This presentation shares information on visitor management tools that move away from the question of “How many visitors is too many?” towards “What are the desired conditions?” It shares links to key resources that can help managers decide which tools are best for them to use in destinations.
Tourism will re-emerge post COVID-19, and managers and host communities need to establish the best way to do that for everyone: local people, visitors, businesses, and wildlife.
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I was a panelist in this episode on “How will the perception of sustainability and sustainable tourism evolve after COVID-19?” together with four sustainability experts from around the world. The session discussed insights and thoughts on how the perception of sustainability and sustainable tourism will evolve after COVID-19.
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The EU study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife tourism in protected areas, financed by the EU project on “Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas”, is being extended to seek more responses from North, West and Central Africa.
The survey is available in French and English, and includes questions that allow us to compare the period before the crisis with now, and estimates for the foreseeable future. It also asks what type of support might help (relating to the local value chains, and during different phases; conservation; business operations, policy interventions etc.) and on what terms these might work.
Français: Étude COVID-19 – aires protégées et tourismeNous demandons également quelle sorte de soutien serait utile (en relation aux chaines de valeurs locales, et durant les différentes phases ; conservation ; opérations commerciales, interventions politiques, etc.) et sous quelles conditions ce soutien pourrait être apporté. Ce questionnaire devrait prendre 20-25 minutes à compléter. Veuillez compléter ce formulaire d’ici au 30 Juin 2020.
English: EU study on COVID-19 and protected area tourism – extensionIf you are a tourism operator offering accommodation, tours, or activities in protected areas (e.g. national parks, reserves, community conservation areas, transfrontier conservation areas etc), please complete this form by 30 June 2020 using this link:
JRC map of responses received in the first phase from Africa
Link here to preliminary results from the first phase in Africa.
Dr Anna Spenceley is an author and tourism consultant with over 20 years’ international experience, and an expert in sustainable and responsible travel. She is also the chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, a board member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Anna sits on the Travalyst Independent Advisory Panel, and is a signatory to Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.
What do you see as the biggest challenges facing the travel and tourism industry over the next few years when it comes to sustainability?
I think the biggest challenge is mainstreaming sustainability into all tourism – whether it is a business trip to Tokyo, a camping holiday in France, a conference in New Zealand, or staying with family in another part of the country. I
want to see a transition to us integrating good purchasing decisions into our consciousness – so that it becomes the usual way of travelling – and ensuring that there is sufficient volume of accommodation and tours practicing sustainable approaches available to meet that demand.
Where do you think the industry is doing well in terms of sustainability, such as reducing environmental impact, reducing overcrowding and keeping local communities safe and intact? And where do you think it needs to improve?
There has been real progress in addressing waste in the hotel and restaurant sector – particularly with regards to food and single use plastic. There are new and improved tools to support animal welfare. Popular destinations are finding innovative and creative ways to manage overtourism, including using mobile phone apps, local licensed guides, fee systems, dispersing visitors to a broader range of attractions, and using GSTC-recognised certifications. For local communities, there are good efforts made in some destinations, and by some travel companies and local authorities, but these tend to be patchy and fragmented. More needs to be done to safeguard local people’s livelihoods and their cultural heritage, outside of the UNESCO World Heritage Site area of influence and protection.
How can we encourage people to continue to travel while also ensuring we protect the planet and the people on it?
We need to give people more options, more meaningful and trustworthy information, and tools that they can use to make good travel decisions. The frameworks that Booking.com and its Travalyst partners are collaborating on provide an ideal entry point to this. Ensuring that the information has credibility, while being showcased by champions such as the Duke of Sussex, will really help to make this change. This needs to be coupled with support from governments and financial bodies to provide supportneeded by tourism businesses to transform their business models. Good planning and policy frameworks coupled with proactive regulations that galvanize thriving tourism industries, and encourage innovation, and maximize localemployment, entrepreneurship and associated benefits. The education and not-for-profit sectors can also providesupport to ensure credibility, and provide guidance, tools and training where needed. There is clearly an increasing demand for sustainable travel, and we need to support this trend.
What are the biggest opportunities for industry collaboration to create positive change for travel and tourism?
I think collaboration in itself is part of the biggest opportunity. Working together to tackle the big questions, and putting aside commercial competition when it comes to addressing bigger-picture challenges such as climate change, waste, nature and culture conservation, gender equity and poverty. For example, big hotel groups andmajor tour operators can make a massive difference
want to see a transition to us integrating good purchasing decisions into our consciousness – so that it becomes the usual way of travelling – and ensuring that there is sufficient volume of accommodation and tours practicing sustainable approaches available to meet that demand.
Where do you think the industry is doing well in terms of sustainability, such as reducing environmental impact, reducing overcrowding and keeping local communities safe and intact? And where do you think it needs to improve?
There has been real progress in addressing waste in the hotel and restaurant sector – particularly with regards to food and single use plastic. There are new and improved tools to support animal welfare. Popular destinations are finding innovative and creative ways to manageovertourism, including using mobile phone apps, local licensed guides, fee systems, dispersing visitors to a broader range of attractions, and using GSTC-recognised certifications. For local communities, there are good efforts made in some destinations, and by some travel companies and local authorities, but these tend to be patchy and fragmented. More needs to be done to safeguard local people’s livelihoods and their cultural heritage, outside of the UNESCO World Heritage Site area of influence and protection,
by nurturing and forging market linkages with smaller enterprises and entrepreneurs in destinations where they work. This supports local economies, families, and ensures that they will continue to welcome visitors long into the future.
What does the future hold for travel and tourism? Are you optimistic?
I’m always optimistic. Where we can turn big and scary challenges into simple and practical steps that we can all use to improve how we travel – such as traveling light, with trust, slowly and carefully – then collectively we can make major changes. People like Greta Thunburg have shown quite vividly that one committed champion can inspire millions towards action – and also that when youth collectively take action, their parents and grandparents listen. However, there is much to be done, and we cannot be complacent, or only rely on others to do good. We have to all take personal responsibility in our own lives, and encourage our families, those we work with, and for, to take positive action and support sustainable tourism.
Source: Booking.com (2020) Sustainability update 2019
In the framework of the study financed by the EU “Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas”, a study was undertaken to understand the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife tourism in protected areas, considering the impact on protected areas, businesses and local communities. A survey was designed with questions that would allow us to compare the period before the crisis with now, and estimates for the foreseeable future. It also asked what type of support might help (relating to the local value chains, and during different phases; conservation; business operations, policy interventions etc.) and on what terms these might work.
The preliminary data analysis (focussing on Africa as a first phase) is
If you would still like to contribute to the study (particularly if you work in North, Central or West Africa), you can find information
here in (French and English).
You can also contribute using these links if you are in
Asia or Latin America (in Spanish and English)
JRC map of survey responses globally
In the framework of the study financed by the EU “
Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas“, we want to understand the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife tourism in protected areas, considering the impact on protected areas, businesses and local communities.
To do so, we have a set of 40 questions for those offering accommodation, tours, services and activities in protected areas to visitors.
The study will allow us to compare the period before the crisis with now, and estimates for the foreseeable future. We also ask about what kind of support might help (relating to the local value chains, and during different phases; conservation; business operations, policy interventions etc.) and on what terms these might work.
Individual responses will be held in confidence, and the results will be collated to motivate EU policy interventions.
If you are providing accommodation, tours or activities to visitors in protected areas, kindly complete this form by Friday 24 April 2020 using
this link or paste the site into your internet browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19_Tourism
Please also share the link widely.
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 800 resources which quick-links to people looking for insights and ideas. I hope this helps as we try to understand the implications of this massive global challenge, and move towards a better future.
I will add to this page over time, and please let me know if you have links that you think would be useful to add. For those re-visiting the page, newer resources are added to the top of each list.
Updated: 18 September 2020 Page contents
Would you like to help? Fundraising for tourism-related conservation and livelihoods initiatives affected by COVID-19 Section 1: Ideas to help resilience and 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:
Ramaphosa to announce limited international travel, Level 1 – sources – News24.com Portugal back on quarantine list but Azores and Madeira spared – TravelMole COVID-19 related travel restrictions – UNWTO COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: An overview of government responses to the crisis – OECD UK Government flip-flopping over quarantine list devastates Portuguese tourist industry – The Guardian New Caledonia tourism ‘ethical charter’ coming – Traveltalk Coronavirus restrictions in your state – The Conversation Coronavirus: Portugal return to quarantine list would cause ‘chaos – BBC UK ambassador to Portugal warns: travel rules can change quickly – The Guardian Policy brief: COVID-19 and transforming tourism – UNWTO Brazil’s island idyll reopens to tourists – as long as they have had COVID-19 – The Guardian Coronavirus: Bali closed to foreign tourists until end of 2020 – BBC Bali postpones plans to welcome international travellers in September – The Jakarta Post Coronavirus: Quarantine rule kicks in after Saturday deadline passes – BBC UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian Coronavirus: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed – BBC Coronavirus: Brits returning from France will have to self-isolate – BBC Battered travel industry urges UK to rethink COVID-19 quarantine policy – The Guardian Officials crack down on Alaska-bound travellers crossing US-Canada border – CBC COVID-19 travel advisories create tensions in BC tourist towns – CBC Covid: 14-day quarantine for Spain to NI travellers – BBC News Tourism restarts: 40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions– UNWTO COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (6th report as of 30 July 2020) – UNWTO Coronavirus: Spain says outbreaks under control after UK orders quarantine – BBC Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands – BBC Covid-19 crisis: Wildlife parks reopen in Rwanda for those free of virus – Hindustan Times Coronavirus government response tracker– Blavatnik School of Government & University of Oxford Coronavirus policy updates – Mekong Tourism Travel corridors: Quarantine-free travel starts today from 59 countries– Independent Finally revealed: 59 countries where the 14-day quarantine won’t apply– TravelMole Restrictions on travel easing as Europe leads cautious restart of tourism– UNWTO Coronavirus: Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine – BBC Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 ‘safe’ countries – BBC ‘Escape the pandemic in paradise’: Fiji opens its borders seeking billionaires – The Guardian Thailand to lift international travel ban – TravelMole Thailand to target the wealthy tourist and turn away from mass tourism – Travel Tourism News Coronavirus: Ministers ‘reluctant’ to close beaches over crowds – BBC One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector (survey closes 15 July) – UNWTO Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre Dubai reopens to tourism on July 7 – TravelMole Aruba starts phased tourism re-opening– TravelMole Macau introduces subsidised tours for locals – TravelMole Turkey launches safe tourism certificate– TravelMole Australia ‘very unlikely’ to allow foreign tourists in 2020 – Financial Review Saint Lucia’s new marketing campaign to re-boot recovery– TravelMole Australia considering shorter COVID-19 quarantine for students and low transmission countries – The Guardian Coronavirus: France announces significant lifting of restrictions – BBC Rwanda sets new conditions for tourists – Taarifa Which European countries are easing travel restrictions? The Guardian “Sustainability as the new normal” a vision for the future of tourism– UNWTO Coronavirus: Council leader calls for coastal restrictions – BBC Hiking, hunting, game drives and more to be allowed under Level 3 – The Citizen Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists – BBC Japan and Italy will pay for part of your trip – Travel Tourism news 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 COVID-19: EU support for the tourism industry – European Parliament Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says – BBC Spain plans to welcome foreign tourists by late June – TravelMole WTTC voices opposition to quarantine measures – TravelMole We will have summer tourist season, promises EU – BBC Vietnam races ahead of other southeast Asian countries in tourism reopening – Skift Further blow for holidays as Spain announces 14-day tourist quarantine– TravelMole Tunisia emerges healthy from six-week lockdown – Al-Monitor 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 Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund Thailand’s tourism industry to introduce post-COVID 19 health and safety certification – TravelMole Don’t reopen tourism too quickly, German foreign minister warns – Deutsche Well Speech by Commissioner Breton on “A Marshall Plan for European Tourism” -European Commission Government to ignore tourism in plan to reopen economy – Southern & East African Tourism Update Covid-19 Related Policy Shifts Supportive of Travel & Tourism Sector – World Travel and Tourism Council WBG support for tourism clients and destinations during the COVID-19 crisis– World Bank Covid-19: Tourism policy responses – OECD) COVID-19: UNWTO calls on tourism to be part of recovery plans– UN World Tourism Organisation UNWTO launches a call for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recovery – Call for action – UN World Tourism Organisation Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO Introduce flexible policies to encourage future bookings, says marketing guru – TravelMole Coronavirus closures of Asian elephant camps offer respite to pursue reforms – Skift
Guidance for the operation of tourism in the wake of COVID-19:
COVID safe travel in Australia – Tourism Australia Quick restart guide for employers – International Chamber of Commerce Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector: interim guidance – World Health Organisation Anti-contagion protocol for excursions in protected national areas (Italian) – Federparchi, RomaNatura, Campus Bio Medico University of Rome Member update: Korea National Parks Service response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Asia Protected Areas Partnership COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea – Korea National Park service (KNPS) Response case – Korea National Park Service – British Columbia Parks Visitor guide to camping during COVID-19 – Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Advisor news Protecting funding for public health and equity – Fundación Trekkingchile Recommendations for the safe practice of trekking – Travelife Resource kit for accommodations – Corporacion Nacional Forestal, Chile Recomendaciones para una visita segura (video) – #RecreateResponsibly #RecreateResponsibly – Johns Hopkins An ethics framework for COVID-19 reopening process – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group A note on re-opening: What’s safe? – OARS OARS COVID-19 general mitigation plan – Greenspace Scotland Managing Scotland’s parks and greenspaces during Covid-19 – Pairi Daiza Coronavirus/ COVID-19 – Fédération Française des clubs alpins et de montagne Guidelines for visiting 21 refuges in the Ecrins National Park – KZN Wildlife COVID-19 interventions for the tourism sector – Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) Conheça os parque que ja foram reabertos – Parks for London COVID-19 Guidance for Parks and Green Space managers – The Global Association for the Attractions Industry Reopening guidance: Considerations for the attractions industry – National Parks Service NPS Public Health Update – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Federal Recreation Reopening Strategy Recommendations – US Travel Association Travel in the new normal: Industry guidance for promoting health and safety of all travellers – National Restaurant Association Restaurant reopening guidance – National Parks Service COVID-19 safety and social distancing graphics – Destination Mekong Thailand DMC unite to create uniform health and safety standards ahead of tourism restart – Victoria State Government Tourism industry guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) – Parks Victoria COVID-19 update – Oceanic Global The Oceanic Standard COVID-19 reopening guidelines: Restaurant + hotel food service – WTTC ‘Safe travels’: Global protocols & stamp for the new normal – Gov.uk Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer public spaces – urban centres and green spaces – CFP people spaces places Response to COVID-19 – Gov.uk Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Parks Canada Coronavirus (COVID-19) – National Parks Service COVID-19 – CDC Guidance for administrators in parks and recreational facilities – Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Using trails safely in pandemic in the wake of COVID-19 – Queensland Government Approved industry COVID safe plans – TravelMole Destinations sign up to WTTC safety stamp – Skift Travel industry guidelines for sectors re-opening in one place – Adventure Travel Trade Association Adventure Travel COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines
Funding and support:
Randilen Wildlife Management Area Team – JustGiving Training centre for Malagasy tourism workforce – Global Giving The puzzle of COVID-19 tourism recovery funds – LinkedIn We’re raising £5,000 to Ride4Ranges and Mahenye Charitable Trust – Just Giving Renowned photographers unite to sell work in aid of Africa’s wildlife – Independent Turtle season crisis appeal – Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative Port Moresby Nature Park’s Wildlife Appeal – Gofundme Rapid Response Grants– Biopama SOS African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species Support us– Kasanka Trust Campaign to help tourist guides in distress– Tourism update Tourism businesses campaign to pressure insurers to pay ‘business interruption claims’– Newsroom Africa Help us to hep our local conservation partners & staff get through this crisis – Coronavirus Appeal – Biosphere expeditions COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package– UNWTO One Planet vision for a responsible recover of the tourism sector: from vision to action – a call for exemplary initiatives– UNWTO Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO Make a donation – The Mara Triangle needs your help (video) – Mara Conservancy Thailand spending USD700 million to boost domestic tourism – TravelMole G Adventures pledges cash to support guides, porters and local communities – TravelMole Malaysia unveils RM1 billion tourism financing scheme – TravelMole 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 Beyond tourism innovation challenge (closes 31 July 2020) – Inter-American Development Bank WA tourism businesses fear for future after missing out on COVID-19 grants – ABC News Food for Coffee Bay families during COVID-19 – Backabuddy Calls for proposals – Rapid Action Grants – IUCN Save Our Species COVID-19: Measures to support travel and tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance package – UNWTO Tourism Restart Taskforce – Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Roots to recovery – is your recovery plan future-proofed? City Nation Place Jobs and economy during the coronavirus pandemic– European Commission Leonardo DiCaprio joins DR Congo gorilla park campaign after attack- BBC Africa Foundation COVID-19 Campaign – andBeyond Africa’s tourism sector pleads for $10 bn in urgent relief funding– Club of Mozambique Project ranger: preventing a poaching pandemic – Great Plains Foundation Tourism in need – Tourism in need Book tickets for !Xaus Lodge and Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge relief fund – Quicket Tourism has crashed: Are carbon credits the future for funding conservation in Africa? Conservation News Publishing fund for researchers sharing findings on Coronavirus– Emerald Publishing Healing solutions for tourism challenge – (apply by 15 April) – UN World Tourism Organisation Coronavirus: Kenya sets aside Sh500 m to save tourism – Daily Nation Call for proposals: COVID-19 response resilience in wildlife community small grants – (apply by 15 May) – The Lion’s Share
Forbes Travel Guide launches training webinars for hospitality staff – TravelMole We can’t travel, but we can take measures to preserve jobs in the tourism industry– World Bank WTTC reveals responsible travel tips to counter the coronavirus outbreak– World Travel and Tourism Council COVID-19 and Hospitality: 7 Alternative Ways to Cut Costs and Save Your Business…BEFORE Resorting to Layoffs – Hospitality Net Supporting Tour Guides During The COVID-19 Pandemic – Forbes Become a certified virtual tour guide – eventbrite
Resilience and recovery:
Caribbean tourism has been decimated by COVID-19. But the private sector can cushion the blow – World Economic Forum Israeli solutions for tourism in COVID-19 times (webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy Catch-up: COVID-19 crisis sparks innovation across travel– Africa Travel Week One Planet vision for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector– UNWTO One Planet Paving the way toward a resilient tourism industry: Responsible tourism for COVID recovery (webinar recording) – The George Washington University 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 Initial TRINET responses to COVID-19 Tourism – Tourism Transformed Restarting travel – a guide for customers – ABTA Circular economy in travel and tourism: A conceptual framework for a sustainable resilient and future proof industry transition – CE360 Alliance Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Tourism Resiliency Program – Mr Glenn Mandzuik (video) – The Living Earth To recover from the global recession, we must invest in nature – A key sector forgotten in the stimulus debate: The nature-based economy – Campaign for Nature Resilience and recovery of tourism communities – Tourism Webinar Guiding principles – Future of Tourism Ecotourism to bring post-COVID-19 hope for wildlife and communities in Northern Congo – WCS Newsroom Tourism recovery with Ecotourism Australia & WWF-Australia – Gaia Discovery Leaning Tower of Pisa among sites in Italy to reopen after lockdown– The Guardian Safe Travels Stamp– WTTC Galleries in Europe open doors as lockdown lifts – in pictures – The Guardian Exploring the resilience of southern Africa: Wildlife economies during a global pandemic (Webinar recording) – YouTube How coronavirus is driving a revolution in travel– BBC Reopening destinations face precarious task of pitching tourists to come this summer– Skift Learning to walk again: 21 hopeful signs for reopening the travel economy – Skift Destination X – smart strategies to do right now (instead of making promo videos) – Phocuswire Ontario is right to open access to the outdoors for all, not just cottage owners – The Star Post-COVID-19: Positioning Africa – Ecotourism for Gabon’s diversification strategy – Ecofin Agency The future of Africa’s wild places – and why safaris matter– AFAR How travellers can help the hospitality industry – Conde Nast Traveller The safari industry is no stranger to hardship, but what will it take to recover now? CNN Spain and Germany deal blow to hopes of tourism revival– The Guardian How to price accommodation effectively post-COVID19 – Revenue Resolutions Financial strategies and tactics for adventure travel businesses during economic uncertainty– Adventure Travel Trade Association National disaster management in the ASEAN 5: an analysis of tourism resilience – Tourism review Small tourist firms in rural areas: agility, vulnerability and survival in the face of crisis – Independent Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research Building leadership capacity: A framework for disruptive events in tourism – Industrial and commercial training The coronavirus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us– NBC news COVID-19 – We need to play the long game – The African Safari Foundation 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 A future template for resilience? How we can repurpose tourism and support local communities – World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Blog Now’s the time to start planning for business recovery– TravelMole Businesses looking to ideas for tourism recovery once COVID-19 crisis is over – Rocky Mountain Outlook Today Surviving COVID-19 through tourism resilience – Gaia Discovery COVID-19 and aviation: Survival, recovery and innovation – Skies COVID-19 blow is opportunity to upgrade tourism product– Farrugia Portelli – TravelWireNews
Opinions and think pieces:
How to practise responsible tourism during COVID-19 – Loveholidays Time to build back better for animals – Pacific Asia Travel Association Can micro-tourism save Japan’s ailing travel industry? The Japan Times Beyond tourism in Africa (webinar recording)- African Leadership University Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel – McKinsey & Company Coronavirus: How long can Thailand survive without foreign tourism? – DW What trends should guide tourism’s recovery? WTM Global Hub Does the COVID-19 emergency mean overtourism is over? WTM Global Hub COVID-19: Is it time to press the reset button? WTM Global Hub Why is it essential for luxury travel and sustainability to have a harmonious future? WTM Global Hub Why Saint Lucia is a model for reopening tourism in the Caribbean – Caribbean Journal COVID-19 is expanding global consciousness and the sustainability of travel and tourism – Tourism Geographies From the experts: Will the pandemic make us care more about our planet? Forbes “We can’t return to normal”: committing to tourism equity in the post-pandemic age – Tourism Geographies Imperative to rebuild tourism in a safe, equitable and climate-friendly manner: UN secretary general – TravelDaily Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way – UN Chief – UN News Move over, sustainable travel. Regenerative travel has arrived – The New York Times 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 7 ways to maintain goes satisfaction during COVID-19 – HospitalityNet How will emerging economies reliant on tourism survive the crisis? Skift Travel and tourism: Embracing transformation to move beyond coronavirus (Webinar recording) –WTM Global Hub Rethinking sustainability in the middle of a pandemic – Forbes Polar perspectives no. 1: Is it time for a paradigm shift in how Antarctic tourism is controlled? Polar Institute Recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery– Travelife Travalyst Global Summit (webinar recording) – Travalyst How to encourage destination communities to embrace tourism during and after the pandemic – Sustainability Leaders Project Two ways to help revive tourism in Asia and Pacific– Asian Development Blog Will business travel ever be the same? – BBC Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy – what will it take?- McKinsey & Company What will travel look like in a post-coronavirus world? Africa Travel Week Unless we take these steps, UK quarantine restrictions against Spain will do more harm than good– The Independent Will the sustainable travel movement survive coronavirus? National Geographic UNWTO, Once Foundation and ENAT call for the reopening of tourism destinations to cater for the needs of people with disabilities– UNWTO Tools and resources for nature-based tourism (presentation) – World Bank Increasing financial resiliency for PAs and KBAs (webinar recording) – UNDP Biofin, Philippine Parks and Biodiversity Beyond banning wildlife trade: COVID-19, conservation and development– World Development Steps towards a smarter lockdown: Game lodges – Daily Maverick How to be a sustainable traveller during times of crisis – Impact Travel Alliance Conserving Africa’s wildlife and woodlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond– Nature ecology and evolution What is the idea of resilience for tourism business? Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda Tourism in SIDS: the challenge of sustaining livelihoods in times of COVID-19 – UNWTO 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 Eco-tourism is the way of the post-COVID future for the ‘blue’ Pacific – Scoop Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel – McKinsey & Company The end of tourism? – podcast – The Guardian A Marshall Plan for tourism: Can it be built? EplerWood International With crisis comes opportunity: Will elephant-based tourism reset itself post COVID-19? Mekong Tourism COVID-19: Tourism updated – University of South Carolina The new normal? Travel in the world of COVID-19 – BBC Tourism recovery vs. destination sustainability: How to find the right balance post-COVID-19 – Sustainability Leaders Project Intra-African travel ‘vital’ for post-COVID recovery – webinar recording – Tourism Update If you can’t go far, go local! Ecotourism world Is wildlife tourism essential? Conde Nast Traveller We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crisis– The Guardian COVID-19: A stress test for sustainable development in hospitality?Hospitality Net Airbnb CEO says travel will never, ever go back to the way it was – Travel Tourism news Sustainability & tourism post COVID-19 (webinar recording) – presentation– Florida International University Invest in the green economy and we’ll recover from the Covid-19 crisis – The Guardian As tourism restarts, our responsibilities remain – UNWTO How tourist destinations can rebuild after coronavirus – Travel Tourism News DestinAsian Virtual Roundtable 3: Sustainable travel in a post-pandemic world (webinar recording) – DestinAsian Magazine How will tourism in LMICs change post-COVID? Devex Southeast Asia Tourism, COVID-19 and silver linings? (webinar recording) YouTube World, Changed? Mundo, Transformado? Global Ecotourism Network The COVID-19 crisis: Opportunities for sustainable and proximity tourism– Tourism Geographies (open access) 6th Mekong Tourism Strategy roundtable_Geoffrey Lipman-16 June 2020 – Mekong Tourism Tourism and COVID 19 (webinar recording)– World Trade Organisation – YouTube “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 UN World Tourism Organisation urged to create a better future for animals– World Animal Protection Moving towards a more ‘future fit’ industry (webinar recording)– We Are Africa 12 industry experts predict the future of travel after the coronavirus crisis, from tackling climate change to greater accessibility – iNews 7 ways travel MUST change after coronavirus – Fodor’s Travel Tripadvisor Talk: How will the perception of sustainability and sustainable tourism evolve after COVID-19? – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube ‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future – The Guardian (Immediate) future of tourism in the wake of relaxing SARS-CoV-2 shutdowns: Small steps to a temporary new ‘normal‘ – AIEST Protected area management and COVID-19 (webinar recording) – Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group – Facebook When will we start dreaming our next trip again? Medium Campfire chat: Judy Kepher-Gona – Adventure Travel News What we are losing, what we are learning: Early reflections from Bolivia on the COVID-19 pandemic – Adventure Travel News Can resorts survive the pandemic? A view from some of the most beautiful places on earth. Tripadvisor talk – Facebook Will travel change after coronavirus? Here’s what experts have to say (Video)– Travel + Leisure Responsible travel is key to driving travel industry recovery in a post lockdown world reveals FINN Partners webinar – TravelMole Turn down the volume: How to plan for a sustainable tourism recovery after C-19 – The “Good Tourism” Blog Travel and tourism predictions: What might the future hold? eTurboNews Is tourism a viable livelihood option? (Webinar recording)– Equations – Equitable Tourism Options Social distancing at airports won’t work, warns Heathrow boss – TravelMole Coronavirus: What global travel may look like ahead of a vaccine – BBC Tourism and travel business in post COVID-19 will not be easy but opportunities abound – Hersi – Voyages Afriq New calm created by coronavirus offers southeast Asia chance to redo sustainable tourism – Skift Business recovery in the tourism sector – Call to action – Responsible Tourism Institute When can we travel again? Experts share their predictions – Los Angeles Times Coronavirus crisis: Online ad giants should help tourism in its hour of need – Hospitalitynet Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19? Medium How can we be sustainable post-Covid 19? BBC When will our national parks reopen? Forbes Tourism may be one of the worst-hit sectors and bouncing back is not going to be easy – Business Maverick What travel companies will need to know about consumer mindset post-crisis– Skift What kind of holidays will we take when we can travel again? – Condé Nast Traveller How will your clients travel after the pandemic? TravelMole When can we go on an adventure again? Forbes Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity – Destination Stewardship Centre How tourism leaders should respond to the impacts of COVID-19 – Solimar International Corona pandemic: What it means for the sustainable tourism community – Sustainability Leaders Project World, interrupted – Global Ecotourism Network Why relaunching tourism can only be the last step after bringing back the economy?eTurboNews Preparing for the future of tourism in a post-COVID-19 world – Ketchum Promoting tourism in the time of coronavirus is a no-win – Skift As we sit out COVID-19, let’s think about a fair & fail-safe treatment or vaccine for overtourism – The “Good Tourism” blog You will travel after COVID-19 – but it won’t be the same – PhocusWire Pandemic lessons from an Antarctic cruise find their way home – The Washington Post Aquaterra Adventures’ Vaibhav Kala on the biggest challenge he and all of tourism is facing – Responsible Tourism India Business recovery in the tourism sector – call to action – Responsible Tourism Institute The 7 stages to the “new normal” in travel – PhocusWire
Hotel, tour, destination and aviation responses:
Montañas, turismo y delincuencia ambiental en el post covid (Mountains, tourism and environmental crime in the post covid) – Natour Magazine Coronavirus: Keeping the virus at bay on S Korea’s beaches– BBC Struggling tourist destinations pitch themselves to new digital nomads as remote work locales– Skift Dream Cruises resumes sailing with social distancing dining concept– TravelMole Niagara Falls tour boats show stark social distancing split – BBC TUI Group tests waters with three-night social-distanced cruise– TravelMole Coronavirus: Tui warns against blanket quarantine measures – BBC Protecting African wildlife during COVID-19: How Wilderness Safaris is taking action– Forbes Top chefs back Tom Kerridge for calling no-show diners ‘disgraceful’ – The Guardian Immediate safety response and economic recovery effort through access and tourism – Department of Tourism, Vanuatu How big hotel brands have stepped up their hygiene game – Hospitalitynet Major cruise lines collaborate on Covid-19 safety strategy – TravelMole Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge – BBC Thessaloniki issues smart traveler card for sustainable tourism– Greek Reporter 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 How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it – BBC Reimagining resources: Solimar’s response to short term technical assistance in a COVID-19 era – Solimar International Quantas group announces post-covid recovery plan and equity raising for a stronger future -Quantas News Room Delhi to transform 25 luxury hotels into COVID-19 centres – The Guardian TUI makes Holiday Promise as it announces restart date – TravelMole Tourism operators say things will look very different as Australia emerges from coronavirus – ABC News Intrepid Travel introduces flexible booking policy – TravelMole The Greek plan to bring tourists back – BBC Legal action mounts against quarantine – TravelMole Tourism industry doubles down to reassure travellers – Fin24 BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans – BBC Coronavirus: Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients – BBC Greece to resume flights from UK on 15 June with strict rules – The Guardian COVID-19 SOS Benguerra – andBeyond From crafts to masks – andBeyond UK travel industry warns against ‘nightmare’ of quarantine– The Guardian Future air travel: Four-hour process, self check-in, disinfection, immunity passes – Forbes Sandals reopening next month with enhanced cleaning protocols – TravelMole Major airlines make face masks compulsory for passengers – TravelMole Kuoni launches new escorted tours for 2021/2022 – TravelMole Coronavirus: How will airlines get flying again? BBC With no tourists, Australian scuba tours are planting coral instead– Brightvibes Ryanair boss says airline won’t fly with ‘idiotic’ social distancing rules – The Guardian Crisis management: Preparing your hotel for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Hospitality net COVID19: Industry efforts to support communities – The African Safari Foundation How to run a sustainable hotel in the Himalayas and how not to waste a good crisis – Sustainability Leaders Project NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals rescue coronavirus-hit season – The Guardian BA joins fight against Covid-19 – TravelMole US government agrees on $25bn bailout for airlines as pandemic halts travel – The Guardian Emirates starts rapid-testing passengers for virus before flight – Bloomberg Small planes and no business class: will flying ever be the same again? The Guardian
Top tips and best practices:
7 key elements to develop new tourism experiences – Good Tourism Institute Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA 7 considerations for successful hotel spas in a post coronavirus world– Hotel Executive Conservation actions during COVID-19– Green Fins Crisis readiness: Are you prepared and resilient to safeguard your people & destinations? – World Travel and Tourism Council 10 recovery, health and safety recommendations for Adventure Travel from ATTA– Adventure Travel News 3 tips to emerge stronger – Adventure Travel News COVID-19 guide for the Adventure Travel Industry – ATTA The ultimate crisis survival guide for hotels – Cendyn 5 Tourism Promotion Campaigns Hitting the Right Notes in a Crisis – Skift COVID-19 pandemic: Five ways towards resilience in tourism business – Gia Discovery 8 things travel companies can do during the Covid-19 pandemic – SCIVI Travel 15 Ways Kerala Is Fighting The Good Fight Against Coronavirus – Huffington Post Green Key’s top tips for tourism establishments to sustain their businesses before and after the Covid-19 pandemic – Green Key Best practices for founders in the wake of COVID-19 – Notion Covid-19 economic rescue plans must be green, say environmentalists – The Guardian
Collections of resources:
Coronavirus resource page – Mekong Tourism Sustainable tourism management in the post-pandemic reality – Europarc Federation IUCN COVID-19 resources – IUCN Tools and resources for nature-based tourism ebook– World Bank Working with the environment to protect people: UNEP’s COVID-19 response – UNEP Travel recovery insights portal– Tableau public, The Boston Consulting Group Innovations for our future – Destination Mekong Tourism – ready for recovery (4 course modules) – Griffith University Professional Learning Hub COVID-19 survival guide for the hospitality industry – Hospitality Net Coronavirus (COVID-19): News, Analysis and resources – UNCTAD COVID-19 Task Force: Resources for the tourism industry – The University of the West Indies Reset: Visions of travel and tourism after the global COVID-19 transformation of 2020 (free access) – Tourism Geographies Post-Covid Management think-tank – Universita di Verona Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group OTS Webinar series: After the virus – On tourism & sustainability – YouTube Travelbiz: COVID-19 update– Big Volcano Visitor Guide COVID-19 and the tourism industry – latest update – The African Safari Foundation Coronavirus help! Tourmageddon Positive Actions– Resilient destinations Travel, tourism and hospitality in a COVID-19 world– Travel & Tourism Transformed Making the case for a sustainable tourism industry – Helpful resources for tourism stakeholders during this time of crisis – LT&C Coronavirus updates– Airbnb Resources Centre OTS Webinar series – After the Virus – Journal on Tourism & Sustainability
2. Market research and intelligence
UNWTO tourism recovery tracker – UNWTO Reviving tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Asian Development Bank A-Z index of COVID-19 airport ratings – Skytrax What luxury travellers want during the new normal – Traveltalk UNWTO briefing note – Tourism and COVID-19: Understanding Domestic tourism and seizing its opportunities – UNWTO Insights on Filipino travellers’ sentiments on the new normal – Guide to the Philippines Understanding and shaping consumer behaviour in the next normal – McKinsey & Company For corporate travel, a long recovery ahead – McKinsey & Company How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come – Q Costa Rica Latin America and Caribbean Travel & Tourism competitiveness landscape report: Assessing regional opportunities and challenges in the context of COVID-19 – World Economic Forum Travel 2040: Sustainability and digital transformation as recovery drivers (webinar recording)- Euromonitor International By the numbers: Tourism’s zombie season – Politico 1st Destination Mekong Summit: Balanced tourism recovery for a better future (webinar recordings) – Destination Mekong Tourism trauma and COVID-19 – IMF World Travel and Tourism Council Travel demand recovery dashboard – WTTC Beyond COVID-19: The road to recovery for the travel industry – Tripadvisor US packaged adventure travel segment to bounce back faster than the overall US travel market – Adventure Travel News European tourism 2020 – Trends and prospects (Q2/2020) – European Travel Commission Coronavirus advice for customers– ABTA WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 – WTTC/Carnival Corporation Market intelligence: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer– UNWTO New pandemic direction for international travel – Loop US tourism outlook 2020-2023: US travel is in deep trouble! eTurboNews Foreign tourists may be allowed back by January, local leisure travel by end-September – report – Business Insider South Africa International tourism and COVID-19– UNWTO There’s a plan to open up tourism in South Africa – including international flights – but no dates, and no certainty– Business Tech Ready for take-off? What do travellers expect from destinations?(webinar recording) – UNWTO Academy Global ‘state of the market’ study reveals when businesses expect to resume corporate travel– FCM Travel Solutions UNWTO: Cross-border tourism gradually recovering – TravelMole Australian Travel Status Map – Tourism Australia COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A global review for tourism (29 May 2020) – UNWTO Airline policy tracker – Travelport Coronavirus travel updates: which countries have restrictions and FCO warnings in place? The Guardian Coronavirus Travel Impact Dashboard (Southeast Asia) – Pear Anderson Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel regulations Map – IATA Travel Centre Bouncing back: Consumer views on traveling again (report) – webinar – Flywire Over half of Brits want to fly overseas before end of year – TravelMole Fiji declares itself ‘Covid-free’ – TravelMole Beyond COVID-19: The road to recovery for the travel industry – Tripadvisor Traveling after COVID – RTA / SOLARE South Africa to remain closed to tourists until 2021 – The Telegraph Health experts cast doubt on UK hopes for holiday ‘air bridges’– The Guardian Africa suppliers see post-COVID trends working in their favour– Travel Weekly Thailand doesn’t expect UK tourists to return until October – TravelMole COVID-19 and touristic demand: a mathematical modelling approach – Medium Attempting to profile the post-COVID 19 traveller – Adventure Travel News 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 Travelers willing to be screened and share medical history post pandemic – TravelMole Infographic: Survey shows shocking effect on tourism businesses in SA – IOL Global tourism could plummet by 80 per cent this year – TravelMole 100% of global destinations now have COVID-19 travel restrictions, UNWTO reports – UNWTO Policy responses to COVID-19 – Policy tracker– International Monetary Fund COVID-19– World Travel and Tourism Council COVID-19 response: 96% of global destinations impose travel restrictions, UNWTO reports – UNWTO COVID-19: Implications for business – McKinsey and Company COVID-19: Impact on Travel & Hospitality and Tourism – McKinsey and Company (weblink pending) COVID-19: Updated outlook and pandemic impacts – Tourism Economics IMPACTOUR: Europa Nostra launches consultation on sustainable cultural tourism – Europa Nostra Most travellers expect to travel within 60 days of C19 containment: Poll – Traveltalk Nearly half of all Aussies plan to travel domestically when allowed – Traveltalk
Economy and investment:
UNWTO finds Covid-19 will cost tourism USD460 bn in 2020 – Breaking travel news World Tourism Barometer – August/September 2020 – UNWTO In post-COVID-19 Latin America, investment in infrastructure can bring back tourism – and re-build the economy – World Economic Forum Extreme outlier: The pandemic’s unprecedented shock to tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean – Inter-American Development Bank Study predicts windfall for Aussie tourism, post pandemic – Traveltalk Drop in tourism could wipe £22bn from UK economy, says WTTC – The Guardian Heathrow: Coronavirus quarantine ‘strangling UK economy’– BBC International tourism losses more than $320 billion in just 5 months– Travel Tourism news Impact of COVID-19 on global tourism made clear as UNWTO counts the cost of standstill – UNWTO Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs expected beginning next month – TravelMole Tourism as an agent of recovery in post-COVID-19 southern Africa – Future Directions New data shows impact of COVID-19 on tourism as UNWTO calls for responsible restart of the sector– UNWTO COVID-19 and tourism: Assessing the economic consequences – UNCTAD Coronavirus (COVID-19)– World Economic Forum Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid– Trade for Development News COVID-19 – a global insight on travel and tourism impacts, UNWTO and Data Partners – UNWTO Investors warned not to rush into travel and leisure stocks– BBC Coronavirus – understanding the economics – London School of Economics Coronavirus: The canary in the coal mine of the world economy? Yellow Railroad
Conservation and wildlife tourism:
Monitoring World Heritage site closures – UNESCO Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CNN Travel Tourism collapse puts wildlife conservation in peril – CTV News Wildlife conservation feels the stress of coronavirus crisis – Arab News The COVID-19 pandemic impact on nature based tourism (video) – YouTube US-based Hipcamp acquires Australia’s Youcamp as travellers head call of the great outdoors – Skift Do safari companies really want African travellers? The New York Times African safaris are designed for social distancing, and experts say it could be a fight to book a spot for 2021 – Insider , Spotlight on COVID-19 and Africa’s protected area tourism, English – European Commission, International Cooperation and Development French (open until 27 July 2020) – IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas COVID-19 and privately protected areas – a Survey – Campaign for Nature Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications – Trade for Development News by EIF COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs EU Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas study: Study on COVID19, tourism in protected areas, local livelihoods, and conservation: – The Conversation Summer visitors to American parks choose safety over freedom to roam – Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Visiting parks and recreational facilities: Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 – Our World in Data Parks and outdoor spaces: How did the number of visitors change since the beginning of the pandemic? May 26 2020 – The Conversation Coronavirus closures could lead to a radical revolution in conservation – Mothership COVID-19: Drop in ecotourism sparks fears of increased wildlife poaching – Safaribookings.com The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the safari industry (May update) – YouTube COVID-19: Sustainability and remodelling of the Wildlife Sector – Wildlife Ranching South Africa COVID-19: Impact assessment of COVID-19 on the South African Wildlife Ranching Industry – National Geographic Botswana is evacuating black rhinos amid poaching threat – TravelMole Kuoni reports uplift in demand for 2021 bookings – Lowvelder Sharp drop in rhino poaching amid lockdown – BBC Coronavirus: Fears of spike in poaching as pandemic poverty strikes – The Times Poaching fears as the safari trade collapses – National Geographic Poaching threats loom as wildlife safaris put on hold due to COVID-19 – Safaribookings.com The worrying impact of coronavirus outbreak on the safari industry – Nature COVID-19: protected great apes during human pandemics – Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association Amidst COVID-19 situation, community conservation must continue
COVID-19 travel regulations map– IATA Travel Centre Policy responses to COVID-19– International Monetary Fund COVID-19 law lab – UNDP/UNAIDs/WHO/O’Neil Institute/Georgetown University UNWTO library (Free access until end April 2020) – UNWTO COVID-19: ETOA insight, action and resources – ETOA
Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) – Our World in Data The GCI Dashboard – Pemandu Associates COVID-19 Activity risk levels – Ezekiel J Emanuel COVID-19 in proportion? In Proportion2 COVID-19 around the world – Worldometer Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation reports – World Health Organisation COVID-19 outbreak world map – Wikipedia
Section 3: Impacts on tourism and destinations
Impacts during crisis recovery:
‘The whole place was a toilet’: Dartmoor reels from camping boom – The Guardian Staying positive and productive at new resort as a global pandemic takes hold – Hotel Executive ‘The worst of human nature’: UK staycationers’ trail of destruction– The Guardian The islands that want tourists as well as fish– BBC ‘Not much difference’: few takers on first day of hospitality VAT cut – The Guardian First UK night out of lockdown – camping in Northern Ireland – The Guardian “It’s manic that way’: seeking a slice of normality on Southend beach – The Guardian Major incident declared as people flock to England’s south coast – The Guardian Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends – BBC TUI reveals summer re-start plans after operating packed flights to Majorca – TravelMole The “peoples show” goes on for Enga – Enga Cultural Show ‘It’s been a rollercoaster’: zoos in England relieved to be reopening – The Guardian Campsites face a summer of social distancing – The Guardian ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists – The Guardian Covid-19: Greece quarantines all passengers from Qatar flight – The Guardian What will hotel visits be like? Here’s your room-by-room look at the future – CNBC – Global Traveller Coronavirus: Alarm as crowds flock to European beaches – BBC ‘ Not a mask in sight’: thousands flock to Yellowstone as park reopens – The Guardian England beaches gridlock caused by cars ‘from all over the country’– BBC ‘Freedom’ for Greek beachgoers – under drone’s watchful eye – The Guardian Tourist hotspots busy despite coronavirus warnings– The Guardian Battered UK tourist industry anticipates easing of coronavirus lockdown – The Guardian China tourism bounces back as millions travel for May Day holiday – TravelMole Socialising tourism for social and ecological justices after COVID-19 – Tourism Geographies Hundreds flock to Florida’s reopened beaches as state death toll hits 726 – The Guardian Chinese tourist sites packed as country comes out of lockdown, but experts say risk still high – CNN 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:
Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID – AP News Latin America’s tourism sector grounded amid pandemic – Latin Lawyer As Covid-19 clobbers tourism, millions lose a lifeline – The Wall Street Journal ‘We can’t wait to welcome you to Nepal again’ – WWF Nepal Over 1.6 m tourists visited in 2019 – Namibia Tourism Board Global tourism lost £245 bn in five months due to coronavirus, says UN Chief – Independent ABTA says Covid crisis could claim 18% of UK travel sector’s jobs – The Guardian COVID-19 impact and policy responses in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – ICIMOD Tourist hotspots hit hardest in UK by Covid-19 unemployment– The Guardian Coronavirus: Spain races to save tourism as cases surge – BBC Coronavirus: How South Africa and Rwanda are coping without tourists – BBC With tourists gone, Bali workers return to farms and fishing – New York Times Mass redundancies expected in UK tourism, with wide scale lay-offs beginning next month – TravelMole Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry– BBC Queenstown: a tourist town with no tourists fights despair among stranded workers – The Guardian Small island destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns – UNWTO ‘Job-killer of the century’: economies of Pacific islands face collapse over Covid-19 – The Guardian Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion – UNCTAD Avec le coronavirus, le tourisme en Afrique affiche un manque a ganger de quelque 500 milliards d’euros – Le Monde ‘On our knees’: Kenya’s tourism revenue collapses– Reuters COVID-19 and travel: impacts, responses and outcomes (book) – Goodfellow publishers Tourism industry faces collapse as insurance companies refuse to pay COVID-19 claims – IOL Holidays still banned: South African’s only allowed to take day trips – Business Insider South Africa Hospitality industry is taking on insurers for non-payment of Covid claims– The South African Rapid socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s tourism sector – UNDP COVID-19 hitting tourism hard: What does this mean for the world’s poorest countries? Trade For Development News by EIF Impact assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak on international tourism (updated May 2020)– UNWTO Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home– BBC Tui warns of 8,000 job losses as travel firm faces ‘greatest crisis’– The Guardian Package operators ‘could lose five billion pounds this year– TravelMole Workers mauled by pandemic shock to wildlife reserves, national parks– Thomson Reuters Foundation News A town in Costa Rica faces an eco-tourism crisis– National Geographic Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19– Journal of Sustainable Tourism (open access) ‘London is so strange and sad’: the sacked hospitality workers sleeping rough– The Guardian Mozambique – over 5,000 jobs lost in tourism and culture– AIM report – Club of Mozambique UK tourism hotspots could face worst of post-lockdown job losses– The Guardian COVID-19 and tourism in Georgia – early impacts and government response– Resilient destinations Soaring cost of COVID for communities and conservation– Impakter UK tourist attraction discusses the true impact of the pandemic– TravelMole Lockdown devastates Namibian tourism sector– Informante ‘It’s catastrophic’: Fiji’s colossal tourism sector devastated by coronavirus– The Guardian Coronavirus poses existential threat, says hospitality industry– The Guardian Coronavirus ‘could cost millions of tourism jobs’– BBC Nepal tourism hit hard as global coronavirus fears close Everest– The Guardian Coronavirus: Tourism in Thailand hit by Covid-19– BBC How hard will the coronavirus hit the travel industry? National Geographic COVID-19: Fear of job losses could make tourism indifferent to wellbeing– African Arguments
Impacts on the environment and wildlife:
Dolphin numbers up in Hong Kong after Covid crisis halts ferries – The Guardian The impacts of CoViD-19 on coastal and marine tourism – Open Channels: sustainable ocean management and conservation Nature tourism Markets voices (WWF video) – Youtube For South America’s wilderness areas, COVID-19 brings risk and respite – Mongabay Rising pressure on Nepal’s tiger habitats amidst COVID-19 – WWF Nepal Rowley Shoals: The bleached Australian reef and a COVID challenge – BBC ‘I definitely missed the tourists’: A lonely Great Barrier Reef has suffered a double hit – Independent Impact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National Trusts – International National Trusts Organisation New coronavirus found in Navy dolphins in San Diego Bay – CBS8 – Independent A silent extinction: Elephants, rhinos and giraffes among endangered species facing fresh threat during global pandemic – Tourism Update Simon says ‘reopen game lodges, Minister’ – The Skimmer The COVID-19 pandemic, Part 2: Perspectives on the future of coastal and marine tourism and its implications for coastal and marine ecosystems – Hindustsan Times Covid-19: Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away – eTurboNews African states battling COVID-19 with low wildlife conservation budgets – The Washington Post Coronavirus is crushing tourism – and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife – The Guardian Don’t despair: use the pandemic as a springboard to environmental action – National Geographic Pandemic-induced poaching surges in Uganda – Return to now 70,000 endangered sea turtles lay eggs on empty beaches during quarantine – Travindy Covid-19 impacts on nature conservation in Georgia – Business Day Safari tourism on brink of extinction as insurers and government fiddle – Reuters FEATURE – As South Africa eases lockdown, eco-tourism community fears for future – The Conversation COVID-19, Africa’s conservation and trophy hunting dilemma – Corporate Knights Tourism collapse in Kenya raises fears of poaching uptick (webinar recording) – Earth Journalism Network The impact of COVID-19 on wildlife conservation in the East African community – DW Akademie Corona-hit tourism in Kenya leaves elephant conservation ‘ staring at an uncertain future’ – Studio Sifaka Sainte-Marie : Chronique d’une île qui meurt en silence The Guardian The end of tourism? – Moneyweb Jobs gone, investments wasted: Africa’s deserted safaris leave mounting toll (Creative Commons license) Journal of Tourism Futures The collapse of tourism and its impact on wildlife tourism destinations (webinar recording & presentations) – LT&C Effects of the pandemic on ecotourism destinations and protected area management – National Geographic Beloved silverback gorilla killed by poachers in Uganda – PD Online Mara land owners weigh options as Covid-19 bites – Washington Post Halt in ecotourism threatens conservation efforts worldwide – UNEP What COVID-19 means for ecotourism – C4 Atelier How does tourism actually benefit conservation and the communities in wilderness areas? (Webinar recording) – The Guardian Big cats and creepy crawlies await news of zoos reopening to visitors – Biological Conservation Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on biodiversity conservation – PARKS Editorial Essay: COVID-19 and protected and conserved areas – International Business Times Coronavirus effect on the environment: Without tourism, we will lose Elephants – Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa Rhino poaching drops significantly during COVID-19 lockdown – BBC National Trust sites become wildlife hangouts during lockdown – Mongabay As visitors vanish, Madagascar’s protected areas suffer a ‘devastating’ blow – Taipei Times Ecotourism collapse threatens communities: How COVID-19 could push wildlife back to the brink – Inside Hook Ecotourism offered a lifeline to people and animals. Now it’s gone – The Guardian Conservation in crisis: ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife ? Mongabay As wildlife tourism grounds to a halt, who will pay for the conservation of nature – The Guardian The urban wild: animals take to the streets amid lockdown – in pictures – The Hindu Lockdown enables wildlife claim their territory across India – The Guardian Coronavirus lockdown boosts number of Thailand’s rare sea turtles – BBC Coronavirus: Lions nap on road during South Africa lockdown – The Washington Post The coronavirus pandemic has halted tourism, and animals are benefiting from it – The Independent Coronavirus: Venice canals clear up as pandemic shuts tourism down – The Globe and Mail Coronavirus-fuelled tourism meltdown yields pros and cons for conservation – Fun Owl While India is on quarantine, thousands of undisturbed sea turtles estimate 60 million eggs – National Geographic Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life Bhaskar Live No monkey business in Himachal amid lockdown! – The Guardian Mass monkey brawl highlights coronavirus effect on Thailand tourism – BBC Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses – New York Times As tourism plummets in Thailand, Elephants are out of work, too – Farmers weekly SA wildlife tourism hit-hard by coronavirus (webinar recording) – African Bush Camps Safari Talk – The impact of COVID-19 on Africa tourism and wildlife conservation – The Exchange Coronavirus and tourism, the demise of the African safari – The Telegraph Africa fears poaching surge as COVID-19 lockdown wipes out revenues from wildlife tourism – RT Question More Covid-19 crisis puts South African rhinos & other wild animals in danger as tourism industry goes off a cliff – New York Times Poachers kill more rhinos as coronavirus halts tourism in Africa
The case for responsible travel: Trends and statistics 2020: Lessons from COVID-19 for tourism in a changing climate – Centre for Responsible Travel Fry or freeze: COVID-19, climate change and tourism – Travel News Group Is the COVID-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world’s airlines? The Guardian ‘Huge environmental waste’ as US airlines fly near-empty planes – The Guardian Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog – BBC Coronavirus: Air pollution and C02 fall rapidly as virus spreads – BBC Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus – The Guardian ‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls – The Guardian Climate crisis: in coronavirus lockdown, nature bounces back – but for how long? – The Guardian
Impacts on crowded destinations and overtourism:
Venice in times of coronavirus: Relaxed and unique – Deutsche Welle Locals rediscover streets and beaches in resorts absent of foreign tourists – The Guardian Overtourism and COVID-19: Lack of tourists actually harming environment in many cases – Traveller Can Venice turn the tide on mass tourism? BBC ‘Bali is not only about tourism’: Covid-19 prompts rethink for island’s residents– The Guardian English beaches packed despite COVID-19 social distancing plea – The Guardian Deserted beaches, empty bars: COVID-19 devastates Thailand’s tourist islands– The Guardian ‘It’s a ghost town’: tourism crisis hits British cities from Edinburgh to Bath – The Guardian All quiet in Ibiza as super-rich hide away and young Brits chill by the pool – The Guardian Before the virus, Asia’s ecosystems were buckling under overtourism. When the tourists return, it has to be different– CNN Travel Machu Picchu imposes strict limit on visitor numbers – TravelMole The end of tourism? The Guardian Austria’s tiny village with 10,000 day-trippers – BBC Barcelona without the tourists: ‘We’ve reclaimed our city but inherited a ghost town‘ – The Guardian How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism – YouTube Then and now: How coronavirus turned the world’s busiest cities into ghost towns – The Telegraph Coronavirus before and after – amazing photos compare Asia’s favourite destinations – South China Morning Post Coronavirus impact in photos: Tourist attractions without tourists – Condé Nast Traveller
Closures and calls to ‘stay away‘:
Ten countries kept out Covid. But did they win? BBC Temporary closure of country parks facilities – Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Virunga National park temporarily closes mountain gorilla tourism due to COVID-19– Parc National des Virunga Seychelles imposes a two-year cruise ship ban– TravelMole Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Parks CanadaO COVID-19 is just as bad for parks as the 2019 shutdown – Outside Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease – BBC COVID-19 prompts closure of Indonesian parks, and a chance to evaluate – Mongabay Bangkok to close parks as Thailand’s coronavirus cases rise – Reuters Mount Everest: Nepal’s government shuts off mountain amid virus outbreak – BBC Media release: SANParks close all tourism facilities in support of national lockdown– South African National Parks African national parks close to protect gorillas and chimpanzees from coronavirus – The Independent National parks in Africa shutter over COVID-19 threat to great apes – Mongabay ‘Please don’t come’: calls to close US national parks over virus fears– The Guardian Coronavirus: London parks closing as areas urge tourists to stay away – The Guardian Coronavirus: US tourist towns telling visitors to stay away – BBC French police turn back private jet of holidaymakers from UK – The Guardian
Booking platforms and sharing economy:
Expedia and Airbnb bosses have conflicting visions about the future of travel – Skift Booking.com restructuring will pare its workforce by up to 25 percent – Skift Airbnb sees uptick in domestic bookings – TravelMole Airbnb fires 1900 employees due to COVID-19 crisis– Greek Travel Pages TripAdvisor to lay off 900 staff– TravelMole TripAdvisor launches initiative to help NHS – TravelMole Coronavirus: Airbnb restricts UK bookings to coronavirus keyworkers – BBC Coronavirus: Airbnb, Booking.com, Hotels.com update cancellation policies amid Covid-19 outbreak – Daily Post How the Covid-19 crisis locked Airbnb out of its own homes – BBC Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with ‘Covid-19 retreats’ – BBC
Accommodation, tours and restaurants:
UK hotels and restaurants hit by wave of cancellations – The Guardian Car hire firm collapses after ‘thousands of cancellations’ – TravelMole UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow‘ – The Guardian Wine tourism reels from effects of COVID – Tourism Update TUI reports huge loss as bookings shift to 2021 – TravelMole TUI receives additional Euro1.05 bn loan from German bank – TravelMole Campsites and holiday cottage bookings for summer 2021 soar – The Guardian Accor’s pandemic shakeout includes shedding 1000 jobs, possible sale of iconic Paris HQ – Skift Hyatt CEO says China offers proof hotels don’t need a vaccine to recover from coronavirus– Skift Fingers crossed at France’s brasseries and cafes as tourist quarantines loom – The Guardian Why UK farmers are cashing in on the boom in rural staycations – The Guardian Holiday firm Tui extends suspension of trips to Spain – BBC Is the hotel industry about to self-destruct? Media exposes shocking hotel fails and growing guest distrust – Hospitalitynet Inbound operators face cash crisis as suppliers delay setting 2021 rates– TravelMole Caribbean hotels demand UK operators pay upfront after being left owed millions – TravelMole Coronavirus: Qantas axes most overseas flights until October – BBC Sandals announces phased restart for all resorts – TravelMole Caribbean hotels demand TUI pays outstanding bills – TravelMole COVID-19 conversation: Southern African lodges, hotels and tourism – Vimeo Thai hotels seek government help as TUI Group defers payments – TravelMole Tsogo Sun to close 36 hotels as demand collapses– Eyewitness News (Reuters) G Adventures extends tour suspensions – TravelMole Luxury resorts face coronavirus crisis as the 1% flee cities for holiday hideaways – The Guardian Sandals hands over hotel to help recovering COVID19 patients – TravelMole ‘If the hotels go down, everything does’: the tourism hotspots hit by slowdown – The Guardian
Stranded Mauritian cruise workers finally begin journey home – The Guardian Cruise ships are back. This is what they look like now – CNN MSC Grandiosa: First Mediterranean cruise launches after five-month pause – BBC Coronavirus: ‘Serious mistakes’ made over Ruby Princess outbreak – BBC CDC seeks public feedback before cruises can resume– TravelMole Royal Caribbean loses $1.6bn in second quarter due to Covid– The Guardian Cruise cancellations: ocean and yacht voyages through December 2020 – Crystal Cruises Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship – BBC Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts – The Guardian CDC seeks public feedback before cruises can resume– TravelMole Foreign Office urges holidaymakers to avoid cruise ships – The Guardian Cruise line cancels all departures up to March 2021 – TravelMole More than 100 cruise ships in US had Covid-19 infections– TravelMole Brittany Ferries confirms re-launch of services next week– TravelMole All US cruises suspended until mid-September – TravelMole Coronavirus: Anger grows for stranded crew on forgotten cruises – BBC Brittany Ferries cancels sailings until mid-June – TravelMole P&O Ferries to make 1,100 redundancies – TravelMole Revealed: 100,000 crew never made it off cruise ships amid coronavirus crisis – The Guardian Coronavirus journey: The ‘last cruise ship on Earth’ finally comes home – BBC Saga cancels all cruises after coronavirus travel advice change – BBC Coronavirus: Artania cruise ship stand-off continues in Australia – BBC Criminal investigation launched into Ruby Princess cruise ship coronavirus disaster – BBC Cruise ship stranded of Uruguay says 60% onboard have Covid-19 – The Guardian Will we ever take cruise holidays again? BBC Cruise firms face ‘off-the-scale’ challenge in wake of coronavirus – The Guardian
Singapore Airlines takes ‘agonising’ call to slash 4,300 roles – TravelMole BA cuts more flights as demand flatlines again – TravelMole British Airways owner IAG to cut more flights – BBC WestJet cancels flight because of mask dispute with child – BBC Singapore orders airlines to set up isolation areas on planes – TravelMole EasyJet apologises for pilot’s threat to remove passenger for mask violation – TravelMole Nearly 1,000 Canada flights have carried positive COVID-19 passengers since February – CTV news Challenging times ahead for the airline industry – Euromonitor International Coronavirus: Cases on Tui flight from Zante to Cardiff – BBC Flights between China and Europe continue to rise amid pandemic – Global Times Ryanair increases capacity amid rising demand– TravelMole Social distancing in the skies becomes a perk in post-COVID travel– The Guardian Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as Covid continues to hurt airlines – The Guardian New Zealand travel bubble ‘on the back burner’, may not open until 2021 – Executive Traveller Emirates, Etihad passengers must take a COVID-19 test before flying – Executive Traveller IATA says air travel won’t recover until 2024 – TravelMole Virgin restarts passenger flights – TravelMole How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it– BBC Virgin Atlantic agrees £1.2 bn rescue deal amid coronavirus slump – The Guardian Hawaiian Airlines Covid-19 cluster grows – TravelMole Quantas pulls almost all international flights to March 2021 – Executive Traveller Coronavirus: Air France set to cut more than 7,500 jobs – BBC Sydney airport limits inbound passengers to 50 per flight, 450 per day – Executive Traveller Airlines under fire for jumping the gun as easyJet and Ryanair re-launch international flights– TravelMole Quantas to cut at least 6,000 jobs as part of coronavirus recovery plans, Alan Joyce reveals – ABC News Quantas cancels overseas flights until late October, highlighting airlines’ struggle for survival– ABC News Lots of distancing, no long-distance: Airlines cautiously return to the sky – The Guardian BA, Ryanair and easy jet launch legal action against quarantine– TravelMole German airline Lufthansa plans to cut 22,000 jobs – BBC Coronavirus: UK sets guidelines for air travel– BBC Changes in air passenger demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis: using Big Data to inform tourism policy – Journal of Sustainable Tourism US to suspend passenger flights from China– BBC Ryanair plans to restore majority of its routes from July 1– TravelMole Thailand extends international flight ban – TravelMole Transport secretary promised EasyJet not to levy green taxes– The Guardian Coronavirus: Argentina bans commercial flight sales until 1 September – BBC Global air traffic could fall by 1.2 billion passengers – TravelMole Physical distancing will end era of cheap air travel, industry warns – The Guardian Coronavirus: Airports ‘at risk’ of closure as flights drop 90% – BBC Coronavirus: Quantas has plans for a year-long travel shutdown – Executive Traveller Virgin Australia slumps into voluntary administration – BBC Coronavirus: BA expected to suspend 36,000 staff – BBC Lufthansa makes ‘permanent’ cuts as travel plunges – BBC Airbus reduces jet production to cope with coronavirus crisis – The Guardian Coronavirus outbreak could cost world’s airlines up to $314bn – The Guardian
American accused of ignoring Covid-19 quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawl – The Guardian Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis – The Guardian ‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero? The Guardian Race to track 200 people on flight after officials fail to tell airline of Covid cases – The Guardian Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight – BBC Coronavirus: How to fly during a global pandemic – BBC Italy contacting visitors to Sardinian nightclub after COVID-19 cluster – The Guardian Staff in hazmat suits take passenger with COVID-19 off Ryanair flight – The Guardian Future of consumer rights protection in tourism post COVID-19: The road to international standards (webinar recording)- UNWTO French naturist camp hit by ‘very worrying’ Covid-19 outbreak – The Guardian ABTA orders members to refund Spanish holidays after Loveholidays and On the Beach refuse– TravelMole Coronavirus: Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine – The Guardian ‘Unprecedented’ Hajj begins — with 1,000 pilgrims, rather than the usual 2 million – CNN Travel Berlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visit – The Guardian People returning to UK from Spain decry ‘unfair’ coronavirus quarantine– the Guardian Passengers told not to turn up too early for flights amid social distancing ‘chaos’– TravelMole Travel Republic launches Covid=19 insurance with hotel closure cover – TravelMole Travellers confused by inconsistent COVID-19 travel rules and advice across Europe– Hospitalitynet The virus will make everything you hate about flying worse – Bloomberg Opinion Travellers increasingly wary of flying, survey warns – TravelMole ABTA launches new travel insurance product – TravelMole ‘Refund us. Reform Travel’ campaign launches – TravelMole ROCK Insurance Group launches new COVID-19 travel insurance and cancellation products to travel trade – TravelMole Coronavirus: ‘Refunds unlikely’ if travellers have to self-isolate – BBC Agents refuse to book holidays for July and August– TravelMole UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens – The Guardian Long journey home: The stranded sailboats in a race to beat the hurricanes – The Guardian Passenger rights dogfight breaks out over Europe’s skies – Euractiv Travel firms face legal action over consumer refunds – TravelMole How can Cottages.com refuse a refund when travel is banned? The Guardian India coronavirus lockdown: Broke tourists rescued from cave– BBC All big UK airlines and travel firms denying refunds, Which? finds – The Guardian Backpackers allowed to extend stays in Australia during coronavirus pandemic, temporary visa holders to get access to super(annuation) – ABC News Former Thomas Cook CEO backs ‘It’s Right to Refund’ campaign– TravelMole Tourists sued after visiting holiday island with coronavirus – TravelMole 31 major insurers pull travel policies during coronavirus crisis – TravelMole FCO ‘indefinite’ travel ban prompts fear of mass cancellations – TravelMole
Section 4. Virtual tours and ideas to keep us inspired
Exploring World Heritage from home with UNESCO – UNESCO Top 100 virtual tours around the world (2020) – Travel Trend KZN is yours to discover! KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority Evento virtual ‘Aves de San Martin – Ikam Expeditions The hidden worlds of the National Parks– Google Arts & culture A magical eco journey, right from your seat . . .Loola eco adventure Video series: #TourismStrong – GLP films Namibia – Conservation First – COVID Chronicles– Ultimate Safaris Dive in virtually to protect our oceans– UNEP Experiences TV: Hiking the Villarrica National Park, Chile – andBeyond Becoming a ranger – WILDchild TV Virtual field trips – Fuze Ecoteer Virtual shuttle tour at Zion National Park – YouTube Forget drones, let a remote control person guide you round the Faroe Islands – The Guardian Five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb opens for virtual tour – The Guardian 10 virtual tours of the world’s most famous landmarks– The Guardian 10 virtual tours of the world’s natural wonders– The Guardian 30 minutes of happiness from one happy island – Aruba (on YouTube) Coronavirus: How to see the world without leaving your home– BBC Can’t leave home? These 10 VR adventures take you around the world– Boston Globe safariLIVE – WildEarth Kids – WildEarth– WildEarth Wildlife and nature– Lonely Planet Listen to nature for eight of the US National Parks to stay calm and productive – Quartz at work Let the Amazon flood your living room: Sounds of Mamirauá – Ukari Lodge Visit, from home – Greecefromhome Best Sustainable Tourism Films of 2020 – GLP Films Online experiences – Airbnb
Aquariums report wave of webcam visits amid COVID shutdown – The Guardian Since travel is off the cards (for now) I’m exploring the vast terrain of video game worlds– The Guardian COVID-19 Safari – Africa Geographic Virtual tourism in Africa takes off amid the coronavirus pandemic – DW.com Wildverse– UNEP & UNESCO Great Apes Survival Partnership Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism – BBC Acceptance of virtual tours during the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Survey) – GoogleForms Lockdown learning: 10 great ways to be ready for your next holiday – The Guardian 10 steps to help you take your kids on a virtual holiday – Traveltalk Virtual worlds: Can we travel without travelling? The Guardian Safari guides become unlikely stars as conservation turns to Instagram – Bloomberg 10 of the best places to revisit after lockdown – The Guardian We’re all paddling a first descent with the coronavirus – Rios Tropicales Birding is the perfect activity while practicing social distancing– Audubon Travalyst Coalition Announces Development of New Sustainability Frameworks to Help Travelers Find Sustainable Travel and Tourism Options – Booking.com COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) vs tourism – The Fairbnb.coop recipe for the world to come – Fairbnb.coop Enjoy the magic of Airbnb experiences from the comfort of your home – Airbnb