Coronavirus and the Travel Industry

Covid-19's Impact on the Business of Travel

Follow the latest news about coronavirus and its impact on hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tourism destinations, and other sectors of the travel industry.

We are over a year into the Covid-19 global pandemic, and the impact on the travel industry has been severe to say the least. Skift has been covering this on a day-to-day basis since January 2020. You can read the latest news, as well as all of our coverage, on the pages below.

If you have specific interest in Skift’s coverage of the cruise, hospitality, and airline industries, you can follow along at our coronavirus and cruises, coronavirus and hospitality, and our coronavirus and airlines pages.

Not Messin’ — New Zealand’s Auckland Goes Into Lockdown After Single Covid Case
Australia, NZ & South Pacific

Not Messin’ — New Zealand’s Auckland Goes Into Lockdown After Single Covid Case

Praveen Menon, Reuters

Eventbrite Posts $225 Million 2020 Loss and Expects Just Modest Events Recovery for First Half This Year
EventMB

Eventbrite Posts $225 Million 2020 Loss and Expects Just Modest Events Recovery for First Half This Year

Egypt Sidelines Locals by Importing Global Travel Influencers to Boost Luxury Tourism
Africa

Egypt Sidelines Locals by Importing Global Travel Influencers to Boost Luxury Tourism

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

Will Vaccinated Flight Crews Help Airlines Sell Tickets?
Coronavirus and Airlines

Will Vaccinated Flight Crews Help Airlines Sell Tickets?

Ruthy Muñoz, Skift

Accor’s European Hotel Exposure Drives Staggering $2.4 Billion 2020 Loss
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Accor’s European Hotel Exposure Drives Staggering $2.4 Billion 2020 Loss

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott’s New CEO Is Global Development Exec Tony Capuano
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Marriott’s New CEO Is Global Development Exec Tony Capuano

Cameron Sperance, Skift

IHG Will Focus on Non-Luxury Brands as It Pulls Back on Wild Portfolio Growth
Coronavirus and Hospitality

IHG Will Focus on Non-Luxury Brands as It Pulls Back on Wild Portfolio Growth

Cameron Sperance, Skift

UK Travelers Unleash Pent-Up Demand With Surge in New Bookings
Booking Sites

UK Travelers Unleash Pent-Up Demand With Surge in New Bookings

Sarah Young, Reuters

A Year of Pandemic Flying Exacts Heavy Toll on Flight Crews: Union Boss
Airlines

A Year of Pandemic Flying Exacts Heavy Toll on Flight Crews: Union Boss

Ruthy Muñoz, Skift

What’s It Like Recruiting in a Pandemic? These 3 Corp Travel Startups Can Tell You
Corporate Travel

What’s It Like Recruiting in a Pandemic? These 3 Corp Travel Startups Can Tell You

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Royal Caribbean Reports $1 Billion Quarterly Loss Amid Dim 2021 Outlook
Coronavirus and Cruises

Royal Caribbean Reports $1 Billion Quarterly Loss Amid Dim 2021 Outlook

Praveen Paramasivam, Reuters

The Great Pandemic Hotel Deals That Never Showed Up for Investors 🔒
Coronavirus and Hospitality

The Great Pandemic Hotel Deals That Never Showed Up for Investors 🔒

Cameron Sperance, Skift