Global Conversations: Short- and Long-term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Hospitality and Tourism Industry Careers and Education

​​​Global Conversations sessions are 90-minute lively Zoom synchronous sessions in which students from several international partner institutions interact in a guided, facilitated manner on a list of global topics. 

The COVID-19 pandemic brought challenging times for the tourism industry since governments worldwide started implementing strict public health measures, such as quarantine rules, lockdowns, and closing borders to avoid its spread. As a result, tourists lost their connectivity and mobility, and traveling started being considered misconduct during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if tourists are not vaccinated regardless of its reason, which also brings ethical issues. Also, many tourism destinations start struggling to survive since their economy depends on the international tourists’ receipts. However, we should question if there is a balance between the health sector’s needs and the tourism sector’s needs. This session will discuss the tourism sector’s perspective regarding the past and current imposed travel restrictions, the recovery plans and its ethics, the new digital solutions, and the sector’s resilience and analyze if the tourism sector’s needs are being considered.

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Wednesday, October 13 at 9:00am to 10:30am

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