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.
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 destinations. READ MORE
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
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)’.
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The year 2020 will be a defining year for Research & Development at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas). Brand new ‘labs’ and facilities have been established that support the research and development (R&D) and business and innovation (B&I) departments of this Higher Educational Institute. READ MORE