Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the biggest issue facing the travel industry was the environment. Activists such as Greta Thunberg were pioneering flygskam – flight shaming, causing many travellers to reconsider how often they boarded a plane. Now that we are in the middle of a global pandemic, many of us won’t be taking a flight in the near future. Even when the pandemic starts to fade away and tourism resumes, will as many of us fly as before?
International travel may be on pause for now, but there is lots of speculation about when and how the world will reopen. Travelling by plane is likely to change dramatically, just as it did in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Reports have found that more than 90% of international flights have been cancelled, with more than one million fewer flights reported over Europe since March 1st.
COVID-19 has brought the travel industry to its knees, and with it, our flights of fancy that involve hotels in exotic destinations and cruises around magical islands,but many airlines are still flying, for different reasons.
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