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Opinion | The new virus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us.

A Silent Retreat

Nature, silence, and solitude are now extreme luxuries. We travel not to run from one place to another but to escape the crowd, find nature, breathe fresh air, and witness beauty.

Good travel expands our minds and connects us to different cultures, and common humanity.

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Opinion | The new virus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us.

Opinion | The new virus will change how we travel. That will probably be good for us.

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Welcome To 2020

Millions of employees of the travel and tourism industry are now without jobs. While some people are looking at a future ‘recovery’ of the tourism business, going back to a pre-pandemic world isn't feasible.

The way we will fly, dine, wait in the line, and even the very concept of vacation is going to be drastically changed.

A Silent Retreat

Nature, silence, and solitude are now extreme luxuries. We travel not to run from one place to another but to escape the crowd, find nature, breathe fresh air, and witness beauty.

Good travel expands our minds and connects us to different cultures, and common humanity.

Human Inequality

Traveling shows human inequality and what all traffic, noise and ‘commercial development’ has done to our planet.

We get to witness global warming due to the CO2 emissions, and the stale, toxic air in big cities.

Global Crisis

Almost the entire world is in a ‘freeze’ mode with travel restrictions and lockdowns due to the new virus. This time should not be just a red light at the junction, but a time of reckoning, allowing the travel industry to face its ugliest realities before the virus had hit it:

  • Overdevelopment
  • Overtourism
  • Air and Water Pollution
  • Environmental Destruction
  • Wildlife Abuse
  • Inhuman Labor Conditions
  • Exploitations of Women And Children
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Corruption.

Bigger Isn’t Better

The Travel and Tourism industry always thrived on big. Big cruise ships, crowded national parks, and large scale corporatization.

The trillion dollar bailouts and stimulus packages should be for sustainability and worker benefits, and not just to ensure the business gets back to where it was before the Pandemic.

The World Becomes Non-Essential

As we fall back to the ‘essential’ living conditions, locked down at our homes, the excesses of our globalized world, the giant amusement parks, malls, hotels, airlines, resorts, and the hoards of travellers are visible.

We have to look towards a more sustainable future of travel, and not screw up this time.

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