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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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Carnival Corp. Downgrades Earnings Guidance as Diamond Princess Remains Quarantined

The cruise industry's operations in Asia are being battered by coronavirus, with Carnival Corp. in a particularly tough spot.

Carnival Corp. Downgrades Earnings Guidance as Diamond Princess Remains Quarantined

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Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

As long as travel jitters remain high, it will be difficult for aviation players in Asia to get more business from China, even if wealthy passengers are willing to pay for premium services.

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

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How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

Event planners can expect increasingly aggressive pitches from hotels as group bookings decline and the threat of coronavirus continues to loom. The new year is already taking some unique turns.

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

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Ship Quarantines in Asia Sail Cruise Sector Into Uncharted Waters

With travel bans and politics thrown in the mix, the coronavirus is presenting unprecedented situations, and many more questions, for the cruise industry.

Ship Quarantines in Asia Sail Cruise Sector Into Uncharted Waters

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Vietnamese Airlines Lose $430 Million in Revenue Due to Virus

The regional impacts of coronavirus on the travel industry are likely to be the worst, as the plight of Vietnam's airlines shows.

Vietnamese Airlines Lose $430 Million in Revenue Due to Virus

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Hilton CEO Says Business Could Be Impacted for Up to a Year From Coronavirus

Hilton and many other major hotel companies have had to close hundreds of hotels in China in response to the coronavirus. The outbreak could have long-lasting effects on the hotel industry, which has already been grappling with a slowing global economy and other geopolitical issues.

Hilton CEO Says Business Could Be Impacted for Up to a Year From Coronavirus

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Hong Kong Airlines Will Cut Jobs and Reduce Flights as Coronavirus Hits Travel

Hong Kong Airlines was in bad shape before anyone started protesting in Hong Kong. Now it must deal not only with fallout from the protests, but also panic from Coronavirus. It's hard to see how the airline recovers.

Hong Kong Airlines Will Cut Jobs and Reduce Flights as Coronavirus Hits Travel

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Finnair Predicts Coronavirus Will Have Limited Impact on Financials of Airlines

As long as the flight suspensions don't last too long, Finnair thinks the impact of the coronavirus outbreak should be fairly limited. The problem is at the moment no one knows exactly how quickly, or how easily, it will spread across the rest of Asia and possibly the world.

Finnair Predicts Coronavirus Will Have Limited Impact on Financials of Airlines

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Royal Caribbean Plays It Extra Safe With Coronavirus Contingency Plan

At this stage it's difficult to tell how long the coronavirus outbreak will last and how far it will spread. For now Royal Caribbean is acting with extreme caution in China.

Royal Caribbean Plays It Extra Safe With Coronavirus Contingency Plan

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Royal Caribbean Feels Earnings Pinch After Canceling 3 China Cruises

Royal Caribbean's earnings hit is just the beginning as the impact of the coronavirus roils the travel industry.

Royal Caribbean Feels Earnings Pinch After Canceling 3 China Cruises