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.

What Long-Ignored U.S. Travel Execs Told a New Senate Subcommittee Focused on Tourism
Coronavirus and Hospitality

What Long-Ignored U.S. Travel Execs Told a New Senate Subcommittee Focused on Tourism

Lebawit Lily Girma, Skift

Convene Is Counting on Hybrid Meetings Sticking Around to Fuel Its Recovery
Corporate Travel

Convene Is Counting on Hybrid Meetings Sticking Around to Fuel Its Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Air Canada Gets Massive Aid Package From Canadian Government
Airlines

Air Canada Gets Massive Aid Package From Canadian Government

David Ljunggren and Allison Lampert, Reuters

Greek Resort Opens Doors to Dutch Quarantine Tourists
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Greek Resort Opens Doors to Dutch Quarantine Tourists

Johnny Cotton and Karolina Tagaris, Reuters

Travel’s Labor Problem Now as Surge in Demand Leaves Operators Scrambling
Coronavirus and Airlines

Travel’s Labor Problem Now as Surge in Demand Leaves Operators Scrambling

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hospitality Companies Thought Insurance Coverage Would Be There for a Crisis. It Wasn’t.
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Hospitality Companies Thought Insurance Coverage Would Be There for a Crisis. It Wasn’t.

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Coronavirus and Hospitality

Hotel Construction Is Dwindling in the Middle East Despite Big Brand Interest 🔒

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The French May Face Another Summer at Home: Top Official
Destinations

The French May Face Another Summer at Home: Top Official

Richard Lough, Reuters

Soho House Files Confidentially in Potential $3 Billion Bid To Go Public
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Soho House Files Confidentially in Potential $3 Billion Bid To Go Public

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Why the Allure of the U.S. Virgin Islands Deep Into the Pandemic?
Destinations

Why the Allure of the U.S. Virgin Islands Deep Into the Pandemic?

Lebawit Lily Girma, Skift

Cruises to Nowhere Make Singapore a Global Cruise Leader
Coronavirus and Cruises

Cruises to Nowhere Make Singapore a Global Cruise Leader

Chen Lin, Reuters

Luxury Hotel Development Leans More on Having Condos in the Mix
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Luxury Hotel Development Leans More on Having Condos in the Mix

Cameron Sperance, Skift