Brisbane Airport’s new $1.1 billion runway has been completed. Gert-Jan de Graaff, the CEO of the Brisbane Airport Corporation has announced: “In many respects this runway is symbolic of the very firm belief we have that aircraft will, in the not too distant future, return to the skies and our terminals will once again be full of happy people looking forward to visiting their families, their holidays or to travel to do business. The last few months have been difficult for everyone in the aviation and travel industries, as well as the whole community, but we have never lost sight of the fact that this project has been built for the long-term. It will serve us well for many decades to come.” This is good news, but I do not believe that the travel industry will recover very quickly, even though flights may recommence soon. Money does NOT come out of nowhere, and in a crisis like this one, it doesn’t come out at all. Many countries have serious restrictions, so going on holiday is not only going to be a hassle, but also a major decision. You have to predict whether or not the country in which you wish to stay is suddenly going to close its borders and shut you in your hotel. I must admit that I would rather stay where I live than go on holiday and get stuck in a 2 bedroom hotel with no space to move. Would you take the risk of going on holiday to a beautiful lagoon on a mystical island?… Or would you just stay at home and decide not to take the risk? Please let me know your opinion by writing in the comments section. 25th of May 2020.