If you look at the state of tourism around the world, you might feel hopeless. Several businesses already decided to close. Even the airline industry is struggling. Since most people couldn’t travel for leisure, tourism is essentially dead. The worst part is that this pandemic doesn’t seem to have an end yet. With the birth of new viral strands, we can never feel safe. The good thing is that this will eventually come to an end.
No matter how helpless we feel right now, we will soon see things get better. We didn’t even think that a vaccine can be invented quickly. There’s hope that everyone will recover, including the tourism industry. There’s even a possibility that it will be the first industry to recover.
People are itching to travel
There are benefits in traveling to other places and many people understand it. Therefore, even if they decided to cancel their plans for now, they will eventually pursue the trip. Once there are no more travel restrictions, you can see an immediate increase in the number of people going to other places. Consider this pandemic as a pause to tourism rather than an end.
Many people travel anyway
Despite the restrictions and difficulty in going to other places, some people decided to pursue their plans. They have the financial capabilities to go ahead and travel. Since there are people who are willing to spend money, there’s hope for the tourism industry to recover. Besides, people go on a trip outside of leisure. They have to visit their friends and relatives. If this attitude remains, it’s only a matter of time before tourism-related businesses will recover.
There’s a labor force waiting to be hired
It’s sad to see people getting laid off because of the lack of customers. Since the tourism industry became mostly affected, people who work in these companies ended up losing their jobs. However, if you will ask them if they would like to take their jobs back in the future, they probably will. There are many people waiting to grab these vacancies once things get better. If businesses want to restart operations, they can keep things going immediately.
Governments are supportive
Several governments around the world depend on tourism to survive. In some countries, receipts from tourism make up a quarter of their GDP. They have an incentive in supporting businesses related to tourism. When the government invests in these companies, it’s easier for them to recover. Even airlines that are struggling to survive still have a chance to recover with the help of the government.
Given these reasons, you have to be optimistic about what lies ahead. We might not yet see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re getting there.
Don’t forget to prepare yourself to go on a trip. Everything might be new to you again. Create a new bucket list and research about the places that are worth visiting. For now, you might want to have virtual trips first. They will help prepare you for your future travels.
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