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Old May 12, 20, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
From what I've seen, most places "actively" promoting tourism (which is going much too far - I haven't seen any advertising for travel or vacations in the last 2 months) are realising that 2020 will be the year of the "staycation"; I really think that anyone who sees a plane journey as a necessary part of their summer holiday 2020 will be severely disappointed, or may have to factor in a period of self-isolation either at their destination, upon their return, or both.
Greece is opening hotels (and islands) from 1st of June and they already introduced new set of rules for visitors. Croatia plans to do the same, Austria is also pushing to open borders for tourists from neighbouring countries. Of course we all know tourism will be down this year, but that doesn't change anything about the fact that there are countries that will welcome tourists and do what they can to attract them. That makes non-essential travel an option for this year.

Airlines also plan to ramp up schedules over the next couple of weeks / months and I'm pretty sure it's not because they expect essential travel demand to go up. In any case, I don't think this gimmick is gonna convince many people to travel. But making flying misserable and inducing even more fear into society will certainly not help demand to grow.
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