Tourism and the corona crisis: Some ATLAS reflections

Ren, C. (Speaker)

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On the 19th of March, Yuval Noah Harari wrote in the Financial Times:
Humankind is now facing a global crisis. Perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics and culture. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind of world we will inhabit once the storm passes. Yes, the storm will pass, humankind will survive, most of us will still be alive — but we will inhabit a different world .
Not only our healthcare systems, economy, politics and culture will change, but also tourism. But how and in which directions? What kind of world will we inhabit once the storm passes? Which forms of tourism do fit in this world, and which forms do not?
To start answering this question we invited 12 tourism scholars to write an essay in which they were asked to answer these pertinent questions, inspired by Harari’s reflection. We have now collected these essays in this special issue of ATLAS Review available to all ATLAS members.
With these 12 essays ATLAS aims to contribute to the intense debates in- and outside academic circles about the consequences of COVID-19 for tourism specifically and society more generally. Clearly, the pandemic has devastated global tourism and provoked powerful discussions about its future. In the coming year ATLAS will continue these debates through a number of webinars in the hope we reunite again during the next ATLAS conference in Prague in September 2021.
During this webinar, on July 7th 2020, the 12 authors of the essays in the ATLAS Review will discuss and debate on tourism and COVID-19.
Participation is free for ATLAS members and non-members. Registration for the webinar is required. You can fill in this form. The webinar will be live streamed on YOUTUBE. We will send the link to registered delegates before the meeting.
The ATLAS Review about "Tourism and the corona crises: ATLAS reflections" will be sent for free to ATLAS members. Non-members can order it for EURO 10 while registering for the webinar.
Period7 Jul 2020
Event titleTourism and the corona crisis: Some ATLAS reflections: ATLAS webinar series
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational