Tourism industry is facing an unprecedented challenge from Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The global pandemic has grounded airplanes, shut down hotels, and affected the tourism industry in many ways. However, travel and tourism have also enabled the virus to become a global issue, and reflection on the role of tourism in modern societies is needed.
This web page is dedicated to information about the impacts of the pandemic on tourism. We collect articles from academics looking into COVID-19 and tourism to provide information for the tourism field. IFITT wants to provide the tourism community reliable and innovative information from various sources, and especially from the scientific community. It is the responsibility of everyone who can to help those who are now taking the majority of the impact, and hopefully this resource provides those in the tourism field much needed knowledge and ideas on the impacts of the virus as well as the future of tourism.
If you are researching COVID-19 and tourism and want your articles to be visible here, please e-mail the editors of this web page or post a comment.
Dr. Juho Pesonen, University of Eastern Finland, [email protected]
Prof. Dr. Claudia Brözel, HNE Eberswalde, [email protected]
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, [email protected]
Site updated: 11.5.2020
Blog posts, news articles, videos, websites, and podcasts
Focused on tourism
Bournemouth University Coronavirus and Impacts on Tourism Panel Discussion Panel discusses the impacts of Coronavirus crisis on tourism and explores ways to increase tourism industry resilience.
Covid19Tourism Index (Temple University)
Marketing and management
Digital travel marketing in the age of coronavirus (PhocusWire)
Coronavirus and Marketing: 6 Lessons from Hotel Brands in China (Dragon Trail Interactive)
How DMOs Are Responding (CrowdRiff)
Actions taken by governments (AIEST)
Recovery and Reopening
Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity (Destination Stewardship Center)
Sustainable recovery (The Conversation)
Travel on an Awakening Planet (Earth Resonance)
A Framework for Post-COVID 19 Recovery for our Towns and Cities (Placemanagement.org)
BCG Travel Recovery Insights Portal (Boston Consulting Group)
Support from OTAs (VisitScotland)
Resilientdestinations.com (News, stories and resources for a sustainable tourism response to the COVID-19 emergency)
Techtalk.travel helpful resources for hoteliers. (A centralised resources page that aggregates relevant hospitality/COVID-19 support content into one location.)
https://www.tourmageddon.com/ (Especially for tours)
Travel Massive, including COVID-19 resources
COVID-19 Tourism Response (thinkdigital.travel, an industry-led hub of resources and information on the impact and responses to this current global crisis)
ETOA insight, action and resources (European Tourism and COVID-19)
COVID19 and Sustainable Tourism (Anna Spenceley blog with 300+ links)
Hospitality Industry Resources: COVID-19 (Cornell)
Coronavirus tourism industry crash and call for humanity, resilience, solidarity and leadership. (buhalis.blogspot.com)
Key strategies to survive for tourism and hospitality industry (buhalis.blogspot.com)
Tourism Ground Zero (buhalis.blogspot.com)
Coronavirus marketing battle plan (tourismmarketing.agency)
Videos, interviews, podcasts
General about the virus
COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports (Google)
Scientific, peer-reviewed research articles and books focused on tourism and COVID-19
For the most recent information on articles and call for papers regarding COVID-19 visit Travel & Tourism Transformed (Conferences, Books, Journals, Surveys & Research Proposals related to Travel, Tourism & Hospitality and the COVID-19 Pandemic)
Gretzel, U., Fuchs, M., Baggio, R., Hoepken, W., Law, R., Neidhardt, J., … & Xiang, Z. (2020). e-Tourism beyond COVID-19: a call for transformative research. Information Technology & Tourism, 1.
Gössling, S. Scott, D. & Hall, C.M. (2020): Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19, Journal of Sustainable Tourism. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1758708
Hall, C.M., Scott, D. & Gössling, S. (2020): Pandemics, transformations and tourism: be careful what you wish for, Tourism Geographies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2020.1759131
Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2020). Socialising tourism for social and ecological justice after COVID-19. Tourism Geographies, 1-14.
Wen, J., Aston, J., Liu, X., & Ying, T. (2020). Effects of misleading media coverage on public health crisis: a case of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2020.1730621
Zheng, Y., Goh, E., & Wen, J. (2020). The effects of misleading media reports about COVID-19 on Chinese tourists’ mental health: a perspective article. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2020.1747208
Yang, Y., Zhang, H., & Chen, X. (2020). Coronavirus pandemic and tourism: Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modeling of infectious disease outbreak. Annals of Tourism Research, 102913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2020.102913
Ying, T., Wang, K., Liu, X., Wen, J., & Goh, E. (2020). Rethinking game consumption in tourism: a case of the 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in China. Tourism Recreation Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2020.1743048