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Impacts to International Travel by the Coronavirus 2019-nCov

The current virus and new disease outbreaks will significantly impact the travel industry.

I've written previously about the impact to businesses due to the 2019-nCov virus and how their supply chains will be interrupted. Another segment of the business world is the travel industry. For now, it is internationally focused, however if you have a national outbreak there will be fewer trips and visits to New York City or the entire convention segment of travel 

See below for one opinion on the topic:

"University of New Haven Hospitality and Tourism Lecturer Jan Louise Jones, Ph.D., an expert with decades of experience who has traveled to over 17 countries to present, conduct research and explore the socio-cultural impacts of tourism. Jones has spent the last 20 years on field research for sustainable tourism, domestic and international, publishing multiple papers, articles and serving on international scientific committees. 

In her interview with Irish Tech News, Dr. Jones said:

“I do believe we will continue to face new challenges like the current outbreak as the world becomes increasingly interconnected. I also believe that it will be important to learn from the past, establish protocols for the future and continue to critically analyze ways to adapt to unique situations when needed. I still believe that the benefits of travel outweigh the challenges.”

“Most importantly, travel and tourism industries must be transparent in their efforts to keep travelers safe and secure, and travelers must be more responsible and properly educated about the destinations they are visiting.”

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.