Who’s travelling this year?
The health of humans is paramount and making good choices that are risk-averse and keep you and others safe is crucial. However, the global travel community should try not to fully be gripped by fear about the coronavirus.
staying clear of affected locations and taking preventative measures is an obvious given, but there are so many parts of the world unaffected by the outbreak, and those places that are, will need the support to rebuild and thrive again. Tourism across Central and South East Asia has taken a huge hit with japan and South Korea cases souring, France has seen visitors drop 40%, Northern Italy has placed towns in lockdown and Many countries are closing borders and reducing air travel.
The long term effects will play out as they come, but it’s evident that the impact will have a ripple effect across different economies and industries. What we can do as global citizens is exercise caution but show our support to help crippling businesses and communities survive and regain operations once it’s safe.
This post is a rather long and ‘un-wanderlust’, but I thought it important to mention and also get your perspective on this issue.