What Now For the Travel Industry?

The COVID-19 pandemic has, as we all know, turned the world

upside-down. The way we interact with other people, one of the

most basic yet fundamental traits of humankind, has been massively

disrupted. Economies have floundered. How we work has had to be

completely re-thought. And modern travel, those multi billion-dollar

myriad of threads that for so long have intertwined around the

world, is fighting to establish how best to survive, let alone move

forward post-pandemic. Which raises huge questions in itself –

should an intrinsically racist travel industry even be allowed to make

a comeback after the pandemic? Or is there actually a compelling

argument for socializing travel for the benefit of all humankind?

The majority of humans are non-white people of color.

Unsurprisingly, despite their minority status, the travel industry

remains in the clutches of an elite white cabal. That simply cannot

continue. One of the few upsides of COVID, even though that

sounds somewhat bizarre, is that the whole world is going to have to

fundamentally re-assess how it operates. The travel industry is

certainly no exception.

The old adage that travel broadens the mind has never been truer

than now. Not only that, it enhances understanding and promotes

solidarity among peoples irrespective of skin color, religion, culture,

sexuality or any other arbitrary factor. Flying in the face of that

have been both Trumpism and Brexit. Both are insular, inward