“By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow”. The hashtag #TravelTomorrow embodies a world (ours) that wants to restart at all costs. And we at Black Platinum Gold are also preparing to get off to a great start!
With tourism among the hardest-hit of all sectors, UNWTO has identified three possible scenarios for the months ahead. Depending on when restrictions on travel are lifted, international tourist arrivals could decline by 60-80% in 2020.
European Union regulators called on passengers to wear face masks, observe physical distancing and frequently wash their hands in new guidelines for air travel in the age of Covid-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as a world-changing event, like the 2008 global financial crisis, which will accelerate changes that would have otherwise taken years to apply. We suddenly found ourselves forced to think out of the box, innovate and adapt to a new reality.
Around the world, tourism is a lifeline for rural communities, providing jobs, supporting rural businesses and protecting natural and cultural heritage. World Tourism Day 2020 emphasized the role the sector will play in helping rural areas recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and build for the future.