Tourist flows, geopolitics and covid-19: When international tourists are transmission vectors

Tourism affects the territory through the movement of people. Travel restrictions applied to curb COVID-19 by almost all countries have practically paralyzed international flows and tourism activity. This article analyzes the measures against the coronavirus and compares them with the measures adopted in the context of the health alerts provoked by SARS, MERS or H1N1. In this way, it is explained that the recent measures can alter the world tourist map and impact the most mobility dependent destinations, leading to a more uncertain tourist future than ever.

The tourist guide profession and the impact of the COVID-19 [A profissão de guia-intérprete e o impacto da COVID-19]

Tour guides are one of the professions that suffered the most from the health crisis and is one of the professions that will have the most difficulty in recovering. This difficulty arises not only from the fact that modern tourism has developed in other ways, more individualistic, supported by new technologies and today also encouraged by insecurity, but because this profession works mainly with the foreign market, very dependent on mobility much limited now by the pandemic.

Some notes about the tourism administrative law: Covid-19 [Algunas notas sobre el derecho administrativo del turismo: Covid-19]

The aim of this paper is to achieve a study of the complex regulatory framework applicable to the spanish tourism sector, based on the rapid and violent emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It analyzes the current normative group of the hotel, restaurant, tourist transport and realize some brief considerations on the tourist leases of business premises, company and accommodation management, in an attempt to configure the basic legal structures of the tourism sector in Spain.

Risk assessment of global COVID-19 imported cases into China

目的: 评估全球新型冠状病毒肺炎(COVID-19)疫情对我国的输入风险。 方法: 基于收集的疫情数据(各国家每日累计确诊病例数、境外输入病例累计确诊病例数)、人口学数据(各国人口密度、人口数)、旅客潜在来源群体信息(华侨华人常住人口数、在外中国留学生数、海外务工人员数、来华留学生数、航班旅客数估计)和全球健康安全指数(GHS)等信息,进行近期(2月1日-4月25日)和未来(4月26日-)风险分析及预测,构建输入风险得分。 结果: 各国境外输入病例数、累计确诊数、罹患率、华侨华人数、境外留学生数、来华留学生数、航班乘客数和GHS变量间有较强的正相关性。近期风险分析中,俄罗斯输入病例明显较高,英国、美国、法国、西班牙次之。在未来风险预测中,通过各国罹患率指数和平均每日入境乘客数估计值两项信息,评估美国、新加坡等44个国家为未来潜在高风险国家。 结论: 通过COVID-19疫情各国家输入风险评估,可以识别近期及未来的高风险区域,为加强疫情防控,为最终战胜疫情提高帮助。.Objective: To assess the risk of COVID-19 foreign imports cases to China.

Reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on religious tourism and pilgrimage

COVID-19 is devastating the religious tourism industry in terms of economic, social, food, employment and faith related impacts. Pilgrimages are being stopped, and mass gatherings are halted. We are in middle of a very difficult time for the religious tourism industry and this has become a major concern for governments around the world. The leading nations such as USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, Russia, Germany and China are struggling to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategic role of religious tourism in recuperating the Indian tourism sector post-COVID-19

This study explores the role of religious tourism in revitalising the Indian tourism sector post-COVID-19, with a focus on domestic tourism. This study is guided by the interpretive paradigm and operationalised through Faulker’s (2001) model of crisis management. Expert opinions and secondary data sources (newspaper articles, magazines and media reports) were used as the data sources; these were collected through purposive sampling techniques to obtain information-rich and context-specific samples.

The impact of coronavirus on religious tourism: Is this the end of pilgrimage?

The present paper, attends to the theme of COVID-19 and its negative effects on the tourism and pilgrimage industries. To be honest, although conclusive findings on this topic are premature in view of the velocity of facts, no less true seems to be that COVID-19 reaffirms a tendency originally stipulated just after 9/11 and declaration of the War On Terror by Bush’s administration.

COVID-19 and social distancing implications for religious activities and travel: The case of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The COVID-19 pandemic affects people’s everyday way of life. International tourism is one of the most affected activities today, since one of the key measures in the strategy of keeping control over the new pandemic is preventing closer human contact. This includes restricting and discouraging the movement of people towards tourism destinations. These measures have caused major problems for the tourism industry and no form of tourism has been spared.