Tourism: The Great Patient of Coronavirus COVID-2019 [Summary]

TR Number



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Virginia Tech


An epidemic can become the ultimate driver of national tourism industry to the collapse, as it affects all human activities, like social, religious, athletic, artistic and cultural. The Corona Virus has convulsed the world tourism industry, with large hotel chains and digital platforms such as booking being forced to cancel reservations in the Asian country. The tourism industry faces an unprecedented confluence of threats - made up of a global health alarm; the shortage of aircraft due to the crisis of the Boeing 737 Max; the social demonization of travel; exaggerated and even false media offensives; climate catastrophes; sector taxes; bankruptcies of operators and airlines; and the political instability and economic slowdown in the large markets - which hints at least a global contraction for the tourism business in the near future.

"This article summary is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC BY).