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No great surprise August 7, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Away from the media narrative, and near-obsession with foreign holidays and green lists, here’s an interesting dose of reality:

Irish Travel Agents Association president Michael Doorley said there is no appetite for travel overseas at the moment and the emergence of Covid-19 clusters in parts of Europe was “dampening” demand.

“Consumers haven’t an appetite for travel at the moment,” he told the Irish Examiner. “You could have 25 green countries, and there still wouldn’t be an appetite to travel.

And:

“Everyone is of the same attitude: ‘we’re not going to travel this year, but hope to travel next year’. So reducing the number of green-list countries is not going to impinge much on travel agents.”

But what does that near-obsesssion tell us about the media and the prism through which it views there world? Indeed what about the manner in which it views pub ‘reopenings’ and other areas? In some ways the secondary and tertiary ramifications of the pandemic outlining attitudes are very revealing.

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