There isn’t any single domain of our lives that has remained unaltered by the calamities brought to the world as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. Be it our education systems, economy, tourism industr or any other, you will find all of them struggling to get through these times of global crisis. Coronavirus has brought the entire world to a standstill and has put a pause on every other thing that was keeping the economies stable.
Likewise, the tourism industry has affect by the halting virus to a greater extent. By tourism we do not only mean one travel company, rather it includes several other sectors that facilities the process of traveling, for example, airlines, hotels, etc. The financial loss that Covid-19 will bring to the tourism industry is uncertain. No matter how many cheap flights to Melbourne or elsewhere will be offered, it will surely be hard to overcome the financial loss as the fear of pandemic is so massive that people will take some time to get over it even if the pandemic ends. Here are some trends and changes that you can expect in the tourism industry during and after the Covid-19 outbreak:
There Will Be a New Normal:
Since it is hard to keep air travel and tourism on hold for a longer period of time, there will be a new normal to make the process safer and secure for both the staff and the tourists. There is a great chance that the Covid-19 test will be made mandatory and will be needed along with the boarding pass to ensure that it’s safe for the individual and other passengers to travel along. People will be told to strictly followed the precaution prescribed by the World Health Organization such as wearing masks, maintaining a safe distance from one another, using sanitizers frequently, etc. After two more months of the lockdown, the world has finally come to the conclusion that putting everything on pause is not the solution to counter this deadly virus, rather we need to cope with a new normal to get along with our lives.
We all know this for a fact that unemployment will be one of the major concerns once this global lockdown ends. Businesses at a local or global level have faced a major financial loss which has in turn made them opt for lay-offs, thus, leading every other person to the financial crisis. Therefore, in such a situation, there is a great chance that there will be fewer travelers this year and the coming one as people are struggling to maintain their jobs and businesses.
Since the tourism industry is facing some major financial crisis the result of coronavirus outbreak, to get back to be a stable industry it will opt for different marketing strategies to attract the customers. Likewise, we will get to see some major discounts being offered on various travel plans that will surely help in compelling the travel enthusiast to put on their traveling shoes and get back to be their adventurous selves.
Another major concern that the tourism industry has is how they can facilitate safe and sound traveling to ensure the safety of every single tourist. Therefore, one of the handiest solutions to this is to limit the number of tourists. Unlike olden times you won’t get to travel to your favorite travel destination anytime you want, rather, you will have to wait till any tourism company can accommodate you safely. Many countries are going to limit the number of tourists per year so that a safe traveling around the world can be ensured.
Fewer Flights and Routes:
Since airlines are getting short budgets, there is a great chance that they will be opting for fewer flights and might consider stopping their services in various countries. There will be a change of routes to ensure that an airline can survive through their limited budgets.
Since every other industry is facing some major financial crisis, layoffs are not for the tourism industry either. People who work for tourism companies, airlines, or hotel management are losing their jobs on a global scale and the tourism industry is increasing the global graph of unemployment rapidly.
The post-pandemic world will be new to us all. The coronavirus outbreak has made us rethink our lifestyles and the ways with which we used to do literary everything. Likewise, the tourism industry will need to alter every single part of the traveling process. From disinfecting the luggage to enhances the hygiene conditions at hotels, everything needs to be changed.
The Bottom Line:
The changes that the coronavirus outbreak has brought to the tourism industry are inevitable, so, it is useless to cry over the consequences. We need to be more focused on how to stay safe from the deadly virus while getting our lives back on track simultaneously. The world needs to be changed for everyone’s good and all of us need to play our part to ensure a safer and healthier world for us and for generations to come. For time being stay home and stay safe, until you hear that its safe to be back again!