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Travel #11

  • Religious tourism hit hard
  • A tale of two cities
  • International travel plateaus
  • Regenerative travel arrives
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New York Times

Move over, sustainable travel. Regenerative travel has arrived.

Tourism, which grew faster than the global gross domestic product for the past nine years, has been decimated by the pandemic. Once accounting for 10 percent of employment worldwide, the sector is poised to shed 121 million jobs, with losses projected at a minimum of $3.4 trillion, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.

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Australian Financial Review $

The future of luxury travel (and how to plan for it)

“When will we travel overseas again?” is not so much a question as a heartfelt plea.

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Daily Maverick

Tourism: Covid-19 lockdown impact: A tale of two streets – Long Street and Vilakazi Street

Five months into the national lockdown, the impact on the hospitality and tourism industry has been brutal. Here we document how the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on two iconic tourist streets of South Africa – and how restaurateurs and traders have pivoted for survival.

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Corporate Travel’s Downturn Will Deliver This Financial Blow Across All of Travel

Business travel is good business. The corporate guest, or rather his or her company card, is a welcome one at any hotel, while passengers at the front end of the plane are far more profitable than economy class flyers.

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Travel Daily News

COVID-19: International travel to Europe plateaus

Bookings to Portugal, Greece, and Croatia have the highest value of YoY bookings, with Greece and Portugal around just 20% below bookings from the same period in 2019, and bookings to Croatia approximately 55% below 2019 volumes.

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Asia Times

Domestic tourism keeps Korea’s playground afloat

Gangwon Province governor talks tourism in the Covid era, Winter Olympic legacies and plans for a tourism zone.

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“It’s The Apocalypse”: How 2020 Became A Lost Year For Travel

As the COVID pandemic stretches into the fall, one thing is becoming clear: 2020 is turning into a lost year for travel.

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The Conversation

Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold

Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.

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New York Times

Do Safari Companies Really Want African Travelers?

During these lean times for tourism, travel companies are appealing to residents with special rates. But locals ask: Why didn’t you reach out before?

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The Press & Journal

Campaigners warn millions needed to tackle problems of ‘over tourism’ in Scotland

Scotland needs to spend tens of millions of pounds annually over many years to tackle problems caused by ‘over-tourism’, according to a new campaign group.

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