The impact of the Corona virus (Covid 19) on the tourism sector.

Corona virus outbreak (Covid 19) is a major and evolving challenge for the tourism sector.

Tourism is currently one of the affected sectors and the World Tourism Organization is revising its forecast for 2020, and is also in constant contact with the World Health Organization to ensure a reliable voice that responds to global tourism.

The World Health Organization is currently advising against restrictions on travel or trade with countries where the virus is spreading (Covid 19).

Can tourism regain strength?

From now on, the tourism sector expects billions of euros in losses, whether in Asian, European or American countries ... this raises concern.Corona threatens to paralyze tourism.

Governments are supporting the tourism sector, some countries are taking measures to protect the tourism sector from collapse, such as: Singapore, Thailand, China, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines, so they have started encouraging tourism inside the country, financial aid, and marketing campaigns to bring tourists from other regions to the country.

The tourism sector will not be able to start recovery until after the medical emergency is controlled and the travel ban decisions are lifted safely, and the longer this health crisis persists, the more difficult it will be for companies to stay and their ability to survive, especially small sized mid-size companies that make up A large part of the tourism sector and an increasing proportion of affected workers.Experts are concerned, as the latest statistics issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council indicated that this risk threatens about 50 million jobs in this sector around the world. It is difficult to predict when recovery will occur, but in the short term, governments and the private sector are taking measures to manage the crisis facing the tourism sector as much as possible.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    14 May 2020

    Good reasons given here, well done. I wonder if you can make links between coronavirus and extreme weather and tourism? How do you think tourism is affected by extreme weather, or how should it be?

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    1. global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

      The scenic landscape is considered one of the most important tourist attractions, which leads to travel and moving to areas far from his home, such as snow-capped mountains, rain forests or colorful coral reefs, but climate change poses a major threat to tourism destinations today, and these threats increase in the future
      Studies have proven that Egypt is one of the countries where extreme weather has affected tourism, with families going to it, especially the beaches of Sharm El-Sheikh and the Red Sea in general. "If the sea level rises due to high winds, some beaches will disappear, which will lead to soil erosion in coastal areas, as well as a rise in temperature, even if it is slight." On the coral reef of the Red Sea. "

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    2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

      Thanks Olivia extreme weather has really affected tourism many countries are experinceing extreme weather and has lead to tourism to not move to those parts that are affected by the extreme weather .
      It has really bring alot of loss and tourism sector is really affected by the extreme weather

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    3. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 19 May 2020

      Tourism sector is really going down .
      Tourism sectors are at risk of collapse due to their dependence on the European Market for bussiness, currently reeling from the effects of the pandemic and extreme weather.
      An estimated 6.2 million people deployed of tourism sector which has really gone down due to the extreme weather in different parts of the country.
      In 2018 ,95 per cent of the 1.4 billion tourist to Africa were from outside the continent
      It has really gone down .
      Thanks

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    14 May 2020

    Extreme weather affects tourism because,extreme weather can affect roads.Tornadoes can also make aeroplanes and other aircraft unable to fly.Flooding can also cause all sea transport to spoil.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    14 May 2020

    Tourism would or should be affected by extreme weather. As we know tourism is an industry of primary importance for the worlds economy, this because for some countries tourism is their first source of income and foreign currency and many local economies heavily depend on tourism. The impact of climate change may affect tourism demand directly, interfering with the choice of destination and the period of trip. As we know climate and weather are key factors when deciding where to visit, what to do while you're there, his much you'll enjoy the trip, and most importantly how safe you'll be. As temperature increases around the world some destination with be wetter and other will be drier. When extreme weather changes traveler's plan and keep them from visiting a destination, the economic effects ripple through the area. For instance the drought in the western US has reduced snowfall in the lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, affecting the area $1.3 billion sporting and recreation industry. Researches in the UK surveyed travelers in 2015 to find out how extreme weather influenced their travel plans. Of the 2000 Londoners and Glaswegians who responded, 740 (nearly 40%) recorded a total of more than 1000 long distant trips affected by extreme weather and natural events over the past few years. Again climate change is likely to pose a profound challenge in some tourism destination. There will also be a potential impact on the ecosystem, it could affect the natural beauty certain destination with distinctive landscapes, and increased risk of bushfire, drought and certain natural disasters could threaten the future viability of many tourist destination and businesses. Extreme weather can have a long lasting impact on the destination after the event itself. It is said that fifteen years ago an European heat wave that was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths created a significant shift in traditional tourist flows for several years.

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  • global-conversation.png productive_harp | Mawela Secondary School | Tanzania
    15 May 2020

    In most cases tourism activities depend on weather, a good weather condition attract tourism to take place while extreme weather discourage for it to take place like flood, drought, extreme temperature as it destroy transport infrastructure like roads, cause diseases

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  • global-conversation.png entrepreneurial_robin | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    Extreme weather affects tourism by redusing the number of tourist from travelling to other places. This is because extreme weather is dangerouse and can take peoples life. Therefore people are afraid of tourism again.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      entrepreneurial_robin's comment 15 May 2020

      Can you give an example of when extreme weather has affected tourism?

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      1. global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        The impact of extreme weather and other factors
        Studies by some scientists have shown that Egypt, for example, is one of the countries that families go to, especially Sharm El Sheikh and the shores of the Red Sea in general. "If the sea level rises, some beaches will disappear, which will lead to soil erosion in coastal areas, as well as a rise in temperature, even if it is slight." On the coral reef of the Red Sea. "

        These coral reefs that attract many tourists annually are also threatened by the large number of boats and ships that they use as moorings when they dock at sea to allow tourists the opportunity to dive in to see them. Also, building hotel chains near the beaches.

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    2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      entrepreneurial_robin's comment 17 May 2020

      I agree with you the tourism sector has really gone down due to the pandemic.
      Many tourist don't visit their places of intrest due to the dangerous pandemic that has befalled the World.so many tourist fear for their lives and this is very dangerous to the tourism sector as it is losing alot of funds from that.
      Many countries will agree with me that tourism was their source of economic rise but know it's all down
      It has really been affected its bringing alot of loss to the hotels,beaches, wildlife sector and more places
      Iam sure that once the pandemic lowers the tourism sector will be back on track
      Thanks

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    16 May 2020

    The tourism sector is affected by the extreme weather mostly. Like an example of lakes when there is tooth much rain it causes overflowing of lakes which sometime destroys the area where tourist stay which sometime causes people not too visit those places.

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  • global-conversation.png authentic_hippopotamus | Mruwia Secondary School | Tanzania
    16 May 2020

    Increased temperature from greenhouse warming energize the atmosphere hence create harsh environment for tourism sector to develop.

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  • global-conversation.png loving_writer | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    Impact of covid 19 to tourism sectors.
    Due to the law which inhibits movement within the continent, tourism sector has been generally affected around the world. Therefore, because of lack of movement around the world tourism sector have lacked enough money. In essence most of the employed individuals in this sector have ended up losing their jobs...The colourful image of the tourism sector has ended up being damaged for example the flowers have faded. Some countries like Kenya which depend on the sector have ended up having low economy.

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  • global-conversation.png loving_writer | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    The impact of extreme weather to tourism sectors.
    Extreme weather has destroyed the natural habitats for the animals which are majorly the major item of tourism for example drought which dried many of the habitat. Due to this, animals have died because of lack of habitat hence tourism sector has generally had a drastic drop. Thank you!

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      loving_writer's comment 18 May 2020

      Do you think international tourism will change due to the climate crisis? Will people fly less, especially after the coronavirus outbreak?

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      1. global-conversation.png loving_writer | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 22 May 2020

        Yes many tourist will not fly since many
        off the don't want to be affected by the corona virus pandemic .so the tourist sector will have less tourist.if for example l want to travel to any country that has been affected by corona virus will l really visit their as a tourist offcourse l will fear so it will be less
        Thankyou

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  • global-conversation.png credible_football | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    This is very true because corona virus has greatly affected both travelling and tourism sectors , with hotels closed, airplanes not at work and travelling restrictions this sectors has really dropped by a large percentage . International tourist arrivals is no more .Working with international assumptions for example here in Africa the number has gone down by 12% . This is great work Blissful_measurement. Thank you.

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