Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Home Business Research: The Pandemic Has Affected Tourists' Attitudes And Behaviors

Research: The Pandemic Has Affected Tourists’ Attitudes And Behaviors

Tourists found strategies to mitigate the travel risk by, for example, traveling in groups, buying travel insurance

The pandemic has affected tourists’ attitudes and behaviors in unforeseen ways, often subconsciously, said a new study. The study, published in the journal Annals of Tourism Research, indicated that post-pandemic tourism could curb our motivation for new adventures.

“We found that a Covid-19 threat also made people overestimate the crowdedness of public spaces and feeling uncomfortable in crowded places like restaurants or shopping malls,” said researcher Florian Kock from Copenhagen Business School. “Understanding the long-term psychological impact of the pandemic will be a crucial success factor for businesses during and long after the Covid-19 era,” Kock added.

Follow NewsGram on LinkedIn to know what’s happening around the world.

For the study, the team implemented two survey-based studies at the start of the pandemic with 960 travelers to understand the deep-rooted changes of travel attitude and behavior, gathering empirical insights. They found that feeling vulnerable to Covid-19 activates a so-called ‘behavioral immune system’ that in turn makes people engage in various behaviors that helped our ancestors survive when facing a disease.

ALSO READ: Indian Tourists Help Growth In Local Tourism

In the first study, the authors measured the degree to which individuals perceive a higher infection risk of Covid-19. They found that those who fear Covid-19 are more prone to being nationalistic and xenophobic, meaning that they favor those who are like themselves and avoid foreigners. In the second study, they found that those tourists who perceive Covid-19 as a big threat, subconsciously engage in behaviors in order to lower their travel-related risk perceptions.

As such, tourists found strategies to mitigate the travel risk by, for example, traveling in groups, buying travel insurance, and visiting the places they had visited before, thereby increasing destination loyalty. (IANS/SP)

STAY CONNECTED

19,517FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Recognize And Seize Your Serendipitous Moments: Neil J. Farber

Archimedes' discovery of the relationship of weight, volume, and density of materials, Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, Samuel Morse devising the Morse code, Alexander...

Sweat Sensor Alerts Doctors And Patients To Impending Cytokine Storm In Real Time

Scientists have developed a sweat sensor that acts as an early warning system for a looming cytokine storm -- a surge of pro-inflammatory immune...

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Associated With High BP Risk

Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research. Although doctors have prescribed...

Nanking Massacre: The Holocaust

By- Khushi Bisht The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was one of the worst massacres committed during the Sino-Japanese war that...

‘Child Of Two Worlds’ Featuring The Protagonists And Immortal Lovers

Turkey-based author Ann D'Silva has launched her new book "Child of Two Worlds", which is second in the fictional 'Sand and Sea' series, which...

Now Transfer Posts And Notes To Google Docs And WordPress Directly

Facebook on Monday introducing two new data portability types that will help users directly transfer their posts and notes to Google Documents, Blogger, and...

Lyricist Mehboob: The Line Between Film Music And Indie Music Has Blurred Lately

The line between film music and indie music has blurred lately, feels noted lyricist Mehboob, who has over 25 years of experience in the...

OTT Projects Based On Books

With OTT platforms experimenting with genres and content, there are a host of projects that are based on books. Lately, we have already had...

Recent Comments