Coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus.
That’s all we’ve heard, seen and read for many weeks now.
But, as we go to press with our May 2020 issue of ITIJ, there is perhaps some blue sky on the horizon.
Discussions are taking place in many countries about ways to lift some of the lockdown restrictions and to (slowly) pave the way back to normality, or whatever will constitute normality in a post-coronavirus world.
The international travel and health community has grown over the last 60 years or so, because of the inexorable rise in air traffic and the growing global movement of people, whether for work or pleasure. The two are inextricably linked, and it’s only with the re-emergence of that international movement that the international travel and health market, with all its players, will begin to expand again.
And let’s face it, that won’t happen overnight.
Some companies or facilities around the world may no longer exist post coronavirus.
For many, the post-coronavirus world may be a tough place to be, where relationships will need to be re-forged, and even the nature of those relationships changed, from a pre-coronavirus world.
Whatever the new reality is, few things could be as challenging as surviving the coronavirus era.
And it’s not over yet.
As the saying goes: “It’s not over till the fat lady sings.”
… and I don’t hear any singing yet
But there is much to discuss, in this month's issue we have the next features in a series looking at how our industry is adapting to meet the various challenges that Covid-19, just the small matter of how travel insurers and air ambulance operators are responding...