What is your take on the coronavirus and its impact on our industry?
— 21 experts shared their view
Hospitality Net introduced a live timeline with relevant and industry-specific coronavirus news, resources and external updates. We asked our contributors to share their professional opinion with you.
PhD, Founder & Editor, Sustainability Leaders Project
From a tourism sustainability point of view, the coronavirus is both a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, it forces organizations to think about different (smarter?) ways to do business, making use of virtual options that do not require travel. This can help reduce flights and with it the climate impact of aviation. With more and more businesses and leading professionals in travel joining the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency initiative, this is a real opportunity to walk the talk. On the not so bright side, such crises disrupt the industry and prevent people from traveling, which affects destination communities and businesses who depend on this income for making ends meet. The longer the situation lasts, the stronger the respective impact.