Travel and tourism post-covid 19 is a time that will change the way people travel to different destination.
During the post covid-19 era pandemic, the world geographic destinations will need to possess certain attributes to attract tourists.
The travelers during the new normal will certainly be so guarded and more discriminating when selecting destinations to visit.
This will be coupled with the type of accommodation and experiences they can take part in considering sustainability of the planet.
Forever Africa Safari which majors in destination East Africa has researched and come up with these 5 points for tourism management during covid-19 era.
These 5 points to consider during the travel and tourism post-covid 19 for the industry since it will apply to any geographic destination as the tourism industry recovers.
As we come out of lock downs, borders reopening and travel begins to resume, travelers will be so cautious when it comes to which place to visit.
The most appealing destinations will be those that have created trust and confidence in the general public.
This will be ascertained through the travel advisory pages who have done their research and accepted a destination to start receiving tourists.
In addition, the travel review sites will also influence the which destinations people will travel to basing on what other travelers say about the destination.
Furthermore, the governments have a big part to play starting from now because the manner in which they handle the covid 19 crisis.
This will involve the different protocols, policies and procedures which will be implemented for the safety of their people as well as visitors/ tourists.
Travelers will mainly base their decision making on these fronts since they will know and trust these destinations.
Travelers will always need to learn more about the upgrades that lodges or hotels are going to follow during the post covid 19 era.
This will involve asking questions like what kind of detergents are you using to prevent me from covid19.
Where by tour operators and travel agents have to been kin in booking transportation, accommodation facilities as well as tourism attractions that are practicing the regulations to protect their clientele from this disease.
The covid19 disease stresses cleanliness and wearing a mask as the biggest preventive measure from the disease.
With the decline in the global economy, travelers during the post covid19 era will be more concerned about the community benefits.
Travelers will be curious to know if some of their dollars are going to the local people through buying their produce or involved in community activities.
This is because they will want to contribute to house hold incomes of the communities in the tourism destinations they visit.
Opening of the tourism industry will require a change in the guidelines and polices of visiting tourist attractions in the world.
Case in point of African safari in the Masai Mara or Serengeti will require to arrange more of private tours compared to group tours.
This is because people from the same group on a private tour prevents spread of the covid19 and more secure.
This is because travelers will visit less congested tourism sites in remote areas which is a big bonus to African destinations to position themselves.
This is because most of the tours in Africa 70% of them are private safaris where a tourist will have a private vehicle.
Which can be used for travel from one place to another as well as during game drives and only share accommodation dinning areas or lobby with other travelers. However, these will be kept clean and sanitized regularly to kill the germs of covid 19.
In Uganda, activities like gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking safari require 6 people per group to track different families of gorillas or chimpanzee per session.
I believe if Uganda positions its self for post covid travel then its tourism industry will grow during this era.
The traveler post covid19 will always choose to plan their travels through the travel agents or operators.
This is because these people will provide them with accurate information about the destination post covid era.
The travel planners will always take in consideration the tourist/ travelers’ expectations as well as guidelines to be put in place before visit.
They are knowledge about whatever is going on within the destination and can tell if the traveler is in danger and it’s time to evacuate.
In conclusion, the 5 points for tourism management during the post covid era will be helpful to all destination managers in future planning. Checkout our tours or safaris for destination Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.