In the not too distant future, tourism and hospitality industry officials are going to wake up to the fact that the 2020 touristic season has been canceled by a pandemic. Already, Europe’s airlines stand to lose more than €76 billion according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). And for every euro the airlines lose, destinations […]
Yesterday, thousands of tourism businesses canceled millions of reservations. Tomorrow, every cruise line, hotel, and air carrier will wake to a new world.
The Costa Victoria arrives in Heraklion, Crete carrying a confirmed case of COVID-19. Officials quickly quaranteen and treat the passenger.
The following is a message from Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel network.
TUI has temporarily suspended most of its travel operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Company spokespersons say the move is a “compliance” and “industry adjustment” move. The news comes as the whole industry is in a state of shock as to “next moves.” TUI is on a shortlist of companies investing gurus say may be […]
Tourism professionals should not hold out false hope for a kill-off of COVID-19 spread. Experts say the virus may affect all countries.
You don’t have to be a rabid conspiracy theorist to imagine calamity. For many people in the world, living today, calamity has been a fact of life. Just look at Fukushima residents, Japan as a whole, or dozens more places anyone could name. Nothing is more horrifying, and somehow interesting too, as the dynamic of human catastrophe. Maybe this fact is because we are often at our very best during such times.