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.

How Alaska Air Came to Focus on a Boomer Hype House for Its Latest Marketing Flair
Airlines

How Alaska Air Came to Focus on a Boomer Hype House for Its Latest Marketing Flair

Ruthy Muñoz, Skift

Wynn Resorts Will Unleash Online Gaming Into a Public Company
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Wynn Resorts Will Unleash Online Gaming Into a Public Company

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The Push for Slower, Greener Business Trips After the Pandemic
Corporate Travel

The Push for Slower, Greener Business Trips After the Pandemic

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Europe’s Test Events Push the Boundaries of Safety. What Can They Teach Us?
EventMB

Europe’s Test Events Push the Boundaries of Safety. What Can They Teach Us?

U.S. Eases Travel Advisories for the UK and Israel
Destinations

U.S. Eases Travel Advisories for the UK and Israel

David Shepardson, Reuters

Europe Reopens for Summer Travel, One Step at a Time
Destinations

Europe Reopens for Summer Travel, One Step at a Time

Michael Gore and Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

A Profitable Choice Hotels Plans for Bigger Extended Stay and Upscale Portfolios
Coronavirus and Hospitality

A Profitable Choice Hotels Plans for Bigger Extended Stay and Upscale Portfolios

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott’s China Comeback Pushes Company Closer to Profitability
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Marriott’s China Comeback Pushes Company Closer to Profitability

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event
Corporate Travel

Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Expect Marriott to Tell This Growth Story This Week 🔒
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Expect Marriott to Tell This Growth Story This Week 🔒

Cameron Sperance, Skift

England to Ease Covid Rules on Indoor Activities Just in Time for International Arrivals
Destinations

England to Ease Covid Rules on Indoor Activities Just in Time for International Arrivals

Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums
Africa

Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums

Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters