Tourism in Uncharted Waters

Curated & Moderated by:
Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou
The SNF Dialogues discussed the future of tourism under the new conditions in Greece and abroad.
Wednesday 10 June 2020, at 18:30

With much of the world still in the grip of the pandemic and fears of a second wave looming elsewhere, the future of tourism has never been more uncertain. During their fifth live webcast, on Wednesday 10 June, the SNF Dialogues dove into the uncharted waters in which tourism finds itself.

When we look at tourism analytically, we see it in three different stages: the area from which the tourist starts, the ‘transit region’ that is in the middle of the journey and mainly covers transportation and the mode of travel and, finally, the destination. In order for tourism to work, all three areas must be open. If one of them doesn’t work, it means that tourism can’t work.
Dimitrios Buhalis, Professor of Tourism and Technology Strategy at Bournemouth Universit

Dimitris Buhalis on the Three Domains of Tourism

Covid-19 will act as an accelerator for existing trends already primed to change the way people approach tourism. Very soon we will see a change in the tourism model.
Alexandros Vassilikos, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Alexandros Vassilikos on the Impact of the Pandemic on Tourism

We have to take advantage of every stage of a customer’s journey. The first stage is at home. Most decisions have been made before arriving at the destination. We must find opportunities and business models that take into account tourists in their homes.
Georgia Zouni, Tourism Marketing Lecturer at the Tourism Studies Department at the University of Piraeus

Georgia Zouni on Tourism in the post Covid-19 era

The SNF Dialogues are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

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