Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Secretary General of the World Tourism Forum Institute Request RifaiTurkey tourism in the measures taken by the epidemic process said it was very good.
Request RifaiStarting in January 2021, he started working as Secretary General of the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI).
“NO TRAVEL, NO TOURISM”
When evaluating the evolution of tourism during the process of the epidemic, Demand Rifai said that “if there is no travel, there is no tourism”, and recalled that there are almost no trips due to the epidemic.
For this reason, Rifai noted that there is a 100 percent restriction on many destinations, “Even if governments lift the restrictions, people will not start traveling immediately. The problem is one of trust and perception of trust, ”he said.
“THE VACCINE WILL HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON TOURISM SINCE PEOPLE NEED CONFIDENCE”
Lawsuit Rifai, stating that the vaccine will definitely have a positive effect on tourism, “Vaccination will have a positive impact on tourism, as people need confidence, but it is important to get vaccinated quickly and encourage tourism to recover. The success achieved by the governments here will be reflected in tourism, ”he said.
Explaining that vaccinating the majority of the world’s population and high success in this field are essential for the tourism sector, Rifai said that as an important issue like the vaccine, rapid and affordable tests will be encouraging.
“CONFIDENCE GIVES TO NATIONAL AND FOREIGN VISITORS OF TURKEY”
Demand Rifai, drew attention to the fact that the 21st century is full of success stories in many respects for the world, and stated that many crises have been seen and learned to overcome them.
Stating that the tourism sector cannot withstand crises alone, Rifai emphasized that the will and faith of the country’s administrations in tourism is important.
Stating that the crises caused by the coronavirus epidemic are more serious than all other crises, Rifai said: “Turkey is in a process of coordination that highlights and good governance. Last year, Turkey achieved good results in tourism compared to its competitors. Your promises to protect visitors this year will be important. The measures taken in the process of the tourism epidemic in Turkey were very good. Turkey gives confidence to domestic and foreign visitors. If this transfer of trust continues, I think 2021 will be better than 2020.I speak.
“I THINK YOU WILL GO BACK TO GOOD MORNING IN 2022”
Stating that the world’s return to the “good old days” is difficult in the short term, Rifai said: “We learned many lessons during the Corona virus, but I believe that the return to the old days will begin in 2022 and the those good days will be lived in 2022 “.
Noting that once the epidemic is over, the most prominent destinations in global tourism will be destinations that inspire confidence in tourists, have good communication and set smart goals, Rifai said:
“There will be a new norm and new travel habits after the epidemic. The number of trips with families and smaller groups will increase. People will want to have a more individual vacation with fewer people. In particular, interest in open-air and open-air tourism will be greater. Longer stays and ‘digital nomads (working but also traveling concurrently)’ working from home abroad will be more popular. We must be prepared for such changes. “