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The recent virus outbreaks recently occurred in Wu-Han (China) not only has shown the vulnerability of the tourism industry but also stopped the world. Specialists and colleagues of all pundits have been debated hotly on the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry as well as the future of tourism research. For some voices, Coronavirus disease should be esteemed as a valid opportunity towards a more sustainable world (Gossling, Scott & Hall, 2020; Higgins-Desbiolles, 2020; Prideaux, Thompson & Pabel 2020) while for other it poses a serious challenge for the future of the industry (Korstanje 2020). Beyond this discrepancy, COVID19 has been widely and rapidly disseminated through the modern means of mobilities and transport which connected dispersed geographical areas in hours. Basically, and in weeks, the virus –originally spread in China- arrived in Europe and the US. In almost a month, the disease expanded to the rest of Latin America and Africa affecting all nations in the earth. The pandemic has unfortunately left 665.231 deaths infecting almost 17.040.985 (numbers updated in July). Although governments adopted different tactics and strategies, they consisted in several restrictions to global mobilities and tourism such as the cancelation of all incoming flights, national borders as well as the airspace, and the imposition of a lock-down which impeded internally the transit of persons. One of the most castigated countries were the US (152.945 victims) followed by Brazil (88.792 victims), the UK (45.961), Mexico (44.876), Italy (35.129) and Spain (28.441) only to name a few. What is more important, COVID-19 ushered the tourism industry in an unparalleled crisis which today needs from the inter-disciplinary research to find success post-pandemic strategies for a rapid recovery. Because of this, this thematic issue section brings together papers from professional researchers, scholars, and post-graduate students, as also policy-makers, that bring their advances with a strong focus on the effects and consequences of Coronavirus in tourism and hospitality.

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Subhash Kizhakanveatil Bhaskaran Pillai, Department of Commerce, Goa University (India)

Ph.D in Commerce (University of Calicut) and Postdoctoral studies in the area of Venture Capital Financing. Professor at the Department of Commerce, Goa University. Research interests include applied statistics in venture capital financing, entrepreneurship development, as well as tourism and hospitality studies. Presently working on ‘Multi-stakeholder evaluation of National AYUSH Mission’. [ subhash@unigoa.ac.in ].

Sharad Kumar Kulshreshtha, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North-Eastern Hill University, (A Central University) Shillong-Meghalaya (India)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Tourism Management, Master of Tourism Administration (M.T.A.), Bachelor in Tourism (b. 1978). Assistant Professor at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North-Eastern Hill University, (A Central University) Shillong-Meghalaya (India). He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has acclaimed publications research papers in various books, journals of national and international andediting Book on "Incredible Tourism of India: Potentials, Policies, and Practices" by COPAL Publishing Group, INDIA (In Process). Adress: North-Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya INDIA. Department of Tourism & Hotel Management. [ sharad_mta@yahoo.com ]

Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Department of Economics, University of Palermo, (Argentina)

Ph D. in Sociology, University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leading global cultural theorist specializing in terrorism, mobilities and tourism. Senior Researcher at the Department of Economics, University of Palermo, Argentina. Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism and Hospitality. In 2015 he was Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom; TIDES at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain in 2017, and the University of La Habana, Cuba in 2018. In 2016, he was included as Scientific Editor for Studies and Perspective in Tourism (CIET) and as an Honorary Member of the Scientific Council of Research and Investigation hosted by UDET (University of Tourist Specialities, Quito Ecuador). [ mkorst@palermo.edu ]

Thiago Duarte Pimentel, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora/UFJF (Brasil)

Professor e pesquisador junto a Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora/UFJF. Doutor em Ciências Sociais (Sociologia) pela UFJF. Mestre em Administração pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG. Bacharel em Turismo (Ênf. Planejamento Integrado) pela UFMG. Professor permanente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Sociais/PPGCSO-UFJF e colaborador junto aos programas de Administração pública/PPGA-UFV e de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa/UAS (México). Leciona nos cursos de bacharelado Interdisciplinar em Ciências Humanas/BACH e de Turismo, ambos da UFJF.

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2021-01-31

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Bhaskaran Pillai, S. K. ., Kulshreshtha, S. K. ., E. Korstanje, M. ., & Pimentel, T. D. . (2021). Introduction. Anais Brasileiros De Estudos Turísticos - ABET, 11. Retrieved from https://periodicos.ufjf.br/index.php/abet/article/view/35299