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.

Airbnb Hosts Dwindle in Europe Hotspots Amid Tourism Decline
Booking Sites

Airbnb Hosts Dwindle in Europe Hotspots Amid Tourism Decline

Victoria Waldersee, Reuters

Amadeus Streamlines the Travel Check-In by Verifying Digital Health Passports Ahead of Time
Coronavirus and Airlines

Amadeus Streamlines the Travel Check-In by Verifying Digital Health Passports Ahead of Time

Matthew Parsons, Skift

What a $6.25 Billion Sale in Vegas Says About the Future of Convention Hotels 🔒
Coronavirus and Hospitality

What a $6.25 Billion Sale in Vegas Says About the Future of Convention Hotels 🔒

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Covid-19 Insurance Becoming Travel Must-Have
Coronavirus and Airlines

Covid-19 Insurance Becoming Travel Must-Have

Allison Lampert and Noor Zainab Hussain, Reuters

Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are Changing and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week
Booking Sites

Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are Changing and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

Disneyland, Other Theme Parks Permitted to Open by California April 1 With Restrictions
Destinations

Disneyland, Other Theme Parks Permitted to Open by California April 1 With Restrictions

Jill Serjeant, Reuters

Europe Gears Up for Sweeping Digital Health Passport Coordination to Spur Travel
Destinations

Europe Gears Up for Sweeping Digital Health Passport Coordination to Spur Travel

James Mackenzie, Reuters

Dubai Faces Festering Tourism Challenges Beyond Pandemic
Destinations

Dubai Faces Festering Tourism Challenges Beyond Pandemic

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

U.S. Hotels Added 36,000 Jobs in February in New Sign of Optimism
Hotels

U.S. Hotels Added 36,000 Jobs in February in New Sign of Optimism

Sean O'Neill, Skift

European Airlines Want EU to Relax Passenger Refund Rules
Coronavirus and Airlines

European Airlines Want EU to Relax Passenger Refund Rules

Marine Strauss, Reuters

This Ghost Kitchen Boss Makes Sure Hotels Thrive in a New Era of Room Service
Coronavirus and Hospitality

This Ghost Kitchen Boss Makes Sure Hotels Thrive in a New Era of Room Service

Cameron Sperance, Skift

If You Souffle It, Will They Fly? Airlines Bring Back Hot Meals to Woo High-End Flyers
Coronavirus and Airlines

If You Souffle It, Will They Fly? Airlines Bring Back Hot Meals to Woo High-End Flyers

Ruthy Muñoz, Skift