It might be hard to comprehend, but it has been almost a full year since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus. In the last 12 months, all of our lives have been significantly changed. The worldwide health crisis left a profound effect on the global economy, industry, culture and established a “new reality” in which we all live, whether we like it or not. The pandemic outbreak has managed, and in a very short time, to completely change the way we look at everyday activities like shopping, traveling, or even working. That being said, we can indeed say that even when this is all over, and there is no fear of this dangerous virus, our lives and daily routines will almost unrecognizable.
One of the areas in which the global pandemic hit the most is the travel industry and micro-mobility sector. As you remember, in the spring of 2020, airports were deserted, trips canceled, hotels empty, and there were very few people that dared to get on the bus or train. The public transport sector experienced a sharp decline of 42%, and over 80% of all companies instructed their employees to work from home.