The coronavirus is having a devastating effect on global travel and tourism, including here in Ireland. We know that all tourism sectors are experiencing it, but our recent All-Ireland survey of visitor attractions gives some insight into the impact of the pandemic.
The survey was carried out by Visitor International (the International Association of Visitor Information Providers) in association with Glance Promotions, where Publications and Heritage Island in order to understand the effects of the coronavirus on tourism attractions and experiences. The survey was undertaken between April 9 and 24, 2020 and is based on feedback by ninety-four leading attractions and experiences.
Our report points out that this pandemic will have a profound impact on us all. It is going to change travel and tourism for years to come – travel preferences, travel patterns, and individual behaviours. While the findings are stark, there are valuable insights in the report, including suggestions and ideas for visitor attractions trying to navigate these difficult times.
No one knows for certain when this coronavirus crisis will end or what the human and economic toll will be, but it is having a deep impact on all of us.
The tourism, travel, and hospitality sectors have taken the brunt of the economic impact. At Glance, we are committed to working with all our clients during these difficult times to help their businesses recover.
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