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Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19

May 21, 2020

The paper compares the impacts of COVID-19 to previous epidemic/pandemics and other types of global crises and explores how the pandemic may change society, the economy, and tourism. It discusses why COVID-19 is an analogue to the ongoing climate crisis, and why there is a need to question the volume growth tourism model advocated by UNWTO, ICAO, CLIA, WTTC and other tourism organisations.

Please visit the Journal of Sustainable Tourism’s website for the full article.