Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and General Secretary of the World Tourism Forum Institute Request RifaiTurkey’s tourism in the measures taken by the epidemic process he said was very good.
Request RifaiAs of January 2021, he started to work as the General Secretary of the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI).
“NO TRAVEL, NO TOURISM”
Evaluating the developments in tourism during the epidemic period, Demand Rifai said, “If there is no travel, there is no tourism”, and reminded that there are almost no travels due to the epidemic.
For this reason, Rifai pointed out that there are 100 percent restrictions in many destinations, “Even if governments lift the restrictions, people will not start traveling immediately. The problem is one of trust and confidence perception, ”he said.
“THE VACCINE WILL MAKE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON TOURISM AS PEOPLE NEED TRUST”
Demand Rifai, stating that the vaccine will definitely have a positive effect on tourism, “Vaccination will have a positive impact on tourism as people need trust, but it is important that vaccinations are delivered and promoted quickly to recover in tourism. The success achieved by the governments here will be reflected in tourism, ”he said.
Explaining that vaccination of 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 as the vaccine, rapid and affordable testing will be encouraging.
“TRUST GIVES to the TURKEY DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VISITORS”
Demand Rifai drew attention to the fact that the 21st century is full of success stories in many aspects for the world, and stated that many crises have been seen and learned how to overcome them.
Stating that the tourism sector cannot withstand the crises alone, Rifai emphasized that the will and belief of the country’s administrations in tourism is important.
Stating that the crises caused by the corona virus epidemic are more severe than all other crises, Rifai said, “Turkey is in the process of coordination which highlights and good governance. Last year, Turkey has achieved good results in tourism compared to its competitors. His promises to protect visitors for this year will be important. measures taken in Turkey’s tourism epidemic process was very good. Turkey gives you the confidence to domestic and foreign visitors. If this transfer of trust continues, I think 2021 will be better than 2020.He spoke.
“I THINK THAT BACK TO GOOD DAYS WILL BE LIVED IN 2022”
Stating that the return of the world to the “good old days” is difficult in the short term, Rifai said, “We learned so many lessons during the Corona virus, but I think the return to the old days will begin in 2022 and the return to those good days will be experienced in 2022.”
Noting that after the epidemic is over, the most prominent destinations in world tourism will be destinations that inspire trust in tourists, make good communication and set smart goals, Rifai said:
“There will be a new norm and new travel habits after the epidemic. Travel numbers with families and smaller groups will increase. People will want to have a more individual holiday with fewer people. Particularly, interest in outdoor and outdoor tourism will be higher. Longer stays and ‘digital nomads (working but also traveling at the same time)’ working from home abroad will be more popular. We must be prepared for such changes. “