It is common knowledge that many businesses big or small alike experience the slowing down of economic activity due to the health measures imposed to combat the Covid-19. But one of the industries that have taken a rather huge hit in their operations in the travel industry. The lockdown has canceled a lot of pre-booked flights and is making the people hesitant to set travel dates.
The uncertainty of this pandemic is what makes the travel industry hesitant to start again. But light has started to shine on the industry as establishments are starting to reopen once again. Travel is not so far-fetched anymore. Tourist destinations all around the world are coming up with surefire ways to encourage tourism and compensate for the previous few months of inactivity.
In fact, in a recent survey by IATA, there are more people willing to begin their travels as soon as the pandemic simmers down and the overall status is starting to normalize than people who decided to just sit it out until sufficient time has passed without the disease re-emerging.
Derek Stevens, owner of a casino in Las Vegas, gave 1,000 flights to people regain inflow of domestic tourists to the city.
Cancun offers 2 packages for the price of 1 discount promo for visitors.
The Cape Fahn Hotel in Thailand is offering a generous discount on trips to the private island and other activities in line.
Geneva, Switzerland are also slashing their prices for city tours and usage of hotel amenities, giving discounts as much as 65%. The Geneva box promo allows tourists to choose a bundle of activities to do at a much lower rate.
Reopening countries will exert extra effort in advertising to persuade tourists of the location’s safety from COVID-19 and also establish a safety net for tourists who might become infected during their stay.
Uzbekistan promises to provide financial assistance of $3,000 to tourists who end up catching the disease while in the country. It shouldn’t pose that much of a risk to the government since they are confident in the precautions they have taken to ensure that the country is safe.
It won’t be an overnight recovery for the travel industry. Worldwide cases are still increasing and there are still only a few countries that are deemed safe enough to be traveled to, and have also opened their borders to tourists. Many countries are still under lockdown and while there has yet to be a cure for the disease, global travel and tourism will not return to its usual jubilee.