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Same crisis, same/different solution to revive tourism?

Quote from Harald A. Friedl on 15. March 2021, 14:53

My thesis: It doesn't fit with the idea of holidays abroad: freedom, paradise...
To get from one lockdown to another quarantine doesn't sound like fun, sounds like a contradictive, unreflected idea...

I also agree with that. By traveling you want to escape from life at home. But when I think of being quarantined on my vacation.. that's not the way I want to spend my time there. Especially in a place like Thailand and when I think of young tourists: they want to travel around, experience different areas and so on - and they want to do this in self-organization and independently.

If you hop from one bubble into another one, vacation would not fulfill its origin purpose anymore - that's not as you mentioned "freedom and paradise". Maybe a lot of people would accept that, but anyway I can't imagine that they will be happy with that and enjoy their stay.






Thank you very much, Doris, for your contribution.
As we were able to discuss somewhere before, unfortunately the background of this idea of travel bubbles is to serve high-end, well paying tourists: people who want to be protected from social reality by prefering luxurious services and products... probably, but as you are showing your example:
this is much more like travelling in a classical sense: to be open-minded, interacting whith all kinds of realities...
Not really the target group for luxury tourism 😉
To be honest: I am absolutely with Doris, concerning my personal preferences...

Ceterum censeo mutationem climae esse vincendem.

(Incidentally, I think that global warming must be defeated) 


Prof. (FH) Mag. Mag. Dr. Harald A. Friedl
Assoc. Professor for Sustainability and Ethics in Tourism
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