Advances in Tourism and Hospitality Post-Pandemic
Traveling is one of the main causes the Coronavirus has spread across the world and, consequently, government restrictions on movement and tourist traffic became a general trend. In addition to the economic downturn, it is the reason why international tourism took a severe hit. Considering the fact that tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries globally, a huge effort should be undertaken for tourism to reach back to its core capacities in the present situation. The situation needs to be strategically addressed with proactive measures for tourism to regain socio-economic stability after the pandemic. This industry includes air, sea and land transportation, food supply chain, accommodation sector, entertainment, recreation, etc. Consequently, there is a wide area of businesses proposing changes, and mostly because the post-COVID tourists will not be the same as pre-COVID ones. Innovative solutions regarding safety and hygiene measures, as well as the proximity of medical facilities, will be of key importance in meeting the public’s expectations.