To our clients –
The Tourism and Maritime Industries and The Coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 is a relatively new occurrence and research is evolving about its etiology and possible ways of curing or at least limiting its effects (Johnson, 2020). Its implications for the tourism and maritime industries have been profound (Editor, 2020 , Government of Canada, 2020).
The Trident Foundation’s research including employees in the tourism and maritime industries indicates that COVID-19 has added to work-based distress or trauma . Over months or even years, employees linked to the tourism industry had noted threatening natural challenges such as erosion, hurricane, tsunamis, and bushfires. For example, bushfires in Australia have been destructive and have cost lives and property (Maritime Union of Australia, 2019). Furthermore, they have had negative implications for travel and access to needed supplies and services. Travel has become costly as prices are increased to meet an unprecedented situation with restricted access to popular tourist destinations including the closure of borders (Industry News, 2020).
When tourists think that may risk increased costs, travel restrictions and exile they may not choose to travel (See DNV GL, 2020;
Matousek (2020) posits that the cruise industry has been shut down with COVID-19. Employees in the tourism and maritime industries are likely to be stretched too far as solutions are sought to address the demanding COVID-19 context (Ha, 2020). When work is restructured to meet novel situations employees could be laid off and/or become underemployed. We are only a phone call away to answer your queries or if you want to vent.
With head, heart and hand!
We offer you sessions and opportunities as we guide you through checklists to evaluate your capacity and aptitudes. This information is often combined with an appraisal of your work experiences including records of education and training. We discuss with you your physical capacities and abilities to undertake certain kinds of work. Furthermore, we provide you with information about possible employment and training opportunities that suit your qualifications, physical abilities, strengths, preferences and experiences.
Employee Family Assistance Services may help organisations to recognise their mission, vision and values. Through, for example, the telephone and Internet employees including those in remote areas can gain access to services.
Some employees might fear, that they will lose their social and professional status, if they are open about their personal distress or trauma. Citations to the literature that are mentioned here are available upon request.
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