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Is it ethical to recommend travel while the world is in the grips of a second COVID-19 wave? (MC)

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The travel industry hopes two-for-one deals and deep discounts will get you back on the road now. But is it ethical to even recommend travel at a time like this?

We’re deep inside a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prices are low, but the risks are high. And within the travel industry, a debate is raging about what to do.

Click here to read the story at usatoday.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are ethics?
  2. Why do you think ethics are important in business?
  3. From a business perspective, what types of companies might be struggling the most with fewer people traveling amid the pandemic?
  4. Based on information from this news story, what is one argument that suggests it might be ethical to promote travel during the pandemic?
  5. Based on information from this news story, what is one argument that suggests it might NOT be ethical to promote travel during the pandemic?
  6. In your opinion, is it unethical to promote travel right now? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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