How does the pandemic affect travel guides?

The whole situation in 2020 is definitely bothering people all over the world. It changed many plans, changed lots of lives and this time on lockdown some call a real time to reconsider activities and work. For instance, in Russia there have been strict regulations and people have not been official let go out (although many still do that). Public places are still closed in many cities, and lots of people suffered from unemployment.

As far as I know travel guides stayed with no job. Quite logical: borders are closed, people do not visit the country (speaking of Russia now, I bet the situation in Europe is a bit different so would be interesting to hear your story and view on that). Anyway, some guides including the one I know from Saint Petersburg have started vlogging aka virtual video tours around the city. What do you think about such a way of raising knowledge of the destination? And one more thing that I'd be interested to hear from you - what would you do or what do you do if your occupation depends on tourism to stay in the loop, i.e. apply your skills and knowledge to raise money?

Actually you can check the tours I mentioned earlier here >


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Yes, pandemic affected travel guides. Most of the peoples don't want to travel due to Covid-19. In the meantime, I had visited Iceland with a tour guide (Tip Top Cruises) and this tour guide helped me a lot during my trip.


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Convenience and travel service organizations saw the most honed decrease in turnover during the main public lockdown, tumbling to 9.3% of their February levels in May 2020.
The extent of organizations in movement and the travel industry enterprises exchanging crested at 85% in October 2020, preceding declining because of expanding limitations in November.
In the three months to June 2020, work in convenience for guests fell by 21.5% contrasted and similar three months of 2019.
In movement and the travel industry businesses generally, the quantity of individuals matured 16 to 24 years saw the biggest fall in work of all ages bunch between Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2019 and Quarter 3 2020.

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efore COVID-19, travel and tourism had become one of the most important sectors in the world economy, accounting for 10 percent of global GDP and more than 320 million jobs worldwide.
The global pandemic, the first of its scale in a new era of interconnectedness, has put 100 million jobs at risk, many in micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises that employ a high share of women, who represent 54 percent of the tourism workforce, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Tourism-dependent countries will likely feel the negative impacts of the crisis for much longer than other economies. Contact-intensive services key to the tourism and travel sectors are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and will continue to struggle until people feel safe to travel again.

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