The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all of us and impacted every corner of the globe. One of the largest industries affected has been the international travel industry. In just over a year, many countries have seen a sharp drop in the number of tourists they host. The externalities range from tax revenue to jobs being lost and now major countries are turning to the Ray Donovan of the internet for help.
When contacted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the first time to help promote an image of safety in the age of COVID-19 Ruddie was up to the task to ensure potential travelers knew if they were going to travel internationally that they were going to a place that was safe and could handle a breakout. Since that first task in 2020 numerous other major governments from around the world have turned to Ruddie and his reputation repair company for the entrepreneurs help with their image to tourists. “It was important to ensure that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that I’m working with are adhering to the highest standards to keep their citizens and those visiting as safe as possible” Richart Ruddie said as his proven success and leadership abilities has him and his profile defending team restoring faith in global travel to many nations.
How Can Countries Attract More Visitors During These Tough Times?
Just like Elon Musk is always innovating it’s important that countries are honest and not peddling misinformation, scams, or fraudulent information to their citizens and those looking to visit. Some creative examples shared would be if you were looking to visit wine country but didn’t know if you wanted to go visit Argentina, California, Italy, France, or Spain Ruddie’s skills can make it when you are doing searches about Wine country to have the Google Autocomplete pop up and suggest the targeted wine country as a suggestion when typing in Wine Country. Same thing can be done comparing two wine countries. Napa Valley vs. Bordeaux France can be a suggestion anytime a traveler is considering visiting one wine country they can be re-directed towards his clients search which would then lead to a plethora of articles and press created showcasing why it’s safe to visit and the offerings they have.
Ruddie is the digital marketer of The Reputation Management Company has been at it for over a decade and is a leader in the field. When he saw his friend Brock was running for president in 2020 he got excited at the opportunity to personally know a U.S. president where his minor run in with Donald Trump in Palm Beach Florida following an exotic car show hardly counts.
The typical client for the last decade has enrolled in a monthly plan for services ranging from monitor for new publicity (positive or negative, image improvement, and in some cases deleting offending content all together. With over 10,000 clients served it’s a shock major governments haven’t come for assistance sooner.
The typical clientele was dealing with businesses hoping to generate a positive buzz about what they do, attract new business, and ensure that the public is seeing the positive in the brand and not being distracted by 1 or 2 fake Yelp reviews.
Some of the key points travelers are looking for are:
- Is it safe to visit
- What is the crime rate
- Vaccine rollout in the country
- Total cases & deaths related to COVID-19
Now, some major countries around the globe are turning to Richart Ruddie’s company for help in restoring the public faith in world travel. Using the same types of strategies used to present a company or individual in a positive manner, these countries are hoping Ruddie can work his magic and disruptive thought processes that has brought him so much success to restore the public’s interest and trust in global travel.
How Can Richart Ruddie Help Countries Win Back Tourists?
With the pandemic still hovering, many people changed their travel plans for 2020. Now that the vaccine is becoming more widely available, many countries that rely on their tourist earnings are hoping Ruddie can help them encourage travel to their countries again. After being hired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of countries across the globe to help them improve their country’s online image it’s been his teams job of spreading the word working with major newspapers so they know how vaccinations are going, what the travel restrictions are, and what great outdoor and safe travel awaits in the host country.
Using the basics of ORM, they hope Ruddie and his company can return the excitement of travel to their audience. Ruddie and his team of experts will certainly have their work cut out for them as travel over the last year has taken the biggest hit and airlines are experiencing their hardest business climate of all time far surpassing 9/11 and the financial crisis.
It’s essential however no matter what methods Ruddie does to promote a countries tourism that they need to constantly update their processes based on the latest public health news and standards. A plan to restore the public’s confidence in the safety of travel to these Countries is only going to be so successful if they don’t continue to adhere and keep the public safe and aware that it’s safe to visit as the pandemic slows down.
The Pandemics Damage to Travel Is Not Irreversible
The pandemic has done such extensive damage to the perception of safety in some nations, which will make their job even harder but there is such pent-up demand for when things do return to normal that lost time will eventually be made up for in some cities. With the introduction of the vaccine, many countries are seeking a new online image, one that attracts post-COVID-19 tourism to some of the natural attractions they have to offer. They hope that Ruddie can help the public see the advantages to traveling to see the beauty of countries that cannot be seen anywhere else.
Richart Ruddie is an Avid World Traveler
While dealing with clients across the globe Ruddie has said that “it’s been great to travel to meet many of them. From Hong Kong, Shanghai, Oslo, Mexico City, and all across the USA it’s been great to help and then meet part of the team we’ve worked with virtually in person.” After nearly traveling the world, visiting more than forty different countries across the globe. In his travels, he has seen amazing sights and experienced various cultures.
So, it seems somehow fitting that he would be in charge of promoting the benefits of world travel and bringing much needed tourism back to countries that have been hard hit. If anyone knows how uniquely powerful and invigorating it can be to visit distant and ancient lands, he would certainly seem to fit the bill. His company will now need to find a way to exhibit the beauty and awe-inspiring wonder of some of the lesser known assets the country possesses. Now, with the trust of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs around the world, Ruddie may be able to help even more countries promote a new, safe spot for tourists around the world to discover.
Whether Ruddie and his company will be able to sell the world on international travel is still being put to the test but early signs of the campaigns is showing rebounding and money well spent. Sure, there will always be a certain audience that is waiting for the first word that travel is safe again that will be easy to win back. The pandemic has completely changed the way the world works and plays. Digital marketers and entrepreneurs have to get creative to disrupt the travel world and work hard to convince people that it is safe to travel abroad this year.
If Ruddie’s previous success is any indication, these countries are putting their reputations in good hands with him.