COVID-19 and “New Normal” Tourism: Reconstructing Tourism

  • Umit Sengel


COVID-19 is an outbreak caused in China and caused by a new type of coronavirus. Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, COVID-19 has caused and continues to have negative effects that leave deep traces throughout the world. The tourism industry is one of the area's most adversely aected by the pandemic. However, the restrictive effects of the outbreak, such as human mobility and interpersonal interaction in nature, mediated the balance of relations between nature and humans. In light of this information, this study aims to discuss the role of COVID-19 in the reconstruction of tourism. Curfews in the pandemic, while transforming people's lifestyles and behavior patterns around the world, it has allowed nature to renew itself. In the pandemic process, the reduction of air, noise and visual pollution in industrial cities and large metropolises, reduction of waste in water, reduction in environmental pollution and physical, social and environmental carrying capacity problems in many destinations have been eliminated. With the reduction of the eects of the pandemic, the foundations of a new normal life are being laid where people will pay attention to their social distance and wear masks. Within this new normal life, there is the possibility of building "new normal tourism" until medical requirements that can cure the outbreak are met

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Sengel, U. (2021). COVID-19 and “New Normal” Tourism: Reconstructing Tourism. Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento, (35), 217-226.