In the tourism industry, “crises” have been conceptualized as local and temporary phenomena, interval states that may require imminent action, but that can eventually be overcome, with business simply resuming. At the moment of writing, however, it is not at all clear when or if the theme park sector can simply return to a pre-pandemic state of affairs. Even if tourism may once again attain pre-COVID numbers, it may well be through entirely new and different forms. The essays collected here provide scholarly and professional snapshots of the current (winter 2021/2022) state of the theme park industry, with special attention being paid to economic strategies, operational issues, the impact of the pandemic on the destination level, and temporary coping strategies.
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Anton Clavé, Salvador and Freitag, Florian
"Introduction: Theme parks and COVID-19,"
Journal of Themed Experience and Attractions Studies: Vol. 2:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/jteas/vol2/iss1/1