COVID 19 and sustainable tourism: Information resources and links

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It seems that everyone involved in the travel sector has been affected by the coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.  There are an increasing number of interesting studies and articles and think-pieces that have been published on this topic.  Some of these share information on the impacts of our dramatically changed travel patterns on industry and destinations, some include suggestions of proactive approaches, and some provide market insights.

This is an evolving database of over 900 resources which quick-links to people looking for insights and ideas.  I hope this helps as we try to understand the implications of this massive global challenge, and move towards a better future.

I will add to this page over time, and please let me know if you have links that you think would be useful to add. For those re-visiting the page, newer resources are added to the top of each list.

Updated: 21 October 2020

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 recoveryPolicy and development responses
Guidance for the operation of tourism in the wake of COVID-19 
Funding and support
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 intelligenceMarket intelligence
Economy and investment
Conservation and wildlife tourism
Resource libraries
Section 3: Impacts on tourism and destinationsImpacts 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
Section 4. Virtual tours and ideas to keep us inspiredVirtual tours

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: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins – BBC
  2. Coronavirus: Shapps aims for new test system for arrivals – BBC
  3. Quarantine for arrivals to UK may be cut to a week, says Shapps – The Guardian
  4. Wales to ban visitors from Covid hotspots elsewhere in UK – The Guardian
  5. Coronavirus: Australia opens ‘travel zone’ to New Zealanders – BBC
  6. More than 50% of global destinations are easing travel restrictions – but caution remains – UNWTO
  7. Ramaphosa to announce limited international travel, Level 1 – sources –
  8. Portugal back on quarantine list but Azores and Madeira spared – TravelMole
  9. COVID-19 related travel restrictions – UNWTO
  10. COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: An overview of government responses to the crisis – OECD
  11. UK Government flip-flopping over quarantine list devastates Portuguese tourist industry – The Guardian
  12. New Caledonia tourism ‘ethical charter’ coming – Traveltalk
  13. Coronavirus restrictions in your state – The Conversation
  14. Coronavirus: Portugal return to quarantine list would cause ‘chaos – BBC
  15. UK ambassador to Portugal warns: travel rules can change quickly – The Guardian
  16. Policy brief: COVID-19 and transforming tourism – UNWTO
  17. Brazil’s island idyll reopens to tourists – as long as they have had COVID-19 – The Guardian
  18. Coronavirus: Bali closed to foreign tourists until end of 2020 – BBC
  19. Bali postpones plans to welcome international travellers in September – The Jakarta Post
  20. Coronavirus: Quarantine rule kicks in after Saturday deadline passes – BBC
  21. UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian
  22. Coronavirus: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed – BBC
  23. Coronavirus: Brits returning from France will have to self-isolate – BBC
  24. Battered travel industry urges UK to rethink COVID-19 quarantine policy – The Guardian
  25. Officials crack down on Alaska-bound travellers crossing US-Canada border – CBC 
  26. COVID-19 travel advisories create tensions in BC tourist towns – CBC 
  27. Covid: 14-day quarantine for Spain to NI travellers – BBC News
  28. Tourism restarts: 40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions– UNWTO
  29. COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (6th report as of 30 July 2020) – UNWTO
  30. Coronavirus: Spain says outbreaks under control after UK orders quarantine – BBC
  31. Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands  – BBC
  32. Covid-19 crisis: Wildlife parks reopen in Rwanda for those free of virus – Hindustan Times
  33. Coronavirus government response tracker– Blavatnik School of Government & University of Oxford 
  34. Coronavirus policy updates – Mekong Tourism
  35. Travel corridors: Quarantine-free travel starts today from 59 countries– Independent
  36. Finally revealed: 59 countries where the 14-day quarantine won’t apply– TravelMole
  37. Restrictions on travel easing as Europe leads cautious restart of tourism– UNWTO
  38. Coronavirus: Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine – BBC
  39. Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 ‘safe’ countries – BBC
  40. ‘Escape the pandemic in paradise’: Fiji opens its borders seeking billionaires – The Guardian 
  41. Thailand to lift international travel ban – TravelMole
  42. Thailand to target the wealthy tourist and turn away from mass tourism – Travel Tourism News
  43. Coronavirus: Ministers ‘reluctant’ to close beaches over crowds – BBC
  44. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector (survey closes 15 July) – UNWTO
  45. Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre
  46. Dubai reopens to tourism on July 7 – TravelMole
  47. Aruba starts phased tourism re-opening– TravelMole
  48. Macau introduces subsidised tours for locals – TravelMole
  49. Turkey launches safe tourism certificate– TravelMole
  50. Australia ‘very unlikely’ to allow foreign tourists in 2020 – Financial Review
  51. Saint Lucia’s new marketing campaign to re-boot recovery– TravelMole
  52. Australia considering shorter COVID-19 quarantine for students and low transmission countries – The Guardian
  53. Coronavirus: France announces significant lifting of restrictions – BBC
  54. Rwanda sets new conditions for tourists – Taarifa
  55. Which European countries are easing travel restrictions? The Guardian
  56. “Sustainability as the new normal” a vision for the future of tourism– UNWTO
  57. Coronavirus: Council leader calls for coastal restrictions – BBC
  58. Hiking, hunting, game drives and more to be allowed under Level 3 – The Citizen
  59. Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists – BBC
  60. Japan and Italy will pay for part of your trip – Travel Tourism news
  61. 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
  62. COVID-19: EU support for the tourism industry – European Parliament
  63. Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says – BBC
  64. Spain plans to welcome foreign tourists by late June – TravelMole
  65. WTTC voices opposition to quarantine measures – TravelMole
  66. We will have summer tourist season, promises EU – BBC
  67. Vietnam races ahead of other southeast Asian countries in tourism reopening – Skift
  68. Further blow for holidays as Spain announces 14-day tourist quarantine– TravelMole
  69. Tunisia emerges healthy from six-week lockdown – Al-Monitor
  70. 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
  71. Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund
  72. Thailand’s tourism industry to introduce post-COVID 19 health and safety certification – TravelMole
  73. Don’t reopen tourism too quickly, German foreign minister warns – Deutsche Well
  74. Speech by Commissioner Breton on “A Marshall Plan for European Tourism” -European Commission
  75. Government to ignore tourism in plan to reopen economy – Southern & East African Tourism Update
  76. Covid-19 Related Policy Shifts Supportive of Travel & Tourism Sector – World Travel and Tourism Council
  77. WBG support for tourism clients and destinations during the COVID-19 crisis– World Bank
  78. Covid-19: Tourism policy responses  – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  79. COVID-19: UNWTO calls on tourism to be part of recovery plans– UN World Tourism Organisation
  80. UNWTO launches a call for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recoveryCall for action – UN World Tourism Organisation
  81. Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO

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

  1. COVID-19 statement – South Devon, UK
  2. COVID-19Be safe outside– National Parks, UK
  3. Rwanda reopens tourism with discounted gorilla permits and COVID-19 safety guidelines – Kariba Safaris and Tours
  4. COVID safe travel in Australia – Tourism Australia
  5. Quick restart guide for employers – International Chamber of Commerce
  6. Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector: interim guidance – World Health Organisation
  7. Anti-contagion protocol for excursions in protected national areas (Italian) – Federparchi, RomaNatura, Campus Bio Medico University of Rome
  8. Member update: Korea National Parks Service response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Asia Protected Areas Partnership
  9. COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea – Korea National Park service (KNPS) Response case – Korea National Park Service
  10. Visitor guide to camping during COVID-19– British Columbia Parks
  11. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)– Government of Canada
  12. Protecting funding for public health and equity– Advisor news
  13. Recommendations for the safe practice of trekking– Fundación Trekkingchile
  14. Resource kit for accommodations– Travelife
  15. Recomendaciones para una visita segura (video)– Corporacion Nacional Forestal, Chile
  16. #RecreateResponsibly– #RecreateResponsibly
  17. An ethics framework for COVID-19 reopening process– Johns Hopkins
  18. A note on re-opening: What’s safe? – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group
  19. OARS COVID-19 general mitigation plan– OARS
  20. Managing Scotland’s parks and greenspaces during Covid-19– Greenspace Scotland
  21. Coronavirus/ COVID-19– Pairi Daiza 
  22. Guidelines for visiting 21 refuges in the Ecrins National Park– Fédération Française des clubs alpins et de montagne 
  23. COVID-19 interventions for the tourism sector– KZN Wildlife
  24. Conheça os parque que ja foram reabertos– Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio)
  25. COVID-19 Guidance for Parks and Green Space managers– Parks for London
  26. Reopening guidance: Considerations for the attractions industry– The Global Association for the Attractions Industry
  27. NPS Public Health Update– National Parks Service
  28. Federal Recreation Reopening Strategy Recommendations– Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
  29. Travel in the new normal: Industry guidance for promoting health and safety of all travellers– US Travel Association
  30. Restaurant reopening guidance– National Restaurant Association
  31. COVID-19 safety and social distancing graphics– National Parks Service
  32. Thailand DMC unite to create uniform health and safety standards ahead of tourism restart– Destination Mekong
  33. Tourism industry guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) – Victoria State Government
  34. COVID-19 update– Parks Victoria
  35. The Oceanic Standard COVID-19 reopening guidelines: Restaurant + hotel food service–  Oceanic Global
  36. ‘Safe travels’: Global protocols & stamp for the new normal– WTTC
  37. Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer public spaces – urban centres and green spaces–
  38. Response to COVID-19–  CFP people spaces places
  39. Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) –
  40. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Parks Canada
  41. COVID-19– National Parks Service
  42. Guidance for administrators in parks and recreational facilities– CDC
  43. Using trails safely in pandemic in the wake of COVID-19 – Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 
  44. Approved industry COVID safe plans– Queensland Government
  45. Destinations sign up to WTTC safety stamp– TravelMole
  46. Travel industry guidelines for sectors re-opening in one place– Skift
  47. Adventure Travel COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines–  Adventure Travel Trade Association

Funding and support:

  1. IDB announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge – MenaFN
  2. COVID-19 SOS Benguerra – andBeyond
  3. Be a conservation hero – Wilderness Safaris
  4. Uniting to support Africa’s rangers – Wildlife Ranger Challenge
  5. Coming together for Mara Naboisho COVID-19 appeal – Crowdfunder
  6. Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit – Gofundme
  7. TUI boosts liquidity with second government stabilisation package – TravelMole
  8. As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism – The Art Newspaper
  9. Randilen Wildlife Management Area Team – JustGiving
  10. Training centre for Malagasy tourism workforce – Global Giving
  11. The puzzle of COVID-19 tourism recovery funds – LinkedIn
  12. We’re raising £5,000 to Ride4Ranges and Mahenye Charitable Trust – Just Giving
  13. Renowned photographers unite to sell work in aid of Africa’s wildlife – Independent
  14. Turtle season crisis appeal – Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative
  15. Port Moresby Nature Park’s Wildlife Appeal – Gofundme
  16. Rapid Response Grants– Biopama
  17. SOS African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species
  18. Support us– Kasanka Trust
  19. Campaign to help tourist guides in distress– Tourism update
  20. Tourism businesses campaign to pressure insurers to pay ‘business interruption claims’– Newsroom Africa
  21. Help us to hep our local conservation partners & staff get through this crisis – Coronavirus Appeal – Biosphere expeditions
  22. COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package– UNWTO
  23. One Planet vision for a responsible recover of the tourism sector: from vision to action – a call for exemplary initiatives– UNWTO
  24. Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO
  25. Make a donationThe Mara Triangle needs your help (video) – Mara Conservancy
  26. Thailand spending USD700 million to boost domestic tourism – TravelMole
  27. G Adventures pledges cash to support guides, porters and local communities – TravelMole
  28. Malaysia unveils RM1 billion tourism financing scheme – TravelMole
  29. 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
  30. Beyond tourism innovation challenge (closes 31 July 2020) – Inter-American Development Bank
  31. WA tourism businesses fear for future after missing out on COVID-19 grants – ABC News
  32. Food for Coffee Bay families during COVID-19 – Backabuddy
  33. Calls for proposals – Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species
  34. COVID-19: Measures to support travel and tourism – UNWTO
  35. World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package – UNWTO
  36. Tourism Restart Taskforce – Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  37. Roots to recovery – is your recovery plan future-proofed? City Nation Place 
  38. Jobs and economy during the coronavirus pandemic– European Commission
  39. Leonardo DiCaprio joins DR Congo gorilla park campaign after attack- BBC
  40. Africa Foundation COVID-19 Campaign – andBeyond
  41. Africa’s tourism sector pleads for $10 bn in urgent relief funding– Club of Mozambique
  42. Project ranger: preventing a poaching pandemic – Great Plains Foundation
  43. Tourism in need – Tourism in need
  44. Book tickets for !Xaus Lodge and Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge relief fund – Quicket
  45. Tourism has crashed: Are carbon credits the future for funding conservation in Africa? Conservation News
  46. Publishing fund for researchers sharing findings on Coronavirus– Emerald Publishing
  47. Healing solutions for tourism challenge – (apply by 15 April) – UN World Tourism Organisation
  48. Coronavirus: Kenya sets aside Sh500 m to save tourism – Daily Nation
  49. Call for proposals: COVID-19 response resilience in wildlife community small grants –  (apply by 15 May) – The Lion’s Share


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

Resilience and recovery:

  1. Covid: ‘Dark days’ for tourism in Wales, but some ‘sliver lining‘ – BBC
  2. The Maldives: Post COVID hope – Gia Discovery
  3. Iceland prepares for a comeback – New York Times
  4. Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA
  5. Columbia sees its post-Covid future in ecotourism – Travelmole
  6. Caribbean tourism has been decimated by COVID-19. But the private sector can cushion the blow – World Economic Forum
  7. Israeli solutions for tourism in COVID-19 times (webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy
  8. Catch-up: COVID-19 crisis sparks innovation across travel– Africa Travel Week
  9. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector– UNWTO One Planet
  10. Paving the way toward a resilient tourism industry: Responsible tourism for COVID recovery (webinar recording) – The George Washington University
  11. 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
  12. Initial TRINET responses to COVID-19 Tourism – Tourism Transformed
  13. Restarting travel – a guide for customers – ABTA
  14. Circular economy in travel and tourism: A conceptual framework for a sustainable resilient and future proof industry transition – CE360 Alliance
  15. Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Tourism Resiliency Program – Mr Glenn Mandzuik (video) – The Living Earth
  16. 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
  17. Resilience and recovery of tourism communities – Tourism Webinar
  18. Guiding principles – Future of Tourism
  19. Ecotourism to bring post-COVID-19 hope for wildlife and communities in Northern Congo – WCS Newsroom
  20. Tourism recovery with Ecotourism Australia & WWF-Australia – Gaia Discovery
  21. Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown– The Guardian
  22. Safe Travels Stamp– WTTC
  23. Galleries in Europe open doors as lockdown lifts – in pictures – The Guardian
  24. Exploring the resilience of southern Africa: Wildlife economies during a global pandemic (Webinar recording) – YouTube
  25. How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel– BBC
  26. Reopening destinations face precarious task of pitching tourists to come this summer– Skift 
  27. Learning to walk again: 21 hopeful signs for reopening the travel economy – Skift
  28. Destination X – smart strategies to do right now (instead of making promo videos) – Phocuswire
  29. Ontario is right to open access to the outdoors for all, not just cottage owners – The Star
  30. Post-COVID-19: Positioning Africa – Ecotourism for Gabon’s diversification strategy – Ecofin Agency
  31. The future of Africa’s wild places – and why safaris matter– AFAR
  32. How travellers can help the hospitality industry – Conde Nast Traveller
  33. The safari industry is no stranger to hardship, but what will it take to recover now? CNN
  34. Spain and Germany deal blow to hopes of tourism revival– The Guardian
  35. How to price accommodation effectively post-COVID19 – Revenue Resolutions
  36. Financial strategies and tactics for adventure travel businesses during economic uncertainty– Adventure Travel Trade Association
  37. National disaster management in the ASEAN 5: an analysis of tourism resilience – Tourism review
  38. Small tourist firms in rural areas: agility, vulnerability and survival in the face of crisis – Independent Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  39. Building leadership capacity: A framework for disruptive events in tourism – Industrial and commercial training
  40. The coronavirus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us– NBC news
  41. COVID-19 – We need to play the long game – The African Safari Foundation
  42. 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
  43. A future template for resilience? How we can repurpose tourism and support local communities – World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Blog
  44. Now’s the time to start planning for business recovery– TravelMole
  45. Businesses looking to ideas for tourism recovery once COVID-19 crisis is over – Rocky Mountain Outlook Today
  46. Surviving COVID-19 through tourism resilience – Gaia Discovery
  47. COVID-19 and aviation: Survival, recovery and innovation – Skies
  48. COVID-19 blow is opportunity to upgrade tourism product– Farrugia Portelli – TravelWireNews

Opinions and think pieces:

  1. Building a resilient tourism sector in SADC Transfrontier Conservation areas (webinar recording) – presentation – SADC TFCA Network
  2. What will happen to the 7th continent? – BBC Travel
  3. Let’s re-imagine the tourism of the future post Covid-19 – i News
  4. Video: To rebuild successfully and sustainably, destinations must be cautious of ’empty platitudes’ – Phocuswire
  5. One Voice – Accelerating the sustainability Agenda (webinar recording) – World Travel and Tourism Council
  6. Tripadvisor Talk. Tune in (webinar recordings) – Tripadvisor
  7. Tourism helps wildlife conservation – but we need to be thinking much bigger – Independent
  8. Global debate: ‘Culture, tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, resiliency and rejuvenation’ 28 September 2020 (webinar recording) – UNESCO
  9. How to build back better after the COVID-19 crisis? A practical approach applied to Fiji – World Bank
  10. How to practise responsible tourism during COVID-19 – Loveholidays
  11. Time to build back better for animals – Pacific Asia Travel Association
  12. Can micro-tourism save Japan’s ailing travel industry? The Japan Times
  13. Beyond tourism in Africa (webinar recording)- African Leadership University
  14. Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel – McKinsey & Company
  15. Coronavirus: How long can Thailand survive without foreign tourism? – DW
  16. What trends should guide tourism’s recovery? WTM Global Hub
  17. Does the COVID-19 emergency mean overtourism is over? WTM Global Hub
  18. COVID-19: Is it time to press the reset button? WTM Global Hub
  19. Why is it essential for luxury travel and sustainability to have a harmonious future? WTM Global Hub
  20. Why Saint Lucia is a model for reopening tourism in the Caribbean – Caribbean Journal
  21. COVID-19 is expanding global consciousness and the sustainability of travel and tourism – Tourism Geographies
  22. From the experts: Will the pandemic make us care more about our planet? Forbes
  23. “We can’t return to normal”: committing to tourism equity in the post-pandemic age – Tourism Geographies
  24. Imperative to rebuild tourism in a safe, equitable and climate-friendly manner: UN secretary general – TravelDaily
  25. Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way – UN Chief – UN News
  26. Move over, sustainable travel. Regenerative travel has arrived – The New York Times
  27. 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
  28. 7 ways to maintain guest satisfaction during COVID-19 – HospitalityNet
  29. How will emerging economies reliant on tourism survive the crisis? Skift
  30. Travel and tourism: Embracing transformation to move beyond coronavirus (Webinar recording) –WTM Global Hub
  31. Rethinking sustainability in the middle of a pandemic – Forbes
  32. Polar perspectives no. 1: Is it time for a paradigm shift in how Antarctic tourism is controlled? Polar Institute
  33. Recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery– Travelife
  34. Travalyst Global Summit (webinar recording) – Travalyst
  35. How to encourage destination communities to embrace tourism during and after the pandemic – Sustainability Leaders Project
  36. Two ways to help revive tourism in Asia and Pacific– Asian Development Blog
  37. Will business travel ever be the same? – BBC
  38. Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy – what will it take?- McKinsey & Company
  39. What will travel look like in a post-coronavirus world? Africa Travel Week
  40. Unless we take these steps, UK quarantine restrictions against Spain will do more harm than good– The Independent
  41. Will the sustainable travel movement survive coronavirus? National Geographic
  42. UNWTO, Once Foundation and ENAT call for the reopening of tourism destinations to cater for the needs of people with disabilities– UNWTO
  43. Tools and resources for nature-based tourism (presentation) – World Bank 
  44. Increasing financial resiliency for PAs and KBAs (webinar recording) – UNDP Biofin, Philippine Parks and Biodiversity
  45. Beyond banning wildlife trade: COVID-19, conservation and development– World Development
  46. Steps towards a smarter lockdown: Game lodges – Daily Maverick
  47. How to be a sustainable traveller during times of crisis – Impact Travel Alliance
  48. Conserving Africa’s wildlife and woodlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond– Nature ecology and evolution
  49. What is the idea of resilience for tourism business? Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda
  50. Tourism in SIDS: the challenge of sustaining livelihoods in times of COVID-19 – UNWTO
  51. 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
  52. Eco-tourism is the way of the post-COVID future for the ‘blue’ Pacific – Scoop
  53. Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel – McKinsey & Company
  54. The end of tourism? – podcastarticle – The Guardian
  55. A Marshall Plan for tourism: Can it be built? EplerWood International
  56. With crisis comes opportunity: Will elephant-based tourism reset itself post COVID-19? Mekong Tourism
  57. COVID-19: Tourism updated – University of South Carolina
  58. The new normal? Travel in the world of COVID-19 – BBC
  59. Tourism recovery vs. destination sustainability: How to find the right balance post-COVID-19 – Sustainability Leaders Project
  60. Intra-African travel ‘vital’ for post-COVID recoverywebinar recording – Tourism Update
  61. If you can’t go far, go local! Ecotourism world
  62. Is wildlife tourism essential? Conde Nast Traveller
  63. We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crisis– The Guardian
  64. COVID-19: A stress test for sustainable development in hospitality? Hospitality Net
  65. Airbnb CEO says travel will never, ever go back to the way it was – Travel Tourism news
  66. Sustainability & tourism post COVID-19 (webinar recording) – presentation– Florida International University
  67. Invest in the green economy and we’ll recover from the Covid-19 crisis – The Guardian
  68. As tourism restarts, our responsibilities remain – UNWTO
  69. How tourist destinations can rebuild after coronavirus – Travel Tourism News
  70. DestinAsian Virtual Roundtable 3: Sustainable travel in a post-pandemic world (webinar recording) – DestinAsian Magazine
  71. How will tourism in LMICs change post-COVID? Devex
  72. Southeast Asia Tourism, COVID-19 and silver linings? (webinar recording) YouTube
  73. World, Changed? Mundo, Transformado? Global Ecotourism Network
  74. The COVID-19 crisis: Opportunities for sustainable and proximity tourism– Tourism Geographies (open access)
  75. 6th Mekong Tourism Strategy roundtable_Geoffrey Lipman-16 June 2020 – Mekong Tourism
  76. Tourism and COVID 19 (webinar recording)– World Trade Organisation – YouTube
  77. “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
  78. UN World Tourism Organisation urged to create a better future for animals– World Animal Protection
  79. Moving towards a more ‘future fit’ industry (webinar recording)– We Are Africa
  80. 12 industry experts predict the future of travel after the coronavirus crisis, from tackling climate change to greater accessibility – iNews
  81. 7 ways travel MUST change after coronavirus – Fodor’s Travel
  82. Introduce flexible policies to encourage future bookings, says marketing guru – TravelMole
  83. Tripadvisor Talk: How will the perception of sustainability and sustainable tourism evolve after COVID-19?Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
  84. ‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future – The Guardian
  85. (Immediate) future of tourism in the wake of relaxing SARS-CoV-2 shutdowns: Small steps to a temporary new ‘normal‘ – AIEST 
  86. Protected area management and COVID-19 (webinar recording) – Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group – Facebook
  87. When will we start dreaming our next trip again? Medium
  88. Campfire chat: Judy Kepher-Gona – Adventure Travel News
  89. What we are losing, what we are learning: Early reflections from Bolivia on the COVID-19 pandemic – Adventure Travel News
  90. Can resorts survive the pandemic? A view from some of the most beautiful places on earth. Tripadvisor talk – Facebook
  91. Will travel change after coronavirus? Here’s what experts have to say (Video)– Travel + Leisure
  92. Responsible travel is key to driving travel industry recovery in a post lockdown world reveals FINN Partners webinar – TravelMole
  93. Turn down the volume: How to plan for a sustainable tourism recovery after C-19 – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  94. Travel and tourism predictions: What might the future hold? eTurboNews
  95. Is tourism a viable livelihood option? (Webinar recording)– Equations – Equitable Tourism Options
  96. Social distancing at airports won’t work, warns Heathrow boss – TravelMole
  97. Coronavirus: What global travel may look like ahead of a vaccine – BBC
  98. Tourism and travel business in post COVID-19 will not be easy but opportunities abound – Hersi – Voyages Afriq
  99. New calm created by coronavirus offers southeast Asia chance to redo sustainable tourism – Skift
  100. Business recovery in the tourism sector – Call to action – Responsible Tourism Institute
  101. When can we travel again? Experts share their predictions – Los Angeles Times
  102. Coronavirus crisis: Online ad giants should help tourism in its hour of need – Hospitalitynet
  103. Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19? Medium
  104. How can we be sustainable post-Covid 19? BBC
  105. When will our national parks reopen?  Forbes
  106. Tourism may be one of the worst-hit sectors and bouncing back is not going to be easy – Business Maverick
  107. What travel companies will need to know about consumer mindset post-crisis– Skift
  108. What kind of holidays will we take when we can travel again? – Condé Nast Traveller
  109. How will your clients travel after the pandemic? TravelMole
  110. When can we go on an adventure again? Forbes
  111. Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity – Destination Stewardship Centre
  112. How tourism leaders should respond to the impacts of COVID-19 – Solimar International
  113. Corona pandemic: What it means for the sustainable tourism community – Sustainability Leaders Project
  114. World, interrupted – Global Ecotourism Network
  115. Why relaunching tourism can only be the last step after bringing back the economy?eTurboNews
  116. Preparing for the future of tourism in a post-COVID-19 world – Ketchum
  117. Promoting tourism in the time of coronavirus is a no-win – Skift
  118. As we sit out COVID-19, let’s think about a fair & fail-safe treatment or vaccine for overtourism – The “Good Tourism” blog
  119. You will travel after COVID-19 – but it won’t be the same – PhocusWire
  120. Pandemic lessons from an Antarctic cruise find their way home – The Washington Post
  121. Aquaterra Adventures’ Vaibhav Kala on the biggest challenge he and all of tourism is facing – Responsible Tourism India
  122. Business recovery in the tourism sector – call to action – Responsible Tourism Institute
  123. The 7 stages to the “new normal” in travel – PhocusWire

Hotel, tour, destination and aviation responses:

  1. Doing good in the time of COVID-19 – Adventure Travel News
  2. Coronavirus travel: This country wants to charge you $3000 to visit (including the cost of your funeral) – Forbes
  3. Tourism Resiliency – Thompson Okangan Tourism Association
  4. Montañas, turismo y delincuencia ambiental en el post covid (Mountains, tourism and environmental crime in the post covid) – Natour Magazine
  5. Coronavirus: Keeping the virus at bay on S Korea’s beaches– BBC
  6. Struggling tourist destinations pitch themselves to new digital nomads as remote work locales– Skift
  7. Dream Cruises resumes sailing with social distancing dining concept– TravelMole
  8. Niagara Falls tour boats show stark social distancing split – BBC
  9. TUI Group tests waters with three-night social-distanced cruise– TravelMole
  10. Coronavirus: Tui warns against blanket quarantine measures – BBC
  11. Protecting African wildlife during COVID-19: How Wilderness Safaris is taking action– Forbes
  12. Top chefs back Tom Kerridge for calling no-show diners ‘disgraceful’ – The Guardian
  13. Immediate safety response and economic recovery effort through access and tourism – Department of Tourism, Vanuatu
  14. How big hotel brands have stepped up their hygiene game – Hospitalitynet
  15. Major cruise lines collaborate on Covid-19 safety strategy – TravelMole
  16. Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge – BBC
  17. Thessaloniki issues smart traveler card for sustainable tourism– Greek Reporter
  18. 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
  19. How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it – BBC
  20. Reimagining resources: Solimar’s response to short term technical assistance in a COVID-19 era – Solimar International
  21. Quantas group announces post-covid recovery plan and equity raising for a stronger future -Quantas News Room
  22. Delhi to transform 25 luxury hotels into COVID-19 centres – The Guardian
  23. TUI makes Holiday Promise as it announces restart date – TravelMole
  24. Tourism operators say things will look very different as Australia emerges from coronavirus – ABC News
  25. Intrepid Travel introduces flexible booking policy – TravelMole
  26. The Greek plan to bring tourists back – BBC
  27. Legal action mounts against quarantine – TravelMole
  28. Tourism industry doubles down to reassure travellers – Fin24
  29. BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans – BBC
  30. Coronavirus: Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients – BBC
  31. Greece to resume flights from UK on 15 June with strict rules – The Guardian
  32. From crafts to masks – andBeyond
  33. UK travel industry warns against ‘nightmare’ of quarantine– The Guardian
  34. Future air travel: Four-hour process, self check-in, disinfection, immunity passes – Forbes
  35. Sandals reopening next month with enhanced cleaning protocols – TravelMole
  36. Major airlines make face masks compulsory for passengers – TravelMole
  37. Kuoni launches new escorted tours for 2021/2022 – TravelMole
  38. Coronavirus: How will airlines get flying again? BBC
  39. With no tourists, Australian scuba tours are planting coral instead– Brightvibes
  40. Ryanair boss says airline won’t fly with ‘idiotic’ social distancing rules – The Guardian
  41. Crisis management: Preparing your hotel for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Hospitality net
  42. COVID19: Industry efforts to support communities – The African Safari Foundation
  43. How to run a sustainable hotel in the Himalayas and how not to waste a good crisis – Sustainability Leaders Project
  44. NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals rescue coronavirus-hit season – The Guardian
  45. BA joins fight against Covid-19 – TravelMole
  46. US government agrees on $25bn bailout for airlines as pandemic halts travel – The Guardian
  47. Emirates starts rapid-testing passengers for virus before flight – Bloomberg
  48. Small planes and no business class: will flying ever be the same again? The Guardian

Top tips and best practices:

  1. Tools and resources for nature-based tourismlaunch webinarpresentationdirectory – World Bank
  2. The journey back to recovery – resources to develop tourism sustainably – World Bank
  3. 7 key elements to develop new tourism experiences – Good Tourism Institute
  4. Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA
  5. 7 considerations for successful hotel spas in a post coronavirus world– Hotel Executive
  6. Reef-world launches new Green Fins resources to help dive and snorkel operators navigate the COVID-19 crisis – Green Fins
  7. Crisis readiness: Are you prepared and resilient to safeguard your people & destinations? – World Travel and Tourism Council
  8. 10 recovery, health and safety recommendations for Adventure Travel from ATTA– Adventure Travel News
  9. 3 tips to emerge stronger – Adventure Travel News
  10. The ultimate crisis survival guide for hotels – Cendyn
  11. 5 Tourism Promotion Campaigns Hitting the Right Notes in a Crisis – Skift
  12. COVID-19 pandemic: Five ways towards resilience in tourism business – Gia Discovery
  13. 8 things travel companies can do during the Covid-19 pandemic – SCIVI Travel
  14. 15 Ways Kerala Is Fighting The Good Fight Against Coronavirus – Huffington Post
  15. Green Key’s top tips for tourism establishments to sustain their businesses before and after the Covid-19 pandemic – Green Key
  16. Best practices for founders in the wake of COVID-19 – Notion
  17. Covid-19 economic rescue plans must be green, say environmentalists – The Guardian

Collections of resources:

  1. COVID-19 and travel: Impacts, responses and outcomes – Goodfellow publishers
  2. Tourism facing a pandemic: from crisis to recovery – University of Bergamo
  3. COVID-19 guide for the Adventure Travel Industry – ATTA
  4. Master list of all major international airline coronavirus change and cancellation policies – Forbes
  5. Coronavirus resource page – Mekong Tourism
  6. Sustainable tourism management in the post-pandemic reality – Europarc Federation
  7. IUCN COVID-19 resources – IUCN
  8. Tools and resources for nature-based tourism ebook– World Bank
  9. Working with the environment to protect people: UNEP’s COVID-19 response – UNEP
  10. Tourism – ready for recovery (4 course modules) – Griffith University Professional Learning Hub
  11. COVID-19 survival guide for the hospitality industry – Hospitality Net
  12. COVID-19 Response – UNCTAD
  13. COVID-19 Task Force: Resources for the tourism industry – The University of the West Indies
  14. Reset: Visions of travel and tourism after the global COVID-19 transformation of 2020 (free access) – Tourism Geographies
  15. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group
  16. OTS Webinar series: After the virus – On tourism & sustainability – YouTube
  17. Travelbiz: COVID-19 update– Big Volcano Visitor Guide
  18. COVID-19 and the tourism industry – latest update – The African Safari Foundation
  19. Coronavirus help! Tourmageddon
  20. Positive Actions– Resilient destinations
  21. Travel, tourism and hospitality in a COVID-19 world– Travel & Tourism Transformed
  22. Making the case for a sustainable tourism industry – Helpful resources for tourism stakeholders during this time of crisis – LT&C
  23. Coronavirus updates– Airbnb Resources Centre
  24. OTS Webinar series – After the Virus – Journal on Tourism & Sustainability 

Section 2. Market research and intelligence

Market intelligence:

  1. UNWTO finds COVID-19 will cost tourism US$460 bn in 2020 – Breaking travel news!
  2. Catch-up -Travel and tourism: Embracing transformation to move beyond Coronavirus – WTM Global Hub
  3. Travel recovery insights portal– Tableau public, The Boston Consulting Group
  4. COVID-19 tourism impact reports – Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
  5. To recovery & beyond: The future of Travel & Tourism in the wake of COVID-19 – WTTC
  6. Eight in 10 ‘will book with an agent in future’ – TravelMole
  7. Upward trends in one way travel and shorter booking windows – Skyscanner publishes new predictions report – Hospitalitynet
  8. The travel industry turned upside down: Insights, analysis and actions for travel executives (overview) (report) – McKinsey & Company
  9. UNWTO tourism recovery tracker – UNWTO
  10. Reviving tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Asian Development Bank
  11. A-Z index of COVID-19 airport ratings – Skytrax
  12. What luxury travellers want during the new normal – Traveltalk
  13. UNWTO briefing note – Tourism and COVID-19: Understanding Domestic tourism and seizing its opportunities – UNWTO
  14. Insights on Filipino travellers’ sentiments on the new normal – Guide to the Philippines
  15. Understanding and shaping consumer behaviour in the next normal – McKinsey & Company
  16. For corporate travel, a long recovery ahead – McKinsey & Company
  17. How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come – Q Costa Rica
  18. Latin America and Caribbean Travel & Tourism competitiveness landscape report: Assessing regional opportunities and challenges in the context of COVID-19 – World Economic Forum
  19. Travel 2040: Sustainability and digital transformation as recovery drivers (webinar recording)- Euromonitor International
  20. By the numbers: Tourism’s zombie season – Politico
  21. 1st Destination Mekong Summit: Balanced tourism recovery for a better future (webinar recordings) – Destination Mekong
  22. Tourism trauma and COVID-19 – IMF
  23. World Travel and Tourism Council Travel demand recovery dashboard – WTTC
  24. Beyond COVID-19: The road to recovery for the travel industry – Tripadvisor
  25. US packaged adventure travel segment to bounce back faster than the overall US travel market – Adventure Travel News
  26. European tourism 2020 – Trends and prospects (Q2/2020) – European Travel Commission
  27. WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 – WTTC/Carnival Corporation
  28. Market intelligence: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer– UNWTO
  29. New pandemic direction for international travel – Loop
  30. US tourism outlook 2020-2023: US travel is in deep trouble! eTurboNews
  31. Foreign tourists may be allowed back by January, local leisure travel by end-September – report – Business Insider South Africa
  32. International tourism and COVID-19– UNWTO
  33. There’s a plan to open up tourism in South Africa – including international flights – but no dates, and no certainty– Business Tech
  34. Ready for take-off? What do travellers expect from destinations?(webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy
  35. Global ‘state of the market’ study reveals when businesses expect to resume corporate travel– FCM Travel Solutions
  36. UNWTO: Cross-border tourism gradually recovering – TravelMole
  37. Australian Travel Status Map – Tourism Australia
  38. COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (29 May 2020) –  UNWTO
  39. Airline policy tracker – Travelport
  40. Coronavirus travel updates: which countries have restrictions and FCO warnings in place? The Guardian
  41. Coronavirus Travel Impact Dashboard (Southeast Asia) – Pear Anderson
  42. Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre
  43. Bouncing back: Consumer views on traveling again (report) webinar – Flywire
  44. Over half of Brits want to fly overseas before end of year – TravelMole
  45. Fiji declares itself ‘Covid-free’ – TravelMole
  46. Beyond COVID-19: The road to recovery for the travel industry – Tripadvisor
  47. Traveling after COVID – RTA / SOLARE
  48. South Africa to remain closed to tourists until 2021 – The Telegraph
  49. Health experts cast doubt on UK hopes for holiday ‘air bridges’– The Guardian
  50. Africa suppliers see post-COVID trends working in their favour– Travel Weekly 
  51. Thailand doesn’t expect UK tourists to return until October – TravelMole
  52. COVID-19 and touristic demand: a mathematical modelling approach – Medium
  53. Attempting to profile the post-COVID 19 traveller – Adventure Travel News
  54. 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 
  55. Travelers willing to be screened and share medical history post pandemic – TravelMole
  56. Infographic: Survey shows shocking effect on tourism businesses in SA – IOL
  57. Global tourism could plummet by 80 per cent this year – TravelMole
  58. 100% of global destinations now have COVID-19 travel restrictions, UNWTO reports – UNWTO
  59. Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund
  60. COVID-19– World Travel and Tourism Council
  61. COVID-19 response: 96% of global destinations impose travel restrictions, UNWTO reports – UNWTO
  62. COVID-19: Implications for business – McKinsey and Company
  63. COVID-19: Impact on Travel & Hospitality and Tourism – McKinsey and Company (weblink pending)
  64. COVID-19: Updated outlook and pandemic impacts – Tourism Economics
  65. IMPACTOUR: Europa Nostra launches consultation on sustainable cultural tourism – Europa Nostra
  66. Most travellers expect to travel within 60 days of C19 containment: Poll – Traveltalk
  67. Nearly half of all Aussies plan to travel domestically when allowed – Traveltalk

Economy and investment:

  1. COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers – McKinsey & Company
  2. UNWTO finds Covid-19 will cost tourism USD460 bn in 2020 – Breaking travel news
  3. World Tourism Barometer – August/September 2020 – UNWTO
  4. In post-COVID-19 Latin America, investment in infrastructure can bring back tourism – and re-build the economy – World Economic Forum
  5. Extreme outlier: The pandemic’s unprecedented shock to tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean – Inter-American Development Bank
  6. Study predicts windfall for Aussie tourism, post pandemic – Traveltalk
  7. Drop in tourism could wipe £22bn from UK economy, says WTTC – The Guardian
  8. Heathrow: Coronavirus quarantine ‘strangling UK economy’– BBC
  9. International tourism losses more than $320 billion in just 5 months– Travel Tourism news
  10. Impact of COVID-19 on global tourism made clear as UNWTO counts the cost of standstill – UNWTO
  11. Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs expected beginning next month – TravelMole
  12. Tourism as an agent of recovery in post-COVID-19 southern Africa – Future Directions
  13. New data shows impact of COVID-19 on tourism as UNWTO calls for responsible restart of the sector– UNWTO
  14. COVID-19 and tourism: Assessing the economic consequences – UNCTAD
  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19)– World Economic Forum
  16. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid– Trade for Development News
  17. COVID-19 – a global insight on travel and tourism impacts, UNWTO and Data Partners – UNWTO
  18. Investors warned not to rush into travel and leisure stocks– BBC
  19. Coronavirus – understanding the economics – London School of Economics
  20. Coronavirus: The canary in the coal mine of the world economy? Yellow Railroad

Conservation and wildlife tourism:

  1. Humpback whales seize chance to sing in Alaska’s cruise-free Covid summer – The Guardian
  2. Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos’ vital conservation work – BBC
  3. These locked-down cities are being reclaimed by animals – World Economic Forum
  4. What the future of adventure travel looks like – Outside
  5. Nature-based destinations and the future of travel – Destination Analysts
  6. Monitoring World Heritage site closures – UNESCO
  7. Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CNN Travel
  8. Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CTV News
  9. Wildlife conservation feels the stress of coronavirus crisis – Arab News
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic impact on nature based tourism (video) – YouTube
  11. US-based Hipcamp acquires Australia’s Youcamp as travellers head call of the great outdoors – Skift
  12. Do safari companies really want African travellers? The New York Times
  13. African safaris are designed for social distancing, and experts say it could be a fight to book a spot for 2021 – Insider
  14. Spotlight on COVID-19 and Africa’s protected area tourism, English, French– European Commission, International Cooperation and Development
  15. COVID-19 and privately protected areas – a Survey (open until 27 July 2020) – IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
  16. Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications– Campaign for Nature
  17. COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs– Trade for Development News by EIF
  18. EU Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas study: Study on  COVID19, tourism in protected areas, local livelihoods, and conservation:
  19. Summer visitors to American parks choose safety over freedom to roam– The Conversation
  20. Visiting parks and recreational facilities: Protect yourself and others from COVID-19– Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  21. Parks and outdoor spaces: How did the number of visitors change since the beginning of the pandemic? May 26 2020– Our World in Data
  22. Coronavirus closures could lead to a radical revolution in conservation– The Conversation
  23. COVID-19: Drop in ecotourism sparks fears of increased wildlife poaching– Mothership
  24. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the safari industry (May update)–
  25. COVID-19: Sustainability and remodelling of the Wildlife Sector (webinar) – YouTube
  26. COVID-19: Impact assessment of COVID-19 on the South African Wildlife Ranching Industry– Wildlife Ranching South Africa
  27. Kuoni reports uplift in demand for 2021 bookings– TravelMole
  28. Coronavirus: Fears of spike in poaching as pandemic poverty strikes– BBC
  29. Poaching fears as the safari trade collapses– The Times
  30. Poaching threats loom as wildlife safaris put on hold due to COVID-19– National Geographic
  31. The worrying impact of coronavirus outbreak on the safari industry–
  32. COVID-19: protected great apes during human pandemics– Nature
  33. Amidst COVID-19 situation, community conservation must continue– Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association

Resource libraries:

  1. COVID-19 travel regulations map– IATA Travel Centre
  2. Policy responses to COVID-19– International Monetary Fund
  3. COVID-19 law lab – UNDP/UNAIDs/WHO/O’Neil Institute/Georgetown University
  4. UNWTO library (Free access until end April 2020) – UNWTO
  5. COVID-19: ETOA insight, action and resources – ETOA


  1. Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) – Our World in Data
  2. The GCI Dashboard – Pemandu Associates
  3. COVID-19 Activity risk levels – Ezekiel J Emanuel 
  4. COVID-19 in proportion? In Proportion2
  5. COVID-19 around the world – Worldometer
  6. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation reports – World Health Organisation
  7. COVID-19 outbreak world map – Wikipedia

Section 3: Impacts on tourism and destinations

Impacts during crisis recovery:

  1. Peru opens Machu Picchu for single tourist stranded by Covid – BBC
  2. ‘The whole place was a toilet’: Dartmoor reels from camping boom – The Guardian
  3. Staying positive and productive at new resort as a global pandemic takes hold – Hotel Executive
  4. ‘The worst of human nature’: UK staycationers’ trail of destruction– The Guardian
  5. The islands that want tourists as well as fish– BBC
  6. ‘Not much difference’: few takers on first day of hospitality VAT cut – The Guardian
  7. First UK night out of lockdown – camping in Northern Ireland – The Guardian
  8. “It’s manic that way’: seeking a slice of normality on Southend beach – The Guardian
  9. Major incident declared as people flock to England’s south coast – The Guardian
  10. Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends – BBC
  11. TUI reveals summer re-start plans after operating packed flights to Majorca – TravelMole
  12. The “peoples show” goes on for Enga – Enga Cultural Show
  13. ‘It’s been a rollercoaster’: zoos in England relieved to be reopening – The Guardian
  14. Campsites face a summer of social distancing – The Guardian
  15. ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists – The Guardian
  16. Covid-19: Greece quarantines all passengers from Qatar flight – The Guardian 
  17. What will hotel visits be like? Here’s your room-by-room look at the future – CNBC – Global Traveller
  18. Coronavirus: Alarm as crowds flock to European beaches – BBC
  19. Not a mask in sight’: thousands flock to Yellowstone as park reopens – The Guardian
  20. England beaches gridlock caused by cars ‘from all over the country’– BBC
  21. ‘Freedom’ for Greek beachgoers – under drone’s watchful eye – The Guardian
  22. Tourist hotspots busy despite coronavirus warnings– The Guardian
  23. Battered UK tourist industry anticipates easing of coronavirus lockdown – The Guardian 
  24. China tourism bounces back as millions travel for May Day holiday – TravelMole
  25. US national park reopening raise fears of coronavirus outbreaks – The Guardian
  26. Socialising tourism for social and ecological justices after COVID-19 – Tourism Geographies
  27. Hundreds flock to Florida’s reopened beaches as state death toll hits 726 – The Guardian
  28. Chinese tourist sites packed as country comes out of lockdown, but experts say risk still high – CNN
  29. 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. Disney to cut 28,000 jobs at US theme parks – BBC
  2. Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID – AP News
  3. Latin America’s tourism sector grounded amid pandemic – Latin Lawyer
  4. As Covid-19 clobbers tourism, millions lose a lifeline – The Wall Street Journal
  5. ‘We can’t wait to welcome you to Nepal again’ – WWF Nepal
  6. Over 1.6 m tourists visited in 2019 – Namibia Tourism Board
  7. Global tourism lost £245 bn in five months due to coronavirus, says UN Chief – Independent
  8. ABTA says Covid crisis could claim 18% of UK travel sector’s jobs – The Guardian
  9. COVID-19 impact and policy responses in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – ICIMOD
  10. Tourist hotspots hit hardest in UK by Covid-19 unemployment– The Guardian
  11. Coronavirus: Spain races to save tourism as cases surge – BBC
  12. Coronavirus: How South Africa and Rwanda are coping without tourists – BBC
  13. With tourists gone, Bali workers return to farms and fishing – New York Times
  14. Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs beginning next month – TravelMole
  15. Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry– BBC
  16. Queenstown: a tourist town with no tourists fights despair among stranded workers – The Guardian
  17. Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO
  18. ‘Job-killer of the century’: economies of Pacific islands face collapse over Covid-19 – The Guardian
  19. Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion – UNCTAD
  20. Avec le coronavirus, le tourisme en Afrique affiche un manque a ganger de quelque 500 milliards d’euros – Le Monde
  21. ‘On our knees’: Kenya’s tourism revenue collapses– Reuters
  22. COVID-19 and travel: impacts, responses and outcomes (book) – Goodfellow publishers
  23. Tourism industry faces collapse as insurance companies refuse to pay COVID-19 claims – IOL
  24. Holidays still banned: South African’s only allowed to take day trips – Business Insider South Africa
  25. Hospitality industry is taking on insurers for non-payment of Covid claims– The South African
  26. Rapid socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s tourism sector – UNDP
  27. COVID-19 hitting tourism hard: What does this mean for the world’s poorest countries? Trade For Development News by EIF
  28. Impact assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak on international tourism (updated May 2020)– UNWTO
  29. Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home– BBC
  30. Tui warns of 8,000 job losses as travel firm faces ‘greatest crisis’– The Guardian
  31. Package operators ‘could lose five billion pounds this year– TravelMole
  32. Workers mauled by pandemic shock to wildlife reserves, national parks– Thomson Reuters Foundation News
  33. A town in Costa Rica faces an eco-tourism crisis– National Geographic
  34. Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19– Journal of Sustainable Tourism (open access)
  35. ‘London is so strange and sad’: the sacked hospitality workers sleeping rough– The Guardian
  36. Mozambique – over 5,000 jobs lost in tourism and culture– AIM report – Club of Mozambique
  37. UK tourism hotspots could face worst of post-lockdown job losses– The Guardian
  38. COVID-19 and tourism in Georgia – early impacts and government response– Resilient destinations
  39. Soaring cost of COVID for communities and conservation– Impakter
  40. UK tourist attraction discusses the true impact of the pandemic– TravelMole
  41. Lockdown devastates Namibian tourism sector– Informante
  42. ‘It’s catastrophic’: Fiji’s colossal tourism sector devastated by coronavirus– The Guardian
  43. Coronavirus poses existential threat, says hospitality industry– The Guardian
  44. Coronavirus ‘could cost millions of tourism jobs’– BBC
  45. Nepal tourism hit hard as global coronavirus fears close Everest– The Guardian
  46. Coronavirus: Tourism in Thailand hit by Covid-19– BBC
  47. How hard will the coronavirus hit the travel industry? National Geographic
  48. COVID-19: Fear of job losses could make tourism indifferent to wellbeing– African Arguments

Impacts on the environment and wildlife:

  1. Opinion: Collapse of Africa’s tourism industry hits rural communities and wildlife hard – New Era
  2. ‘Filthy bloody business:’ Poachers kill more animals as coronavirus crushes tourism to Africa – CNBC
  3. Dolphin numbers up in Hong Kong after Covid crisis halts ferries – The Guardian
  4. The impacts of COVID-19 on coastal and marine tourism – Open Channels: sustainable ocean management and conservation
  5. Nature tourism Markets voices (WWF video) – Youtube
  6. For South America’s wilderness areas, COVID-19 brings risk and respite – Mongabay
  7. Rising pressure on Nepal’s tiger habitats amidst COVID-19 – WWF Nepal
  8. Rowley Shoals: The bleached Australian reef and a COVID challenge – BBC
  9. ‘I definitely missed the tourists’: A lonely Great Barrier Reef has suffered a double hit – Independent
  10. Impact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National Trusts – International National Trusts Organisation
  11. New coronavirus found in Navy dolphins in San Diego Bay – CBS8
  12. A silent extinction: Elephants, rhinos and giraffes among endangered species facing fresh threat during global pandemic– Independent
  13. Simon says ‘reopen game lodges, Minister’– Tourism Update
  14. 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
  15. Covid-19: Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away– Hindustsan Times
  16. African states battling COVID-19 with low wildlife conservation budgets– eTurboNews
  17. Coronavirus is crushing tourism – and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife– The Washington Post
  18. Don’t despair: use the pandemic as a springboard to environmental action– The Guardian
  19. Pandemic-induced poaching surges in Uganda– National Geographic
  20. 70,000 endangered sea turtles lay eggs on empty beaches during quarantine– Return to now
  21. Covid-19 impacts on nature conservation in Georgia– Travindy
  22. Safari tourism on brink of extinction as insurers and government fiddle– Business Day
  23. FEATURE – As South Africa eases lockdown, eco-tourism community fears for future– Reuters
  24. COVID-19, Africa’s conservation and trophy hunting dilemma– The Conversation
  25. Tourism collapse in Kenya raises fears of poaching uptick– Corporate Knights
  26. The impact of COVID-19 on wildlife conservation in the East African community (webinar recording) – Earth Journalism Network
  27. Corona-hit tourism in Kenya leaves elephant conservation ‘ staring at an uncertain future’– DW Akademie
  28. Sainte-Marie : Chronique d’une île qui meurt en silence– Studio Sifaka
  29. The end of tourism?The Guardian
  30. Jobs gone, investments wasted: Africa’s deserted safaris leave mounting toll– Moneyweb
  31. The collapse of tourism and its impact on wildlife tourism destinations(Creative Commons license) Journal of Tourism Futures 
  32. Effects of the pandemic on ecotourism destinations and protected area management(webinar recording & presentations) – LT&C
  33. Beloved silverback gorilla killed by poachers in Uganda– National Geographic
  34. Mara land owners weigh options as Covid-19 bites– PD Online
  35. Halt in ecotourism threatens conservation efforts worldwide– Washington Post
  36. What COVID-19 means for ecotourism– UNEP
  37. How does tourism actually benefit conservation and the communities in wilderness areas? (Webinar recording)– C4 Atelier
  38. Big cats and creepy crawlies await news of zoos reopening to visitors– The Guardian
  39. Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on biodiversity conservation– Biological Conservation
  40. Editorial Essay: COVID-19 and protected and conserved areas– PARKS
  41. Coronavirus effect on the environment: Without tourism, we will lose Elephants– International Business Times
  42. Rhino poaching drops significantly during COVID-19 lockdown– Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
  43. National Trust sites become wildlife hangouts during lockdown– BBC
  44. As visitors vanish, Madagascar’s protected areas suffer a ‘devastating’ blow– Mongabay
  45. Ecotourism collapse threatens communities: How COVID-19 could push wildlife back to the brink– Taipei Times
  46. Ecotourism offered a lifeline to people and animals. Now it’s gone– Inside Hook
  47. Conservation in crisis: ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife– The Guardian
  48. As wildlife tourism grounds to a halt, who will pay for the conservation of nature? Mongabay
  49. The urban wild: animals take to the streets amid lockdown – in pictures– The Guardian
  50. Lockdown enables wildlife claim their territory across India– The Hindu
  51. Coronavirus lockdown boosts number of Thailand’s rare sea turtles– The Guardian
  52. Coronavirus: Lions nap on road during South Africa lockdown– BBC
  53. With South Africa in lockdown, the lions are taking it very easy – CNN Travel
  54. Botswana is evacuating black rhinos amid poaching threat– National Geographic
  55. Sharp drop in rhino poaching amid lockdown– Lowvelder
  56. The coronavirus pandemic has halted tourism, and animals are benefiting from it– The Washington Post
  57. Coronavirus: Venice canals clear up as pandemic shuts tourism down– The Independent
  58. Coronavirus-fuelled tourism meltdown yields pros and cons for conservation– The Globe and Mail
  59. While India is on quarantine, thousands of undisturbed sea turtles estimate 60 million eggs– Fun Owl
  60. Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life– National Geographic
  61. No monkey business in Himachal amid lockdown! Bhaskar Live
  62. Mass monkey brawl highlights coronavirus effect on Thailand tourism– The Guardian
  63. Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses– BBC
  64. As tourism plummets in Thailand, Elephants are out of work, too– New York Times
  65. SA wildlife tourism hit-hard by coronavirus– Farmers weekly
  66. Safari Talk – The impact of COVID-19 on Africa tourism and wildlife conservation(webinar recording) – African Bush Camps
  67. Coronavirus and tourism, the demise of the African safari– The Exchange
  68. Africa fears poaching surge as COVID-19 lockdown wipes out revenues from wildlife tourism– The Telegraph
  69. Covid-19 crisis puts South African rhinos & other wild animals in danger as tourism industry goes off a cliff– RT Question More
  70. Poachers kill more rhinos as coronavirus halts tourism in Africa– New York Times
  71. Coronavirus closures of Asian elephant camps offer respite to pursue reforms – Skift

Climate impacts:

  1. The case for responsible travel: Trends and statistics 2020: Lessons from COVID-19 for tourism in a changing climate – Centre for Responsible Travel
  2. Fry or freeze: COVID-19, climate change and tourism – Travel News Group
  3. Is the COVID-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world’s airlines? The Guardian
  4. ‘Huge environmental waste’ as US airlines fly near-empty planes – The Guardian
  5. Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog – BBC
  6. Coronavirus: Air pollution and C02 fall rapidly as virus spreads – BBC
  7. Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus – The Guardian
  8. ‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls – The Guardian
  9. Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long? – The Guardian

Impacts on crowded destinations and overtourism:

  1. Venice in times of coronavirus: Relaxed and unique – Deutsche Welle
  2. Locals rediscover streets and beaches in resorts absent of foreign tourists – The Guardian
  3. Overtourism and COVID-19: Lack of tourists actually harming environment in many cases – Traveller
  4. Can Venice turn the tide on mass tourism? BBC
  5. ‘Bali is not only about tourism’: Covid-19 prompts rethink for island’s residents– The Guardian
  6. English beaches packed despite COVID-19 social distancing plea – The Guardian
  7. Deserted beaches, empty bars: COVID-19 devastates Thailand’s tourist islands– The Guardian
  8. ‘It’s a ghost town’: tourism crisis hits British cities from Edinburgh to Bath – The Guardian
  9. All quiet in Ibiza as super-rich hide away and young Brits chill by the pool – The Guardian
  10. Before the virus, Asia’s ecosystems were buckling under overtourism. When the tourists return, it has to be different– CNN Travel
  11. Machu Picchu imposes strict limit on visitor numbers – TravelMole
  12. The end of tourism? The Guardian
  13. Austria’s tiny village with 10,000 day-trippers – BBC
  14. Barcelona without the tourists: ‘We’ve reclaimed our city but inherited a ghost town‘ – The Guardian
  15. How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism – YouTube
  16. Then and now: How coronavirus turned the world’s busiest cities into ghost towns – The Telegraph
  17. Coronavirus before and after – amazing photos compare Asia’s favourite destinations – South China Morning Post
  18. 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. Expedia and Airbnb bosses have conflicting visions about the future of travel – Skift
  2. restructuring will pare its workforce by up to 25 percent – Skift
  3. Airbnb sees uptick in domestic bookings – TravelMole
  4. Airbnb fires 1900 employees due to COVID-19 crisis– Greek Travel Pages
  5. TripAdvisor to lay off 900 staff– TravelMole
  6. TripAdvisor launches initiative to help NHS – TravelMole
  7. Coronavirus: Airbnb restricts UK bookings to coronavirus keyworkers – BBC
  8. Coronavirus: Airbnb,, update cancellation policies amid Covid-19 outbreak – Daily Post
  9. How the Covid-19 crisis locked Airbnb out of its own homes – BBC
  10. Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with ‘Covid-19 retreats’ – BBC

Accommodation, tours and restaurants:

  1. Ischgl: Austria sued over Tyrol ski resort’s Covid-19 outbreak – BBC
  2. UK hotels and restaurants hit by wave of cancellations – The Guardian
  3. Car hire firm collapses after ‘thousands of cancellations’ – TravelMole
  4. UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow‘ – The Guardian
  5. Wine tourism reels from effects of COVID – Tourism Update
  6. TUI reports huge loss as bookings shift to 2021 – TravelMole
  7. TUI receives additional Euro1.05 bn loan from German bank – TravelMole
  8. Campsites and holiday cottage bookings for summer 2021 soar – The Guardian
  9. Accor’s pandemic shakeout includes shedding 1000 jobs, possible sale of iconic Paris HQ – Skift
  10. Hyatt CEO says China offers proof hotels don’t need a vaccine to recover from coronavirus– Skift
  11. Fingers crossed at France’s brasseries and cafes as tourist quarantines loom – The Guardian
  12. Why UK farmers are cashing in on the boom in rural staycations – The Guardian
  13. Holiday firm Tui extends suspension of trips to Spain – BBC
  14. Is the hotel industry about to self-destruct? Media exposes shocking hotel fails and growing guest distrust – Hospitalitynet
  15. Inbound operators face cash crisis as suppliers delay setting 2021 rates– TravelMole
  16. Caribbean hotels demand UK operators pay upfront after being left owed millions – TravelMole
  17. Coronavirus: Qantas axes most overseas flights until October – BBC
  18. Sandals announces phased restart for all resorts – TravelMole
  19. Caribbean hotels demand TUI pays outstanding bills – TravelMole
  20. COVID-19 conversation: Southern African lodges, hotels and tourism – Vimeo
  21. Thai hotels seek government help as TUI Group defers payments – TravelMole
  22. Tsogo Sun to close 36 hotels as demand collapses– Eyewitness News (Reuters)
  23. G Adventures extends tour suspensions – TravelMole
  24. Luxury resorts face coronavirus crisis as the 1% flee cities for holiday hideaways – The Guardian
  25. Sandals hands over hotel to help recovering COVID19 patients – TravelMole
  26. ‘If the hotels go down, everything does’: the tourism hotspots hit by slowdown – The Guardian

Cruise ships:

  1. Cruise industry draws up new COVID-19 framework to help operators – TravelMole
  2. The Carnival cruise ship that spread coronavirus around the world – Bloomberg Businessweek
  3. Stranded Mauritian cruise workers finally begin journey home – The Guardian
  4. Cruise ships are back. This is what they look like now – CNN
  5. MSC Grandiosa: First Mediterranean cruise launches after five-month pause – BBC
  6. Coronavirus: ‘Serious mistakes’ made over Ruby Princess outbreak – BBC
  7. CDC seeks public feedback before cruises can resume– TravelMole
  8. Royal Caribbean loses $1.6bn in second quarter due to Covid– The Guardian
  9. Cruise cancellations: ocean and yacht voyages through December 2020 – Crystal Cruises
  10. Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship – BBC
  11. Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts – The Guardian
  12. CDC seeks public feedback before cruises can resume– TravelMole
  13. Foreign Office urges holidaymakers to avoid cruise ships – The Guardian
  14. Cruise line cancels all departures up to March 2021 – TravelMole
  15. More than 100 cruise ships in US had Covid-19 infections– TravelMole
  16. Brittany Ferries confirms re-launch of services next week– TravelMole
  17. All US cruises suspended until mid-September – TravelMole
  18. Coronavirus: Anger grows for stranded crew on forgotten cruises – BBC
  19. Brittany Ferries cancels sailings until mid-June – TravelMole
  20. P&O Ferries to make 1,100 redundancies – TravelMole
  21. Revealed: 100,000 crew never made it off cruise ships amid coronavirus crisis – The Guardian
  22. Coronavirus journey: The ‘last cruise ship on Earth’ finally comes home – BBC
  23. Saga cancels all cruises after coronavirus travel advice change – BBC
  24. Coronavirus: Artania cruise ship stand-off continues in Australia – BBC
  25. Criminal investigation launched into Ruby Princess cruise ship coronavirus disaster – BBC
  26. Cruise ship stranded of Uruguay says 60% onboard have Covid-19 – The Guardian
  27. Will we ever take cruise holidays again? BBC
  28. Cruise firms face ‘off-the-scale’ challenge in wake of coronavirus – The Guardian


  1. EasyJet to make first annual loss in airline’s history – BBC
  2. Quantas ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in 10 minutes – Independent
  3. Singapore Airlines takes ‘agonising’ call to slash 4,300 roles – TravelMole
  4. BA cuts more flights as demand flatlines again – TravelMole
  5. British Airways owner IAG to cut more flights – BBC
  6. WestJet cancels flight because of mask dispute with child – BBC
  7. Singapore orders airlines to set up isolation areas on planes – TravelMole
  8. EasyJet apologises for pilot’s threat to remove passenger for mask violation – TravelMole
  9. Nearly 1,000 Canada flights have carried positive COVID-19 passengers since February – CTV news
  10. Challenging times ahead for the airline industry – Euromonitor International
  11. Coronavirus: Cases on Tui flight from Zante to Cardiff – BBC
  12. Flights between China and Europe continue to rise amid pandemic – Global Times
  13. Ryanair increases capacity amid rising demand– TravelMole
  14. Social distancing in the skies becomes a perk in post-COVID travel– The Guardian
  15. Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as Covid continues to hurt airlines – The Guardian
  16. New Zealand travel bubble ‘on the back burner’, may not open until 2021 – Executive Traveller
  17. Emirates, Etihad passengers must take a COVID-19 test before flying – Executive Traveller 
  18. IATA says air travel won’t recover until 2024 – TravelMole
  19. Virgin restarts passenger flights – TravelMole
  20. How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it– BBC
  21. Virgin Atlantic agrees £1.2 bn rescue deal amid coronavirus slump – The Guardian
  22. Hawaiian Airlines Covid-19 cluster grows – TravelMole
  23. Quantas pulls almost all international flights to March 2021 – Executive Traveller
  24. Coronavirus: Air France set to cut more than 7,500 jobs – BBC
  25. Sydney airport limits inbound passengers to 50 per flight, 450 per day – Executive Traveller
  26. Airlines under fire for jumping the gun as easyJet and Ryanair re-launch international flights– TravelMole
  27. Quantas to cut at least 6,000 jobs as part of coronavirus recovery plans, Alan Joyce reveals – ABC News
  28. Quantas cancels overseas flights until late October, highlighting airlines’ struggle for survival– ABC News
  29. Lots of distancing, no long-distance: Airlines cautiously return to the sky – The Guardian
  30. BA, Ryanair and easy jet launch legal action against quarantine– TravelMole
  31. German airline Lufthansa plans to cut 22,000 jobs – BBC
  32. Coronavirus: UK sets guidelines for air travel– BBC
  33. Changes in air passenger demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis: using Big Data to inform tourism policy – Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  34. US to suspend passenger flights from China– BBC
  35. Ryanair plans to restore majority of its routes from July 1– TravelMole
  36. Thailand extends international flight ban – TravelMole
  37. Transport secretary promised EasyJet not to levy green taxes– The Guardian
  38. Coronavirus: Argentina bans commercial flight sales until 1 September – BBC
  39. Global air traffic could fall by 1.2 billion passengers – TravelMole
  40. Physical distancing will end era of cheap air travel, industry warns – The Guardian
  41. Coronavirus: Airports ‘at risk’ of closure as flights drop 90% – BBC
  42. Coronavirus: Quantas has plans for a year-long travel shutdown – Executive Traveller
  43. Virgin Australia slumps into voluntary administration – BBC
  44. Coronavirus: BA expected to suspend 36,000 staff – BBC
  45. Lufthansa makes ‘permanent’ cuts as travel plunges – BBC
  46. Airbus reduces jet production to cope with coronavirus crisis – The Guardian
  47. Coronavirus outbreak could cost world’s airlines up to $314bn – The Guardian


  1. Coronavirus travel insurance: who will cover me? Which?
  2. American accused of ignoring Covid-19 quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawl – The Guardian
  3. Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis – The Guardian
  4. ‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero? The Guardian
  5. Race to track 200 people on flight after officials fail to tell airline of Covid cases – The Guardian
  6. Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight – BBC
  7. Coronavirus: How to fly during a global pandemic – BBC
  8. Italy contacting visitors to Sardinian nightclub after COVID-19 cluster – The Guardian
  9. Staff in hazmat suits take passenger with COVID-19 off Ryanair flight – The Guardian
  10. Future of consumer rights protection in tourism post COVID-19: The road to international standards (webinar recording)- UNWTO
  11. French naturist camp hit by ‘very worrying’ Covid-19 outbreak – The Guardian
  12. ABTA orders members to refund Spanish holidays after Loveholidays and On the Beach refuse– TravelMole
  13. Coronavirus: Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine – The Guardian
  14. ‘Unprecedented’ Hajj begins — with 1,000 pilgrims, rather than the usual 2 million – CNN Travel
  15. Berlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visit – The Guardian
  16. People returning to UK from Spain decry ‘unfair’ coronavirus quarantine– the Guardian
  17. Passengers told not to turn up too early for flights amid social distancing ‘chaos’– TravelMole
  18. Travel Republic launches Covid=19 insurance with hotel closure cover – TravelMole
  19. Travellers confused by inconsistent COVID-19 travel rules and advice across Europe– Hospitalitynet
  20. The virus will make everything you hate about flying worse – Bloomberg Opinion
  21. Travellers increasingly wary of flying, survey warns – TravelMole
  22. ABTA launches new travel insurance product – TravelMole
  23. ‘Refund us. Reform Travel’ campaign launches – TravelMole
  24. ROCK Insurance Group launches new COVID-19 travel insurance and cancellation products to travel trade – TravelMole
  25. Coronavirus: ‘Refunds unlikely’ if travellers have to self-isolate – BBC
  26. Agents refuse to book holidays for July and August– TravelMole
  27. UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens – The Guardian
  28. Long journey home: The stranded sailboats in a race to beat the hurricanes – The Guardian
  29. Passenger rights dogfight breaks out over Europe’s skies – Euractiv
  30. Travel firms face legal action over consumer refunds – TravelMole
  31. How can refuse a refund when travel is banned? The Guardian
  32. India coronavirus lockdown: Broke tourists rescued from cave– BBC
  33. All big UK airlines and travel firms denying refunds, Which? finds – The Guardian
  34. Backpackers allowed to extend stays in Australia during coronavirus pandemic, temporary visa holders to get access to super(annuation) – ABC News
  35. Former Thomas Cook CEO backs ‘It’s Right to Refund’ campaign– TravelMole
  36. Tourists sued after visiting holiday island with coronavirus – TravelMole
  37. 31 major insurers pull travel policies during coronavirus crisis – TravelMole
  38. FCO ‘indefinite’ travel ban prompts fear of mass cancellations – TravelMole

Section 4. Virtual tours and ideas to keep us inspired

Virtual tours:

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


  1. China’s tourists sites draw virtual crowds, real cash – Sixth Tone
  2. South Africa ‘virtual safaris’ liven up lockdown with jackals and leopard cubs – Reuters
  3. Paul Gauguin virtual ship tours offered to UK agents – TravelMole
  4. Aquariums report wave of webcam visits amid COVID shutdown – The Guardian
  5. Since travel is off the cards (for now) I’m exploring the vast terrain of video game worlds– The Guardian
  6. COVID-19 Safari – Africa Geographic
  7. Virtual tourism in Africa takes off amid the coronavirus pandemic –
  8. Wildverse– UNEP & UNESCO Great Apes Survival Partnership
  9. Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism – BBC
  10. Acceptance of virtual tours during the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Survey) – GoogleForms
  11. Lockdown learning: 10 great ways to be ready for your next holiday – The Guardian
  12. 10 steps to help you take your kids on a virtual holiday – Traveltalk
  13. Virtual worlds: Can we travel without travelling? The Guardian
  14. Safari guides become unlikely stars as conservation turns to Instagram – Bloomberg
  15. 10 of the best places to revisit after lockdown – The Guardian
  16. We’re all paddling a first descent with the coronavirus – Rios Tropicales
  17. Birding is the perfect activity while practicing social distancing– Audubon
  18. Travalyst Coalition Announces Development of New Sustainability Frameworks to Help Travelers Find Sustainable Travel and Tourism Options –
  19. COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) vs tourism – The recipe for the world to come –
  20. 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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