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.

Legacy Meetings Platforms Join the Hybrid Gold Rush đź”’
Corporate Travel

Legacy Meetings Platforms Join the Hybrid Gold Rush đź”’

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Ex-Holiday Inn CEO Behind a $500 Million Plan to Luxe Up Troubled Hotels
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Ex-Holiday Inn CEO Behind a $500 Million Plan to Luxe Up Troubled Hotels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A Travel Offer You Can’t Refuse: Italian Mafia Preys on Tourism Businesses
Destinations

A Travel Offer You Can’t Refuse: Italian Mafia Preys on Tourism Businesses

Angelo Amante, Reuters

Greece Eyes May 15 Tourism Reopening as Vaccines Help Covid Spread
Destinations

Greece Eyes May 15 Tourism Reopening as Vaccines Help Covid Spread

Karolina Tagaris and Angeliki Koutantou, Reuters

U.S. ‘Do Not Travel’ List Now Includes 150 Countries
Coronavirus and Airlines

U.S. ‘Do Not Travel’ List Now Includes 150 Countries

David Shepardson, Reuters

Accor’s Financial Recovery Is Elusive Due to European Exposure
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Accor’s Financial Recovery Is Elusive Due to European Exposure

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The Diminishing Role of Credit Card Loyalty in a Post-Pandemic World
Coronavirus and Airlines

The Diminishing Role of Credit Card Loyalty in a Post-Pandemic World

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Canada Stretches Land Border Closure With U.S. and Hotel Quarantines to May 21
Destinations

Canada Stretches Land Border Closure With U.S. and Hotel Quarantines to May 21

Steve Scherer, Reuters

New CDC Guidelines Won’t Entirely Close the Curtains on Hotel Hygiene Theater
Coronavirus and Hospitality

New CDC Guidelines Won’t Entirely Close the Curtains on Hotel Hygiene Theater

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Visa’s New Deal With TripActions Signals Renewed Interest in Travel
Corporate Travel

Visa’s New Deal With TripActions Signals Renewed Interest in Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

What Texas’ Reopening Can Teach the Event Industry About Mask Mandates
EventMB

What Texas’ Reopening Can Teach the Event Industry About Mask Mandates

Airlines Group Chief Slams Travel Covid Tests as Pure ‘Profiteering’
Coronavirus and Airlines

Airlines Group Chief Slams Travel Covid Tests as Pure ‘Profiteering’

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters