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Articles tagged “coronavirus”

Tourism

Japanese Prime Minister Doesn’t Expect Virus to Affect Tokyo Olympics

Japan has doubled down on using international sporting events like the forthcoming Olympic Games as a way to turbocharge its tourism industry. It's clear from the prime minister's remarks on Monday that it doesn't expect the coronavirus to get in the way of that.

Japanese Prime Minister Doesn’t Expect Virus to Affect Tokyo Olympics

Airlines

Ryanair Downplays Long-Term Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

Travel companies with a big exposure to China are already feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. For others, the opposite is true — at least for now.

Ryanair Downplays Long-Term Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

Tourism

Hong Kong Economy May Be Worst-Hit by Coronavirus Outside China

Hong Kong certainly didn't need more problems after an exceptionally rocky 2019. But in coronavirus it's found just that.

Hong Kong Economy May Be Worst-Hit by Coronavirus Outside China

Airlines

United, American, Delta Drop Flights to Mainland China After State Department Issues Guidance

U.S. airlines had no choice. Their customers and their crew members do not want to go to China. Why should they fly empty planes there?

United, American, Delta Drop Flights to Mainland China After State Department Issues Guidance

Airlines

American Airlines Pilots Sue to Stop Flights to China

With several airlines halting all flights to China, it's not surprising American Airlines' pilots are saying why not ours too? Jitters have set in, and they are real.

American Airlines Pilots Sue to Stop Flights to China

Tourism

Travel’s Worst Nightmare Returns to Haunt Asia

Once again a deadly health scare proves to be the only thing that can stop travel. The older Asian tourism members understand this from the SARS crisis, and now the millennials are witnessing it too.

Travel’s Worst Nightmare Returns to Haunt Asia

Tourism

Coronavirus’ Effect on the Travel Industry Deepens as Global Emergency Is Declared

While the World Health Organization has stopped short of calling for a shutdown of global travel and trade, many travel companies are limiting their operations to reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their financials while helping to safeguard public health.

Coronavirus’ Effect on the Travel Industry Deepens as Global Emergency Is Declared

Business Travel

Virus Outbreak Hits Expanding List of Sports Events

The Wuhan coronavirus is already wrecking havoc on the preparation of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. For the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the risks of contagion -- and disruption -- from the virus outbreak are clearly far greater.

Virus Outbreak Hits Expanding List of Sports Events

Tourism

Virus Outbreak Leaves Asia Grappling With Tourism Fallout — and Growing Xenophobia

The coronavirus threat has given rise to a cloud of anti-Chinese discrimination. A virus outbreak is not an occasion for xenophobia or prejudice but a time for the tourism sector to work in solidarity to overcome the crisis. After all, viruses respect no borders or nationalities.

Virus Outbreak Leaves Asia Grappling With Tourism Fallout — and Growing Xenophobia

Tourism

Travel Businesses Face Huge Coronavirus Costs as Insurance Coverage in Question

With epidemics usually excluded from insurance coverage, the spectre of a huge coronavirus bill looms for hotels, airlines, and event companies.

Travel Businesses Face Huge Coronavirus Costs as Insurance Coverage in Question