Future travel with Corona
According to estimates by the DRV travel association, people will have to live with the corona virus for a long time, as Nordbayern.de writes. “The focus of political considerations must therefore be on strategies that make it possible to responsibly withdraw restrictions on freedom and gradually enable international mobility again,” explains DRV President Norbert Fiebig in this context.
In Europe, there has been one lockdown after another in recent months. Also in this summer 2021 most people will probably not be allowed or will not be able to leave their country. This is likely to lead to large rushes in the most popular German holiday regions in the north and south of Germany. Air travel, however, is unlikely to be very popular this year. “The customers are understandably still very cautious at the moment and try to book as late as possible,” Jana Buhl, travel agent from Berlin, told Deutsche Welle (DW).
For most players in the tourism and travel industry, comprehensive infection control concepts, including tests and vaccinations, are of the highest priority. For many, the much discussed EU vaccination certificate is a tried and tested means of being able to switch back to normal operation in some cases.
The EU vaccination certificate should come
As the Frankfurter Rundschau reported, the EU vaccination pass will be introduced shortly. But it remains unclear how this will affect travel restrictions. “The expectation is that it will be ready by summer,” is Angela Merkel on the other hand convinced. The CDU MP Thomas Barreiß hopes “that by the summer most Germans will be vaccinated and will also be able to travel abroad.” Barreiß is also of the opinion that you cannot keep people at home permanently, as the Frankfurter Rundschau continues.
Critics of the new vaccination pass, on the other hand, say that it could result in disadvantages for people without a vaccination if, for example, airlines were to refuse a trip without a vaccination. How this situation develops depends on many factors. On the one hand, one has to wait and see how the risk of infection develops after a vaccination; on the other hand, one also has to wait and see how quickly a large part of the European population can be vaccinated, according to the Frankfurter Rundschau.
According to estimates by Christian Laesser, HSG Professor for Tourism and Service Management, “the hotel and catering industry is downsizing [
] inevitable – also because it is great[ß]e guest groups from China or India stay away for a while. ”
In addition, according to the business portal of Handelszeitung and BILANZ, Laesser believes that fewer trips will be offered in the future. “Jobs would be more insecure, the young generation is also experiencing a double crisis: after the financial crisis of 2008, the corona crisis with a collapse in the economy,” writes the Handelszeitung.
“People will think twice about whether a trip is really necessary, and some will no longer be able to afford a trip at all,” says Laesser, according to the Handelszeitung.
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