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Innovation starts in crises: Inspiring tourism concepts for sustainable credentials

Innovation starts in crises: Inspiring tourism concepts for sustainable credentials

Sometimes, it is very inspiring to look for best practices and case studies from all over the world. How can we support tourism stakeholders that have been impacted by the pandemic and more importantly, what is needed for tourism to become more resilient in the future, taking account of the changes in our climate? The European Commission has shown once again how important skills are for the future of tourism. Now, we must consider what concepts and ideas we can adapt to develop skills further.

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The disruption of destination management during COVID-19

There has been a lot of disruption for the tourism industry because of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the first lockdowns many places were struggling with over-tourism, however, the opposite is now true. Other changes within the tourism industry shows that trends emerging before have accelerated drastically as a result of the consequences of COVID-19. From this, the Next Tourism Generation Alliance can see that a lot has changed and will continue to change. The industry must adapt to how people are now behaving in the market, which means that new digital, green and socio-cultural skills will become in demand as it becomes more obvious how destination management has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Learning in lock-down: online tourism education for teachers and students

It has been over three months since Covid-19 hit Europe and forced many countries to lock themselves down: large groups were not allowed anymore, #stayhome became the new normal and public transport and the streets have never been so empty. The tourism industry has been affected by many natural disasters, as well as political and economic turmoil, but when the whole world locked down due to the Coronavirus, many challenges were faced by European destinationsREAD MORE

Issues that need to be solved for a future-proof tourism and hospitality sector

On Friday February 21, a conference around ‘’Digitization in the Tourism Sector: Experiences and New Skills’’ took place at Unioncamere in Rome. Subject of the conference was “Digitialization in the Tourism Sector: Experiences and New Skills”. The conference was opened by Roberto di Vincenzo, president of ISNART, emphasizing the importance of tourism for the Italian economy and the need for having the right skills in working in this sector. He underlined the current gaps that are existent in the skills of the tourism workers. READ MORE

Vakantiebeurs 2020 (Trade Fair the Netherlands)

Key partner Breda University of Applied Sciences will attend the Vakantiebeurs 2020, a Travel Trade Fair in the Netherlands and share the latest results of the Next Tourism Generation Alliance.

Unfortunately, this event has already taken place. However, you can check out the Next Tourism Generation’s news article: ‘Next Tourism Generation represented at Vakantiebeurs (Travel Fair)’.

Please check the events page for the upcoming and future events.