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Why travel agencies fail during the covid-19

Qasim Hussain

2021-06-12 12:13:47

Why travel agencies fail during the covid-19

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Everything in the world gets affected due to Covid-19 exposure. The pandemic has changed everything in a way that the things that were at their peak are now getting failure vastly. The countries all over the world are confused about what to do to bring the lives in the norms from this exposure. The very famous countries regarding food, beauty, and tourism also failed to get any strategy to increase their economy again. The countries are working on vaccines day and night in order to bring the lives to norms. Still, it would not be possible in all economic factors, whether economic and corporate businesses or travel agencies. The travel agencies are in depression due to Covid-19. The economic rate of the travel agencies is decreasing to 58%, according to the U.S Travel agency. Due to this reason, countries are not allowing people from other countries to come to live or instead enjoy themselves. Everyone is uncertain about the situation and wants to be at home to be safe and secure, but for how long? People are getting frustrated for two years; they want to live their lives the way they lived before. Businesses are also getting affected by this pandemic. This pandemic has created a depression in all industries, and states are working on solutions to gain control over this pandemic. Each country is busy saving its people to its fullest. Travel agencies could not develop more until this Covid-19 exposure gone as agencies are strictly prohibited from following rules wherever they are going, and it is decreasing the economy accordingly.  

 

Impact of COVID-19 on Travel Agency

The travel agency business is the one that was growing economically very fast before COVID-19 exposure. But with this COVID-19 pandemic, everything in the world suffers the way travel agencies suffer. This is affecting the travel agency business, and the economic progress and growth of the country as tourism is the most significant factor in the country's development. The pandemic affects the country's major economy, from the airlines not successfully developing to the hotels closed. The countries worldwide following the lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 spread, which results in closing the flights, hotels, unique places to enjoy, and all. This is somewhat necessary as well to avoid this virus expand across the globe, but the travel agencies are suffering the most in this whole restriction process. We can agree on the fact that COVID-19 has failed the development in the field of travel agency and whether the economy of the travel agency will continue to grow after post-COVID-19.

 

Due to Covid-19, from 2020, the airlines are getting failed in the growth, as the people are scared of traveling from one place to another. Many employees are jobless in these fields as there is no way of development going on. If we talk about travel agencies, they are not investing in buying tickets to the airlines as it is risky at this time. People are more worried about their health instead of exploring new places. So the travel agencies are not making any risky investments. This directly impacts the airlines, when there are no people to travel through their planes, how it would be possible for them to grow. The countries are also not allowing airlines to start working the same way they were working before this pandemic. So this exposure is affecting airlines business as well, and becoming the main reason for not getting development. The travel agencies, airplanes are not getting success during this COVID-19 pandemic in the same way tourism is also getting affected by this. The countries have closed their tourism to come and explore beautiful places worldwide because of this pandemic. In resulting the tourism is also failed, and the country's tourism development is directly connected to economic growth. Therefore, due to pandemics, airlines, travel agencies, and tourism businesses are failed in these two years and decreasing the development of these businesses day by day.

 

Improvement in the business

No one knows how long Covid-19 will impact the businesses and when the travel agencies will start developing the way they were before. But there is some hope that some consolidations are working to bring development to this business. The fact is coronavirus has impacted the travel agencies, and it is the main reason for the crisis of this business. Travel agencies are only thinking of developing their business and make it as same as it was before. People all over the world are also afraid of traveling and buying tickets to enjoy themselves because the whole world is suffering from this pandemic. Therefore, any marketing strategy could not be able to work at this time. Travel Agencies have to work on the business by paying suppliers such as airlines, hotels, resorts, and rental cars. In this way, this industry could grow a little and create an impact on the development. Taking a risk in the travel agency business is essential in this COVID-19 era by buying airline tickets and investing in hotels and rental cars. Still, payment could be made through the card so that if the strategy doesn't work, the agents can refund money from the suppliers. The government should plan out some strategy in order to boost the economy of travel agency businesses.

 

The Future of the business

Nowadays, the outlook of travel agencies is uncertain. No one knows what this industry would have to go through in order to get back into its booming business. According to the research, 80% of tourism has been hit due to pandemic, which means the travel agencies are also going in a significant loss. Countries worldwide are working hard to develop any strategy to grow this business again as it is affecting the countries a lot. The Covid-19 vaccines have increased the hopes of these businesses. After getting vaccinated, people are somewhat ready to come in the norms. In this way, these businesses will also start getting developed. But whether after getting vaccinated, everything will get normal? This is the question every state is thinking about. There is another excellent tip the travel agencies are working on is communicating to the visitors and telling them everything crystal and clear. In this way, those travel agencies are getting successful and going to new heights. So far, no one knows when this pandemic will end from the globe, o taking some strategies will help traveling agencies improve their business. Giving clear guidance to the traveler will help traveling agencies to grow because the visitors and travelers are uncertain about the situation they are going through. They are scared whether they will reach their homes safely or will be in a problem with the lockdown of the area. The travel agencies should work on the customers by providing them information online about the places they love to go to and gaining their confidence. The travel agencies can gain confidence by providing them health and travel insurance, and the place they are talking to them is safe and will they enjoy there to the fullest without any fear of getting affected by COVID-19. The travel agency should aim to assure the travelers that they are going with high-quality safety and precautions. The success of travel agencies can be defined by how they ensure the health and safety of their travelers during the trip, which is the only opportunity for a travel agency to grow and sustain its business in this pandemic. 

 

Conclusion

We could not deny the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic decreases the development and growth of travel agencies. Still, the country's government should take steps in order to promote travel agencies and tourism to increase the revenue of these businesses. Various countries have already taken the initiative to grow and boost their tourism, which would help them develop economic growth. Providing travel agencies with the information will help in gaining tourists, and in this way, travel agencies, tourism, and airline businesses automatically get success. When the travel agencies provide accurate information and guidelines to the tourist, it will help them feel certain and safe, and they will start traveling and come to the norms. As a result, the economic growth of the country would be increase. Firstly, working on domestic tourism will help get the guidelines for how to take on with international tourism. The countries should start working on domestic tourism. The government should also inform travel agencies to avoid crowded places and big gatherings to prevent this virus from spreading. When the travel agencies start working on the government guidelines and policies, the people feel comfortable in traveling, and in this way, they book their tickets for different destinations. This would help airlines business as well due to the fact the people will go to their destination through the airlines. Airlines should also follow all the country's safety precautions to rest assured that the tourists feel comfortable. In this way, the country's tourism will be successfully opened, and the company's economic growth will increase gradually.

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