Hey 2020! We’re Breaking Up
- Digital Marketing, Experience Marketing, Tourism Marketing Blog
- The Tourism Marketing Approach
- December 29, 2020
We’re sick and tired of this craziness. We’ve got a hot date with next year, and we’re already late to the party.
Thanks for the toxic relationship of epic proportions. Sure, you gave us illustrious gifts like Tiger King and UFO sightings, but you ripped our trust to pieces.
You can take your layoffs and your hospital bills, and kindly go take a ride.
Honestly, you might need therapy. We all do now because of you.
Your controlling behavior is uncomfortable. To be honest, you’re an absolute disaster. You barrel through life like Hurricane Laura, blaze through the kids’ homeschool classes like wildfire, and leave our attempts at anything rational hanging there like the last piece of TP.
We miss our grandparents… and our friends. We’re tired of Zoom!
And guess what? We’re changing our Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ passwords.
Absolutely everyone in Tourism and Hospitality knows what you did. (Remember the time you passed wind in that elevator? People make that SAME FACE now whenever they think about you. It’s true.)
And don’t feel sorry for yourself. It’s your own fault. You made a LOT OF people depressed. True talent you have there, actually. Hats off.
But you know what? We’re stronger now, because of you.
We say “goodbye and good riddance” to your heartbreak with a much better idea of who we are, of what truly matters to us, and with a network of support 10,000% bigger than when we first met.
At the brink of your nonsense, Von Mack mailed out thousands of “Love Tourism” pins to travel professionals. THOUSANDS! And “Thank You” notes from across the world were mailed in return.
The industry came together in social media groups, in Zoom discussions, and in places like The #TourismStrong Project to collaborate, educate and inspire.
In spite of you, because of you, we grew.
And beyond Tourism and Hospitality, there were other bright sides, too.
But why did they have to stem from tragedy, 2020? Seek help for this abusive behavior. You need some healing.
And shout out to those murder hornets for oddly keeping at bay. …we think?
So ok yes, it hasn’t been all bad, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re old news.
Just consider this formal notice that we’ll be needing some space. Indefinitely.
Call it “social distancing” for your very own “unprecedented time.”