COVID 19 and sustainable tourism: Information resources and links

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During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a systemic change to the travel sector. Between April 2020 and February 2022, a diversity of studies, articles and think-pieces were published on this topic.  Some of these have shared information on the impacts of our dramatically changed travel patterns on industry and destinations, suggestions of proactive approaches, and some provide market insights.

By February 2022 this list reached over 1500 resources, which provide quick-links to people looking for insights and ideas. The collection has benefited from contributions of many people.  I hope the list helps as we try to understand the implications of this massive global challenge, and move towards a better future.

April 2020 to February 2022

Page contents

Would you like to help?– Fundraising for tourism-related conservation and livelihoods initiatives affected by COVID-19
Section 1: Ideas to help resilience and recovery– Policy and development responses
– Guidance for the operation of tourism in the wake of COVID-19 
– Funding and support
– Employment
– Resilience and recovery
– Opinions and think pieces
– Hotel, tour, destination and aviation responses
– Top tips and best practices
– Collections of resources
Section 2: Market research and intelligence– Market intelligence
– Economy and investment
– Conservation and wildlife tourism
– Resource libraries
– COVID-19
Section 3: Impacts on tourism and destinations– Impacts during crisis recovery
– Impacts on the tourism economy and employment
– Impacts on the environment and wildlife
– Climate impacts
– Impacts on crowded destinations and overtourism
– Closures and calls to ‘stay away’
– Booking platforms and sharing economy
– Accommodation, tours and restaurants
– Cruise ships
– Airlines
– Travellers
Section 4. Virtual tours and ideas to keep us inspired– Virtual tours
– Articles

Would you like to help? Access to this resource list is free of charge. If you would like to contribute towards initiatives that are supporting conservation and local livelihoods until tourism recovers, please consider helping one or more of the following initiatives:

Section 1: Ideas to help resilience and recovery

Policy and development responses:

  1. COVID-19: New Zealand reveals dates for opening borders in stages – SkyNews
  2. Australia wants to welcome back all international travellers by April – Time Out
  3. Bali to reopen for tourism to all countries starting February 4 – The Bali Sun
  4. Covid: Travel changes too late to halt potential new wave – scientist – BBC
  5. International arrivals to UK will need to take pre-departure Covid test – The Guardian
  6. Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists from over 60 nations – BBC
  7. Covid: All countries to be removed from UK’s travel red list – BBC
  8. Most of the Caribbean is under a ‘Level 4’ travel warning. Islands still want visitors – Washington Post
  9. Indonesia Covid: Slow start as Bali re-opens to foreign tourists – BBC
  10. Thailand Reopens to Tourists – TravelBeginsAt40
  11. Australia international borders opening, but travellers and expats should not forget how they were treated – Traveller
  12. Covid threat looms over Thailand’s plans to open up to tourists – BBC
  13. Covid: Amber list scrapped as travel rules simplified – BBC
  14. England’s Covid travel rules spark outrage around the world – The Guardian
  15. East African bloc takes coordinated approach to tourism recovery – AA
  16. IATA Travel Pass Initiative – IATA
  17. IATA backs EU Digital Covid Certificate as the global standard – TravelMole
  18. EU Digital COVID Certificate – European Commission
  19. Fact Check: Are 9 EU Countries Accepting Covishield Vaccines for Travel In Spite of EU’s Decision Not To – Afar
  20. Vaccine Passports Are Getting a Bit Easier to Obtain—Here’s How to Get One – Schengen Visa Info
  21. How Iceland Is Rethinking Tourism for the Long Haul – CN Traveler
  22. EU and UK digital Covid certificates now compatible with IATA Travel Pass – TravelMole
  23. SA tourism body is lobbying UK politicians to remove country from ‘red list’ – Fin24
  24. Covid-19: Quarantine-free travel to France resumes as UK rules change – BBC
  25. Covid passports: How do they work around the world? BBC
  26. Norway to restart tourism with a bold, greener vision – My News Desk
  27. Vaccine passports to stay for ‘foreseeable future’ – TravelMole
  28. EXCLUSIVE Italy bans cruise liners from Venice, after years of hesitation – Reuters
  29. Amber list travel: places to visit this summer quarantine-free – The Guardian
  30. ‘Don’t Sacrifice Your Life to Visit the Taj Mahal’: India Reopens but Fear Pervades – The New York Times
  31. Thailand’s plans to fully re-open in doubt as virus cases spike – BBC
  32. Italy moves to halt overtourism before travel restarts – CNN Travel
  33. ‘Last one standing’: Delta variant poses threat to New Zealand’s Covid-free bubble – The Guardian
  34. Green list change prompts holiday pricing chaos – BBC
  35. UK eases Covid travel rules for tourist spots despite cabinet rift – The Guardian
  36. France and Denmark Open to Vaccinated Travelers – Afar
  37. Thailand confirms reopening plan from 1 July 2021 – TAT News
  38. Final approval given for EU Digital Covid Certificate – TravelMole
  39. How Rwanda plans to facilitate recovery in its hospitality sector – CNBC Africa
  40. Indonesian public servants will be working from Bali to boost the economy, but experts doubt the impact – ABC News
  41. Bali and the complexities of tourism re-opening in South East Asia – Asia Travel Re:Set
  42. Hawai‘i to Lift All Travel Restrictions Once Most Hawaiians Are Vaccinated – Afar
  43. EU COVID-19 certificates will be available to non-EU international travellers – TravelMole
  44. OECD launches tourism recovery blueprint – Breaking travel news
  45. Thailand prepares to drop quarantine for vaccinated inbound travelers to Phuket – Thai Island Times
  46. Covid: France imposes quarantine on UK travellers – BBC
  47. EU officially approves roll out of Digital Covid Certificate – TravelMole
  48. Iceland has reopened to travellers – here’s everything you need to know – AFAR
  49. Cambodia mulls international tourism restart late 2021 – TTG Asia
  50. EU unveils plans for overseas tourists to return – BBC
  51. Russians, vaccines, sun and sand to reactivate the Cuban tourism industry – El Pais
  52. These countries are open to vaccinated travellers – Afar
  53. EU approves use of vaccine certificates – TravelMole
  54. UK officials in talks with EU over reopening travel routes – The Guardian
  55. EU may let vaccinated Americans holiday in Europe this summer, says Brussels – The Guardian
  56. Spain to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certificates from June – The Guardian
  57. Maldives to offer holidaymakers vaccines on arrival in push to revive tourism – CNBC
  58. Trans-Tasman bubble’s unintended consequence’: Returning Kiwis’ transit flights through Australia cancelled – Stuff
  59. Expedia Group rolls out Covid-19 Advisor travel restriction tracking tool – TravelMole
  60. Covid: US rules out federal vaccine passports – BBC
  61. Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel – BBC
  62. Japan introducing digital vaccine certificates – TravelMole
  63. Welsh tourism sector can start to reopen from this weekend – The Guardian
  64. Allowing summer holidays abroad risks another lockdown, Johnson is warned – The Guardian
  65. Covid-19: Miami Beach imposes emergency curfew over spring break ‘chaos’  – BBC
  66. Covid: Summer holidays abroad ‘unlikely’, warns government adviser – BBC
  67. Covid: EU plans rollout of travel certificate before summer – BBC
  68. Covid: EU unveils ‘digital green certificate’ to allow citizens to travel – The Guardian
  69. Iceland opens borders to all vaccinated tourists – TravelMole
  70. Which countries are open to vaccinated travellers? Cyprus, Seychelles and more – Conde Naste Traveller
  71. Thailand launches yacht quarantine for tourists – BBC
  72. The countries that are closed to tourism – Independent
  73. Tightened travel restrictions underline current challenges for tourism – UNWTO
  74. How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story – CNN Travel
  75. Coronavirus: Tourism thrives in Mexico against the odds – DW
  76. Post-Covid tourism hopes buoyed by deal between Greece, Cyprus and Israel – The Guardian
  77. Covid-19: Hotel quarantine comes into force in UK – BBC
  78. ‘Too early’ to book summer holidays even in UK, says Johnson – The Guardian
  79. Bora Bora and Tahiti Have Closed Their Borders to Tourism – CNTraveller
  80. Greece and Israel first countries to confirm free access for vaccinated tourists – TravelMole
  81. Caribbean nations to introduce mandatory Covid tests – TravelMole
  82. Phuket plans to go it alone with private vaccination drive – TravelMole
  83. Thailand Sold Itself as a Paradise Covid Retreat. No One Came – Bloomberg
  84. Vaccine passports ‘essential’ for resumption of international travel – The Guardian
  85. International business travellers could be exempt from UK quarantine – TravelMole
  86. Coronavirus pandemic: Germany seeks EU deal to close ski resorts – BBC
  87. Overseas holiday ban to be lifted for whole of England – TravelMole
  88. Governments take steps to save tourism from COVID-19 – Peterson Institute for International Economics
  89. UK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrives– The Guardian
  90. Travel corridors saved only one in 10 holidays, says ABTA – TravelMole
  91. Rebuilding tourism for the future: COVID-19 policy responses and recovery – OECD
  92. Covid travel ban for visitors to UK from Denmark – BBC
  93. The response of governments vis-a-vis the economic ramifications of SARS-CoV-2 – AIEST
  94. New York replaces 14-day quarantine with testing program – TravelMole
  95. Tourists in Thailand could be forced to wear mandatory health tracking devices – TravelMole
  96. Costa Rica removes PCR Covid test requirement for tourists – TravelMole
  97. Coronavirus resurgence: Commission steps up action to reinforce preparedness and response measures across EU – European Commission
  98. Canaries Covid test threatens bookings – TravelMole
  99. Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins – BBC
  100. Coronavirus: Shapps aims for new test system for arrivals – BBC
  101. Quarantine for arrivals to UK may be cut to a week, says Shapps – The Guardian
  102. Wales to ban visitors from Covid hotspots elsewhere in UK – The Guardian
  103. Coronavirus: Australia opens ‘travel zone’ to New Zealanders – BBC
  104. More than 50% of global destinations are easing travel restrictions – but caution remains – UNWTO
  105. Ramaphosa to announce limited international travel, Level 1 – sources –
  106. Portugal back on quarantine list but Azores and Madeira spared – TravelMole
  107. COVID-19 related travel restrictions – UNWTO
  108. COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: An overview of government responses to the crisis – OECD
  109. UK Government flip-flopping over quarantine list devastates Portuguese tourist industry – The Guardian
  110. New Caledonia tourism ‘ethical charter’ coming – Traveltalk
  111. Coronavirus restrictions in your state – The Conversation
  112. Coronavirus: Portugal return to quarantine list would cause ‘chaos – BBC
  113. UK ambassador to Portugal warns: travel rules can change quickly – The Guardian
  114. Policy brief: COVID-19 and transforming tourism – UNWTO
  115. Brazil’s island idyll reopens to tourists – as long as they have had COVID-19 – The Guardian
  116. Coronavirus: Bali closed to foreign tourists until end of 2020 – BBC
  117. Bali postpones plans to welcome international travellers in September – The Jakarta Post
  118. Coronavirus: Quarantine rule kicks in after Saturday deadline passes – BBC
  119. UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian
  120. Coronavirus: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed – BBC
  121. Coronavirus: Brits returning from France will have to self-isolate – BBC
  122. Battered travel industry urges UK to rethink COVID-19 quarantine policy – The Guardian
  123. Officials crack down on Alaska-bound travellers crossing US-Canada border – CBC 
  124. COVID-19 travel advisories create tensions in BC tourist towns – CBC 
  125. Covid: 14-day quarantine for Spain to NI travellers – BBC News
  126. Tourism restarts: 40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions– UNWTO
  127. COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (6th report as of 30 July 2020) – UNWTO
  128. Coronavirus: Spain says outbreaks under control after UK orders quarantine – BBC
  129. Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands  – BBC
  130. Covid-19 crisis: Wildlife parks reopen in Rwanda for those free of virus – Hindustan Times
  131. Coronavirus government response tracker– Blavatnik School of Government & University of Oxford 
  132. Coronavirus policy updates – Mekong Tourism
  133. Travel corridors: Quarantine-free travel starts today from 59 countries– Independent
  134. Finally revealed: 59 countries where the 14-day quarantine won’t apply– TravelMole
  135. Restrictions on travel easing as Europe leads cautious restart of tourism– UNWTO
  136. Coronavirus: Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine – BBC
  137. Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 ‘safe’ countries – BBC
  138. ‘Escape the pandemic in paradise’: Fiji opens its borders seeking billionaires – The Guardian 
  139. Thailand to lift international travel ban – TravelMole
  140. Thailand to target the wealthy tourist and turn away from mass tourism – Travel Tourism News
  141. Coronavirus: Ministers ‘reluctant’ to close beaches over crowds – BBC
  142. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector (survey closes 15 July) – UNWTO
  143. Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre
  144. Dubai reopens to tourism on July 7 – TravelMole
  145. Aruba starts phased tourism re-opening– TravelMole
  146. Macau introduces subsidised tours for locals – TravelMole
  147. Turkey launches safe tourism certificate– TravelMole
  148. Australia ‘very unlikely’ to allow foreign tourists in 2020 – Financial Review
  149. Saint Lucia’s new marketing campaign to re-boot recovery– TravelMole
  150. Australia considering shorter COVID-19 quarantine for students and low transmission countries – The Guardian
  151. Coronavirus: France announces significant lifting of restrictions – BBC
  152. Rwanda sets new conditions for tourists – Taarifa
  153. Which European countries are easing travel restrictions? The Guardian
  154. “Sustainability as the new normal” a vision for the future of tourism– UNWTO
  155. Coronavirus: Council leader calls for coastal restrictions – BBC
  156. Hiking, hunting, game drives and more to be allowed under Level 3 – The Citizen
  157. Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists – BBC
  158. Japan and Italy will pay for part of your trip – Travel Tourism news
  159. Italy Sicily will pay half the price of your flight, hotel bill and free museums tickets to get back tourist after Coronavirus– Travel Tourism news
  160. COVID-19: EU support for the tourism industry – European Parliament
  161. Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says – BBC
  162. Spain plans to welcome foreign tourists by late June – TravelMole
  163. WTTC voices opposition to quarantine measures – TravelMole
  164. We will have summer tourist season, promises EU – BBC
  165. Vietnam races ahead of other southeast Asian countries in tourism reopening – Skift
  166. Further blow for holidays as Spain announces 14-day tourist quarantine– TravelMole
  167. Tunisia emerges healthy from six-week lockdown – Al-Monitor
  168. PM outlines roadmap for return of domestic, overseas travel: Travel within Australia is set to resume in stages, followed by a trans-taxman ‘travel bubble’ and Pacific Island flights– Executive Traveller
  169. Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund
  170. Thailand’s tourism industry to introduce post-COVID 19 health and safety certification – TravelMole
  171. Don’t reopen tourism too quickly, German foreign minister warns – Deutsche Well
  172. Speech by Commissioner Breton on “A Marshall Plan for European Tourism” -European Commission
  173. Government to ignore tourism in plan to reopen economy – Southern & East African Tourism Update
  174. Covid-19 Related Policy Shifts Supportive of Travel & Tourism Sector – World Travel and Tourism Council
  175. WBG support for tourism clients and destinations during the COVID-19 crisis– World Bank
  176. Covid-19: Tourism policy responses  – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  177. COVID-19: UNWTO calls on tourism to be part of recovery plans– UN World Tourism Organisation
  178. UNWTO launches a call for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recoveryCall for action – UN World Tourism Organisation
  179. Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO

Guidance for the operation of tourism in the wake of COVID-19:

  1. Level 4: SANParks adjusts rules for visits to national parks – IOL
  2. Tourism and visitation to protected areas amid COVID-19 – European Union (in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Thai, Bengali and Khmer)
  3. Smart Traveler Enrollment Program – US Government
  4. Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Global Family Travels
  5. Responsible images of primates – IUCN Primate Specialist Group
  6. General recommendations while delivering or participating in community tours – NTFIV Myanmar Inclusive Tourism Project
  7. Tourism industry standard protocols for COVID-19 operations – Tourism Business Council of South Africa
  8. COVID-19 and accommodation and food service activities: Prevention and control checklist – International Labour Organization
  9. Management of guest protocols toolkit – Namibia Tourism Board
  10. Tourism industry COVID-19 guidelines – Botswana Tourism Organisation
  11. Operational guideline with health protocol for tourism sector – Nepal Tourism Board & Government of Nepal
  12. Checklist for SG Clean Programme – Singapore Licensed Hotels – National Environment Agency Singapore
  13. Protocole sanitaire pour le tourisme tunisien anti covid-19 – Republique Tunisienne
  14. COVID-19 tourism operation manual for Palestine – Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
  15. Exmoor COVID-19 Tourism response and recovery plan – Exmoor National Park, UK
  16. COVID-19 statement – South Devon, UK
  17. COVID-19Be safe outside– National Parks, UK
  18. Rwanda reopens tourism with discounted gorilla permits and COVID-19 safety guidelines – Kariba Safaris and Tours
  19. COVID safe travel in Australia – Tourism Australia
  20. Quick restart guide for employers – International Chamber of Commerce
  21. Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector: interim guidance – World Health Organisation
  22. Anti-contagion protocol for excursions in protected national areas (Italian) – Federparchi, RomaNatura, Campus Bio Medico University of Rome
  23. Member update: Korea National Parks Service response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Asia Protected Areas Partnership
  24. COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea – Korea National Park service (KNPS) Response case – Korea National Park Service
  25. Visitor guide to camping during COVID-19– British Columbia Parks
  26. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)– Government of Canada
  27. Protecting funding for public health and equity– Advisor news
  28. Recommendations for the safe practice of trekking– Fundación Trekkingchile
  29. Resource kit for accommodations– Travelife
  30. Recomendaciones para una visita segura (video)– Corporacion Nacional Forestal, Chile
  31. #RecreateResponsibly– #RecreateResponsibly
  32. An ethics framework for COVID-19 reopening process– Johns Hopkins
  33. A note on re-opening: What’s safe? – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group
  34. OARS COVID-19 general mitigation plan– OARS
  35. Managing Scotland’s parks and greenspaces during Covid-19– Greenspace Scotland
  36. Coronavirus/ COVID-19– Pairi Daiza 
  37. Guidelines for visiting 21 refuges in the Ecrins National Park– Fédération Française des clubs alpins et de montagne 
  38. COVID-19 interventions for the tourism sector– KZN Wildlife
  39. Conheça os parque que ja foram reabertos– Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio)
  40. COVID-19 Guidance for Parks and Green Space managers– Parks for London
  41. Reopening guidance: Considerations for the attractions industry– The Global Association for the Attractions Industry
  42. NPS Public Health Update– National Parks Service
  43. Federal Recreation Reopening Strategy Recommendations– Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
  44. Travel in the new normal: Industry guidance for promoting health and safety of all travellers– US Travel Association
  45. Restaurant reopening guidance– National Restaurant Association
  46. COVID-19 safety and social distancing graphics– National Parks Service
  47. Thailand DMC unite to create uniform health and safety standards ahead of tourism restart– Destination Mekong
  48. Tourism industry guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) – Victoria State Government
  49. COVID-19 update– Parks Victoria
  50. The Oceanic Standard COVID-19 reopening guidelines: Restaurant + hotel food service–  Oceanic Global
  51. ‘Safe travels’: Global protocols & stamp for the new normal– WTTC
  52. Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer public spaces – urban centres and green spaces–
  53. Response to COVID-19–  CFP people spaces places
  54. Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) –
  55. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Parks Canada
  56. COVID-19– National Parks Service
  57. Guidance for administrators in parks and recreational facilities– CDC
  58. Using trails safely in pandemic in the wake of COVID-19 – Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 
  59. Approved industry COVID safe plans– Queensland Government
  60. Destinations sign up to WTTC safety stamp– TravelMole
  61. Travel industry guidelines for sectors re-opening in one place– Skift
  62. Adventure Travel COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines–  Adventure Travel Trade Association

Funding and support:

  1. African Nature-based tourism platform – WWF
  2. Shongweni67 – Gofundme
  3. Covid19 Pandemic Recovery Campaign – Justice Tourism Foundation, Uganda
  4. Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature conservation – nominations now open until 15 July! – Panorama
  5. #SOSAfricanHeritage 2021: Call for Project Proposals – UNESCO
  6. Tourism Recovery Program – enpact
  7. ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund – Impact Assets
  8. African safaris: 10 tips to plan and support conservation and communities during Covid-19 – Global Family Travels
  9. COVID-19 stimulus plans are undermining conservation efforts – New Scientist
  10. Building sustainable finance for resilient protected and conserved areas: Lessons from COVID-19 – PARKS
  11. Prime Minister Scott Morrison defends $1.2 bn tourism plan against criticism of ‘very meagre package – SBS
  12. COVID-19 science fund – National Geographic Society
  13. Intrepid Travel feeds hundreds of families in Peru – TravelMole
  14. African Nature-Based Tourism Collaborative Platform: A Response to Covid-19 – WWF
  15. COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers– McKinsey & Company
  16. White Paper on a GEF COVID-19 response strategy – Global Environment Facility
  17. Victoria unveils AUD465 million tourism recovery stimulus – TravelMole
  18. Kenya’s wildlife tourism, a casualty of COVID, gets a lifeline – Conservation International
  19. Tourism minister launches £1.3 million fund to support Destination Management Organisations – Gov.UK
  20. Parks departments face cuts, even as people have headed outdoors during COVID-19 – Marketplace
  21. UKinbound urges MPs to support tourism resilience fund – TravelMole
  22. Office of global partnerships: COVID-19 private sector engagement and partnership fund – US Department of State
  23. Call for partnerships – Business Partnerships Platform
  24. IDB announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge – MenaFN
  25. COVID-19 SOS Benguerra – andBeyond
  26. Be a conservation hero – Wilderness Safaris
  27. Uniting to support Africa’s rangers – Wildlife Ranger Challenge
  28. Coming together for Mara Naboisho COVID-19 appeal – Crowdfunder
  29. Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit – Gofundme
  30. TUI boosts liquidity with second government stabilisation package – TravelMole
  31. As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism – The Art Newspaper
  32. Randilen Wildlife Management Area Team – JustGiving
  33. Training centre for Malagasy tourism workforce – Global Giving
  34. The puzzle of COVID-19 tourism recovery funds – LinkedIn
  35. We’re raising £5,000 to Ride4Ranges and Mahenye Charitable Trust – Just Giving
  36. Renowned photographers unite to sell work in aid of Africa’s wildlife – Independent
  37. Turtle season crisis appeal – Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative
  38. Port Moresby Nature Park’s Wildlife Appeal – Gofundme
  39. Rapid Response Grants– Biopama
  40. SOS African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species
  41. Support us– Kasanka Trust
  42. Campaign to help tourist guides in distress– Tourism update
  43. Tourism businesses campaign to pressure insurers to pay ‘business interruption claims’– Newsroom Africa
  44. Help us to hep our local conservation partners & staff get through this crisis – Coronavirus Appeal – Biosphere expeditions
  45. COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package– UNWTO
  46. One Planet vision for a responsible recover of the tourism sector: from vision to action – a call for exemplary initiatives– UNWTO
  47. Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO
  48. Make a donationThe Mara Triangle needs your help (video) – Mara Conservancy
  49. Thailand spending USD700 million to boost domestic tourism – TravelMole
  50. G Adventures pledges cash to support guides, porters and local communities – TravelMole
  51. Malaysia unveils RM1 billion tourism financing scheme – TravelMole
  52. Building Back Better: a Marshall Plan for Natural Capital: Reversing the decline in Sub-Saharan African GDP in Nature-Based Tourism Sector from COVID-19 – Planet Tracker
  53. Beyond tourism innovation challenge (closes 31 July 2020) – Inter-American Development Bank
  54. WA tourism businesses fear for future after missing out on COVID-19 grants – ABC News
  55. Food for Coffee Bay families during COVID-19 – Backabuddy
  56. Calls for proposals – Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species
  57. COVID-19: Measures to support travel and tourism – UNWTO
  58. World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package – UNWTO
  59. Tourism Restart Taskforce – Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  60. Roots to recovery – is your recovery plan future-proofed? City Nation Place 
  61. Jobs and economy during the coronavirus pandemic– European Commission
  62. Leonardo DiCaprio joins DR Congo gorilla park campaign after attack- BBC
  63. Africa Foundation COVID-19 Campaign – andBeyond
  64. Africa’s tourism sector pleads for $10 bn in urgent relief funding– Club of Mozambique
  65. Project ranger: preventing a poaching pandemic – Great Plains Foundation
  66. Tourism in need – Tourism in need
  67. Book tickets for !Xaus Lodge and Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge relief fund – Quicket
  68. Tourism has crashed: Are carbon credits the future for funding conservation in Africa? Conservation News
  69. Publishing fund for researchers sharing findings on Coronavirus– Emerald Publishing
  70. Healing solutions for tourism challenge – (apply by 15 April) – UN World Tourism Organisation
  71. Coronavirus: Kenya sets aside Sh500 m to save tourism – Daily Nation
  72. Call for proposals: COVID-19 response resilience in wildlife community small grants –  (apply by 15 May) – The Lion’s Share


  1. Green light for vaccination of frontline tourism workers – Southern and East African Tourism Update
  2. Forbes Travel Guide launches training webinars for hospitality staff – TravelMole
  3. We can’t travel, but we can take measures to preserve jobs in the tourism industry– World Bank
  4. WTTC reveals responsible travel tips to counter the coronavirus outbreak– World Travel and Tourism Council
  5. COVID-19 and Hospitality: 7 Alternative Ways to Cut Costs and Save Your Business…BEFORE Resorting to Layoffs – Hospitality Net
  6. Supporting Tour Guides During The COVID-19 Pandemic – Forbes
  7. Become a certified virtual tour guide – eventbrite

Resilience and recovery:

  1. Demand for sustainable travel: What travellers can do to help build back better from COVID-19 – Africa Geographic
  2. Sustainable tourism after COVID-19: Insights and recommendations for Asia and the Pacific – ADB
  3. COVID-19 and Green Economic Recovery: What Roles for Sustainable Tourism? – World Tourism Organization
  4. Novel coronavirus and tourism: coping, recovery, and regeneration issues – Tourism Recreation Research
  5. Rebuilding Tourism Competitiveness: Tourism response, recovery and resilience to the COVID-19 crisis – World Bank
  6. Reimagining resilience: COVID-19 and marine tourism in Indonesia – Current Issues in Tourism
  7. The future of adventure travel in the wake of COVID-19 – ATTA
  8. A community-based tourism dilemma: COVID’s ‘new normal’ vs ‘back to normal’ – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  9. Scottish tourism plans transformational path to post-COVID recovery – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  10. Building back better: Key trends & innovation areas: Part 1 Conscious travel – Smart Travel Lab
  11. Rebuilding tourism competitiveness – World Bank
  12. Global guidelines to restart tourism – UNWTO
  13. The tour operator’s survive to Thrive checklist– Tourwriter
  14. Machu Picchu reopens after eight-month Covid closure – BBC
  15. Tourism for Good: A roadmap for rebuilding travel and tourism – ABTA
  16. Unleashing the Blue Economy for economic recovery and resilience in the Eastern Caribbean – World Bank
  17. Covid: ‘Dark days’ for tourism in Wales, but some ‘sliver lining‘ – BBC
  18. The Maldives: Post COVID hope – Gia Discovery
  19. Iceland prepares for a comeback – New York Times
  20. Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA
  21. Columbia sees its post-Covid future in ecotourism – Travelmole
  22. Caribbean tourism has been decimated by COVID-19. But the private sector can cushion the blow – World Economic Forum
  23. Israeli solutions for tourism in COVID-19 times (webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy
  24. Catch-up: COVID-19 crisis sparks innovation across travel– Africa Travel Week
  25. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector– UNWTO One Planet
  26. Paving the way toward a resilient tourism industry: Responsible tourism for COVID recovery (webinar recording) – The George Washington University
  27. These 5 eco-friendly resorts around the world have survived the pandemic without guests by focussing on sustainability, caring for their orchards and farms, and delivering fresh foods to locals– Business Insider Australia
  28. Initial TRINET responses to COVID-19 Tourism – Tourism Transformed
  29. Restarting travel – a guide for customers – ABTA
  30. Circular economy in travel and tourism: A conceptual framework for a sustainable resilient and future proof industry transition – CE360 Alliance
  31. Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Tourism Resiliency Program – Mr Glenn Mandzuik (video) – The Living Earth
  32. To recover from the global recession, we must invest in natureA key sector forgotten in the stimulus debate: The nature-based economy – Campaign for Nature
  33. Resilience and recovery of tourism communities – Tourism Webinar
  34. Guiding principles – Future of Tourism
  35. Ecotourism to bring post-COVID-19 hope for wildlife and communities in Northern Congo – WCS Newsroom
  36. Tourism recovery with Ecotourism Australia & WWF-Australia – Gaia Discovery
  37. Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown– The Guardian
  38. Safe Travels Stamp– WTTC
  39. Galleries in Europe open doors as lockdown lifts – in pictures – The Guardian
  40. Exploring the resilience of southern Africa: Wildlife economies during a global pandemic (Webinar recording) – YouTube
  41. How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel– BBC
  42. Reopening destinations face precarious task of pitching tourists to come this summer– Skift 
  43. Learning to walk again: 21 hopeful signs for reopening the travel economy – Skift
  44. Destination X – smart strategies to do right now (instead of making promo videos) – Phocuswire
  45. Ontario is right to open access to the outdoors for all, not just cottage owners – The Star
  46. Post-COVID-19: Positioning Africa – Ecotourism for Gabon’s diversification strategy – Ecofin Agency
  47. The future of Africa’s wild places – and why safaris matter– AFAR
  48. How travellers can help the hospitality industry – Conde Nast Traveller
  49. The safari industry is no stranger to hardship, but what will it take to recover now? CNN
  50. Spain and Germany deal blow to hopes of tourism revival– The Guardian
  51. How to price accommodation effectively post-COVID19 – Revenue Resolutions
  52. Financial strategies and tactics for adventure travel businesses during economic uncertainty– Adventure Travel Trade Association
  53. National disaster management in the ASEAN 5: an analysis of tourism resilience – Tourism review
  54. Small tourist firms in rural areas: agility, vulnerability and survival in the face of crisis – Independent Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  55. Building leadership capacity: A framework for disruptive events in tourism – Industrial and commercial training
  56. The coronavirus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us– NBC news
  57. COVID-19 – We need to play the long game – The African Safari Foundation
  58. Communities belong at the centre of tourism – Now we can make a choice to put them at the heart of recovery planning– The Travel Foundation
  59. A future template for resilience? How we can repurpose tourism and support local communities – World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Blog
  60. Now’s the time to start planning for business recovery– TravelMole
  61. Businesses looking to ideas for tourism recovery once COVID-19 crisis is over – Rocky Mountain Outlook Today
  62. Surviving COVID-19 through tourism resilience – Gaia Discovery
  63. COVID-19 and aviation: Survival, recovery and innovation – Skies
  64. COVID-19 blow is opportunity to upgrade tourism product– Farrugia Portelli – TravelWireNews
  65. Demand for sustainable travel: What travellers can do to help build back better from COVID-19 – Africa Geographic
  66. Sustainable tourism after COVID-19: Insights and recommendations for Asia and the Pacific – ADB
  67. COVID-19 and Green Economic Recovery: What Roles for Sustainable Tourism? – World Tourism Organization
  68. Novel coronavirus and tourism: coping, recovery, and regeneration issues – Tourism Recreation Research
  69. Rebuilding Tourism Competitiveness: Tourism response, recovery and resilience to the COVID-19 crisis – World Bank
  70. Reimagining resilience: COVID-19 and marine tourism in Indonesia – Current Issues in Tourism
  71. The future of adventure travel in the wake of COVID-19 – ATTA
  72. A community-based tourism dilemma: COVID’s ‘new normal’ vs ‘back to normal’ – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  73. Scottish tourism plans transformational path to post-COVID recovery – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  74. Building back better: Key trends & innovation areas: Part 1 Conscious travel – Smart Travel Lab
  75. Rebuilding tourism competitiveness – World Bank
  76. Global guidelines to restart tourism – UNWTO
  77. The tour operator’s survive to Thrive checklist– Tourwriter
  78. Machu Picchu reopens after eight-month Covid closure – BBC
  79. Tourism for Good: A roadmap for rebuilding travel and tourism – ABTA
  80. Unleashing the Blue Economy for economic recovery and resilience in the Eastern Caribbean – World Bank
  81. Covid: ‘Dark days’ for tourism in Wales, but some ‘sliver lining‘ – BBC
  82. The Maldives: Post COVID hope – Gia Discovery
  83. Iceland prepares for a comeback – New York Times
  84. Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA
  85. Columbia sees its post-Covid future in ecotourism – Travelmole
  86. Caribbean tourism has been decimated by COVID-19. But the private sector can cushion the blow – World Economic Forum
  87. Israeli solutions for tourism in COVID-19 times (webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy
  88. Catch-up: COVID-19 crisis sparks innovation across travel– Africa Travel Week
  89. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector– UNWTO One Planet
  90. Paving the way toward a resilient tourism industry: Responsible tourism for COVID recovery (webinar recording) – The George Washington University
  91. These 5 eco-friendly resorts around the world have survived the pandemic without guests by focussing on sustainability, caring for their orchards and farms, and delivering fresh foods to locals– Business Insider Australia
  92. Initial TRINET responses to COVID-19 Tourism – Tourism Transformed
  93. Restarting travel – a guide for customers – ABTA
  94. Circular economy in travel and tourism: A conceptual framework for a sustainable resilient and future proof industry transition – CE360 Alliance
  95. Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Tourism Resiliency Program – Mr Glenn Mandzuik (video) – The Living Earth
  96. To recover from the global recession, we must invest in natureA key sector forgotten in the stimulus debate: The nature-based economy – Campaign for Nature
  97. Resilience and recovery of tourism communities – Tourism Webinar
  98. Guiding principles – Future of Tourism
  99. Ecotourism to bring post-COVID-19 hope for wildlife and communities in Northern Congo – WCS Newsroom
  100. Tourism recovery with Ecotourism Australia & WWF-Australia – Gaia Discovery
  101. Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown– The Guardian
  102. Safe Travels Stamp– WTTC
  103. Galleries in Europe open doors as lockdown lifts – in pictures – The Guardian
  104. Exploring the resilience of southern Africa: Wildlife economies during a global pandemic (Webinar recording) – YouTube
  105. How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel– BBC
  106. Reopening destinations face precarious task of pitching tourists to come this summer– Skift 
  107. Learning to walk again: 21 hopeful signs for reopening the travel economy – Skift
  108. Destination X – smart strategies to do right now (instead of making promo videos) – Phocuswire
  109. Ontario is right to open access to the outdoors for all, not just cottage owners – The Star
  110. Post-COVID-19: Positioning Africa – Ecotourism for Gabon’s diversification strategy – Ecofin Agency
  111. The future of Africa’s wild places – and why safaris matter– AFAR
  112. How travellers can help the hospitality industry – Conde Nast Traveller
  113. The safari industry is no stranger to hardship, but what will it take to recover now? CNN
  114. Spain and Germany deal blow to hopes of tourism revival– The Guardian
  115. How to price accommodation effectively post-COVID19 – Revenue Resolutions
  116. Financial strategies and tactics for adventure travel businesses during economic uncertainty– Adventure Travel Trade Association
  117. National disaster management in the ASEAN 5: an analysis of tourism resilience – Tourism review
  118. Small tourist firms in rural areas: agility, vulnerability and survival in the face of crisis – Independent Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  119. Building leadership capacity: A framework for disruptive events in tourism – Industrial and commercial training
  120. The coronavirus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us– NBC news
  121. COVID-19 – We need to play the long game – The African Safari Foundation
  122. Communities belong at the centre of tourism – Now we can make a choice to put them at the heart of recovery planning– The Travel Foundation
  123. A future template for resilience? How we can repurpose tourism and support local communities – World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Blog
  124. Now’s the time to start planning for business recovery– TravelMole
  125. Businesses looking to ideas for tourism recovery once COVID-19 crisis is over – Rocky Mountain Outlook Today
  126. Surviving COVID-19 through tourism resilience – Gaia Discovery
  127. COVID-19 and aviation: Survival, recovery and innovation – Skies
  128. COVID-19 blow is opportunity to upgrade tourism product– Farrugia Portelli – TravelWireNews

Opinions and think pieces:

  1. Will COVID boost sustainable tourism: Wishful thinking or reality? Sustainability
  2. Conservation after coronavirus: We need to diversify and innovate (commentary) Mongabay
  3. Aspects of sustainable tourism development and COVID-19 pandemic – Preprints
  4. A charter for sustainable tourism after COVID – Sustainability
  5. Two years of COVID-19 and tourism: what we learned, and what we should have learned – Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  6. What is the impact of COVID-19 on tourists’ sustainable travel behaviour? Travel tomorrow
  7. Africa must put communities, conservation at the centre of travel & tourism recovery – Good Tourism Blog
  8. A New Guide To Sustainable Travel Reveals Why Positive-Impact Adventures Have Never Been So Important – Forbes
  9. You’re vaccinated. What are the ethics of traveling to places where locals aren’t? – The Washington Post
  10. A conversation on overtourism post pandemic with ATTA – Euromonitor International
  11. The future of sustainable tourism may lie with all-inclusive resorts – CNN Travel
  12. A Ticket to Recovery: Reinventing Africa’s Tourism Industry – International Finance Corporation
  13. What does it mean to travel sustainably in 2021? – National Geographic
  14. Can sustainable tourism regenerate nature? PATA
  15. For the sake of the planet, it’s time to rethink business travel – Fast Company
  16. Ecotourism and health tourism: perspective of a major solution to corona pandemic –
  17. The 10 Most Crucial Circular Economy Challenge Patterns in Tourism and the Effects of COVID-19 – Sustainability
  18. Did the pandemic sabotage hotel sustainability trends? Forbes Travel Guide
  19. How to travel more sustainably – The New York Times
  20. The pandemic overthrew a thriving ecotourism industry. Now, some see the sector is regrouping to make a comeback. Can it return, stronger and more sustainable? – Suston
  21. Vaccinate SIDS to restart tourism kickstart recovery, UNWTO urges – UNWTO
  22. Why Tourism Desperately Needs a New Performance Metric Post-Pandemic – Skift
  23. Predictions for sustainability in 2021 – What the experts say – TechRound
  24. Is a return to travel actually a bad thing? Fodor’s Travel
  25. Build Back Better: can sustainable tourism regenerate nature? – PATA
  26. Are vaccine passports for travel a good idea? Independent
  27. For planet Earth, no tourism is a curse and a blessing – The New York Times
  28. Pandemics, transformations and tourism: be careful what you wish for – Tourism Geographies
  29. COVID-19 and conservation: Crisis response strategies that benefit people and nature – German Development Institute
  30. For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback? The New York Times
  31. Tourism desperately wants a return to the ‘old normal’ but that would be a disaster – The Conversation
  32. Rethinking ecotourism – Asian Ecotourism Network
  33. How the beach ‘super-spreader’ myth can inform UK’s future Covid response – The Guardian
  34. What will travel look like after the pandemic? The Economist
  35. What We Risk When We Rush Back To Travel – Rooted Storytelling
  36. International tourism can thrive again — but not without political will – The Star
  37. “Sustainability as the new normal” a vision for the future of tourism – UNWTO
  38. Sustainable recovery of tourism in protected areas from the COVID-19 Pandemic – UNWTO
  39. Inspiration for better tourism – 101 Sustainable Ideas
  40. The importance of urban natural areas and urban ecosystem services during the COVID-19 pandemic – PLOS One
  41. A paradigm shift from quantity to quality tourism: Interview with Visit Flanders’ marketing director Elke Dens – Travel Tomorrow
  42. Will airline hubs recover from COVID-19? McKinsey & Company
  43. The future of tourism in Bali – Verge
  44. COVID-19 and the future of tourism: Why this crisis is different and transformative – ACTNetwork
  45. Does Planning Future Travel Fend off the Pandemic Blues—or Just Make It Worse? – Afar
  46. Will cruise ships return to Venice? BBC
  47. How can island states reimagine tourism for green recovery? – Development Matters
  48. Beginning to see the light – Four
  49. Doing tourism in Southern Africa amid the coronavirus pandemic: Navigating political, socio-economic and environmental inequalities – Development Southern Africa
  50. I’m a safari guide – and coronavirus will change the future of safaris – Conde Nast Traveler
  51. Failures in travel system enabled new Covid strain to spread in UK, scientists claim – TravelMole
  52. Protected areas in a post-COVID World (webinar recording)- Global Landscapes Forum
  53. What is regenerative tourism? And how should we deliver it? WTM Global Hub
  54. Building a resilient tourism sector in SADC Transfrontier Conservation areas (webinar recording) – presentation – SADC TFCA Network
  55. What will happen to the 7th continent? – BBC Travel
  56. Let’s re-imagine the tourism of the future post Covid-19 – i News
  57. Video: To rebuild successfully and sustainably, destinations must be cautious of ’empty platitudes’ – Phocuswire
  58. One Voice – Accelerating the sustainability Agenda (webinar recording) – World Travel and Tourism Council
  59. Tripadvisor Talk. Tune in (webinar recordings) – Tripadvisor
  60. Tourism helps wildlife conservation – but we need to be thinking much bigger – Independent
  61. Global debate: ‘Culture, tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, resiliency and rejuvenation’ 28 September 2020 (webinar recording) – UNESCO
  62. How to build back better after the COVID-19 crisis? A practical approach applied to Fiji – World Bank
  63. How to practise responsible tourism during COVID-19 – Loveholidays
  64. Time to build back better for animals – Pacific Asia Travel Association
  65. Can micro-tourism save Japan’s ailing travel industry? The Japan Times
  66. Beyond tourism in Africa (webinar recording)- African Leadership University
  67. Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel – McKinsey & Company
  68. Coronavirus: How long can Thailand survive without foreign tourism? – DW
  69. What trends should guide tourism’s recovery? WTM Global Hub
  70. Does the COVID-19 emergency mean overtourism is over? WTM Global Hub
  71. COVID-19: Is it time to press the reset button? WTM Global Hub
  72. Why is it essential for luxury travel and sustainability to have a harmonious future? WTM Global Hub
  73. Why Saint Lucia is a model for reopening tourism in the Caribbean – Caribbean Journal
  74. COVID-19 is expanding global consciousness and the sustainability of travel and tourism – Tourism Geographies
  75. From the experts: Will the pandemic make us care more about our planet? Forbes
  76. “We can’t return to normal”: committing to tourism equity in the post-pandemic age – Tourism Geographies
  77. Imperative to rebuild tourism in a safe, equitable and climate-friendly manner: UN secretary general – TravelDaily
  78. Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way – UN Chief – UN News
  79. Move over, sustainable travel. Regenerative travel has arrived – The New York Times
  80. Protected area tourism beyond 2020: Protected areas for all webinar series – Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Centre for Protected Area Management, Colorado State University
  81. 7 ways to maintain guest satisfaction during COVID-19 – HospitalityNet
  82. How will emerging economies reliant on tourism survive the crisis? Skift
  83. Travel and tourism: Embracing transformation to move beyond coronavirus (Webinar recording) –WTM Global Hub
  84. Rethinking sustainability in the middle of a pandemic – Forbes
  85. Polar perspectives no. 1: Is it time for a paradigm shift in how Antarctic tourism is controlled? Polar Institute
  86. Recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery– Travelife
  87. Travalyst Global Summit (webinar recording) – Travalyst
  88. How to encourage destination communities to embrace tourism during and after the pandemic – Sustainability Leaders Project
  89. Two ways to help revive tourism in Asia and Pacific– Asian Development Blog
  90. Will business travel ever be the same? – BBC
  91. Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy – what will it take?- McKinsey & Company
  92. What will travel look like in a post-coronavirus world? Africa Travel Week
  93. Unless we take these steps, UK quarantine restrictions against Spain will do more harm than good– The Independent
  94. Will the sustainable travel movement survive coronavirus? National Geographic
  95. UNWTO, Once Foundation and ENAT call for the reopening of tourism destinations to cater for the needs of people with disabilities– UNWTO
  96. Tools and resources for nature-based tourism (presentation) – World Bank 
  97. Increasing financial resiliency for PAs and KBAs (webinar recording) – UNDP Biofin, Philippine Parks and Biodiversity
  98. Beyond banning wildlife trade: COVID-19, conservation and development– World Development
  99. Steps towards a smarter lockdown: Game lodges – Daily Maverick
  100. How to be a sustainable traveller during times of crisis – Impact Travel Alliance
  101. Conserving Africa’s wildlife and woodlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond– Nature ecology and evolution
  102. What is the idea of resilience for tourism business? Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda
  103. Tourism in SIDS: the challenge of sustaining livelihoods in times of COVID-19 – UNWTO
  104. Addressing the triple burden of malnutrition in the time of COVID-19 and climate change in Small Island Developing States: What role for improved local food production? Food Security
  105. Eco-tourism is the way of the post-COVID future for the ‘blue’ Pacific – Scoop
  106. Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel – McKinsey & Company
  107. The end of tourism? – podcastarticle – The Guardian
  108. A Marshall Plan for tourism: Can it be built? EplerWood International
  109. With crisis comes opportunity: Will elephant-based tourism reset itself post COVID-19? Mekong Tourism
  110. COVID-19: Tourism updated – University of South Carolina
  111. The new normal? Travel in the world of COVID-19 – BBC
  112. Tourism recovery vs. destination sustainability: How to find the right balance post-COVID-19 – Sustainability Leaders Project
  113. Intra-African travel ‘vital’ for post-COVID recoverywebinar recording – Tourism Update
  114. If you can’t go far, go local! Ecotourism world
  115. Is wildlife tourism essential? Conde Nast Traveller
  116. We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crisis– The Guardian
  117. COVID-19: A stress test for sustainable development in hospitality? Hospitality Net
  118. Airbnb CEO says travel will never, ever go back to the way it was – Travel Tourism news
  119. Sustainability & tourism post COVID-19 (webinar recording) – presentation– Florida International University
  120. Invest in the green economy and we’ll recover from the Covid-19 crisis – The Guardian
  121. As tourism restarts, our responsibilities remain – UNWTO
  122. How tourist destinations can rebuild after coronavirus – Travel Tourism News
  123. DestinAsian Virtual Roundtable 3: Sustainable travel in a post-pandemic world (webinar recording) – DestinAsian Magazine
  124. How will tourism in LMICs change post-COVID? Devex
  125. Southeast Asia Tourism, COVID-19 and silver linings? (webinar recording) YouTube
  126. World, Changed? Mundo, Transformado? Global Ecotourism Network
  127. The COVID-19 crisis: Opportunities for sustainable and proximity tourism– Tourism Geographies (open access)
  128. 6th Mekong Tourism Strategy roundtable_Geoffrey Lipman-16 June 2020 – Mekong Tourism
  129. Tourism and COVID 19 (webinar recording)– World Trade Organisation – YouTube
  130. “Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic. By bringing people together, tourism can promote solidarity and trust”: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres– UNWTO
  131. UN World Tourism Organisation urged to create a better future for animals– World Animal Protection
  132. Moving towards a more ‘future fit’ industry (webinar recording)– We Are Africa
  133. 12 industry experts predict the future of travel after the coronavirus crisis, from tackling climate change to greater accessibility – iNews
  134. 7 ways travel MUST change after coronavirus – Fodor’s Travel
  135. Introduce flexible policies to encourage future bookings, says marketing guru – TravelMole
  136. Tripadvisor Talk: How will the perception of sustainability and sustainable tourism evolve after COVID-19?Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
  137. ‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future – The Guardian
  138. (Immediate) future of tourism in the wake of relaxing SARS-CoV-2 shutdowns: Small steps to a temporary new ‘normal‘ – AIEST 
  139. Protected area management and COVID-19 (webinar recording) – Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group – Facebook
  140. When will we start dreaming our next trip again? Medium
  141. Campfire chat: Judy Kepher-Gona – Adventure Travel News
  142. What we are losing, what we are learning: Early reflections from Bolivia on the COVID-19 pandemic – Adventure Travel News
  143. Can resorts survive the pandemic? A view from some of the most beautiful places on earth. Tripadvisor talk – Facebook
  144. Will travel change after coronavirus? Here’s what experts have to say (Video)– Travel + Leisure
  145. Responsible travel is key to driving travel industry recovery in a post lockdown world reveals FINN Partners webinar – TravelMole
  146. Turn down the volume: How to plan for a sustainable tourism recovery after C-19 – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  147. Travel and tourism predictions: What might the future hold? eTurboNews
  148. Is tourism a viable livelihood option? (Webinar recording)– Equations – Equitable Tourism Options
  149. Social distancing at airports won’t work, warns Heathrow boss – TravelMole
  150. Coronavirus: What global travel may look like ahead of a vaccine – BBC
  151. Tourism and travel business in post COVID-19 will not be easy but opportunities abound – Hersi – Voyages Afriq
  152. New calm created by coronavirus offers southeast Asia chance to redo sustainable tourism – Skift
  153. Business recovery in the tourism sector – Call to action – Responsible Tourism Institute
  154. When can we travel again? Experts share their predictions – Los Angeles Times
  155. Coronavirus crisis: Online ad giants should help tourism in its hour of need – Hospitalitynet
  156. Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19? Medium
  157. How can we be sustainable post-Covid 19? BBC
  158. When will our national parks reopen?  Forbes
  159. Tourism may be one of the worst-hit sectors and bouncing back is not going to be easy – Business Maverick
  160. What travel companies will need to know about consumer mindset post-crisis– Skift
  161. What kind of holidays will we take when we can travel again? – Condé Nast Traveller
  162. How will your clients travel after the pandemic? TravelMole
  163. When can we go on an adventure again? Forbes
  164. Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity – Destination Stewardship Centre
  165. How tourism leaders should respond to the impacts of COVID-19 – Solimar International
  166. Corona pandemic: What it means for the sustainable tourism community – Sustainability Leaders Project
  167. World, interrupted – Global Ecotourism Network
  168. Why relaunching tourism can only be the last step after bringing back the economy?eTurboNews
  169. Preparing for the future of tourism in a post-COVID-19 world – Ketchum
  170. Promoting tourism in the time of coronavirus is a no-win – Skift
  171. As we sit out COVID-19, let’s think about a fair & fail-safe treatment or vaccine for overtourism – The “Good Tourism” blog
  172. You will travel after COVID-19 – but it won’t be the same – PhocusWire
  173. Pandemic lessons from an Antarctic cruise find their way home – The Washington Post
  174. Aquaterra Adventures’ Vaibhav Kala on the biggest challenge he and all of tourism is facing – Responsible Tourism India
  175. Business recovery in the tourism sector – call to action – Responsible Tourism Institute
  176. The 7 stages to the “new normal” in travel – PhocusWire

Hotel, tour, destination and aviation responses:

  1. offering holiday vouchers as vaccination incentive – TravelMole
  2. Post-Covid, Safari Companies Rethink Who Should Stay at Their Lodges – Bloomberg
  3. NYC mandates vaccination for restaurants, entertainment – TravelMole
  4. TUI offers cheap Covid test packages – TravelMole
  5. ‘Croatian islands COVID-free zones’: A new campaign to enhance tourism – The Mayor.EU
  6. Vaccine tourism: This holiday spot wants to offer you Covid jabs with your vacation – The Irish Times
  7. English holiday cottages prepare to reopen to ‘ecstatic’ holidaymakers – The Guardian
  8. Thai tourist island of Phuket gets Covid jabs first in race to offer quarantine-free holidays – The Guardian
  9. Covid testing must not become new norm to fly, says airline trade body – The Guardian
  10. EasyJet: Two test travel plan would be too expensive – BBC
  11. Island resorts leading recovery in global leisure travel – ETurboNews
  12. Covid Greece: Waiting for the tourists to come back – BBC
  13. BA serves up first class dining experience at home – TravelMole
  14. Cunard unveils UK summer domestic cruises – TravelMole
  15. Qantas boss: Governments ‘to insist’ on vaccines for flying – BBC
  16. Virgin Voyages guests required to be vaccinated – TravelMole
  17. Disney parks to re-open – but no screaming please – BBC
  18. Covid-19: British Airways plans app-based travel pass – BBC
  19. Thailand’s Phuket aims to become ‘immunity island’ for tourists as it seeks post-coronavirus bounce-back – This Week in Asia
  20. Ryanair launches COVID-19 certificate wallet – TravelMole
  21. Covid: Qantas launches ‘mystery flights’ to boost tourism – BBC
  22. Pub and travel bosses demand plan for easing lockdown in England – The Guardian
  23. Singapore Airlines takes off with fully vaccinated crews – TravelMole
  24. Travel sector angry at Grant Shapps’ ‘misleading’ advice against holidays – The Guardian
  25. BA trials digital ‘passport’ on routes to US – TravelMole
  26. Exodus launches first range of UK holidays – TravelMole
  27. How Iceland Is Rethinking Tourism for the Long Haul – CNN Traveller
  28. Covid: Hope for tourism in Wales after ‘devastating’ pandemic – BBC
  29. Venice to bring back entry fee for day-trippers to combat overtourism – CNN
  30. Egypt’s Giza Pyramids are getting a revamp to boost tourism – Euronews
  31. American, United Airlines ditch changes fees for international flights – TravelMole
  32. BA and American launch Covid testing trial on transatlantic flights– TravelMole
  33. British Airways to launch Covid testing trials for arrivals – BBC
  34. Viking unveils first COVID PCR testing lab at sea – TravelMole
  35. A new world of travel – Skyscanner
  36. Frequently asked questions: We’ve been expecting you – andBeyond
  37. Explore with confidence. Health and safety protocols – Linblad Expeditions
  38. COVID-19 safe: Health and Safety guidelines – Intrepid
  39. Travel with confidence – Explore!
  40. Guest arrival – Djuma Private Game Reserve
  41. Health and Safety Protocol – Jaci’s Lodges
  42. COVID-19 customer guidelines – Macs Adventure
  43. COVID-19 health and safety – Tsogo Sun 
  44. Safety first program – Albatros / Honeyguide tented safari camps / Zebra country lodge
  45. COVID-19 and beyond – Lush Private Game Lodge
  46. COVID-19: Your health and safety is our primary concern – More Family Collection
  47. We are ready. COVID-19 – Rockfig Safari Lodge
  48. Singita COVID-19 protocols – Singita 
  49. Opportunity in adversity – tropical QLD embraces domestic future – Travel Trends
  50. Doing good in the time of COVID-19 – Adventure Travel News
  51. Coronavirus travel: This country wants to charge you $3000 to visit (including the cost of your funeral) – Forbes
  52. Tourism Resiliency – Thompson Okangan Tourism Association
  53. Montañas, turismo y delincuencia ambiental en el post covid (Mountains, tourism and environmental crime in the post covid) – Natour Magazine
  54. Coronavirus: Keeping the virus at bay on S Korea’s beaches– BBC
  55. Struggling tourist destinations pitch themselves to new digital nomads as remote work locales– Skift
  56. Dream Cruises resumes sailing with social distancing dining concept– TravelMole
  57. Niagara Falls tour boats show stark social distancing split – BBC
  58. TUI Group tests waters with three-night social-distanced cruise– TravelMole
  59. Coronavirus: Tui warns against blanket quarantine measures – BBC
  60. Protecting African wildlife during COVID-19: How Wilderness Safaris is taking action– Forbes
  61. Top chefs back Tom Kerridge for calling no-show diners ‘disgraceful’ – The Guardian
  62. Immediate safety response and economic recovery effort through access and tourism – Department of Tourism, Vanuatu
  63. How big hotel brands have stepped up their hygiene game – Hospitalitynet
  64. Major cruise lines collaborate on Covid-19 safety strategy – TravelMole
  65. Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge – BBC
  66. Thessaloniki issues smart traveler card for sustainable tourism– Greek Reporter
  67. Ras Al Khaimah becomes the first city in the world to be certified as safe by bureau Veritas and the first emirate to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) safe travels stamp – TravelMole
  68. How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it – BBC
  69. Reimagining resources: Solimar’s response to short term technical assistance in a COVID-19 era – Solimar International
  70. Quantas group announces post-covid recovery plan and equity raising for a stronger future -Quantas News Room
  71. Delhi to transform 25 luxury hotels into COVID-19 centres – The Guardian
  72. TUI makes Holiday Promise as it announces restart date – TravelMole
  73. Tourism operators say things will look very different as Australia emerges from coronavirus – ABC News
  74. Intrepid Travel introduces flexible booking policy – TravelMole
  75. The Greek plan to bring tourists back – BBC
  76. Legal action mounts against quarantine – TravelMole
  77. Tourism industry doubles down to reassure travellers – Fin24
  78. BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans – BBC
  79. Coronavirus: Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients – BBC
  80. Greece to resume flights from UK on 15 June with strict rules – The Guardian
  81. From crafts to masks – andBeyond
  82. UK travel industry warns against ‘nightmare’ of quarantine– The Guardian
  83. Future air travel: Four-hour process, self check-in, disinfection, immunity passes – Forbes
  84. Sandals reopening next month with enhanced cleaning protocols – TravelMole
  85. Major airlines make face masks compulsory for passengers – TravelMole
  86. Kuoni launches new escorted tours for 2021/2022 – TravelMole
  87. Coronavirus: How will airlines get flying again? BBC
  88. With no tourists, Australian scuba tours are planting coral instead– Brightvibes
  89. Ryanair boss says airline won’t fly with ‘idiotic’ social distancing rules – The Guardian
  90. Crisis management: Preparing your hotel for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Hospitality net
  91. COVID19: Industry efforts to support communities – The African Safari Foundation
  92. How to run a sustainable hotel in the Himalayas and how not to waste a good crisis – Sustainability Leaders Project
  93. NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals rescue coronavirus-hit season – The Guardian
  94. BA joins fight against Covid-19 – TravelMole
  95. US government agrees on $25bn bailout for airlines as pandemic halts travel – The Guardian
  96. Emirates starts rapid-testing passengers for virus before flight – Bloomberg
  97. Small planes and no business class: will flying ever be the same again? The Guardian

Top tips and best practices:

  1. How to respond to COVID-19 in the tourism sector – CBI
  2. How to manage risks in tourism? CBI
  3. 40 Ways to Take a Socially Distanced Trip – Afar
  4. Coronavirus battle plan: Marketing through the crisis – Tourism Marketing Agency
  5. Survive and thrive: A business plan for travel agents to win through the Coronavirus Crisis – Net Effect
  6. The tour operator’s survive to thrive checklist – Tourwriter
  7. Crisis Readiness – Jamaican Government, Global Rescue
  8. Recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery – UNWTO
  9. Crisis management: Preparing your hotel for coronavirus (COVID-19) – Next Guest
  10. Tools and resources for nature-based tourismlaunch webinarpresentationdirectory – World Bank
  11. The journey back to recovery – resources to develop tourism sustainably – World Bank
  12. 7 key elements to develop new tourism experiences – Good Tourism Institute
  13. Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA
  14. 7 considerations for successful hotel spas in a post coronavirus world– Hotel Executive
  15. Reef-world launches new Green Fins resources to help dive and snorkel operators navigate the COVID-19 crisis – Green Fins
  16. Crisis readiness: Are you prepared and resilient to safeguard your people & destinations? – World Travel and Tourism Council
  17. 10 recovery, health and safety recommendations for Adventure Travel from ATTA– Adventure Travel News
  18. 3 tips to emerge stronger – Adventure Travel News
  19. The ultimate crisis survival guide for hotels – Cendyn
  20. 5 Tourism Promotion Campaigns Hitting the Right Notes in a Crisis – Skift
  21. COVID-19 pandemic: Five ways towards resilience in tourism business – Gia Discovery
  22. 8 things travel companies can do during the Covid-19 pandemic – SCIVI Travel
  23. 15 Ways Kerala Is Fighting The Good Fight Against Coronavirus – Huffington Post
  24. Green Key’s top tips for tourism establishments to sustain their businesses before and after the Covid-19 pandemic – Green Key
  25. Best practices for founders in the wake of COVID-19 – Notion
  26. Covid-19 economic rescue plans must be green, say environmentalists – The Guardian

Collections of resources:

  1. Crisis Response and Recovery: Nature-Based Tourism, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods’ virtual event recordings (November 2021):
    • Event 1: Recording here
    • Session 1: Biodiversity Conservation Financing through Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism
    • Session 2: Visitors Count: Establishing the Economic Impacts of Tourism in Protected Areas
    • Session 3: Sustainable Livelihoods and Human Health through Tourism
    • Event 2: Recording here
    • Session 4: Visitation and Biodiversity Conservation in Protected Areas in Light of COVID-19
    • Session 5: The Resurgence of Overtourism in Protected Areas in Crisis Recovery
    • Session 6: Sustainable Tourism Blueprints and Solutions
  2. A bibliometric review of research on COViD-19 and tourism: Reflections for moving forward – Tourism Management Perspectives
  3. The UNWTO/IATA Destination tracker – UNWTO
  4. Actionable resources for hotel survival – Sarah Habsburg
  5. Why tourism can never die – part 1 – part 2 – part 3 (webinar) – Eastguides West
  6. Sustainability support for accommodation providers during COVID-19 – Travelife
  7. Tackling coronavirus (COVI-19): Contributing to a global effort – OECD
  8. COVID-19 and travel: Impacts, responses and outcomes – Goodfellow publishers
  9. Tourism facing a pandemic: from crisis to recovery – University of Bergamo
  10. COVID-19 guide for the Adventure Travel Industry – ATTA
  11. Master list of all major international airline coronavirus change and cancellation policies – Forbes
  12. Coronavirus resource page – Mekong Tourism
  13. Sustainable tourism management in the post-pandemic reality – Europarc Federation
  14. IUCN COVID-19 resources – IUCN
  15. Tools and resources for nature-based tourism ebook– World Bank
  16. Working with the environment to protect people: UNEP’s COVID-19 response – UNEP
  17. Tourism – ready for recovery (4 course modules) – Griffith University Professional Learning Hub
  18. COVID-19 survival guide for the hospitality industry – Hospitality Net
  19. COVID-19 Response – UNCTAD
  20. COVID-19 Task Force: Resources for the tourism industry – The University of the West Indies
  21. Reset: Visions of travel and tourism after the global COVID-19 transformation of 2020 (free access) – Tourism Geographies
  22. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group
  23. OTS Webinar series: After the virus – On tourism & sustainability – YouTube
  24. Travelbiz: COVID-19 update– Big Volcano Visitor Guide
  25. COVID-19 and the tourism industry – latest update – The African Safari Foundation
  26. Coronavirus help! Tourmageddon
  27. Positive Actions– Resilient destinations
  28. Travel, tourism and hospitality in a COVID-19 world– Travel & Tourism Transformed
  29. Making the case for a sustainable tourism industry – Helpful resources for tourism stakeholders during this time of crisis – LT&C
  30. Coronavirus updates– Airbnb Resources Centre
  31. OTS Webinar series – After the Virus – Journal on Tourism & Sustainability 

Section 2. Market research and intelligence

Market intelligence:

  1. Sustainable travel in an era of disruption: Impact of COVID-19 on sustainable tourism attitudes – European Travel Commission
  2. The big travel inquest: 8 cataclysmic decisions that killed off post-pandemic travel – The Times
  3. Fiji Tourism CEO Gearing Up to Bring Island Nation Out of Covid Shadow by December – Skift
  4. Travel chaos will last well beyond summer – The Economist
  5. Post Covid Travel; What are your options? – CRAVE
  6. Scarborough predicts a bumper tourism season (if it can find enough staff) – The Guardian
  7. How the pandemic has changed our mindset toward travel – The Seattle Times
  8. Europeans’ travel sentiment skyrockets in view of vaccine rollouts and introduction of EU Digital Covid Certificate – European Travel Commission
  9. Travelers care deeply about sustainability – until it inconveniences them – CNBC
  10. Some destinations are shutting out unvaccinated travelers. Here are a few – CNBC
  11. Long-haul bookings surge for 2022 after summer travel chaos – The Guardian
  12. Which? says Covid test providers are misleading travellers – TravelMole
  13. Holiday costs to jump in summer, warns travel boss – BBC
  14. Foreign arrivals to SA plunge 71% due to COVID-19 – Fin24
  15. Israel targets tourism boost after rapid COVID-19 vaccine roll out – Reuters
  16. Amadeus study finds high level of traveller confidence in vaccine passports – TravelMole
  17. Asia’s rise of sustainable tourism: Is it for real? Nikkei
  18. Antecedents and outcomes of health risk perceptions in tourism, following the COVID-19 pandemic – Tourism Review
  19. Thailand’s empty beach resorts hope vaccines will put them back in the sun -The Guardian
  20. Top countries for sustainable tourism: Embracing green transformation for travel recovery – Euromonitor International
  21. Why a July reopening is ideal for vaccinated tourists to travel freely in Thailand – TD
  22. Ryanair forecasts ‘strong return’ of beach holidays this summer – BBC
  23. WTO figures lay bare the ‘worst year in tourism history’ – TravelMole
  24. 18 ways the pandemic changed travel – Cheapism
  25. Tourism after Covid-19: more exclusive, more responsible, more expensive? It’s too early to write off a mass tourism rebound – The Coronavirus Pandemic
  26. Targeting South Korean Tourists after the pandemic? Know the niche – ‘One Month Stay’ Travellers – Travel Daily News
  27. Full Caribbean tourism recovery possible post 2021 – Dominican Today
  28. Travel ‘will take five years to recover to pre-Covid levels’ – TravelMole
  29. The impact of Covid-19 media coverage on tourist’s awareness for future travelling – Current Issues in Tourism
  30. Mass Tourism Will Be Roaring Back by Summer, Says Expedia CEO – Bloomberg
  31. Holidays in 2021 will be fewer, longer and closer to home – Economist
  32. Transforming tourism for a resilient and sustainable post-COVID world – Event summary – One Planet
  33. These could be the most popular travel destinations after COVID-19 – World Economic Forum
  34. Attracting tourists from Europe – CBI
  35. Safe, flexible and green: How post Covid holidays will be – Ecobnb
  36. Discover the might of our first Power BI travel dashboard – ForwardKeys
  37. Glimpses of recovery – travel sentiment survey edition 1 – Oliver Wyman 
  38. Our survey says . . . 95% hope to adventure overseas again in 2021 – Much better adventures
  39. Holiday trends 2020 – BVA BDRC
  40. Fast Facts: Traveller sentiment in the age of COVID-19 – PhocusWire
  41. How is COVID-19 affecting the top 10 global consumer trends 2020? Euromonitor International
  42. The travel industry turned upside down – Skift and McKinsey 
  43. COVID-19 outlook for air travel in the next 5 years – IATA
  44. A surprising new travel trend has emerged out of COVID . . . – Traveltalk
  45. Asia expects dramatic rise in ‘regenerative’ tourism – Nikkei Asia
  46. International tourism down 70% as travel restrictions impact all regions – UNWTO
  47. Smarter, kinder, safer: reveals nine predictions for the future of travel – Hospitalitynet
  48. The future of the travel agency business after COVID-19 – WTTC
  49. UNWTO finds COVID-19 will cost tourism US$460 bn in 2020 – Breaking travel news!
  50. Catch-up -Travel and tourism: Embracing transformation to move beyond Coronavirus – WTM Global Hub
  51. Travel recovery insights portal– Tableau public, The Boston Consulting Group
  52. COVID-19 tourism impact reports – Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
  53. To recovery & beyond: The future of Travel & Tourism in the wake of COVID-19 – WTTC
  54. Eight in 10 ‘will book with an agent in future’ – TravelMole
  55. Upward trends in one way travel and shorter booking windows – Skyscanner publishes new predictions report – Hospitalitynet
  56. The travel industry turned upside down: Insights, analysis and actions for travel executives (overview) (report) – McKinsey & Company
  57. UNWTO tourism recovery tracker – UNWTO
  58. Reviving tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Asian Development Bank
  59. A-Z index of COVID-19 airport ratings – Skytrax
  60. What luxury travellers want during the new normal – Traveltalk
  61. UNWTO briefing note – Tourism and COVID-19: Understanding Domestic tourism and seizing its opportunities – UNWTO
  62. Insights on Filipino travellers’ sentiments on the new normal – Guide to the Philippines
  63. Understanding and shaping consumer behaviour in the next normal – McKinsey & Company
  64. For corporate travel, a long recovery ahead – McKinsey & Company
  65. How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come – Q Costa Rica
  66. Latin America and Caribbean Travel & Tourism competitiveness landscape report: Assessing regional opportunities and challenges in the context of COVID-19 – World Economic Forum
  67. Travel 2040: Sustainability and digital transformation as recovery drivers (webinar recording)- Euromonitor International
  68. By the numbers: Tourism’s zombie season – Politico
  69. 1st Destination Mekong Summit: Balanced tourism recovery for a better future (webinar recordings) – Destination Mekong
  70. Tourism trauma and COVID-19 – IMF
  71. World Travel and Tourism Council Travel demand recovery dashboard – WTTC
  72. Beyond COVID-19: The road to recovery for the travel industry – Tripadvisor
  73. US packaged adventure travel segment to bounce back faster than the overall US travel market – Adventure Travel News
  74. European tourism 2020 – Trends and prospects (Q2/2020) – European Travel Commission
  75. WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 – WTTC/Carnival Corporation
  76. Market intelligence: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer– UNWTO
  77. New pandemic direction for international travel – Loop
  78. US tourism outlook 2020-2023: US travel is in deep trouble! eTurboNews
  79. Foreign tourists may be allowed back by January, local leisure travel by end-September – report – Business Insider South Africa
  80. International tourism and COVID-19– UNWTO
  81. There’s a plan to open up tourism in South Africa – including international flights – but no dates, and no certainty– Business Tech
  82. Ready for take-off? What do travellers expect from destinations?(webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy
  83. Global ‘state of the market’ study reveals when businesses expect to resume corporate travel– FCM Travel Solutions
  84. UNWTO: Cross-border tourism gradually recovering – TravelMole
  85. Australian Travel Status Map – Tourism Australia
  86. COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (29 May 2020) –  UNWTO
  87. Airline policy tracker – Travelport
  88. Coronavirus travel updates: which countries have restrictions and FCO warnings in place? The Guardian
  89. Coronavirus Travel Impact Dashboard (Southeast Asia) – Pear Anderson
  90. Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre
  91. Bouncing back: Consumer views on traveling again (report) webinar – Flywire
  92. Over half of Brits want to fly overseas before end of year – TravelMole
  93. Fiji declares itself ‘Covid-free’ – TravelMole
  94. Beyond COVID-19: The road to recovery for the travel industry – Tripadvisor
  95. Traveling after COVID – RTA / SOLARE
  96. South Africa to remain closed to tourists until 2021 – The Telegraph
  97. Health experts cast doubt on UK hopes for holiday ‘air bridges’– The Guardian
  98. Africa suppliers see post-COVID trends working in their favour– Travel Weekly 
  99. Thailand doesn’t expect UK tourists to return until October – TravelMole
  100. COVID-19 and touristic demand: a mathematical modelling approach – Medium
  101. Attempting to profile the post-COVID 19 traveller – Adventure Travel News
  102. Tourism industry survey of South Africa: COVID-19: Impact, mitigation and the future – Department of Tourism; Tourism Business Council of South Africa, International Finance Corporation 
  103. Travelers willing to be screened and share medical history post pandemic – TravelMole
  104. Infographic: Survey shows shocking effect on tourism businesses in SA – IOL
  105. Global tourism could plummet by 80 per cent this year – TravelMole
  106. 100% of global destinations now have COVID-19 travel restrictions, UNWTO reports – UNWTO
  107. Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund
  108. COVID-19– World Travel and Tourism Council
  109. COVID-19 response: 96% of global destinations impose travel restrictions, UNWTO reports – UNWTO
  110. COVID-19: Implications for business – McKinsey and Company
  111. COVID-19: Impact on Travel & Hospitality and Tourism – McKinsey and Company (weblink pending)
  112. COVID-19: Updated outlook and pandemic impacts – Tourism Economics
  113. IMPACTOUR: Europa Nostra launches consultation on sustainable cultural tourism – Europa Nostra
  114. Most travellers expect to travel within 60 days of C19 containment: Poll – Traveltalk
  115. Nearly half of all Aussies plan to travel domestically when allowed – Traveltalk

Economy and investment:

  1. Pro-poor tourism’s evolution and implications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic – Tourism Planning and Development
  2. Secretary-general’s policy brief on tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO
  3. Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on tourism: transformational potential and implications for a sustainable recovery of the travel and leisure industry – Current Research in Behavioural Sciences
  4. Covid tourism freeze could cost global economy $4tn by year end – The Guardian
  5. Pandemic will weigh heaviest on tourism-dependent economies, warns IMF – The Guardian
  6. Travel’s COVID-19 blues are likely here to stay – ‘People will go out of business’ – The Wall Street Journal
  7. Trade reacts to shock travel ban: ‘It will crucify the industry’ – TravelMole
  8. COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers – McKinsey & Company
  9. UNWTO finds Covid-19 will cost tourism USD460 bn in 2020 – Breaking travel news
  10. World Tourism Barometer – August/September 2020 – UNWTO
  11. In post-COVID-19 Latin America, investment in infrastructure can bring back tourism – and re-build the economy – World Economic Forum
  12. Extreme outlier: The pandemic’s unprecedented shock to tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean – Inter-American Development Bank
  13. Study predicts windfall for Aussie tourism, post pandemic – Traveltalk
  14. Drop in tourism could wipe £22bn from UK economy, says WTTC – The Guardian
  15. Heathrow: Coronavirus quarantine ‘strangling UK economy’– BBC
  16. International tourism losses more than $320 billion in just 5 months– Travel Tourism news
  17. Impact of COVID-19 on global tourism made clear as UNWTO counts the cost of standstill – UNWTO
  18. Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs expected beginning next month – TravelMole
  19. Tourism as an agent of recovery in post-COVID-19 southern Africa – Future Directions
  20. New data shows impact of COVID-19 on tourism as UNWTO calls for responsible restart of the sector– UNWTO
  21. COVID-19 and tourism: Assessing the economic consequences – UNCTAD
  22. Coronavirus (COVID-19)– World Economic Forum
  23. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid– Trade for Development News
  24. COVID-19 – a global insight on travel and tourism impacts, UNWTO and Data Partners – UNWTO
  25. Investors warned not to rush into travel and leisure stocks– BBC
  26. Coronavirus – understanding the economics – London School of Economics
  27. Coronavirus: The canary in the coal mine of the world economy? Yellow Railroad

Conservation and wildlife tourism:

  1. What COViD-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa – The Conversation
  2. In Costa Rica, Fewer Tourists Have Led to a Rethinking of Conservation Efforts – Conde Naste Traveler
  3. Trees or tourists? Jamaica’s COVID recovery push threatens green aims – Reuters
  4. As travel opens up, glamping is helping ‘indoorsy’ families get outside – National Geographic 
  5. Demand for elephant ivory in China drops to lowest level since national ban – GlobeScan
  6. Nature ‘more important than ever during lockdown’ – BBC
  7. The business of scenery – Why America’s national parks need new management – Harpers Magazine
  8. Framework for Sustainable Recovery of Tourism in Protected Areas – Sustainability
  9. State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa report – African Leadership University
  10. COVID-19 and tourism in developing countries: Needs, challenges & options – WordPress
  11. No more cuddly selfies with our ape cousins – AAS Science
  12. Selfie-taking tourists could be spreading Covid-19 to gorillas – CNN Travel
  13. No more cuddly selfies with our ape cousins, top conservation body warns scientists – Science
  14. Rhino poaching in South Africa falls during Covid-19 lockdown – BBC
  15. In Mexico’s vibrant forests, locals adapt to a year without tourists – National Geographic
  16. Local tourists lift KZN’s private game reserves – News 24
  17. 10 sustainable destinations to visit in 2021 – Conde Nast Traveller
  18. Threatened species rely on ecotourism to survive. So what happens when the tourists stop coming? Huffington Post
  19. Adventure travel business impact monitor survey – COVID-19 (March snapshot) – ATTA
  20. Research reports for COVID-19 and tourism– Government of Kenya
  21. State of the wildlife economy in Africa report: Kenya country case study – African Leadership University, School of Wildlife Conservation
  22. Humpback whales seize chance to sing in Alaska’s cruise-free Covid summer – The Guardian
  23. Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos’ vital conservation work – BBC
  24. These locked-down cities are being reclaimed by animals – World Economic Forum
  25. What the future of adventure travel looks like – Outside
  26. Nature-based destinations and the future of travel – Destination Analysts
  27. Monitoring World Heritage site closures – UNESCO
  28. Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CNN Travel
  29. Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CTV News
  30. Wildlife conservation feels the stress of coronavirus crisis – Arab News
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic impact on nature based tourism (video) – YouTube
  32. US-based Hipcamp acquires Australia’s Youcamp as travellers head call of the great outdoors – Skift
  33. Do safari companies really want African travellers? The New York Times
  34. African safaris are designed for social distancing, and experts say it could be a fight to book a spot for 2021 – Insider
  35. Spotlight on COVID-19 and Africa’s protected area tourism, English, French– European Commission, International Cooperation and Development
  36. COVID-19 and privately protected areas – a Survey (open until 27 July 2020) – IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
  37. Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications– Campaign for Nature
  38. COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs– Trade for Development News by EIF
  39. EU Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas study: Study on  COVID19, tourism in protected areas, local livelihoods, and conservation:
  40. Summer visitors to American parks choose safety over freedom to roam– The Conversation
  41. Visiting parks and recreational facilities: Protect yourself and others from COVID-19– Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  42. Parks and outdoor spaces: How did the number of visitors change since the beginning of the pandemic? May 26 2020– Our World in Data
  43. Coronavirus closures could lead to a radical revolution in conservation– The Conversation
  44. COVID-19: Drop in ecotourism sparks fears of increased wildlife poaching– Mothership
  45. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the safari industry (May update)–
  46. COVID-19: Sustainability and remodelling of the Wildlife Sector (webinar) – YouTube
  47. COVID-19: Impact assessment of COVID-19 on the South African Wildlife Ranching Industry– Wildlife Ranching South Africa
  48. Kuoni reports uplift in demand for 2021 bookings– TravelMole
  49. Coronavirus: Fears of spike in poaching as pandemic poverty strikes– BBC
  50. Poaching fears as the safari trade collapses– The Times
  51. Poaching threats loom as wildlife safaris put on hold due to COVID-19– National Geographic
  52. The worrying impact of coronavirus outbreak on the safari industry–
  53. COVID-19: protected great apes during human pandemics– Nature
  54. Amidst COVID-19 situation, community conservation must continue– Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association

Resource libraries:

  1. Workplaces: How did the number of visitors change since the beginning of the pandemic – Our World in Data
  2. COVID-19 travel regulations map– IATA Travel Centre
  3. Policy responses to COVID-19– International Monetary Fund
  4. COVID-19 law lab – UNDP/UNAIDs/WHO/O’Neil Institute/Georgetown University
  5. UNWTO library (Free access until end April 2020) – UNWTO
  6. COVID-19: ETOA insight, action and resources – ETOA


  1. Google mobility trends: How has the pandemic changed the movement of people around the world? Our World In Data
  2. Parks and outdoor spaces: How did the number of visitors change since the beginning of the pandemic? Our World in Data
  3. Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) – Our World in Data
  4. The GCI Dashboard – Pemandu Associates
  5. COVID-19 Activity risk levels – Ezekiel J Emanuel 
  6. COVID-19 in proportion? In Proportion2
  7. COVID-19 around the world – Worldometer
  8. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation reports – World Health Organisation
  9. COVID-19 outbreak world map – Wikipedia

Section 3: Impacts on tourism and destinations

Impacts during crisis recovery:

  1. COVID robbed Kyoto of foreign tourists – now its not sure it wants them back – The Guardian
  2. A rise in tourism comes with headaches for officials at Zion National Park – The Salt Lake Tribune
  3. Ha Long Bay bustles after months of frozen tourism – VN Express
  4. How the pandemic has changed holidaymaking in Britain – The Conversation
  5. Summer Travel Was Chaos. Tell Us What You Saw – The New York Times
  6. Understanding Domestic Tourists to Support COVID-19 Recovery Strategies – The Case of Aotearoa New Zealand – Journal of Responsible Tourism Management
  7. Good news: Peru welcomes back tourists, Intrepid and Chimu return – KARRYON
  8. After a Year Without Rowdy Tourists, Prague Wants to Keep it That Way – Prague Morning
  9. Maui mayor asks airlines for fewer tourists amid travel boom – AP News
  10. As tourists return to Europe, some top destinations want fewer of them – Washington Post
  11. As the Galapagos reopens, sustainable tourism is paramount – Travel Pulse
  12. Italian tourist city bans evening walks to halt overcrowding – CNN Travel
  13. Hell’s Gate park chokes under garbage after Safari Rally thrill – The Standard
  14. Peru’s Inca Trail permits go on sale for the first time since March 2020, with limited capacity – TPG
  15. Banff is packed, but lack of international tourists leaves many businesses struggling – Yahoo! Finance
  16. Tourism Roars Back in Hawaii But It Looks Very Different As New Challenges Surface – Skift
  17. Amsterdam is laying down a model for what tourism should look like after COVID – Tourism Geographic
  18. Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak – BBC
  19. Tourist sites across China packed with travelers, indicates trust in epidemic-control measures – Global Times
  20. Mount Everest: Coronavirus reaches world’s tallest peak – BBC
  21. Lake District braces for the return of overnight visitors – The Guardian
  22. Puerto Rico sees a surge in tourism – and a rise in aggressive tourist behavior – The Guardian
  23. The Newest Challenge for Europe’s Parks: A Surge of New Nature Lovers – The New York Times
  24. National lockdown in England ‘would devastate hospitality sector – The Guardian
  25. ‘We had to get out’: Despite the risks, business is booming at national parks – National Public Radio
  26. ‘The whole place was a toilet’: Dartmoor reels from camping boom – The Guardian
  27. Staying positive and productive at new resort as a global pandemic takes hold – Hotel Executive
  28. ‘The worst of human nature’: UK staycationers’ trail of destruction– The Guardian
  29. The islands that want tourists as well as fish– BBC
  30. ‘Not much difference’: few takers on first day of hospitality VAT cut – The Guardian
  31. First UK night out of lockdown – camping in Northern Ireland – The Guardian
  32. “It’s manic that way’: seeking a slice of normality on Southend beach – The Guardian
  33. Major incident declared as people flock to England’s south coast – The Guardian
  34. Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends – BBC
  35. TUI reveals summer re-start plans after operating packed flights to Majorca – TravelMole
  36. The “peoples show” goes on for Enga – Enga Cultural Show
  37. ‘It’s been a rollercoaster’: zoos in England relieved to be reopening – The Guardian
  38. Campsites face a summer of social distancing – The Guardian
  39. ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists – The Guardian
  40. Covid-19: Greece quarantines all passengers from Qatar flight – The Guardian 
  41. What will hotel visits be like? Here’s your room-by-room look at the future – CNBC – Global Traveller
  42. Coronavirus: Alarm as crowds flock to European beaches – BBC
  43. Not a mask in sight’: thousands flock to Yellowstone as park reopens – The Guardian
  44. England beaches gridlock caused by cars ‘from all over the country’– BBC
  45. ‘Freedom’ for Greek beachgoers – under drone’s watchful eye – The Guardian
  46. Tourist hotspots busy despite coronavirus warnings– The Guardian
  47. Battered UK tourist industry anticipates easing of coronavirus lockdown – The Guardian 
  48. China tourism bounces back as millions travel for May Day holiday – TravelMole
  49. US national park reopening raise fears of coronavirus outbreaks – The Guardian
  50. Socialising tourism for social and ecological justices after COVID-19 – Tourism Geographies
  51. Hundreds flock to Florida’s reopened beaches as state death toll hits 726 – The Guardian
  52. Chinese tourist sites packed as country comes out of lockdown, but experts say risk still high – CNN
  53. After China eased social-distancing rules, 20,000 visitors flooded this UNESCO World Heritage Site – Forcing it to shut down again – artnetnews

Impacts on the tourism economy and employment:

  1. A Fijian business surviving COVID without tourists or government help – just – DevPolicyBlog
  2. ‘No one comes here any more’: the human cost as Covid wipes out tourism – The Guardian
  3. Ras Al Khaimah posts record tourism figures for July as Covid recovery gathers pace – Arabian Business
  4. WTTC reveals huge Covid-19 toll in Caribbean – Breaking travel news
  5. Without international visitors, Banff’s ‘devastated’ economy is running out of time – Calgary Herald
  6. Covid claims 62m global travel jobs as 2020 losses hit $4.5 trillion – Travel Weekly
  7. WTTC research reveals global Travel & Tourism sector suffered a loss of almost US$4.5 trillion in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 – WTTC
  8. How Bad Was 2020 for Tourism? Look at the Numbers – New York Times
  9. Revisiting tourism: Canada’s visitor economy one year into the global pandemic – Destination Canada
  10. The pandemic wiped out tourism on Pacific island nations. Can they stay afloat? The World
  11. River Kwai bridge vendors bemoan lack of tourists – Bangkok Post
  12. COVID-19 and the tourism sector – International Labour Organization
  13. The impact of COVID-19 on tourism – UNWTO
  14. Migrant workers in the tourism industry: The impact of COVID-19 – Centre for Global Development 
  15. Disney to cut 28,000 jobs at US theme parks – BBC
  16. Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID – AP News
  17. Latin America’s tourism sector grounded amid pandemic – Latin Lawyer
  18. As Covid-19 clobbers tourism, millions lose a lifeline – The Wall Street Journal
  19. ‘We can’t wait to welcome you to Nepal again’ – WWF Nepal
  20. Over 1.6 m tourists visited in 2019 – Namibia Tourism Board
  21. Global tourism lost £245 bn in five months due to coronavirus, says UN Chief – Independent
  22. ABTA says Covid crisis could claim 18% of UK travel sector’s jobs – The Guardian
  23. COVID-19 impact and policy responses in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – ICIMOD
  24. Tourist hotspots hit hardest in UK by Covid-19 unemployment– The Guardian
  25. Coronavirus: Spain races to save tourism as cases surge – BBC
  26. Coronavirus: How South Africa and Rwanda are coping without tourists – BBC
  27. With tourists gone, Bali workers return to farms and fishing – New York Times
  28. Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs beginning next month – TravelMole
  29. Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry– BBC
  30. Queenstown: a tourist town with no tourists fights despair among stranded workers – The Guardian
  31. Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO
  32. ‘Job-killer of the century’: economies of Pacific islands face collapse over Covid-19 – The Guardian
  33. Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion – UNCTAD
  34. Avec le coronavirus, le tourisme en Afrique affiche un manque a ganger de quelque 500 milliards d’euros – Le Monde
  35. ‘On our knees’: Kenya’s tourism revenue collapses– Reuters
  36. COVID-19 and travel: impacts, responses and outcomes (book) – Goodfellow publishers
  37. Tourism industry faces collapse as insurance companies refuse to pay COVID-19 claims – IOL
  38. Holidays still banned: South African’s only allowed to take day trips – Business Insider South Africa
  39. Hospitality industry is taking on insurers for non-payment of Covid claims– The South African
  40. Rapid socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s tourism sector – UNDP
  41. COVID-19 hitting tourism hard: What does this mean for the world’s poorest countries? Trade For Development News by EIF
  42. Impact assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak on international tourism (updated May 2020)– UNWTO
  43. Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home– BBC
  44. Tui warns of 8,000 job losses as travel firm faces ‘greatest crisis’– The Guardian
  45. Package operators ‘could lose five billion pounds this year– TravelMole
  46. Workers mauled by pandemic shock to wildlife reserves, national parks– Thomson Reuters Foundation News
  47. A town in Costa Rica faces an eco-tourism crisis– National Geographic
  48. Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19– Journal of Sustainable Tourism (open access)
  49. ‘London is so strange and sad’: the sacked hospitality workers sleeping rough– The Guardian
  50. Mozambique – over 5,000 jobs lost in tourism and culture– AIM report – Club of Mozambique
  51. UK tourism hotspots could face worst of post-lockdown job losses– The Guardian
  52. COVID-19 and tourism in Georgia – early impacts and government response– Resilient destinations
  53. Soaring cost of COVID for communities and conservation– Impakter
  54. UK tourist attraction discusses the true impact of the pandemic– TravelMole
  55. Lockdown devastates Namibian tourism sector– Informante
  56. ‘It’s catastrophic’: Fiji’s colossal tourism sector devastated by coronavirus– The Guardian
  57. Coronavirus poses existential threat, says hospitality industry– The Guardian
  58. Coronavirus ‘could cost millions of tourism jobs’– BBC
  59. Nepal tourism hit hard as global coronavirus fears close Everest– The Guardian
  60. Coronavirus: Tourism in Thailand hit by Covid-19– BBC
  61. How hard will the coronavirus hit the travel industry? National Geographic
  62. COVID-19: Fear of job losses could make tourism indifferent to wellbeing– African Arguments

Impacts on the environment and wildlife:

  1. An analysis of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on wildlife protection in protected areas of Zimbabwe in 2020 – Scientific African
  2. COVID-19 and protected areas: Impacts, conflicts and possible management solutions – Conservation Letters
  3. The future of tourism in natural areas: Impact, governance, financing -OECD
  4. Innovative community ecotourism coping and recovery strategies to COVID-19 pandemic shocks: The case of Mahenye – Development Southern Africa
  5. COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on protected areas and nature conservation – Europarc Federation
  6. Complexity in balancing conservation and tourism in protected areas – Tourism and Hospitality Research
  7. What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa- The Conversation
  8. COVID-19 and protected area tourism: A spotlight on impacts in Latin America (English and Spanish) – European Commission
  9. COVID-19: Devastating impacts, inspiring recovery – African Geographic Galleries
  10. Studies debunk ‘nature is healing’ narrative from 2020 lockdowns – Mongabay
  11. As US national parks are overwhelmed, ‘selfie stations’ pop up to help – The Hill
  12. National parks are booming. That may ruin your next trip – CNBC
  13. Snowdon: Call to respect mountain amid spike in visitors – BBC
  14. Lake District in peril due to climate emergency and influx of pandemic walkers – The Guardian
  15. Africa’s park tourism crash is a wake-up call. Can we find new ways to finance conservation? – The Guardian
  16. Tigers in Indonesia zoo infected with Covid – TravelMole
  17. An Explosion In Visitors Is Threatening The Very Things National Parks Try To Protect – NPR
  18. When nature needs tourism – DW
  19. Seabirds nest in new spots on Farne Islands as Covid keeps people away – The Guardian
  20. Co-op stops selling disposable barbecues near national parks – BBC
  21. As tourism returns, we can’t allow cruise companies to destroy coral reefs for profit – The Revelator
  22. Evaluating the impacts of protected areas on human well-being across the developing world – Science Advances
  23. Long lines revive push for new system at Utah national park – AP News
  24. Post-pandemic overcrowding of national parks causing bigger problems than just long lines – LiveScience
  25. Protected area management effectiveness and COVID-19: The case of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia – Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
  26. The Pandemic Has Undone South Africa’s National Parks – The Atlantic
  27. Then and now: Pandemic clears the air – BBC
  28. Watch: Rare Andean bears spotted near the Machu Picchu citadel in Peru – Independent
  29. Kruger poaching numbers rise as lockdown eases – Defence Web
  30. Is coronavirus helping turtles? The answer’s complicated – CNN
  31. Cambodia’s indigenous ecotourism weighed down by virus fears – Al Jazeer
  32. COVID-19 brings tourism, science to a halt on Galapagos Islands – Bangkok Post
  33. Malaysian resort island Langkawi can avoid environmental disaster by making the most of flying lemur and other wildlife’s comeback during Covid-19 travel ban, scientist says – South China Morning Post
  34. Welcome back! UK’s national parks brace for staycation invasion – The Guardian
  35. Covid fallout ‘undermining nature conservation efforts’ – BBC
  36. Tourism in protected and conserved areas amid the COVID-19 pandemic – PARKS
  37. Wildlife protections, especially in Africa, cut sharply during pandemic -IUCN conservation group – Reuters
  38. ‘Ecological island’: as Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya’s elephants – The Guardian
  39. COVID-19 and protected area tourism – A spotlight on impacts and options in Africa – European Union
  40. COVID-19 and conservation: Crisis response strategies that benefit people and nature – German Development Institute
  41. Coronavirus: Divers find Philippine reef covered with single-use face masks – BBC
  42. No cruises, few visitors. Canadian ban slams Denali – E&E News
  43. DR Congo’s Virunga National Park: The deadly job of protecting gorillas – BBC
  44. Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them? – New York Times
  45. Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on urban park visitation: a global analysis – Journal of Forestry Research
  46. From lockdowns to looting: how Covid-19 has taken a toll on world’s threatened heritage sites – The Art Newspaper
  47. South African game reserves forced to cull animals as Covid halts tourism – The Guardian
  48. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Conservation Activities Worldwide – Species Conservation Fund
  49. European Environment Agency on COVID-19 and Europe’s environment: impacts of a global pandemic – European Environment Agency
  50. Il ruolo attivo delle aree protette per la ripartenza del paese (Italian) / The active role of protected areas for the restarting of the country (webinar recording) – Urbanpromo
  51. Record number of endangered turtles hatch in Mexico – BBC
  52. Africa’s year of zero: a special report on the future of wildlife tourism – Financial Times
  53. Opinion: Collapse of Africa’s tourism industry hits rural communities and wildlife hard – New Era
  54. ‘Filthy bloody business:’ Poachers kill more animals as coronavirus crushes tourism to Africa – CNBC
  55. Dolphin numbers up in Hong Kong after Covid crisis halts ferries – The Guardian
  56. The impacts of COVID-19 on coastal and marine tourism – Open Channels: sustainable ocean management and conservation
  57. Nature tourism Markets voices (WWF video) – Youtube
  58. For South America’s wilderness areas, COVID-19 brings risk and respite – Mongabay
  59. Rising pressure on Nepal’s tiger habitats amidst COVID-19 – WWF Nepal
  60. Rowley Shoals: The bleached Australian reef and a COVID challenge – BBC
  61. ‘I definitely missed the tourists’: A lonely Great Barrier Reef has suffered a double hit – Independent
  62. Impact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National Trusts – International National Trusts Organisation
  63. New coronavirus found in Navy dolphins in San Diego Bay – CBS8
  64. A silent extinction: Elephants, rhinos and giraffes among endangered species facing fresh threat during global pandemic– Independent
  65. Simon says ‘reopen game lodges, Minister’– Tourism Update
  66. The COVID-19 pandemic, Part 2: Perspectives on the future of coastal and marine tourism and its implications for coastal and marine ecosystems– The Skimmer
  67. Covid-19: Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away– Hindustsan Times
  68. African states battling COVID-19 with low wildlife conservation budgets– eTurboNews
  69. Coronavirus is crushing tourism – and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife– The Washington Post
  70. Don’t despair: use the pandemic as a springboard to environmental action– The Guardian
  71. Pandemic-induced poaching surges in Uganda– National Geographic
  72. 70,000 endangered sea turtles lay eggs on empty beaches during quarantine– Return to now
  73. Covid-19 impacts on nature conservation in Georgia– Travindy
  74. Safari tourism on brink of extinction as insurers and government fiddle– Business Day
  75. FEATURE – As South Africa eases lockdown, eco-tourism community fears for future– Reuters
  76. COVID-19, Africa’s conservation and trophy hunting dilemma– The Conversation
  77. Tourism collapse in Kenya raises fears of poaching uptick– Corporate Knights
  78. The impact of COVID-19 on wildlife conservation in the East African community (webinar recording) – Earth Journalism Network
  79. Corona-hit tourism in Kenya leaves elephant conservation ‘ staring at an uncertain future’– DW Akademie
  80. Sainte-Marie : Chronique d’une île qui meurt en silence– Studio Sifaka
  81. The end of tourism?The Guardian
  82. Jobs gone, investments wasted: Africa’s deserted safaris leave mounting toll– Moneyweb
  83. The collapse of tourism and its impact on wildlife tourism destinations(Creative Commons license) Journal of Tourism Futures 
  84. Effects of the pandemic on ecotourism destinations and protected area management(webinar recording & presentations) – LT&C
  85. Beloved silverback gorilla killed by poachers in Uganda– National Geographic
  86. Mara land owners weigh options as Covid-19 bites– PD Online
  87. Halt in ecotourism threatens conservation efforts worldwide– Washington Post
  88. What COVID-19 means for ecotourism– UNEP
  89. How does tourism actually benefit conservation and the communities in wilderness areas? (Webinar recording)– C4 Atelier
  90. Big cats and creepy crawlies await news of zoos reopening to visitors– The Guardian
  91. Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on biodiversity conservation– Biological Conservation
  92. Editorial Essay: COVID-19 and protected and conserved areas– PARKS
  93. Coronavirus effect on the environment: Without tourism, we will lose Elephants– International Business Times
  94. Rhino poaching drops significantly during COVID-19 lockdown– Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
  95. National Trust sites become wildlife hangouts during lockdown– BBC
  96. As visitors vanish, Madagascar’s protected areas suffer a ‘devastating’ blow– Mongabay
  97. Ecotourism collapse threatens communities: How COVID-19 could push wildlife back to the brink– Taipei Times
  98. Ecotourism offered a lifeline to people and animals. Now it’s gone– Inside Hook
  99. Conservation in crisis: ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife– The Guardian
  100. As wildlife tourism grounds to a halt, who will pay for the conservation of nature? Mongabay
  101. The urban wild: animals take to the streets amid lockdown – in pictures– The Guardian
  102. Lockdown enables wildlife claim their territory across India– The Hindu
  103. Coronavirus lockdown boosts number of Thailand’s rare sea turtles– The Guardian
  104. Coronavirus: Lions nap on road during South Africa lockdown– BBC
  105. With South Africa in lockdown, the lions are taking it very easy – CNN Travel
  106. Botswana is evacuating black rhinos amid poaching threat– National Geographic
  107. Sharp drop in rhino poaching amid lockdown– Lowvelder
  108. The coronavirus pandemic has halted tourism, and animals are benefiting from it– The Washington Post
  109. Coronavirus: Venice canals clear up as pandemic shuts tourism down– The Independent
  110. Coronavirus-fuelled tourism meltdown yields pros and cons for conservation– The Globe and Mail
  111. While India is on quarantine, thousands of undisturbed sea turtles estimate 60 million eggs– Fun Owl
  112. Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life– National Geographic
  113. No monkey business in Himachal amid lockdown! Bhaskar Live
  114. Mass monkey brawl highlights coronavirus effect on Thailand tourism– The Guardian
  115. Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses– BBC
  116. As tourism plummets in Thailand, Elephants are out of work, too– New York Times
  117. SA wildlife tourism hit-hard by coronavirus– Farmers weekly
  118. Safari Talk – The impact of COVID-19 on Africa tourism and wildlife conservation(webinar recording) – African Bush Camps
  119. Coronavirus and tourism, the demise of the African safari– The Exchange
  120. Africa fears poaching surge as COVID-19 lockdown wipes out revenues from wildlife tourism– The Telegraph
  121. Covid-19 crisis puts South African rhinos & other wild animals in danger as tourism industry goes off a cliff– RT Question More
  122. Poachers kill more rhinos as coronavirus halts tourism in Africa– New York Times
  123. Coronavirus closures of Asian elephant camps offer respite to pursue reforms – Skift

Climate impacts:

  1. Climate Change, COVID-19, and Global Systemic Change – Journal of Responsible Tourism Management
  2. CO2 calculation – a part of future market planning? – My News Desk
  3. Oil heads for best week since April as US summer travel kicks off – Al Jazeera
  4. ‘There’s no ice’: warming seas chill Quebec’s seal tourism – The Guardian
  5. The case for responsible travel: Trends and statistics 2020: Lessons from COVID-19 for tourism in a changing climate – Centre for Responsible Travel
  6. Fry or freeze: COVID-19, climate change and tourism – Travel News Group
  7. Is the COVID-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world’s airlines? The Guardian
  8. ‘Huge environmental waste’ as US airlines fly near-empty planes – The Guardian
  9. Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog – BBC
  10. Coronavirus: Air pollution and C02 fall rapidly as virus spreads – BBC
  11. Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus – The Guardian
  12. ‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls – The Guardian
  13. Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long? – The Guardian

Impacts on crowded destinations and overtourism:

  1. Cambodia’s famed Angkor reports 98.4 pct drop in int’l visitors in 9 months of 2021 – Khmer Times
  2. Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay – CNBC
  3. After a Year Without Rowdy Tourists, European Cities Want to Keep It That Way – PWC
  4. ‘We were very blessed’: in the Cook Islands, pandemic proved a welcome respite from tourists – The Guardian
  5. How crowded are America’s National Parks? See for yourself – The New York Times
  6. Overtourism to zero tourism: Changing tourist’s perception of crowding – Journal of Spatial and Orbanizational Dynamics
  7. Overtourism to no tourism: How and why to build a more sustainable tourism industry – Island Press
  8. New Zealand to spend millions weaning holiday towns off international tourism – The Guardian
  9. The Caribbean Conundrum: United by Tourists, Divided by Covid – New York Times
  10. Observing COVID-19 related behaviors in a high visitor use area of Arches National Park – PLOS One
  11. Venice in times of coronavirus: Relaxed and unique – Deutsche Welle
  12. Locals rediscover streets and beaches in resorts absent of foreign tourists – The Guardian
  13. Overtourism and COVID-19: Lack of tourists actually harming environment in many cases – Traveller
  14. Can Venice turn the tide on mass tourism? BBC
  15. ‘Bali is not only about tourism’: Covid-19 prompts rethink for island’s residents– The Guardian
  16. English beaches packed despite COVID-19 social distancing plea – The Guardian
  17. Deserted beaches, empty bars: COVID-19 devastates Thailand’s tourist islands– The Guardian
  18. ‘It’s a ghost town’: tourism crisis hits British cities from Edinburgh to Bath – The Guardian
  19. All quiet in Ibiza as super-rich hide away and young Brits chill by the pool – The Guardian
  20. Before the virus, Asia’s ecosystems were buckling under overtourism. When the tourists return, it has to be different– CNN Travel
  21. Machu Picchu imposes strict limit on visitor numbers – TravelMole
  22. The end of tourism? The Guardian
  23. Austria’s tiny village with 10,000 day-trippers – BBC
  24. Barcelona without the tourists: ‘We’ve reclaimed our city but inherited a ghost town‘ – The Guardian
  25. How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism – YouTube
  26. Then and now: How coronavirus turned the world’s busiest cities into ghost towns – The Telegraph
  27. Coronavirus before and after – amazing photos compare Asia’s favourite destinations – South China Morning Post
  28. Coronavirus impact in photos: Tourist attractions without tourists – Condé Nast Traveller

Closures and calls to ‘stay away‘:

  1. Ten countries kept out Covid. But did they win? BBC
  2. Temporary closure of country parks facilities – Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong
  3. Virunga National park temporarily closes mountain gorilla tourism due to COVID-19– Parc National des Virunga
  4. Seychelles imposes a two-year cruise ship ban– TravelMole
  5. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Parks Canada
  6. COVID-19 is just as bad for parks as the 2019 shutdown – Outside
  7. Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease – BBC
  8. COVID-19 prompts closure of Indonesian parks, and a chance to evaluate – Mongabay
  9. Bangkok to close parks as Thailand’s coronavirus cases rise – Reuters
  10. Mount Everest: Nepal’s government shuts off mountain amid virus outbreak – BBC
  11. Media release: SANParks close all tourism facilities in support of national lockdown– South African National Parks
  12. African national parks close to protect gorillas and chimpanzees from coronavirus – The Independent
  13. National parks in Africa shutter over COVID-19 threat to great apes – Mongabay
  14. ‘Please don’t come’: calls to close US national parks over virus fears– The Guardian
  15. Coronavirus: London parks closing as areas urge tourists to stay away – The Guardian
  16. Coronavirus: US tourist towns telling visitors to stay away – BBC
  17. French police turn back private jet of holidaymakers from UK – The Guardian

Booking platforms and sharing economy:

  1. Airbnb offering free stays for a year – TravelMole
  2. With vacation rentals empty, European cities see a chance to reclaim housing – The New York Times
  3. You may think that Airbnb is here to stay. Think again – You Lucky People
  4. Expedia and Airbnb bosses have conflicting visions about the future of travel – Skift
  5. restructuring will pare its workforce by up to 25 percent – Skift
  6. Airbnb sees uptick in domestic bookings – TravelMole
  7. Airbnb fires 1900 employees due to COVID-19 crisis– Greek Travel Pages
  8. TripAdvisor to lay off 900 staff– TravelMole
  9. TripAdvisor launches initiative to help NHS – TravelMole
  10. Coronavirus: Airbnb restricts UK bookings to coronavirus keyworkers – BBC
  11. Coronavirus: Airbnb,, update cancellation policies amid Covid-19 outbreak – Daily Post
  12. How the Covid-19 crisis locked Airbnb out of its own homes – BBC
  13. Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with ‘Covid-19 retreats’ – BBC

Accommodation, tours and restaurants:

  1. The impact of COVID-19 outbreak on hotels’ value compared to previous diseases: the role of ALFO strategy – Heliyon
  2. The effects of the UK’s red list on tourism– BizNews TV, YouTube
  3. UK hotel bookings hit highest level since before the pandemic – TravelMole
  4. Exhausted, anxious and broke: agents share COVID stories – Travel Gossip
  5. Phuket hotels shut down again – ETurboNews
  6. TUI, easyJet & Thomas Cook report bookings surge – TravelMole
  7. Hotels limited to local tourists close to collapse – The Sunday Times
  8. Restaurants and pubs call for help as 72% fear closing permanently – The Guardian
  9. Covid-19 causes collapse of up to 21 tour operators – TravelMole
  10. Covid-hit UK hotels unlikely to recover for four years, says PwC – The Guardian
  11. Ischgl: Austria sued over Tyrol ski resort’s Covid-19 outbreak – BBC
  12. UK hotels and restaurants hit by wave of cancellations – The Guardian
  13. Car hire firm collapses after ‘thousands of cancellations’ – TravelMole
  14. UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow‘ – The Guardian
  15. Wine tourism reels from effects of COVID – Tourism Update
  16. TUI reports huge loss as bookings shift to 2021 – TravelMole
  17. TUI receives additional Euro1.05 bn loan from German bank – TravelMole
  18. Campsites and holiday cottage bookings for summer 2021 soar – The Guardian
  19. Accor’s pandemic shakeout includes shedding 1000 jobs, possible sale of iconic Paris HQ – Skift
  20. Hyatt CEO says China offers proof hotels don’t need a vaccine to recover from coronavirus– Skift
  21. Fingers crossed at France’s brasseries and cafes as tourist quarantines loom – The Guardian
  22. Why UK farmers are cashing in on the boom in rural staycations – The Guardian
  23. Holiday firm Tui extends suspension of trips to Spain – BBC
  24. Is the hotel industry about to self-destruct? Media exposes shocking hotel fails and growing guest distrust – Hospitalitynet
  25. Inbound operators face cash crisis as suppliers delay setting 2021 rates– TravelMole
  26. Caribbean hotels demand UK operators pay upfront after being left owed millions – TravelMole
  27. Sandals announces phased restart for all resorts – TravelMole
  28. Caribbean hotels demand TUI pays outstanding bills – TravelMole
  29. COVID-19 conversation: Southern African lodges, hotels and tourism – Vimeo
  30. Thai hotels seek government help as TUI Group defers payments – TravelMole
  31. Tsogo Sun to close 36 hotels as demand collapses– Eyewitness News (Reuters)
  32. G Adventures extends tour suspensions – TravelMole
  33. Luxury resorts face coronavirus crisis as the 1% flee cities for holiday hideaways – The Guardian
  34. Sandals hands over hotel to help recovering COVID19 patients – TravelMole
  35. ‘If the hotels go down, everything does’: the tourism hotspots hit by slowdown – The Guardian

Cruise ships:

  1. Large Cruise Ships Are Set to Return to Key West – Yahoo! Life
  2. Covid: Celebrity Millennium cruise guests test positive for virus – BBC
  3. Seacation confusion as Scotland cruise ship calls banned – TravelMole
  4. Coronavirus: First cruise shop arrives in Venice since pandemic began – BBC
  5. The cruise-ship industry seeks to refloat – The Economist
  6. Royal Caribbean: We expect all cruise guests to be vaccinated  – BBC
  7. Demand high as cruise ships gear up for restart – BBC
  8. ‘Overwhelming’ demand for P&O Cruises domestic sailings – TravelMole
  9. Grand Princess passengers grapple with Covid nightmare one year after ill-fated cruise – The Guardian
  10. Covid-19: Singapore ‘cruise to nowhere’ ends after passenger tests positive – BBC
  11. SeaDream cancels all 2020 cruises after Covid outbreak onboard – TravelMole
  12. 100,000 people rush to take part in trial cruises with Royal Caribbean– TravelMole
  13. Cruise industry draws up new COVID-19 framework to help operators – TravelMole
  14. The Carnival cruise ship that spread coronavirus around the world – Bloomberg Businessweek
  15. Stranded Mauritian cruise workers finally begin journey home – The Guardian
  16. Cruise ships are back. This is what they look like now – CNN
  17. MSC Grandiosa: First Mediterranean cruise launches after five-month pause – BBC
  18. Coronavirus: ‘Serious mistakes’ made over Ruby Princess outbreak – BBC
  19. CDC seeks public feedback before cruises can resume– TravelMole
  20. Royal Caribbean loses $1.6bn in second quarter due to Covid– The Guardian
  21. Cruise cancellations: ocean and yacht voyages through December 2020 – Crystal Cruises
  22. Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship – BBC
  23. Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts – The Guardian
  24. CDC seeks public feedback before cruises can resume– TravelMole
  25. Foreign Office urges holidaymakers to avoid cruise ships – The Guardian
  26. Cruise line cancels all departures up to March 2021 – TravelMole
  27. More than 100 cruise ships in US had Covid-19 infections– TravelMole
  28. Brittany Ferries confirms re-launch of services next week– TravelMole
  29. All US cruises suspended until mid-September – TravelMole
  30. Coronavirus: Anger grows for stranded crew on forgotten cruises – BBC
  31. Brittany Ferries cancels sailings until mid-June – TravelMole
  32. P&O Ferries to make 1,100 redundancies – TravelMole
  33. Revealed: 100,000 crew never made it off cruise ships amid coronavirus crisis – The Guardian
  34. Coronavirus journey: The ‘last cruise ship on Earth’ finally comes home – BBC
  35. Saga cancels all cruises after coronavirus travel advice change – BBC
  36. Coronavirus: Artania cruise ship stand-off continues in Australia – BBC
  37. Criminal investigation launched into Ruby Princess cruise ship coronavirus disaster – BBC
  38. Cruise ship stranded of Uruguay says 60% onboard have Covid-19 – The Guardian
  39. Will we ever take cruise holidays again? BBC
  40. Cruise firms face ‘off-the-scale’ challenge in wake of coronavirus – The Guardian


  1. Singapore Covid: Airline websites crash as borders set to open – BBC
  2. IATA: 2020 officially worst year ever for airlines – TravelMole
  3. BA adds discounted Covid test options – TravelMole
  4. Yes but no but yes: flight bookings soar despite baffling travel rules – The Guardian
  5. No alternative to vaccine passports, says Dubai airport boss – BBC
  6. Airlines warn the cost of Covid tests will stop people going abroad – The Guardian
  7. Cathay Pacific posts record $2.8bn loss for 2020 – BBC
  8. Covid: Airline industry travel pass ready ‘within weeks’ – BBC
  9. Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights – The Guardian
  10. New international Covid Travel Pass unveiled by Qatar Airways – TravelMole
  11. Emirates to trial IATA digital Covid Travel Pass – TravelMole
  12. All UK travel corridors now closed – TravelMole
  13. Big crowds at Heathrow airport ‘incredibly worrying’, says Labour – The Guardian
  14. Qantas will make Covid vaccine mandatory for international flights – TravelMole
  15. Coronavirus: Qantas adds to job cuts by outsourcing 2,000 roles – BBC
  16. Emirates launches free multi-risk travel insurance – TravelMole
  17. Gatwick opens Covid test site – TravelMole
  18. American Airlines launching new Covid app – TravelMole
  19. Delta has now banned 550 passengers for refusing to wear masks – TravelMole
  20. Private jet bookings soar as wealthy flee second England lockdown – The Guardian
  21. Boeing to slash thousands more jobs through 2021 – TravelMole
  22. Nearly 200 airports in UK and Europe could go bust due to collapse in air travel – The Guardian
  23. EasyJet to make first annual loss in airline’s history – BBC
  24. Quantas ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in 10 minutes – Independent
  25. Singapore Airlines takes ‘agonising’ call to slash 4,300 roles – TravelMole
  26. BA cuts more flights as demand flatlines again – TravelMole
  27. British Airways owner IAG to cut more flights – BBC
  28. WestJet cancels flight because of mask dispute with child – BBC
  29. Singapore orders airlines to set up isolation areas on planes – TravelMole
  30. EasyJet apologises for pilot’s threat to remove passenger for mask violation – TravelMole
  31. Nearly 1,000 Canada flights have carried positive COVID-19 passengers since February – CTV news
  32. Coronavirus: Qantas axes most overseas flights until October – BBC
  33. Challenging times ahead for the airline industry – Euromonitor International
  34. Coronavirus: Cases on Tui flight from Zante to Cardiff – BBC
  35. Flights between China and Europe continue to rise amid pandemic – Global Times
  36. Ryanair increases capacity amid rising demand– TravelMole
  37. Social distancing in the skies becomes a perk in post-COVID travel– The Guardian
  38. Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as Covid continues to hurt airlines – The Guardian
  39. New Zealand travel bubble ‘on the back burner’, may not open until 2021 – Executive Traveller
  40. Emirates, Etihad passengers must take a COVID-19 test before flying – Executive Traveller 
  41. IATA says air travel won’t recover until 2024 – TravelMole
  42. Virgin restarts passenger flights – TravelMole
  43. How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it– BBC
  44. Virgin Atlantic agrees £1.2 bn rescue deal amid coronavirus slump – The Guardian
  45. Hawaiian Airlines Covid-19 cluster grows – TravelMole
  46. Quantas pulls almost all international flights to March 2021 – Executive Traveller
  47. Coronavirus: Air France set to cut more than 7,500 jobs – BBC
  48. Sydney airport limits inbound passengers to 50 per flight, 450 per day – Executive Traveller
  49. Airlines under fire for jumping the gun as easyJet and Ryanair re-launch international flights– TravelMole
  50. Quantas to cut at least 6,000 jobs as part of coronavirus recovery plans, Alan Joyce reveals – ABC News
  51. Quantas cancels overseas flights until late October, highlighting airlines’ struggle for survival– ABC News
  52. Lots of distancing, no long-distance: Airlines cautiously return to the sky – The Guardian
  53. BA, Ryanair and easy jet launch legal action against quarantine– TravelMole
  54. German airline Lufthansa plans to cut 22,000 jobs – BBC
  55. Coronavirus: UK sets guidelines for air travel– BBC
  56. Changes in air passenger demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis: using Big Data to inform tourism policy – Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  57. US to suspend passenger flights from China– BBC
  58. Ryanair plans to restore majority of its routes from July 1– TravelMole
  59. Thailand extends international flight ban – TravelMole
  60. Transport secretary promised EasyJet not to levy green taxes– The Guardian
  61. Coronavirus: Argentina bans commercial flight sales until 1 September – BBC
  62. Global air traffic could fall by 1.2 billion passengers – TravelMole
  63. Physical distancing will end era of cheap air travel, industry warns – The Guardian
  64. Coronavirus: Airports ‘at risk’ of closure as flights drop 90% – BBC
  65. Coronavirus: Quantas has plans for a year-long travel shutdown – Executive Traveller
  66. Virgin Australia slumps into voluntary administration – BBC
  67. Coronavirus: BA expected to suspend 36,000 staff – BBC
  68. Lufthansa makes ‘permanent’ cuts as travel plunges – BBC
  69. Airbus reduces jet production to cope with coronavirus crisis – The Guardian
  70. Coronavirus outbreak could cost world’s airlines up to $314bn – The Guardian


  1. Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are going to different sets of Caribbean islands – CNBC
  2. Stranded expatriates opting for ‘quarantine holiday’ amid UAE travel curbs – The Express Tribune
  3. As Vaccinated Tourists Plan Trips Again, Adventure Travel Is Booming – Conde Nast Traveller
  4. More than one million already have EU Digital Covid certificate – TravelMole
  5. Britons should not be holidaying in Spain yet, says UK minister – The Guardian
  6. ‘Have a little empathy’: Bali tires of badly behaved foreign influencers – The Guardian
  7. People in England could get Covid passports for foreign travel by 17 May – The Guardian
  8. Vaccinated US citizens get green light for travel – Southern and East African Tourism Update
  9. Most Britons have given up hope of holiday abroad in 2021 -The Guardian
  10. Covid-19: Dutch sign up for test holiday on Greek island – BBC
  11. ‘Like getting out of prison’: Welsh grasp new travel freedoms – The Guardian
  12. Should you book a holiday for 2021 yet? And what about refunds? – The Guardian
  13. Britons ignore ministers and rush to book UK summer holidays – The Guardian
  14. 10-year jail sentences announced for Covid travel rule breakers – TravelMole
  15. Fully vaccinated people can skip Covid quarantines, CDC says – CNN
  16. Thailand allows visitors to play golf in quarantine – BBC
  17. Derbyshire police pan ‘stupid’ hikers for defying Covid rules to get stuck in snow – The Guardian
  18. Travellers needed: Places where you’ll make a difference – Wanderlust
  19. Peru opens Machu Picchu for single tourist stranded by Covid – BBC
  20. Boots’ 12 minute Covid test warning – TravelMole
  21. Coronavirus travel insurance: who will cover me? Which?
  22. American accused of ignoring Covid-19 quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawl – The Guardian
  23. Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis – The Guardian
  24. ‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero? The Guardian
  25. Race to track 200 people on flight after officials fail to tell airline of Covid cases – The Guardian
  26. Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight – BBC
  27. Coronavirus: How to fly during a global pandemic – BBC
  28. Italy contacting visitors to Sardinian nightclub after COVID-19 cluster – The Guardian
  29. Staff in hazmat suits take passenger with COVID-19 off Ryanair flight – The Guardian
  30. Future of consumer rights protection in tourism post COVID-19: The road to international standards (webinar recording)- UNWTO
  31. French naturist camp hit by ‘very worrying’ Covid-19 outbreak – The Guardian
  32. ABTA orders members to refund Spanish holidays after Loveholidays and On the Beach refuse– TravelMole
  33. Coronavirus: Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine – The Guardian
  34. ‘Unprecedented’ Hajj begins — with 1,000 pilgrims, rather than the usual 2 million – CNN Travel
  35. Berlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visit – The Guardian
  36. People returning to UK from Spain decry ‘unfair’ coronavirus quarantine– the Guardian
  37. Passengers told not to turn up too early for flights amid social distancing ‘chaos’– TravelMole
  38. Travel Republic launches Covid=19 insurance with hotel closure cover – TravelMole
  39. Travellers confused by inconsistent COVID-19 travel rules and advice across Europe– Hospitalitynet
  40. The virus will make everything you hate about flying worse – Bloomberg Opinion
  41. Travellers increasingly wary of flying, survey warns – TravelMole
  42. ABTA launches new travel insurance product – TravelMole
  43. ‘Refund us. Reform Travel’ campaign launches – TravelMole
  44. ROCK Insurance Group launches new COVID-19 travel insurance and cancellation products to travel trade – TravelMole
  45. Coronavirus: ‘Refunds unlikely’ if travellers have to self-isolate – BBC
  46. Agents refuse to book holidays for July and August– TravelMole
  47. UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens – The Guardian
  48. Long journey home: The stranded sailboats in a race to beat the hurricanes – The Guardian
  49. Passenger rights dogfight breaks out over Europe’s skies – Euractiv
  50. Travel firms face legal action over consumer refunds – TravelMole
  51. How can refuse a refund when travel is banned? The Guardian
  52. India coronavirus lockdown: Broke tourists rescued from cave– BBC
  53. All big UK airlines and travel firms denying refunds, Which? finds – The Guardian
  54. Backpackers allowed to extend stays in Australia during coronavirus pandemic, temporary visa holders to get access to super(annuation) – ABC News
  55. Former Thomas Cook CEO backs ‘It’s Right to Refund’ campaign– TravelMole
  56. Tourists sued after visiting holiday island with coronavirus – TravelMole
  57. 31 major insurers pull travel policies during coronavirus crisis – TravelMole
  58. FCO ‘indefinite’ travel ban prompts fear of mass cancellations – TravelMole

Section 4. Virtual tours and ideas to keep us inspired

Virtual tours:

  1. A virtual tour of the Great Wall of China – Virtual Tour Live
  2. Virtual guided tour of Lisbon Portugal – Virtual Tour Live
  3. Exploring the stunning caves of the National Park Service in real-time 3D – unreal engine
  4. Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights – Explore
  5. Virtual Yosemite Tour – Virtual Yosemite
  6. Great Wall of China – The China Guide
  7. Virtual tour ‘ Sistine chapel – Mvsei Vaticani
  8. Online Tours – Louvre
  9. Webcams – Houston Zoo
  10. Exploring World Heritage from home with UNESCO – UNESCO
  11. Top 100 virtual tours around the world (2020) – Travel Trend
  12. KZN is yours to discover! KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority
  13. Evento virtual ‘Aves de San Martin – Ikam Expeditions
  14. The hidden worlds of the National Parks– Google Arts & culture
  15. A magical eco journey, right from your seat . . .Loola eco adventure
  16. Video series: #TourismStrong – GLP films
  17. Namibia – Conservation First – COVID Chronicles– Ultimate Safaris
  18. Dive in virtually to protect our oceans– UNEP
  19. Experiences TV: Hiking the Villarrica National Park, Chile – andBeyond
  20. Becoming a ranger – WILDchild TV
  21. Virtual field trips – Fuze Ecoteer
  22. Virtual shuttle tour at Zion National Park – YouTube
  23. Forget drones, let a remote control person guide you round the Faroe Islands – The Guardian
  24. Five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb opens for virtual tour – The Guardian
  25. 10 virtual tours of the world’s most famous landmarks– The Guardian
  26. 10 virtual tours of the world’s natural wonders– The Guardian
  27. 30 minutes of happiness from one happy island – Aruba (on YouTube)
  28. Coronavirus: How to see the world without leaving your home– BBC
  29. Can’t leave home? These 10 VR adventures take you around the world– Boston Globe
  30. safariLIVE – WildEarth
  31. Kids – WildEarth– WildEarth
  32. Wildlife and nature– Lonely Planet
  33. Listen to nature for eight of the US National Parks to stay calm and productive – Quartz at work
  34. Let the Amazon flood your living room: Sounds of Mamirauá – Ukari Lodge
  35. Visit, from home – Greecefromhome
  36. Best Sustainable Tourism Films of 2020 – GLP Films
  37. Online experiences – Airbnb


  1. Using gamification in nature conservation – Luc Hoffmann Institute
  2. Agri-tourism thrives as virtual farm tours go global and New Zealanders take to the hills for rural breaks – Stuff
  3. Exodus partners up with the African Wildlife Foundation – Travel Courier
  4. ChimpanZoom? Primates at Czech zoo go wild for video calls – The Guardian
  5. 10 virtual tours of spectacular buildings around the world – The Guardian
  6. Heritage sites copy tricks from video games to woo visitors – Skift
  7. Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive – The Guardian
  8. How to design, launch and sell online experiences – Be a Better Guide
  9. China’s tourists sites draw virtual crowds, real cash – Sixth Tone
  10. South Africa ‘virtual safaris’ liven up lockdown with jackals and leopard cubs – Reuters
  11. Paul Gauguin virtual ship tours offered to UK agents – TravelMole
  12. Aquariums report wave of webcam visits amid COVID shutdown – The Guardian
  13. Since travel is off the cards (for now) I’m exploring the vast terrain of video game worlds– The Guardian
  14. COVID-19 Safari – Africa Geographic
  15. Virtual tourism in Africa takes off amid the coronavirus pandemic –
  16. Wildverse– UNEP & UNESCO Great Apes Survival Partnership
  17. Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism – BBC
  18. Acceptance of virtual tours during the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Survey) – GoogleForms
  19. Lockdown learning: 10 great ways to be ready for your next holiday – The Guardian
  20. 10 steps to help you take your kids on a virtual holiday – Traveltalk
  21. Virtual worlds: Can we travel without travelling? The Guardian
  22. Safari guides become unlikely stars as conservation turns to Instagram – Bloomberg
  23. 10 of the best places to revisit after lockdown – The Guardian
  24. We’re all paddling a first descent with the coronavirus – Rios Tropicales
  25. Birding is the perfect activity while practicing social distancing– Audubon
  26. Travalyst Coalition Announces Development of New Sustainability Frameworks to Help Travelers Find Sustainable Travel and Tourism Options –
  27. COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) vs tourism – The recipe for the world to come –
  28. Enjoy the magic of Airbnb experiences from the comfort of your home – Airbnb


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  2. This is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing.
    I am a PhD student at Auckland University of Technology studying the social-ecological impacts of COVID19 on marine research tourism and remote coastal communities. This website is an excellent source of information. If anyone has any suggestions for a progressive social-ecological exploratory framework to test resilience, please let me know!
    Thank you so much Anna!

  3. great work to join together all the useful articles and papers on tourism post -covid19. and for the updating, there is material for read!!!
    Best regards
    Paolo Motta
    ICTC/ CIVVIH member

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