Cyprus International University (CIU), School of Tourism and Hotel Management Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Orhan Uludağ, noted that all sectors inevitably will experience a crisis due to the epidemic that is being experienced across the world. Due to the constantly changing decisions on airport and port entries and exits, those in the tourism sector have come to the point that they are unable to make any improvement plans. Drawing attention to the fact that the phenomenon of tourism works based on continuity and sustainable principles, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uludağ also stated that chaos and irregularity affect tourism negatively.
Changeable decisions put the sector into trouble
Emphasizing the fact that daily decisions are made continuously during this process, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uludağ, stated; "with the ever-changing decisions, all the work done within the scope of the sector should also be highlighted." Noting that it is predicted that the tourism sector will close the season with losses, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uludağ further noted that changeable decisions taken without scientific principles could put the sector in even more difficulties.
Future strategies should be discussed
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uludağ drew attention to the importance of fully closing tourism arrivals, ensuring that the arrival decisions are sustainable. Uludağ elaborated, "otherwise; the transportation sector, accommodation sector, travel agencies and all other areas connected to the sector, will turn into an irreversible complex situation." Emphasizing the importance of reducing the multi-faceted effects of the decisions to be taken in crises, Uludağ said, "it is necessary to discuss the strategies of the coming year/s, by taking scientific decisions that includes all stakeholders."
News Date: September 11, 2020