Articles tagged “coronavirus”

Coronavirus

Chinese Tourist Hotspot’s Covid Lockdown Strands 80,000 Travelers

The lockdown in the resort city Sanya could be a permanent blow to its tourism industry. Stranded tourists are threatening not to return due to the city government's chaotic handling of the crisis.

Chinese Tourist Hotspot’s Covid Lockdown Strands 80,000 Travelers

Tourism

Japan Welcomed More Refugees From Ukraine Than Foreign Tourists Since Reopening

With just 1,500 foreign tourists arriving to take a package tour last month, it's been a painfully slow restart for Japan after the two-year ban.

Japan Welcomed More Refugees From Ukraine Than Foreign Tourists Since Reopening

Airlines

Aviation’s Endless Hangover

Demand to fly is off the charts, but airlines are besieged with longtime issues and a bunch of new ones that have come to roost at the same time, never mind the lingering pandemic drag.

Aviation’s Endless Hangover

Skift Meetings

How to Protect Your Events From the BA.5 Covid Variant

A new Covid variant, BA.5, is on the rise. What does this mean to your upcoming events?

How to Protect Your Events From the  BA.5 Covid Variant

Coronavirus

How Travel Companies Are Handling Covid-Related Refunds Now

Covid is still wreaking havoc on many consumers' travel plans, but some companies act like that's not the case, considering the loops they're asking travelers to go through to get a refund.

How Travel Companies Are Handling Covid-Related Refunds Now

Cruises

The Highest Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

Everybody in the cruise business suffered during Covid except CEOs, it seemed. As passengers canceled or got sick, and workers got laid off, executive compensation topped 1,000 times the median worker's pay. Including tips.

The Highest Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

Startups

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

In a quiet week for travel tech fundraising, highlights include a 3 million pound crowdfunding for a service that lets consumers rent a yacht to feel like, well, a yacht owner. Slowing venture capital returns may be a caution flag for deals later this year.

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tour Operators

TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen Is Stepping Down

Growing numbers of travel businesses are making leadership changes to ready themselves for the next chapter. In TUI's case, the CEO believes change at the top is needed after mastering the "existential crisis."

TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen Is Stepping Down

Tourism

Canada to Drop Vaccine Requirements for Domestic Travel

A huge step forward for a country that was particularly strict with Covid protocols, coming during a week in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for the virus for a second time.

Canada to Drop Vaccine Requirements for Domestic Travel

Airlines

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Airlines had been clamoring for the government to drop the pre-departure testing requirement for a long time, since they viewed it as a significant impediment to a complete recovery. Travelers aren't too sad about this development either.

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers