Due to the spread of the coronavirus, people were forced to stay home.
Traveling isn’t an option especially since most airports are closed. It’s also
risky considering that most returnees from other countries end up contracting
The biggest impact of this pandemic
was felt by the tourism industry. Tourism is essentially dead since most
people only go out to buy essential stuff. Recreation centers and facilities,
including tourist destinations are classified as non-essentials. Therefore,
governments don’t allow them to operate. Since things are starting to change,
and businesses are gradually reopening, you have to do your share to
Several businesses relying on tourists are small businesses and
family-run companies. Your
support will help them get back on their feet.
Eat out once in a while
You’ve been relying on food delivery services for a while now. It’s the
safest choice since you only have to wait for the arrival of your order. Since
some restaurants are now allowing customers to dine-in, you can come out and
eat. Once governments already allowed restaurants to reopen, it means that
there’s a low risk of contracting the virus. Besides, restaurants still have to
follow guidelines related to hygiene and social distancing. Doing it a few
times a month would be okay.
Plan local trips
International trips might not happen any time soon, and we have to be
patient. However, local tourism still exists. Check the places in your area
that have already reopened to tourists. Museums, art galleries, beaches, and
historical sites might be available for a short visit. If these places are
close to where you live, you can go there. If the virus is somewhat contained
in your area, you shouldn’t fear local trips. Again, when you observe social
distancing and other health guidelines, you will be okay.
Help companies advertise
If some businesses are already opening up and are posting information
via social media, you can help spread the word. Others might not know about the
upcoming reopening and possible promotions. Using social media to help these
businesses advertise is an excellent idea.
Stay safe and healthy
Follow all the guidelines given by health expert. If you’re safe and
healthy, the cases will be contained. It means that the government won’t be
forced to have restrictions anymore. However, if you don’t obey the guidelines
and you got ill, the numbers could skyrocket. Remember that it only takes one
positive case for the virus to spread. If it happens, businesses might be
forced to shut down again.
It’s sad to see some businesses not surviving this pandemic. Some of
them were on the brink of shutting down, and the forced closure was the final
nail on the coffin. Even huge airlines have already filed for bankruptcy due to
the lack of regular flights. We need to see tourism go back to life
again, and it’s a gradual process. Look for ways to show your support so we
won’t see more business closures.
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