Elaine Flusac
7 minute read
24 May 2020
10:08 am

The future of travel after Covid-19: Part 2

Elaine Flusac

Social distancing may naturally ease overtourism, and the global shutdown is poised to drop carbon emissions by 8% in 2020.

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The world is starting to open up again gradually. The travel industry has been devastated with estimates that as many as 100 million jobs could be lost worldwide. The coronavirus pandemic – and its severe health and economic consequences – will change how we travel ... at least in the short term. In this second part of our feature on what the future of travel might look, we focus on some on the most popular areas of the travel sector. Will social distancing kill home sharing? The future of home sharing depends largely on whether travellers see rentals as private,...