Coronavirus Travel News

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.

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The Travel Industry’s Immense Potential for Growth

Despite the pandemic’s unprecedented challenges, the travel industry’s recovery is proving to be remarkable.

The Travel Industry’s Immense Potential for Growth

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The Travel Industry Surpasses 2019

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at the recovery of the travel industry that have allowed it to surpass spring 2019 benchmarks.

The Travel Industry Surpasses 2019

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Travel Makes a Complete Recovery

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at travel's coronavirus recovery, Airbnb's optimism, and Hilton's extended-stay moves.

Travel Makes a Complete Recovery

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Tourism Triumphs: Skift Travel Health Index Reaches Record High

For the first time since January 2020, the Skift Travel Health Index has topped 100, a sign that global tourism is now performing better than it did before the pandemic. Every region in our index showed growth over the last month.

Tourism Triumphs: Skift Travel Health Index Reaches Record High

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Skift Travel Health Index: April 2023 Highlights

The April 2023 Travel Health Index celebrates the achievement of exceeding 2019 levels in global travel recovery. Several holidays observed globally during the month helped push regional performance. Except for North America and Europe, which are just shy of full recovery, all regions outperformed pre-pandemic levels.

Skift Travel Health Index: April 2023 Highlights

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See What Regions of the World Are Fully Recovered: New Skift Travel Health Index

Although not fully recovered completely, the travel industry gained substantial momentum at the start of the year. All regions have almost recovered from the pandemic blues, Asia Pacific being the only exception. With loosening travel restrictions and China reopening, we expect a stronger travel industry to be less uneven this year.

See What Regions of the World Are Fully Recovered: New Skift Travel Health Index

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Travel Industry Recovery on Track for 2023

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at travel’s recovery path, Twitter’s increasing irrelevance for tourism, and Banff’s overtourism battles.

Travel Industry Recovery on Track for 2023

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2022 Fizzles Out, Optimism for 2023: New Skift Travel Health Index

Skift Research is cautiously optimistic about travel's continued recovery in 2023, despite a growing likelihood of a recession in many countries. Travel is still under-indexed compared to the broader economy, and the reopening of Chinese borders provides a strong boost.

2022 Fizzles Out, Optimism for 2023: New Skift Travel Health Index

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Global Recovery Cools as Anxieties Heat Up: New Skift Travel Health Index

Economic worries might be catching up with the travel industry, but just in time China is starting to show signs of life.

Global Recovery Cools as Anxieties Heat Up: New Skift Travel Health Index

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Travel’s Final Push to Full Recovery Stalled: New Skift Travel Health Index

Continuing uncertainties and headwinds suppressed growth in October, with the Skift Travel Health Index sitting around the 85 percent mark since June with little movement.

Travel’s Final Push to Full Recovery Stalled: New Skift Travel Health Index