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Langkawi Tourism and Hospitality International Conference

COVID-19 pandemic has placed the tourism and hospitality industry under unprecedented pressure. The extremely contagious novel coronavirus continues to negatively affect the industry, raising serious concerns about its current and potential threat. The pandemic threatens millions of jobs globally, and the tourism and hospitality industry is not excluded as they continuously strive to survive.

Engaging tourism in the Post Covid Era is crucial to save the tourism and hospitality industry from collapsing. Creating engaging tourism experiences virtually and physically can help recreate and retain jobs, consistent with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals number 8, to create “decent work and economic growth”. Virtual tourism experiences encourage travellers to plan for their physical tourism. Engaging tourism websites can attract tourists and stimulate the destination’s economic growth. COVID-19 pandemic has left many in a dilemma of choosing between health and economy as both are crucial for a decent living.