World Tourism industry fears for existence

05:30  25 september  2020
05:30  25 september  2020 Source:   dw.com

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Tourism is an industry that drives people to travel for recreation and leisure. Money from tourists can be used to protect the natural landscape. Damage to the natural environment, eg footpath erosion (the wearing away of footpaths), litter, habitats destroyed to build hotels.

Tourism , in simple terms, is an activity that involves people visiting places of interest, both local and international, and exploring new different activities and experiences for leisure or business. Countries such as the Maldives, British Virgin Islands, China

The number of Corona risk areas in the EU is increasing, as is the number of travel warnings for non-European countries. No wonder that the German travel industry sees itself in a crisis of survival.

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The situation of the branch is "existence-threatening", said the president of the German travel association, Norbert Fiebig, the newspapers of the Funke media group. Sales are currently only a quarter of those of the previous year, and "no improvement is in sight".

Fiebig referred to a survey conducted by his association, according to which the majority of companies see their very existence as "seriously threatened". Travel agencies and tour operators were the first to be affected by the corona lockdown - "and they will be the last to get out of the crisis in the end".

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Are these really risk areas?

The head of the association criticized the fact that had wrongly declared a number of regions to be risk areas by the federal government . In Spain, for example, there are numerous islands such as Lanzarote, Formentera and Menorca, on which there is not a single corona hotspot, but they are still listed as risk areas. "That is absurd," criticized Fiebig.

He added: "Finca vacation is in no way more dangerous than a trip to the S-Bahn in Berlin". This applies to travel as a whole - provided that people adhere to the Corona rules.

It was only on Wednesday that the federal government declared other regions in eleven EU countries to be risk areas and issued appropriate travel warnings. The regions affected include regions in the Czech Republic, Austria and the Netherlands as well as the capitals Copenhagen, Dublin and Lisbon.

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