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.

Leaders Pin Hopes on British Tourists to Save the Summer Travel Season
Coronavirus and Airlines

Leaders Pin Hopes on British Tourists to Save the Summer Travel Season

Sarah Young and Laurence Frost, Reuters

EU Countries Officially Agree to Digital Health Pass Use to Restart Summer Travel
Destinations

EU Countries Officially Agree to Digital Health Pass Use to Restart Summer Travel

Gabriela Baczynska, Reuters

Introducing Skift Liveblog on Travel’s Great Reopening, by the Numbers
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Introducing Skift Liveblog on Travel’s Great Reopening, by the Numbers

Rafat Ali, Skift

Marriott Teams With Uber to Bolster Its Bonvoy Loyalty Offering
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Marriott Teams With Uber to Bolster Its Bonvoy Loyalty Offering

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Events Restart in Spain Despite Rising Cases: Can That Last?
EventMB

Events Restart in Spain Despite Rising Cases: Can That Last?

Tropicana’s $308 Million Sale Latest in String of Vegas Resort Deals
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Tropicana’s $308 Million Sale Latest in String of Vegas Resort Deals

Cameron Sperance, Skift

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