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 1200 resources which quick-links to people looking for insights and ideas, and has benefited from the contributions from 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.

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: 11 May 2021

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. Iceland has reopened to travellers – here’s everything you need to know – AFAR
  2. Cambodia mulls international tourism restart late 2021 – TTG Asia
  3. EU unveils plans for overseas tourists to return – BBC
  4. Russians, vaccines, sun and sand to reactivate the Cuban tourism industry – El Pais
  5. These countries are open to vaccinated travellers – Afar
  6. EU approves use of vaccine certificates – TravelMole
  7. UK officials in talks with EU over reopening travel routes – The Guardian
  8. EU may let vaccinated Americans holiday in Europe this summer, says Brussels – The Guardian
  9. Spain to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certificates from June – The Guardian
  10. Maldives to offer holidaymakers vaccines on arrival in push to revive tourism – CNBC
  11. Trans-Tasman bubble’s unintended consequence’: Returning Kiwis’ transit flights through Australia cancelled – Stuff
  12. Expedia Group rolls out Covid-19 Advisor travel restriction tracking tool – TravelMole
  13. Covid: US rules out federal vaccine passports – BBC
  14. Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel – BBC
  15. Japan introducing digital vaccine certificates – TravelMole
  16. Welsh tourism sector can start to reopen from this weekend – The Guardian
  17. Allowing summer holidays abroad risks another lockdown, Johnson is warned – The Guardian
  18. Covid-19: Miami Beach imposes emergency curfew over spring break ‘chaos’  – BBC
  19. Covid: Summer holidays abroad ‘unlikely’, warns government adviser – BBC
  20. Covid: EU plans rollout of travel certificate before summer – BBC
  21. Covid: EU unveils ‘digital green certificate’ to allow citizens to travel – The Guardian
  22. Iceland opens borders to all vaccinated tourists – TravelMole
  23. Which countries are open to vaccinated travellers? Cyprus, Seychelles and more – Conde Naste Traveller
  24. Thailand launches yacht quarantine for tourists – BBC
  25. The countries that are closed to tourism – Independent
  26. Tightened travel restrictions underline current challenges for tourism – UNWTO
  27. How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story – CNN Travel
  28. Coronavirus: Tourism thrives in Mexico against the odds – DW
  29. Post-Covid tourism hopes buoyed by deal between Greece, Cyprus and Israel – The Guardian
  30. Covid-19: Hotel quarantine comes into force in UK – BBC
  31. ‘Too early’ to book summer holidays even in UK, says Johnson – The Guardian
  32. Bora Bora and Tahiti Have Closed Their Borders to Tourism – CNTraveller
  33. Greece and Israel first countries to confirm free access for vaccinated tourists – TravelMole
  34. Caribbean nations to introduce mandatory Covid tests – TravelMole
  35. Phuket plans to go it alone with private vaccination drive – TravelMole
  36. Thailand Sold Itself as a Paradise Covid Retreat. No One Came – Bloomberg
  37. Vaccine passports ‘essential’ for resumption of international travel – The Guardian
  38. International business travellers could be exempt from UK quarantine – TravelMole
  39. Coronavirus pandemic: Germany seeks EU deal to close ski resorts – BBC
  40. Overseas holiday ban to be lifted for whole of England – TravelMole
  41. Governments take steps to save tourism from COVID-19 – Peterson Institute for International Economics
  42. UK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrives– The Guardian
  43. Travel corridors saved only one in 10 holidays, says ABTA – TravelMole
  44. Rebuilding tourism for the future: COVID-19 policy responses and recovery – OECD
  45. Covid travel ban for visitors to UK from Denmark – BBC
  46. The response of governments vis-a-vis the economic ramifications of SARS-CoV-2 – AIEST
  47. New York replaces 14-day quarantine with testing program – TravelMole
  48. Tourists in Thailand could be forced to wear mandatory health tracking devices – TravelMole
  49. Costa Rica removes PCR Covid test requirement for tourists – TravelMole
  50. Coronavirus resurgence: Commission steps up action to reinforce preparedness and response measures across EU – European Commission
  51. Canaries Covid test threatens bookings – TravelMole
  52. Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins – BBC
  53. Coronavirus: Shapps aims for new test system for arrivals – BBC
  54. Quarantine for arrivals to UK may be cut to a week, says Shapps – The Guardian
  55. Wales to ban visitors from Covid hotspots elsewhere in UK – The Guardian
  56. Coronavirus: Australia opens ‘travel zone’ to New Zealanders – BBC
  57. More than 50% of global destinations are easing travel restrictions – but caution remains – UNWTO
  58. Ramaphosa to announce limited international travel, Level 1 – sources –
  59. Portugal back on quarantine list but Azores and Madeira spared – TravelMole
  60. COVID-19 related travel restrictions – UNWTO
  61. COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: An overview of government responses to the crisis – OECD
  62. UK Government flip-flopping over quarantine list devastates Portuguese tourist industry – The Guardian
  63. New Caledonia tourism ‘ethical charter’ coming – Traveltalk
  64. Coronavirus restrictions in your state – The Conversation
  65. Coronavirus: Portugal return to quarantine list would cause ‘chaos – BBC
  66. UK ambassador to Portugal warns: travel rules can change quickly – The Guardian
  67. Policy brief: COVID-19 and transforming tourism – UNWTO
  68. Brazil’s island idyll reopens to tourists – as long as they have had COVID-19 – The Guardian
  69. Coronavirus: Bali closed to foreign tourists until end of 2020 – BBC
  70. Bali postpones plans to welcome international travellers in September – The Jakarta Post
  71. Coronavirus: Quarantine rule kicks in after Saturday deadline passes – BBC
  72. UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian
  73. Coronavirus: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed – BBC
  74. Coronavirus: Brits returning from France will have to self-isolate – BBC
  75. Battered travel industry urges UK to rethink COVID-19 quarantine policy – The Guardian
  76. Officials crack down on Alaska-bound travellers crossing US-Canada border – CBC 
  77. COVID-19 travel advisories create tensions in BC tourist towns – CBC 
  78. Covid: 14-day quarantine for Spain to NI travellers – BBC News
  79. Tourism restarts: 40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions– UNWTO
  80. COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (6th report as of 30 July 2020) – UNWTO
  81. Coronavirus: Spain says outbreaks under control after UK orders quarantine – BBC
  82. Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands  – BBC
  83. Covid-19 crisis: Wildlife parks reopen in Rwanda for those free of virus – Hindustan Times
  84. Coronavirus government response tracker– Blavatnik School of Government & University of Oxford 
  85. Coronavirus policy updates – Mekong Tourism
  86. Travel corridors: Quarantine-free travel starts today from 59 countries– Independent
  87. Finally revealed: 59 countries where the 14-day quarantine won’t apply– TravelMole
  88. Restrictions on travel easing as Europe leads cautious restart of tourism– UNWTO
  89. Coronavirus: Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine – BBC
  90. Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 ‘safe’ countries – BBC
  91. ‘Escape the pandemic in paradise’: Fiji opens its borders seeking billionaires – The Guardian 
  92. Thailand to lift international travel ban – TravelMole
  93. Thailand to target the wealthy tourist and turn away from mass tourism – Travel Tourism News
  94. Coronavirus: Ministers ‘reluctant’ to close beaches over crowds – BBC
  95. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector (survey closes 15 July) – UNWTO
  96. Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre
  97. Dubai reopens to tourism on July 7 – TravelMole
  98. Aruba starts phased tourism re-opening– TravelMole
  99. Macau introduces subsidised tours for locals – TravelMole
  100. Turkey launches safe tourism certificate– TravelMole
  101. Australia ‘very unlikely’ to allow foreign tourists in 2020 – Financial Review
  102. Saint Lucia’s new marketing campaign to re-boot recovery– TravelMole
  103. Australia considering shorter COVID-19 quarantine for students and low transmission countries – The Guardian
  104. Coronavirus: France announces significant lifting of restrictions – BBC
  105. Rwanda sets new conditions for tourists – Taarifa
  106. Which European countries are easing travel restrictions? The Guardian
  107. “Sustainability as the new normal” a vision for the future of tourism– UNWTO
  108. Coronavirus: Council leader calls for coastal restrictions – BBC
  109. Hiking, hunting, game drives and more to be allowed under Level 3 – The Citizen
  110. Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists – BBC
  111. Japan and Italy will pay for part of your trip – Travel Tourism news
  112. 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
  113. COVID-19: EU support for the tourism industry – European Parliament
  114. Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says – BBC
  115. Spain plans to welcome foreign tourists by late June – TravelMole
  116. WTTC voices opposition to quarantine measures – TravelMole
  117. We will have summer tourist season, promises EU – BBC
  118. Vietnam races ahead of other southeast Asian countries in tourism reopening – Skift
  119. Further blow for holidays as Spain announces 14-day tourist quarantine– TravelMole
  120. Tunisia emerges healthy from six-week lockdown – Al-Monitor
  121. 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
  122. Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund
  123. Thailand’s tourism industry to introduce post-COVID 19 health and safety certification – TravelMole
  124. Don’t reopen tourism too quickly, German foreign minister warns – Deutsche Well
  125. Speech by Commissioner Breton on “A Marshall Plan for European Tourism” -European Commission
  126. Government to ignore tourism in plan to reopen economy – Southern & East African Tourism Update
  127. Covid-19 Related Policy Shifts Supportive of Travel & Tourism Sector – World Travel and Tourism Council
  128. WBG support for tourism clients and destinations during the COVID-19 crisis– World Bank
  129. Covid-19: Tourism policy responses  – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  130. COVID-19: UNWTO calls on tourism to be part of recovery plans– UN World Tourism Organisation
  131. UNWTO launches a call for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recoveryCall for action – UN World Tourism Organisation
  132. Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO

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

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

Funding and support:

  1. ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund – Impact Assets
  2. African safaris: 10 tips to plan and support conservation and communities during Covid-19 – Global Family Travels
  3. COVID-19 stimulus plans are undermining conservation efforts – New Scientist
  4. Building sustainable finance for resilient protected and conserved areas: Lessons from COVID-19 – PARKS
  5. Prime Minister Scott Morrison defends $1.2 bn tourism plan against criticism of ‘very meagre package – SBS
  6. COVID-19 science fund – National Geographic Society
  7. Intrepid Travel feeds hundreds of families in Peru – TravelMole
  8. African Nature-Based Tourism Collaborative Platform: A Response to Covid-19 – WWF
  9. COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers– McKinsey & Company
  10. White Paper on a GEF COVID-19 response strategy – Global Environment Facility
  11. Victoria unveils AUD465 million tourism recovery stimulus – TravelMole
  12. Kenya’s wildlife tourism, a casualty of COVID, gets a lifeline – Conservation International
  13. Tourism minister launches £1.3 million fund to support Destination Management Organisations – Gov.UK
  14. Parks departments face cuts, even as people have headed outdoors during COVID-19 – Marketplace
  15. UKinbound urges MPs to support tourism resilience fund – TravelMole
  16. Office of global partnerships: COVID-19 private sector engagement and partnership fund – US Department of State
  17. Call for partnerships – Business Partnerships Platform
  18. IDB announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge – MenaFN
  19. COVID-19 SOS Benguerra – andBeyond
  20. Be a conservation hero – Wilderness Safaris
  21. Uniting to support Africa’s rangers – Wildlife Ranger Challenge
  22. Coming together for Mara Naboisho COVID-19 appeal – Crowdfunder
  23. Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit – Gofundme
  24. TUI boosts liquidity with second government stabilisation package – TravelMole
  25. As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism – The Art Newspaper
  26. Randilen Wildlife Management Area Team – JustGiving
  27. Training centre for Malagasy tourism workforce – Global Giving
  28. The puzzle of COVID-19 tourism recovery funds – LinkedIn
  29. We’re raising £5,000 to Ride4Ranges and Mahenye Charitable Trust – Just Giving
  30. Renowned photographers unite to sell work in aid of Africa’s wildlife – Independent
  31. Turtle season crisis appeal – Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative
  32. Port Moresby Nature Park’s Wildlife Appeal – Gofundme
  33. Rapid Response Grants– Biopama
  34. SOS African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species
  35. Support us– Kasanka Trust
  36. Campaign to help tourist guides in distress– Tourism update
  37. Tourism businesses campaign to pressure insurers to pay ‘business interruption claims’– Newsroom Africa
  38. Help us to hep our local conservation partners & staff get through this crisis – Coronavirus Appeal – Biosphere expeditions
  39. COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package– UNWTO
  40. One Planet vision for a responsible recover of the tourism sector: from vision to action – a call for exemplary initiatives– UNWTO
  41. Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO
  42. Make a donationThe Mara Triangle needs your help (video) – Mara Conservancy
  43. Thailand spending USD700 million to boost domestic tourism – TravelMole
  44. G Adventures pledges cash to support guides, porters and local communities – TravelMole
  45. Malaysia unveils RM1 billion tourism financing scheme – TravelMole
  46. 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
  47. Beyond tourism innovation challenge (closes 31 July 2020) – Inter-American Development Bank
  48. WA tourism businesses fear for future after missing out on COVID-19 grants – ABC News
  49. Food for Coffee Bay families during COVID-19 – Backabuddy
  50. Calls for proposals – Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species
  51. COVID-19: Measures to support travel and tourism – UNWTO
  52. World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package – UNWTO
  53. Tourism Restart Taskforce – Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  54. Roots to recovery – is your recovery plan future-proofed? City Nation Place 
  55. Jobs and economy during the coronavirus pandemic– European Commission
  56. Leonardo DiCaprio joins DR Congo gorilla park campaign after attack- BBC
  57. Africa Foundation COVID-19 Campaign – andBeyond
  58. Africa’s tourism sector pleads for $10 bn in urgent relief funding– Club of Mozambique
  59. Project ranger: preventing a poaching pandemic – Great Plains Foundation
  60. Tourism in need – Tourism in need
  61. Book tickets for !Xaus Lodge and Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge relief fund – Quicket
  62. Tourism has crashed: Are carbon credits the future for funding conservation in Africa? Conservation News
  63. Publishing fund for researchers sharing findings on Coronavirus– Emerald Publishing
  64. Healing solutions for tourism challenge – (apply by 15 April) – UN World Tourism Organisation
  65. Coronavirus: Kenya sets aside Sh500 m to save tourism – Daily Nation
  66. 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. Rebuilding Tourism Competitiveness: Tourism response, recovery and resilience to the COVID-19 crisis – World Bank
  2. Reimagining resilience: COVID-19 and marine tourism in Indonesia – Current Issues in Tourism
  3. The future of adventure travel in the wake of COVID-19 – ATTA
  4. A community-based tourism dilemma: COVID’s ‘new normal’ vs ‘back to normal’ – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  5. Scottish tourism plans transformational path to post-COVID recovery – The “Good Tourism” Blog
  6. Building back better: Key trends & innovation areas: Part 1 Conscious travel – Smart Travel Lab
  7. Rebuilding tourism competitiveness – World Bank
  8. Global guidelines to restart tourism – UNWTO
  9. The tour operator’s survive to Thrive checklist– Tourwriter
  10. Machu Picchu reopens after eight-month Covid closure – BBC
  11. Tourism for Good: A roadmap for rebuilding travel and tourism – ABTA
  12. Unleashing the Blue Economy for economic recovery and resilience in the Eastern Caribbean – World Bank
  13. Covid: ‘Dark days’ for tourism in Wales, but some ‘sliver lining‘ – BBC
  14. The Maldives: Post COVID hope – Gia Discovery
  15. Iceland prepares for a comeback – New York Times
  16. Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA
  17. Columbia sees its post-Covid future in ecotourism – Travelmole
  18. Caribbean tourism has been decimated by COVID-19. But the private sector can cushion the blow – World Economic Forum
  19. Israeli solutions for tourism in COVID-19 times (webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy
  20. Catch-up: COVID-19 crisis sparks innovation across travel– Africa Travel Week
  21. One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector– UNWTO One Planet
  22. Paving the way toward a resilient tourism industry: Responsible tourism for COVID recovery (webinar recording) – The George Washington University
  23. 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
  24. Initial TRINET responses to COVID-19 Tourism – Tourism Transformed
  25. Restarting travel – a guide for customers – ABTA
  26. Circular economy in travel and tourism: A conceptual framework for a sustainable resilient and future proof industry transition – CE360 Alliance
  27. Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Tourism Resiliency Program – Mr Glenn Mandzuik (video) – The Living Earth
  28. 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
  29. Resilience and recovery of tourism communities – Tourism Webinar
  30. Guiding principles – Future of Tourism
  31. Ecotourism to bring post-COVID-19 hope for wildlife and communities in Northern Congo – WCS Newsroom
  32. Tourism recovery with Ecotourism Australia & WWF-Australia – Gaia Discovery
  33. Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown– The Guardian
  34. Safe Travels Stamp– WTTC
  35. Galleries in Europe open doors as lockdown lifts – in pictures – The Guardian
  36. Exploring the resilience of southern Africa: Wildlife economies during a global pandemic (Webinar recording) – YouTube
  37. How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel– BBC
  38. Reopening destinations face precarious task of pitching tourists to come this summer– Skift 
  39. Learning to walk again: 21 hopeful signs for reopening the travel economy – Skift
  40. Destination X – smart strategies to do right now (instead of making promo videos) – Phocuswire
  41. Ontario is right to open access to the outdoors for all, not just cottage owners – The Star
  42. Post-COVID-19: Positioning Africa – Ecotourism for Gabon’s diversification strategy – Ecofin Agency
  43. The future of Africa’s wild places – and why safaris matter– AFAR
  44. How travellers can help the hospitality industry – Conde Nast Traveller
  45. The safari industry is no stranger to hardship, but what will it take to recover now? CNN
  46. Spain and Germany deal blow to hopes of tourism revival– The Guardian
  47. How to price accommodation effectively post-COVID19 – Revenue Resolutions
  48. Financial strategies and tactics for adventure travel businesses during economic uncertainty– Adventure Travel Trade Association
  49. National disaster management in the ASEAN 5: an analysis of tourism resilience – Tourism review
  50. Small tourist firms in rural areas: agility, vulnerability and survival in the face of crisis – Independent Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  51. Building leadership capacity: A framework for disruptive events in tourism – Industrial and commercial training
  52. The coronavirus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us– NBC news
  53. COVID-19 – We need to play the long game – The African Safari Foundation
  54. 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
  55. A future template for resilience? How we can repurpose tourism and support local communities – World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Blog
  56. Now’s the time to start planning for business recovery– TravelMole
  57. Businesses looking to ideas for tourism recovery once COVID-19 crisis is over – Rocky Mountain Outlook Today
  58. Surviving COVID-19 through tourism resilience – Gaia Discovery
  59. COVID-19 and aviation: Survival, recovery and innovation – Skies
  60. COVID-19 blow is opportunity to upgrade tourism product– Farrugia Portelli – TravelWireNews

Opinions and think pieces:

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

Hotel, tour, destination and aviation responses:

  1. TUI offers cheap Covid test packages – TravelMole
  2. ‘Croatian islands COVID-free zones’: A new campaign to enhance tourism – The Mayor.EU
  3. Vaccine tourism: This holiday spot wants to offer you Covid jabs with your vacation – The Irish Times
  4. English holiday cottages prepare to reopen to ‘ecstatic’ holidaymakers – The Guardian
  5. Thai tourist island of Phuket gets Covid jabs first in race to offer quarantine-free holidays – The Guardian
  6. Covid testing must not become new norm to fly, says airline trade body – The Guardian
  7. EasyJet: Two test travel plan would be too expensive – BBC
  8. Island resorts leading recovery in global leisure travel – ETurboNews
  9. Covid Greece: Waiting for the tourists to come back – BBC
  10. BA serves up first class dining experience at home – TravelMole
  11. Cunard unveils UK summer domestic cruises – TravelMole
  12. Qantas boss: Governments ‘to insist’ on vaccines for flying – BBC
  13. Virgin Voyages guests required to be vaccinated – TravelMole
  14. Disney parks to re-open – but no screaming please – BBC
  15. Covid-19: British Airways plans app-based travel pass – BBC
  16. Thailand’s Phuket aims to become ‘immunity island’ for tourists as it seeks post-coronavirus bounce-back – This Week in Asia
  17. Ryanair launches COVID-19 certificate wallet – TravelMole
  18. Covid: Qantas launches ‘mystery flights’ to boost tourism – BBC
  19. Pub and travel bosses demand plan for easing lockdown in England – The Guardian
  20. Singapore Airlines takes off with fully vaccinated crews – TravelMole
  21. Travel sector angry at Grant Shapps’ ‘misleading’ advice against holidays – The Guardian
  22. BA trials digital ‘passport’ on routes to US – TravelMole
  23. Exodus launches first range of UK holidays – TravelMole
  24. How Iceland Is Rethinking Tourism for the Long Haul – CNN Traveller
  25. Covid: Hope for tourism in Wales after ‘devastating’ pandemic – BBC
  26. Venice to bring back entry fee for day-trippers to combat overtourism – CNN
  27. Egypt’s Giza Pyramids are getting a revamp to boost tourism – Euronews
  28. American, United Airlines ditch changes fees for international flights – TravelMole
  29. BA and American launch Covid testing trial on transatlantic flights– TravelMole
  30. British Airways to launch Covid testing trials for arrivals – BBC
  31. Viking unveils first COVID PCR testing lab at sea – TravelMole
  32. A new world of travel – Skyscanner
  33. Frequently asked questions: We’ve been expecting you – andBeyond
  34. Explore with confidence. Health and safety protocols – Linblad Expeditions
  35. COVID-19 safe: Health and Safety guidelines – Intrepid
  36. Travel with confidence – Explore!
  37. Guest arrival – Djuma Private Game Reserve
  38. Health and Safety Protocol – Jaci’s Lodges
  39. COVID-19 customer guidelines – Macs Adventure
  40. COVID-19 health and safety – Tsogo Sun 
  41. Safety first program – Albatros / Honeyguide tented safari camps / Zebra country lodge
  42. COVID-19 and beyond – Lush Private Game Lodge
  43. COVID-19: Your health and safety is our primary concern – More Family Collection
  44. We are ready. COVID-19 – Rockfig Safari Lodge
  45. Singita COVID-19 protocols – Singita 
  46. Opportunity in adversity – tropical QLD embraces domestic future – Travel Trends
  47. Doing good in the time of COVID-19 – Adventure Travel News
  48. Coronavirus travel: This country wants to charge you $3000 to visit (including the cost of your funeral) – Forbes
  49. Tourism Resiliency – Thompson Okangan Tourism Association
  50. Montañas, turismo y delincuencia ambiental en el post covid (Mountains, tourism and environmental crime in the post covid) – Natour Magazine
  51. Coronavirus: Keeping the virus at bay on S Korea’s beaches– BBC
  52. Struggling tourist destinations pitch themselves to new digital nomads as remote work locales– Skift
  53. Dream Cruises resumes sailing with social distancing dining concept– TravelMole
  54. Niagara Falls tour boats show stark social distancing split – BBC
  55. TUI Group tests waters with three-night social-distanced cruise– TravelMole
  56. Coronavirus: Tui warns against blanket quarantine measures – BBC
  57. Protecting African wildlife during COVID-19: How Wilderness Safaris is taking action– Forbes
  58. Top chefs back Tom Kerridge for calling no-show diners ‘disgraceful’ – The Guardian
  59. Immediate safety response and economic recovery effort through access and tourism – Department of Tourism, Vanuatu
  60. How big hotel brands have stepped up their hygiene game – Hospitalitynet
  61. Major cruise lines collaborate on Covid-19 safety strategy – TravelMole
  62. Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge – BBC
  63. Thessaloniki issues smart traveler card for sustainable tourism– Greek Reporter
  64. 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
  65. How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it – BBC
  66. Reimagining resources: Solimar’s response to short term technical assistance in a COVID-19 era – Solimar International
  67. Quantas group announces post-covid recovery plan and equity raising for a stronger future -Quantas News Room
  68. Delhi to transform 25 luxury hotels into COVID-19 centres – The Guardian
  69. TUI makes Holiday Promise as it announces restart date – TravelMole
  70. Tourism operators say things will look very different as Australia emerges from coronavirus – ABC News
  71. Intrepid Travel introduces flexible booking policy – TravelMole
  72. The Greek plan to bring tourists back – BBC
  73. Legal action mounts against quarantine – TravelMole
  74. Tourism industry doubles down to reassure travellers – Fin24
  75. BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans – BBC
  76. Coronavirus: Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients – BBC
  77. Greece to resume flights from UK on 15 June with strict rules – The Guardian
  78. From crafts to masks – andBeyond
  79. UK travel industry warns against ‘nightmare’ of quarantine– The Guardian
  80. Future air travel: Four-hour process, self check-in, disinfection, immunity passes – Forbes
  81. Sandals reopening next month with enhanced cleaning protocols – TravelMole
  82. Major airlines make face masks compulsory for passengers – TravelMole
  83. Kuoni launches new escorted tours for 2021/2022 – TravelMole
  84. Coronavirus: How will airlines get flying again? BBC
  85. With no tourists, Australian scuba tours are planting coral instead– Brightvibes
  86. Ryanair boss says airline won’t fly with ‘idiotic’ social distancing rules – The Guardian
  87. Crisis management: Preparing your hotel for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Hospitality net
  88. COVID19: Industry efforts to support communities – The African Safari Foundation
  89. How to run a sustainable hotel in the Himalayas and how not to waste a good crisis – Sustainability Leaders Project
  90. NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals rescue coronavirus-hit season – The Guardian
  91. BA joins fight against Covid-19 – TravelMole
  92. US government agrees on $25bn bailout for airlines as pandemic halts travel – The Guardian
  93. Emirates starts rapid-testing passengers for virus before flight – Bloomberg
  94. 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. Actionable resources for hotel survival – Sarah Habsburg
  2. Why tourism can never die – part 1 – part 2 – part 3 (webinar) – Eastguides West
  3. Sustainability support for accommodation providers during COVID-19 – Travelife
  4. Tackling coronavirus (COVI-19): Contributing to a global effort – OECD
  5. COVID-19 and travel: Impacts, responses and outcomes – Goodfellow publishers
  6. Tourism facing a pandemic: from crisis to recovery – University of Bergamo
  7. COVID-19 guide for the Adventure Travel Industry – ATTA
  8. Master list of all major international airline coronavirus change and cancellation policies – Forbes
  9. Coronavirus resource page – Mekong Tourism
  10. Sustainable tourism management in the post-pandemic reality – Europarc Federation
  11. IUCN COVID-19 resources – IUCN
  12. Tools and resources for nature-based tourism ebook– World Bank
  13. Working with the environment to protect people: UNEP’s COVID-19 response – UNEP
  14. Tourism – ready for recovery (4 course modules) – Griffith University Professional Learning Hub
  15. COVID-19 survival guide for the hospitality industry – Hospitality Net
  16. COVID-19 Response – UNCTAD
  17. COVID-19 Task Force: Resources for the tourism industry – The University of the West Indies
  18. Reset: Visions of travel and tourism after the global COVID-19 transformation of 2020 (free access) – Tourism Geographies
  19. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group
  20. OTS Webinar series: After the virus – On tourism & sustainability – YouTube
  21. Travelbiz: COVID-19 update– Big Volcano Visitor Guide
  22. COVID-19 and the tourism industry – latest update – The African Safari Foundation
  23. Coronavirus help! Tourmageddon
  24. Positive Actions– Resilient destinations
  25. Travel, tourism and hospitality in a COVID-19 world– Travel & Tourism Transformed
  26. Making the case for a sustainable tourism industry – Helpful resources for tourism stakeholders during this time of crisis – LT&C
  27. Coronavirus updates– Airbnb Resources Centre
  28. OTS Webinar series – After the Virus – Journal on Tourism & Sustainability 

Section 2. Market research and intelligence

Market intelligence:

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

Economy and investment:

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

Conservation and wildlife tourism:

  1. As travel opens up, glamping is helping ‘indoorsy’ families get outside – National Geographic 
  2. Demand for elephant ivory in China drops to lowest level since national ban – GlobeScan
  3. Nature ‘more important than ever during lockdown’ – BBC
  4. The business of scenery – Why America’s national parks need new management – Harpers Magazine
  5. Framework for Sustainable Recovery of Tourism in Protected Areas – Sustainability
  6. State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa report – African Leadership University
  7. COVID-19 and tourism in developing countries: Needs, challenges & options – WordPress
  8. No more cuddly selfies with our ape cousins – AAS Science
  9. Selfie-taking tourists could be spreading Covid-19 to gorillas – CNN Travel
  10. No more cuddly selfies with our ape cousins, top conservation body warns scientists – Science
  11. Rhino poaching in South Africa falls during Covid-19 lockdown – BBC
  12. In Mexico’s vibrant forests, locals adapt to a year without tourists – National Geographic
  13. Local tourists lift KZN’s private game reserves – News 24
  14. 10 sustainable destinations to visit in 2021 – Conde Nast Traveller
  15. Threatened species rely on ecotourism to survive. So what happens when the tourists stop coming? Huffington Post
  16. Adventure travel business impact monitor survey – COVID-19 (March snapshot) – ATTA
  17. Research reports for COVID-19 and tourism– Government of Kenya
  18. State of the wildlife economy in Africa report: Kenya country case study – African Leadership University, School of Wildlife Conservation
  19. Humpback whales seize chance to sing in Alaska’s cruise-free Covid summer – The Guardian
  20. Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos’ vital conservation work – BBC
  21. These locked-down cities are being reclaimed by animals – World Economic Forum
  22. What the future of adventure travel looks like – Outside
  23. Nature-based destinations and the future of travel – Destination Analysts
  24. Monitoring World Heritage site closures – UNESCO
  25. Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CNN Travel
  26. Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CTV News
  27. Wildlife conservation feels the stress of coronavirus crisis – Arab News
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic impact on nature based tourism (video) – YouTube
  29. US-based Hipcamp acquires Australia’s Youcamp as travellers head call of the great outdoors – Skift
  30. Do safari companies really want African travellers? The New York Times
  31. African safaris are designed for social distancing, and experts say it could be a fight to book a spot for 2021 – Insider
  32. Spotlight on COVID-19 and Africa’s protected area tourism, English, French– European Commission, International Cooperation and Development
  33. COVID-19 and privately protected areas – a Survey (open until 27 July 2020) – IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
  34. Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications– Campaign for Nature
  35. COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs– Trade for Development News by EIF
  36. EU Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas study: Study on  COVID19, tourism in protected areas, local livelihoods, and conservation:
  37. Summer visitors to American parks choose safety over freedom to roam– The Conversation
  38. Visiting parks and recreational facilities: Protect yourself and others from COVID-19– Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  39. Parks and outdoor spaces: How did the number of visitors change since the beginning of the pandemic? May 26 2020– Our World in Data
  40. Coronavirus closures could lead to a radical revolution in conservation– The Conversation
  41. COVID-19: Drop in ecotourism sparks fears of increased wildlife poaching– Mothership
  42. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the safari industry (May update)–
  43. COVID-19: Sustainability and remodelling of the Wildlife Sector (webinar) – YouTube
  44. COVID-19: Impact assessment of COVID-19 on the South African Wildlife Ranching Industry– Wildlife Ranching South Africa
  45. Kuoni reports uplift in demand for 2021 bookings– TravelMole
  46. Coronavirus: Fears of spike in poaching as pandemic poverty strikes– BBC
  47. Poaching fears as the safari trade collapses– The Times
  48. Poaching threats loom as wildlife safaris put on hold due to COVID-19– National Geographic
  49. The worrying impact of coronavirus outbreak on the safari industry–
  50. COVID-19: protected great apes during human pandemics– Nature
  51. 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 cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak – BBC
  2. Tourist sites across China packed with travelers, indicates trust in epidemic-control measures – Global Times
  3. Mount Everest: Coronavirus reaches world’s tallest peak – BBC
  4. Lake District braces for the return of overnight visitors – The Guardian
  5. Puerto Rico sees a surge in tourism – and a rise in aggressive tourist behavior – The Guardian
  6. The Newest Challenge for Europe’s Parks: A Surge of New Nature Lovers – The New York Times
  7. National lockdown in England ‘would devastate hospitality sector – The Guardian
  8. ‘We had to get out’: Despite the risks, business is booming at national parks – National Public Radio
  9. ‘The whole place was a toilet’: Dartmoor reels from camping boom – The Guardian
  10. Staying positive and productive at new resort as a global pandemic takes hold – Hotel Executive
  11. ‘The worst of human nature’: UK staycationers’ trail of destruction– The Guardian
  12. The islands that want tourists as well as fish– BBC
  13. ‘Not much difference’: few takers on first day of hospitality VAT cut – The Guardian
  14. First UK night out of lockdown – camping in Northern Ireland – The Guardian
  15. “It’s manic that way’: seeking a slice of normality on Southend beach – The Guardian
  16. Major incident declared as people flock to England’s south coast – The Guardian
  17. Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends – BBC
  18. TUI reveals summer re-start plans after operating packed flights to Majorca – TravelMole
  19. The “peoples show” goes on for Enga – Enga Cultural Show
  20. ‘It’s been a rollercoaster’: zoos in England relieved to be reopening – The Guardian
  21. Campsites face a summer of social distancing – The Guardian
  22. ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists – The Guardian
  23. Covid-19: Greece quarantines all passengers from Qatar flight – The Guardian 
  24. What will hotel visits be like? Here’s your room-by-room look at the future – CNBC – Global Traveller
  25. Coronavirus: Alarm as crowds flock to European beaches – BBC
  26. Not a mask in sight’: thousands flock to Yellowstone as park reopens – The Guardian
  27. England beaches gridlock caused by cars ‘from all over the country’– BBC
  28. ‘Freedom’ for Greek beachgoers – under drone’s watchful eye – The Guardian
  29. Tourist hotspots busy despite coronavirus warnings– The Guardian
  30. Battered UK tourist industry anticipates easing of coronavirus lockdown – The Guardian 
  31. China tourism bounces back as millions travel for May Day holiday – TravelMole
  32. US national park reopening raise fears of coronavirus outbreaks – The Guardian
  33. Socialising tourism for social and ecological justices after COVID-19 – Tourism Geographies
  34. Hundreds flock to Florida’s reopened beaches as state death toll hits 726 – The Guardian
  35. Chinese tourist sites packed as country comes out of lockdown, but experts say risk still high – CNN
  36. 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. Without international visitors, Banff’s ‘devastated’ economy is running out of time – Calgary Herald
  2. Covid claims 62m global travel jobs as 2020 losses hit $4.5 trillion – Travel Weekly
  3. 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
  4. How Bad Was 2020 for Tourism? Look at the Numbers – New York Times
  5. Revisiting tourism: Canada’s visitor economy one year into the global pandemic – Destination Canada
  6. The pandemic wiped out tourism on Pacific island nations. Can they stay afloat? The World
  7. River Kwai bridge vendors bemoan lack of tourists – Bangkok Post
  8. COVID-19 and the tourism sector – International Labour Organization
  9. The impact of COVID-19 on tourism – UNWTO
  10. Migrant workers in the tourism industry: The impact of COVID-19 – Centre for Global Development 
  11. Disney to cut 28,000 jobs at US theme parks – BBC
  12. Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID – AP News
  13. Latin America’s tourism sector grounded amid pandemic – Latin Lawyer
  14. As Covid-19 clobbers tourism, millions lose a lifeline – The Wall Street Journal
  15. ‘We can’t wait to welcome you to Nepal again’ – WWF Nepal
  16. Over 1.6 m tourists visited in 2019 – Namibia Tourism Board
  17. Global tourism lost £245 bn in five months due to coronavirus, says UN Chief – Independent
  18. ABTA says Covid crisis could claim 18% of UK travel sector’s jobs – The Guardian
  19. COVID-19 impact and policy responses in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – ICIMOD
  20. Tourist hotspots hit hardest in UK by Covid-19 unemployment– The Guardian
  21. Coronavirus: Spain races to save tourism as cases surge – BBC
  22. Coronavirus: How South Africa and Rwanda are coping without tourists – BBC
  23. With tourists gone, Bali workers return to farms and fishing – New York Times
  24. Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs beginning next month – TravelMole
  25. Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry– BBC
  26. Queenstown: a tourist town with no tourists fights despair among stranded workers – The Guardian
  27. Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO
  28. ‘Job-killer of the century’: economies of Pacific islands face collapse over Covid-19 – The Guardian
  29. Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion – UNCTAD
  30. Avec le coronavirus, le tourisme en Afrique affiche un manque a ganger de quelque 500 milliards d’euros – Le Monde
  31. ‘On our knees’: Kenya’s tourism revenue collapses– Reuters
  32. COVID-19 and travel: impacts, responses and outcomes (book) – Goodfellow publishers
  33. Tourism industry faces collapse as insurance companies refuse to pay COVID-19 claims – IOL
  34. Holidays still banned: South African’s only allowed to take day trips – Business Insider South Africa
  35. Hospitality industry is taking on insurers for non-payment of Covid claims– The South African
  36. Rapid socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s tourism sector – UNDP
  37. COVID-19 hitting tourism hard: What does this mean for the world’s poorest countries? Trade For Development News by EIF
  38. Impact assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak on international tourism (updated May 2020)– UNWTO
  39. Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home– BBC
  40. Tui warns of 8,000 job losses as travel firm faces ‘greatest crisis’– The Guardian
  41. Package operators ‘could lose five billion pounds this year– TravelMole
  42. Workers mauled by pandemic shock to wildlife reserves, national parks– Thomson Reuters Foundation News
  43. A town in Costa Rica faces an eco-tourism crisis– National Geographic
  44. Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19– Journal of Sustainable Tourism (open access)
  45. ‘London is so strange and sad’: the sacked hospitality workers sleeping rough– The Guardian
  46. Mozambique – over 5,000 jobs lost in tourism and culture– AIM report – Club of Mozambique
  47. UK tourism hotspots could face worst of post-lockdown job losses– The Guardian
  48. COVID-19 and tourism in Georgia – early impacts and government response– Resilient destinations
  49. Soaring cost of COVID for communities and conservation– Impakter
  50. UK tourist attraction discusses the true impact of the pandemic– TravelMole
  51. Lockdown devastates Namibian tourism sector– Informante
  52. ‘It’s catastrophic’: Fiji’s colossal tourism sector devastated by coronavirus– The Guardian
  53. Coronavirus poses existential threat, says hospitality industry– The Guardian
  54. Coronavirus ‘could cost millions of tourism jobs’– BBC
  55. Nepal tourism hit hard as global coronavirus fears close Everest– The Guardian
  56. Coronavirus: Tourism in Thailand hit by Covid-19– BBC
  57. How hard will the coronavirus hit the travel industry? National Geographic
  58. COVID-19: Fear of job losses could make tourism indifferent to wellbeing– African Arguments

Impacts on the environment and wildlife:

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

Climate impacts:

  1. ‘There’s no ice’: warming seas chill Quebec’s seal tourism – The Guardian
  2. The case for responsible travel: Trends and statistics 2020: Lessons from COVID-19 for tourism in a changing climate – Centre for Responsible Travel
  3. Fry or freeze: COVID-19, climate change and tourism – Travel News Group
  4. Is the COVID-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world’s airlines? The Guardian
  5. ‘Huge environmental waste’ as US airlines fly near-empty planes – The Guardian
  6. Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog – BBC
  7. Coronavirus: Air pollution and C02 fall rapidly as virus spreads – BBC
  8. Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus – The Guardian
  9. ‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls – The Guardian
  10. Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long? – The Guardian

Impacts on crowded destinations and overtourism:

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

Accommodation, tours and restaurants:

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

Cruise ships:

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


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


  1. People in England could get Covid passports for foreign travel by 17 May – The Guardian
  2. Vaccinated US citizens get green light for travel – Southern and East African Tourism Update
  3. Most Britons have given up hope of holiday abroad in 2021 -The Guardian
  4. Covid-19: Dutch sign up for test holiday on Greek island – BBC
  5. ‘Like getting out of prison’: Welsh grasp new travel freedoms – The Guardian
  6. Should you book a holiday for 2021 yet? And what about refunds? – The Guardian
  7. Britons ignore ministers and rush to book UK summer holidays – The Guardian
  8. 10-year jail sentences announced for Covid travel rule breakers – TravelMole
  9. Fully vaccinated people can skip Covid quarantines, CDC says – CNN
  10. Thailand allows visitors to play golf in quarantine – BBC
  11. Derbyshire police pan ‘stupid’ hikers for defying Covid rules to get stuck in snow – The Guardian
  12. Travellers needed: Places where you’ll make a difference – Wanderlust
  13. Peru opens Machu Picchu for single tourist stranded by Covid – BBC
  14. Boots’ 12 minute Covid test warning – TravelMole
  15. Coronavirus travel insurance: who will cover me? Which?
  16. American accused of ignoring Covid-19 quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawl – The Guardian
  17. Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis – The Guardian
  18. ‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero? The Guardian
  19. Race to track 200 people on flight after officials fail to tell airline of Covid cases – The Guardian
  20. Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight – BBC
  21. Coronavirus: How to fly during a global pandemic – BBC
  22. Italy contacting visitors to Sardinian nightclub after COVID-19 cluster – The Guardian
  23. Staff in hazmat suits take passenger with COVID-19 off Ryanair flight – The Guardian
  24. Future of consumer rights protection in tourism post COVID-19: The road to international standards (webinar recording)- UNWTO
  25. French naturist camp hit by ‘very worrying’ Covid-19 outbreak – The Guardian
  26. ABTA orders members to refund Spanish holidays after Loveholidays and On the Beach refuse– TravelMole
  27. Coronavirus: Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine – The Guardian
  28. ‘Unprecedented’ Hajj begins — with 1,000 pilgrims, rather than the usual 2 million – CNN Travel
  29. Berlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visit – The Guardian
  30. People returning to UK from Spain decry ‘unfair’ coronavirus quarantine– the Guardian
  31. Passengers told not to turn up too early for flights amid social distancing ‘chaos’– TravelMole
  32. Travel Republic launches Covid=19 insurance with hotel closure cover – TravelMole
  33. Travellers confused by inconsistent COVID-19 travel rules and advice across Europe– Hospitalitynet
  34. The virus will make everything you hate about flying worse – Bloomberg Opinion
  35. Travellers increasingly wary of flying, survey warns – TravelMole
  36. ABTA launches new travel insurance product – TravelMole
  37. ‘Refund us. Reform Travel’ campaign launches – TravelMole
  38. ROCK Insurance Group launches new COVID-19 travel insurance and cancellation products to travel trade – TravelMole
  39. Coronavirus: ‘Refunds unlikely’ if travellers have to self-isolate – BBC
  40. Agents refuse to book holidays for July and August– TravelMole
  41. UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens – The Guardian
  42. Long journey home: The stranded sailboats in a race to beat the hurricanes – The Guardian
  43. Passenger rights dogfight breaks out over Europe’s skies – Euractiv
  44. Travel firms face legal action over consumer refunds – TravelMole
  45. How can refuse a refund when travel is banned? The Guardian
  46. India coronavirus lockdown: Broke tourists rescued from cave– BBC
  47. All big UK airlines and travel firms denying refunds, Which? finds – The Guardian
  48. Backpackers allowed to extend stays in Australia during coronavirus pandemic, temporary visa holders to get access to super(annuation) – ABC News
  49. Former Thomas Cook CEO backs ‘It’s Right to Refund’ campaign– TravelMole
  50. Tourists sued after visiting holiday island with coronavirus – TravelMole
  51. 31 major insurers pull travel policies during coronavirus crisis – TravelMole
  52. 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. ChimpanZoom? Primates at Czech zoo go wild for video calls – The Guardian
  2. 10 virtual tours of spectacular buildings around the world – The Guardian
  3. Heritage sites copy tricks from video games to woo visitors – Skift
  4. Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive – The Guardian
  5. How to design, launch and sell online experiences – Be a Better Guide
  6. China’s tourists sites draw virtual crowds, real cash – Sixth Tone
  7. South Africa ‘virtual safaris’ liven up lockdown with jackals and leopard cubs – Reuters
  8. Paul Gauguin virtual ship tours offered to UK agents – TravelMole
  9. Aquariums report wave of webcam visits amid COVID shutdown – The Guardian
  10. Since travel is off the cards (for now) I’m exploring the vast terrain of video game worlds– The Guardian
  11. COVID-19 Safari – Africa Geographic
  12. Virtual tourism in Africa takes off amid the coronavirus pandemic –
  13. Wildverse– UNEP & UNESCO Great Apes Survival Partnership
  14. Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism – BBC
  15. Acceptance of virtual tours during the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Survey) – GoogleForms
  16. Lockdown learning: 10 great ways to be ready for your next holiday – The Guardian
  17. 10 steps to help you take your kids on a virtual holiday – Traveltalk
  18. Virtual worlds: Can we travel without travelling? The Guardian
  19. Safari guides become unlikely stars as conservation turns to Instagram – Bloomberg
  20. 10 of the best places to revisit after lockdown – The Guardian
  21. We’re all paddling a first descent with the coronavirus – Rios Tropicales
  22. Birding is the perfect activity while practicing social distancing– Audubon
  23. Travalyst Coalition Announces Development of New Sustainability Frameworks to Help Travelers Find Sustainable Travel and Tourism Options –
  24. COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) vs tourism – The recipe for the world to come –
  25. 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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