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John Mitchell

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  1. My guess is that "stay away" tourism policies will be in effect until there is a Coronavirus vaccine available and as many people as possible have been immunized, which could be a couple of years down the road by the sounds of things. All this will of course really impact international travel and travel photographers. However, when restrictions start to ease up, people will probably be doing more "local" travel, so there could be increased demand for those types of photos. Globetrotting may never return to what it was before. This would probably be a good thing for environmental reasons (as Ian pointed out above). There is already too much unnecessary business and leisure travel (e.g. mass tourism) IMO. I love to travel, but I don't see myself doing much of it in the future. Fortunately, I don't really have much of an international "bucket list" at this point.
  2. Now I'm extra glad that the "Pandemic" thread was deleted. 😔 I'd call that video extreme anti-tourism marketing.
  3. Very good points. Air pollution has gone down considerably around the globe due to less travel. Mass tourism definitely has not been good for the planet. Hopefully something positive will come out of this tragedy. It might lead to a reset of our thinking and behaviour. If the virus doesn't do us in, our current economic system will eventually.
  4. This could be the Next Big Thing -- tourism marketing in reverse. The BC tourism people have actually made a video asking visitors to stay away: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/tourism-officials-tell-would-be-visitors-to-b-c-to-stay-away-for-now-1.4882088 Not sure how this will affect stock photography... ?
  5. Sounds like the lockdown was a good idea. Very effective image.
  6. Oh dear. Was that image taken before or after people were told to "social distance"? Glad I wasn't in that queue.
  7. Second one of the month, so all is not lost. An old Mexico scan, book use, high $$, exclusive to Alamy.
  8. I thought that might be the case. Appearances can be deceiving. You have some good coverage.
  9. I can't help noticing the lack of social distancing. Is this still the case in Ireland? Grocery stores here all have markers six feet apart on the pavement both outside and inside grocery stores.
  10. Encouraging to see a few sales trickling in. A single mid-$$ one (dependable repeat seller) popped up for me yesterday. This coming week could prove to be a litmus test.
  11. Yes, you're lucky to live in such a pleasant place with a warm climate. Having no support from the government is a bummer. Canada is being very generous to its citizens, perhaps too generous. Heaven knows how all the handouts will be paid for after this disaster is over -- thru higher taxes and rising interest rates I imagine. I'm not sure that I will qualify for any government assistance, though, which might be a good thing in the long run. Looking forward to seeing more pics. P.S. I forgot to ask what the situation is like in the Canary Islands. A lot of cruise ships and charter flights must visit there. Are there many confirmed Corona cases?
  12. I'm so unpopular now that I don't even like myself. 😧 The update is much appreciated. Thanks, James, and stay vigilant.
  13. I hadn't thought about doing this. Terrific idea, though. I enjoyed your pics. It looks as if you're coping well with the situation.
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