On September 27, director of the Malta Institute of Tourism, Professor Simon Caruana conducted a workshop entitled “The Impact of Covid 19 on the Entertainment Industry” within a framework of International Tourism Day, organized by the IBSU Tourism Program.
During the meeting, the presenter spoke about the Covid-19 effects in the tourism sector, challenges faced by the sector, specifically – the entertainment industry. Simon Caruana has also elaborated on the new trends of global tourism in the context of pandemics.
“To go back to what is being called the ‘new normal’, there needs to be better coordination between all the countries. Travelers need to be informed in advance of changes in the conditions for travel – e.g. whether to quarantine or not etc. in order to plan accordingly. However, travelers must be aware that countries may be forced to change regulations quickly in order to counter a spike in Covid infections.” – Simon Caruana said.
“IBSU continues the tradition and joins the UN World Tourism Organization’s initiative – “Tourism for Inclusive Growth” as part of the World Tourism Day 2021 and hold a workshop. Various events with the involvement of students are held every year within the framework of the bachelor program of Georgian and English Tourism sectors at the University. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, students of the field are actively involved in the planned activities at the university or virtual environment” – said Eka Devidze, Head of the Bachelor Tourism Program.
September 27 is an International Tourism Day.