The travel, conference and tourism industry are going to be in recession for a long time after coronavirus is a distant memory.

As Charles Stross notes here in another context, people are going to be reluctant to gather in big groups with other people who’ve come from far away.

www.antipope.org/charlie/b…

He says he doesn’t expect to see much activity in science fiction conventions in 2021 or 2022. I agree and see this going far beyond science fiction conventions.

Most of my career has been closely tied with professional conferences. I’ve gone to one or two a month, mostly traveling by plane to get there. And the companies I work for have been primarily in the conference business, with editorial operations – my work – as a sideline. Those companies are going to be struggling for years.

Yet another reason why I see a career change in my short-term future.

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