15 October, 2021

AIEST Consensus on tourism and travel in the SARS-CoV-2 era and beyond

 A recent Consensus of the AIEST - International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism - provides a structured overview of the opportunities and challenges arising from the pandemic and its aftermath for the various actors in tourism.

On the occasion of their Anniversary Conference 2021 in Lucerne (Switzerland), the AIEST has produced an assessment of future developments of tourism against the backdrop of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The focus was on four questions:

·        (Q1) How will future demand develop, regionally and internationally?

·        (Q2) Which developments from outside the tourism system will (a) provide opportunities or (b) pose challenges for tourism respectively?

·        (Q3) Which developments from within the tourism system will (a) provide opportunities or (b) pose challenges for tourism respectively?

·        (Q4) Which would be meaningful future research avenues?

The report addresses these four questions through more than 20 thematic sections and a dozen potential future research questions, thereby providing a structured guideline for dealing with the immediate and, in some cases, more distant future.

You can download this report for free at: https://www.aiest.org/news/covid-reports/.

If you have questions or remarks, get in touch with me at christian.laesser@unisg.ch.