Title: The impact of COVID-19 on the Indian hospitality sector and tourism education

Authors: Sahil Singh Jasrotia; Tarun Agarwal; Shagun Chib

Addresses: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore, 453771, India ' N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra 401107, India ' Indian Institute of Management, Indore, 453556, India

Abstract: The development of vaccines to provide immunity has brought some relief to many countries but, lockdowns and social distancing remain the main strategies to contain the pandemic. Due to travel restrictions and lockdowns in many countries, global tourism has been severely affected. Tourism education is one particular sector which has been ignored despite being vulnerably hit. This paper explores how COVID-19 is bringing change to the economy, and the tourism sector specifically, while also emphasising the perspective of tourism educators by focusing on the requisite challenges and reinvention. The paper discusses why COVID-19 has raised questions around the volume growth of tourism in India as against the projections made by tourism organisations.

Keywords: COVID-19; Indian hospitality sector; Indian tourism; tourism education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2021.118146

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.80 - 88

Received: 22 Feb 2021
Accepted: 18 Jun 2021

Published online: 13 Oct 2021 *

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