At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we explored a range of very different possible outcomes for destinations that rely heavily on their entertainment sector (Dubois & Dimanche, 2021). Several months later, this article seeks to revisit those outcomes, while also highlighting the ongoing recovery efforts and evolving strategies of entertainment-dependent destinations (EDDs). To do so, we reconnected with the panel of respondents from various destinations (i.e., Las Vegas, Nashville, New Orleans etc.) to take stock of both new challenges and opportunities, as well as emerging factors impacting their respective markets. Our results show that while EDDs are facing a brighter situation, the overall recovery trajectories, permanent effects, and future outlooks remain still very much uncertain.
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Dubois, Louis-Etienne and Dimanche, Frederic
"Brighter but not clearer: Entertainment-dependent destinations dealing with long COVID,"
Journal of Themed Experience and Attractions Studies: Vol. 2:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/jteas/vol2/iss1/7