brainstorm" activities in classes themselves, and that would also be considered when grading a student. For the whole education system it would as well be good as you said it yourself, we have a very good opportunity to change tourism industry for good in a good way for all of us, and i think that the school system is forgetting about inovative thinking of students. (April, 2020)
This is the first time we have found ourselves in such a crisis, so we do not know the solution and good practices. (September, 2020)
Lots of people lose their jobs do to this crisis. Employees have to get rid of a lot of job places because they need to safe money and the people who are still working for this company get less paid than before. Lots of employees in Austria exploited the "Kurzarbeit" because they got money from the government but the workers in this company still worked the same amount of hours than before, but they got less income. (October, 2020)
Thank you that you are giving us the possibility to share our own ideas with the world. (November, 2020)