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Voices In The Mist

Twelve Visions Of The Future Of Travel

2020 was shaping up to be a banner year for travel with endless itinerary options, a bounty of direct flight routes and a slew of travellers eager to embark on adventures.

The Travel Corporation had its centennial to celebrate, Goway Travel planned on promoting its 50th anniversary and G Adventures was gearing up to mark 30 years in business.

Instead, plans were turned upside down by COVID-19 and tour operators were forced to make tough decisions and enforce drastic cost saving measures resulting in layoffs, terminations and downsizing as international travel came to a grinding halt.

Although a major challenge remains the many unknown variables surrounding when life will return to some semblance of normal, Travel Courier talked to industry experts to hear their views on how the industry will be different post COVID-19, what the future of travel may look like and some survival strategies for those in tourism — just don’t rob a bank (more on that later).

Leigh Barnes, Alison Hickey, Cedar Swan, Bruce Poon Tip, Michelle Palma, Jeff Roy, Wolf Paunic, Bruce Hodge, Shannon Guihan, Brad Ford, Darcie Guarderas and Sheralyn Berry talk about their visions of what travel will look like in a world living in the shadow of COVID-19.

Don’t miss the chance to look into the future in this week’s TRAVEL COURIER.

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