COVID-19 dealt the travel industry a blow with unimaginable consequences. Although the ripple effect was felt worldwide, as recovery gets underway, Travel Courier talks to a panel of industry leaders to find out what changes can be implemented now to ensure tourism can be a force for good across travellers, wildlife, the environment and local communities.
In the aftermath of the pandemic, the travel industry, which is collectively responsible for 10% of the world’s jobs and contributes trillions to global GDP, came to a grinding halt resulting in unprecedented challenges and financial turmoil.
Beneath the constant cycle of bad news over the past few months, a few stories of hope also emerged from decreased air pollution in India to the resurgence of wildlife around the world like a spike in the number of endangered leatherback sea turtles across beaches in Thailand.
Many in the industry are now looking to the future with a renewed purpose — to come out better than before.
For the full story, check out this week’s Travel Courier.