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How to practice responsible tourism and event planning during COVID-19

“How to practice responsible tourism during COVID-19”

The guide contains information such as:

Here is the guide:

https://www.functioncentral.co.uk/health-safety-event-planning/inclusive-event-planning-after-covid-19.html

It covers important topics such as:

  • How Coronavirus impacted the events industry worldwide, but also led to innovations like virtual conferences and digital events capable of reaching global audiences.

  • How events might look like during (and after) the pandemic, and how event planners can ensure food hygiene, safety, and social distancing.

  • Why it’s more important than ever to plan for inclusivity and accessibility (e.g. captioning, sign language interpretation, audio descriptions) – whether it’s an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event.

  • Other useful disability awareness and event planning resources – found in the other chapters of the guide.

  • Data-rich insights on how COVID-19 affected global tourism (UNWTO estimates the loss of 120mn jobs due to travel restrictions).
  • How millions embraced ‘virtual travel’ during lockdown via virtual museum and landmark experiences, and live streams of events, zoos, and even the Northern Lights.
  • What safe and responsible travel would look like post-pandemic: from travel bubbles, incentivized domestic tours, to contactless innovations and digital health passports, all aimed at reducing infections as countries restart their tourism.
  • Useful advice, resources, and other essential information to keep people safe and well-informed as they begin to plan their holidays.