This comprehensive book focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming travel and tourism, globally. Despite the devastation caused by COVID-19, authors argue that within the ongoing crisis, there is also an opportunity to positively transform the tourism sector in ways that contribute to a more hopeful future for tourism practitioners, tourists and host communities.
As the world emerges from the shadow of COVID-19 there will not be a return to the "normal". Rather, the volume shares a vision of global transformation that is driven at least in part by the changing ways people in the post-COVID-19 era may travel and encounter each other and their environments. Individual chapters explore topics such as: regenerative economies, transformational travel, critical perspectives on pandemics and tourism, sustainable development and resilience post-COVID-19, re-discovering and re-localising tourism, global (im)mobilities, transforming tourism management, as well as new value systems for travel and tourism including the chance to strengthen social equity and social justice as tourism returns after COVID-19. In this edited volume, a series of senior and emerging scholars engage with debates on how to best contribute to more substantial, meaningful, and positive planetary shifts within the tourism industry.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.
Introduction: Visions of travel and tourism after the global COVID-19 transformation of 2020
Alan A. Lew, Joseph M. Cheer, K. Michael Haywood, Patrick Brouder and Noel B. Salazar
1. Transforming the (tourism) world for good and (re)generating the potential ‘new normal’
2. “We can’t return to normal”: committing to tourism equity in the post-pandemic age
Stefanie Benjamin, Alana Dillette and Derek H. Alderman
3. Reset redux: possible evolutionary pathways towards the transformation of tourism in a COVID-19 world
4. COVID-19, indigenous peoples and tourism: a view from New Zealand
5. Regenerative tourism needs diverse economic practices
Jenny Cave and Dianne Dredge
6. Human flourishing, tourism transformation and COVID-19: a conceptual touchstone
Joseph M. Cheer
7. Cancelling March Madness exposes opportunities for a more sustainable sports tourism economy
J. A. Cooper and Derek H. Alderman
8. Ecological grief generates desire for environmental healing in tourism after COVID-19
9. How should tourism education values be transformed after 2020?
10. Post COVID-19 ecological and social reset: moving away from capitalist growth models towards tourism as Buen Vivir
Phoebe Everingham and Natasha Chassagne
11. COVID-19 is expanding global consciousness and the sustainability of travel and tourism
Adriana Galvani, Alan A. Lew and Maria Sotelo Perez
12. Pandemics, transformations and tourism: be careful what you wish for
C. Michael Hall, Daniel Scott and Stefan Gössling
13. A post COVID-19 future - tourism re-imagined and re-enabled
K. Michael Haywood
14. Socialising tourism for social and ecological justice after COVID-19
15. The COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for escaping the unsustainable global tourism path
Dimitri Ioannides and Szilvia Gyimóthy
16. Reconnecting tourism after COVID-19: the paradox of alterity in tourism areas
17. Covid-19 is an unnatural disaster: Hope in revelatory moments of crisis
18. Adventure travel and tourism after COVID-19 – business as usual or opportunity to reset?
Sanjay K. Nepal
19. COVID-19: from temporary de-globalisation to a re-discovery of tourism?
20. Critical tourism scholars: brokers of hope
21. Lessons from COVID-19 can prepare global tourism for the economic transformation needed to combat climate change
Bruce Prideaux, Michelle Thompson and Anja Pabel
22. Reconsidering global mobility – distancing from mass cruise tourism in the aftermath of COVID-19
23. The COVID-19 crisis: Opportunities for sustainable and proximity tourism
24. The transformational festival as a subversive toolbox for a transformed tourism: lessons from Burning Man for a COVID-19 world
25. A mindful shift: an opportunity for mindfulness-driven tourism in a postpandemic world
Uglješa Stankov, Viachaslau Filimonau and Miroslav D. Vujičić
26. The novel spaces and power-geometries in tourism and hospitality after 2020 will belong to the ‘local’
Lucia Tomassini and Elena Cavagnaro
27. COVID-19 leads to a new context for the “right to tourism”: a reset of tourists’ perspectives on space appropriation is needed
28. From high-touch to high-tech: COVID-19 drives robotics adoption
Zhanjing Zeng, Po-Ju Chen and Alan A. Lew
Conclusions: Reflections and discussions: tourism matters in the new normal post COVID-19
Patrick Brouder, Simon Teoh, Noel B. Salazar, Mary Mostafanezhad, Jessica Mei Pung, Dominic Lapointe, Freya Higgins Desbiolles, K. Michael Haywood, C. Michael Hall and Helene Balslev Clausen