In the year 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic struck the world hard. With the virus spreading when you interact with people and spreading so quickly that people were dying in thousands across the world every 24 hours, most places were shut down. With tourism being one of the things we do for fun and not as essential as food, water and shelter, the Tourism sector was easily the worst hit in the world.
Apart from people not being able to visit from other countries and cities, even though within the city were advised to stay indoors. This is in addition to commanding that social events centre and tourism centres should be shut till further directives. Hence, the earnings from tourism for virtually every country in the world will have reduced by around 90 per cent for the year 2020.
As at January 2021, the world is seeing a second wave of the pandemic that seems to have reduced much earlier. The only light at the end of the tunnel with the second wave is that there are promises of vaccines with some already being tested and administered as well as many others being in final phases of development. This article will discuss tips that could be utilized for rebuilding the tourism for the future.
One of the ways that the tourism industry can rebuild for the future is to invest in medical facilities. Top tourism companies should have hospitals and the smaller ones should have clinics or at least a first aid department. In addition to catering to people who might need help after arriving at the facilities, they can easily upgrade to running tests in the event of another pandemic or an epidemic. In the future, tourism centres that can test people for contagious diseases and only allow those that are healthy enough into their facilities can be exempted from being shut down during a pandemic.
Some safety measures have been promoted to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Such safety measures should be continued even after the virus. Hand sanitisers should be installed at strategic entry and exit points of the tourism centre while handwashing facilities with soap should be available at many places within. With this always available, in the event of another pandemic, tourism centre will already have the safety measures in place. They will only have to ensure people also stick to other guidelines such as using the sanitisers and hand wash facilities as well as wearing face masks (if applicable). If you need the services of a travel agency, you should also check to be sure they adhere to safety measures. The best ways to check is by travel companies reviews to see if they abide by the guidelines. The reviews will also let you know if they are reliable and if you should patronize them. In addition, you can shop for clothes from Berrylook and have them delivered at your destination.
Vehicles with spacing
Since tourism centres sometimes organize tours, they could make sure that the buses for those tours are spacious enough to prevent body contact and also reduce the rate at which contagious diseases that are not airborne can spread within the vehicle. Hence, spacious and well-ventilated buses should be invested in. This way, it will be possible to take people on trips with the passengers observing social distancing.
Arrangement to quickly change to limited entries
The tourism industry can rebuild for the future by also making arrangements were within a short time they can limit entries to their facilities. This way, in the event of another pandemic, the government will be aware that they have measures in place and the capability to limit entry so that social distancing will be maintained.