The youth travel industry and COVID-19
Prof. Greg Richards and Wendy Morrill, WYSE Travel Confederation
Recorded on 29 April 2020
This webinar reviews findings from WYSE Travel Confederation’s COVID-19 Travel Business Impact Survey series. This monthly survey asks travel and tourism businesses to answer questions about how they have been (or expect to be) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What you’ll hear in this webinar:
– Change in demand across sectors and world regions
– Top concerns and actions taken in response to COVID-19
– Staff reductions, location closures and financial solvency
– Business outlook for youth travel
– Issues and trends arising as the pandemic evolves.
The survey series was launched in early March 2020 in order to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel businesses that serve young travellers. The next survey will run 1 – 11 May 2020 and all travel and tourism businesses that serve travellers under age 30 are welcome to participate. Survey findings are published in summary articles at the website of WYSE Travel Confederation, the global industry association for youth, student and educational travel.
Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and Research Advisor to WYSE Travel Confederation. He has extensive experience in tourism research and education and has worked on a variety of projects with WYSE Travel Confederation, UNWTO, OECD, and with numerous national governments, national tourism organisations and municipalities. Professor Richards has held previous posts at London Metropolitan University (UK), University of Tilburg (NL), Universitat Roviria I Virgili, Tarragona (ES) and the University of the West of England (UK).
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