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Conclusion: emerging issues for Indian hospitality and tourism businesses: How are managers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Shweta Tiwari (Vedatya Institute, Gurgaon, India)
Gunjan M. Sanjeev (Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, India)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 27 July 2021

Issue publication date: 11 October 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This concluding article summarizes the main findings in response to the theme issue strategic question: How are hospitality and tourism businesses in India responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Design/methodology/approach

The conclusion identifies some contemporary and relevant areas for development in the post-pandemic era. To summarize, this paper draws out the key findings of the theme issue articles and presents the main recommendations for industry action.

Findings

This conclusion highlights emerging issues for Indian hospitality and tourism businesses and includes specific recommendations for industry professionals, policymakers and other stakeholders in relation to strategies that could be adopted to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practical implications

Given the wide impact of the pandemic across industries, this issue will be of interest to practitioners, higher education leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders as it draws on industry-focused research to explore the challenges and possible solutions to current and pending challenges. This issue also provides insights for further collaborative research.

Originality/value

This article provides insights from practitioners and academics relating to the current and on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and developmental steps that the hospitality and tourism industry in India is taking in response.

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Citation

Tiwari, S. and Sanjeev, G.M. (2021), "Conclusion: emerging issues for Indian hospitality and tourism businesses: How are managers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 13 No. 5, pp. 677-682. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-06-2021-0085

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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