When the pandemic is over there will be few changes or rather a changed system to let the tourism happen again. What is going to be a new strategy? What is Airbnb doing to ensure cleanliness in its properties? And what’s up with AirAsia’s new uniforms?
While few countries banned the flights, some are reopening a limited amount of places. The EU has estimated almost 2.3 million tourism business employs almost 12 million and is looking for ways to save the industry this summer. The idea is to establish such ways that are safer and provide a supportive environment for the tourists.
The futuristic approach will be considered to feed our wanderlust, inspire future journeys, and contribute to the global conversation. Here are a few ideas:
Get your daily Scotland fix
Well, there is this air of Scotland which soothes the soul. The Nat Geo photographer Jim Richardson says, “It wasn’t long into the onslaught of the COVID-19 lockdowns before I could see that dire news was going to be a constant part of everyday life and hence any bit of relief might be welcome.” He says, “I think that what I’m offering in the Scotland Fix of the Day is a connection with that nebulous sense that the world still has its wonders.”
Farm for the future in Rwanda
Rwanda is an African country, to help the insecurity of food an NGO known as Humanity Unified planted a country’s first forest of food in January. Humanity Unified cofounder Maria Russo says, “If you mimic the wild forest model, you can essentially create an edible garden paradise that requires much less upkeep than the traditional farm model. I hope it sparks a movement towards sustainable farming, both country- and continent-wide, that can help transform a broken food system.”
Learn how Airbnbs will change
In this world of social distancing, the most important thing to acquire is cleanliness. The Enhance Cleaning Initiatives followed in May in the US, will make sure that travelers can select the voluntary program. The 24 hours wait for every guest, step by step guidance e.g. wearing masks and gloves, are included in this program.
See how New Zealand is retooling tourism
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that they have ‘eliminated’ coronavirus from New Zealand. She says that we will be reimagining tourism as eight percent of the population is employed by the tourism industry.
“One thing that is clear as a result of our conversations … is the desire to create an industry that gives back more than it takes,” says Stephen England-Hall.
Give bees a boost in Asheville and Seattle
The US in 2018-19 winters have lost 40 % of honeybees. It is worth around $15 billion of the US crops. Asheville becomes the first city of honey bees in 2012, while Seattle has 104 cities in the conservative program.
“Anyone with a yard, garden, or even flower pots on a balcony can plant native flowering species to help support native pollinators,” says Bee City USA coordinator Molly Martin.
Vote for sloths and pangolins?
Lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalo have long been the A-listers of the African savanna, with safari-goers tracking their moves like paparazzi. British wildlife photojournalist Graeme Green aims to redefine what it means to “shoot the big five”—while inviting everyone to help choose which animals earn that coveted status.
Feed your mind with design
The art and architecture lovers would be hoping to see around the springs of Milan Design Week, London Craft Week, and gallery openings from Amsterdam to New York City. With the coronavirus, the Dezeen magazines will start a Virtual Design Festival (VDF) online from June 20.
“I don’t think the Internet is ready to threaten real-world events just yet, but an online festival does have advantages,” says Dezeenfounder and Editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.