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Hotels Worry About Legionnaires’ Disease as Buildings Reopen From Pandemic Closures

Hotels Worry About Legionnaires’ Disease as Buildings Reopen From Pandemic Closures

Suzanne Barlyn, Reuters

Smaller hotels face the most risk. They may not have kept water flowing during the pandemic and might have let dangerous bacteria build up in their pipes.

14 hours ago

Disney World Parks Reopen in Florida as Pandemic Charts Uncertain Course

Disney World Parks Reopen in Florida as Pandemic Charts Uncertain Course

Steve Holland, Reuters

The happiest place on Earth is a place of mixed emotions right now.

16 hours ago

European Countries Are Confusing Travelers With Inconsistent Border Controls

European Countries Are Confusing Travelers With Inconsistent Border Controls

Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters

Tourists in Europe face a myriad of conflicting and changing restrictions. So some aren't crossing borders, postponing the sector's recovery.

18 hours ago

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How Singapore’s Meetings and Events Industry is Going Virtual During the Coronavirus

How Singapore’s Meetings and Events Industry is Going Virtual During the Coronavirus

Singapore Tourism Board + Skift

Singapore’s meetings and events were put on pause earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But event industry leaders, meeting planners, vendors, venues, and tech innovators across the country were able to quickly shift many of these events from physical to virtual, showcasing the country’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

4 days ago

A New Controversial Surcharge and 10 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

A New Controversial Surcharge and 10 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered a controversial surcharge, the uneven pace of a travel recovery, Expedia looking to pay off private equity investors, and United and Choice Hotels job cuts.

19 hours ago

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Ece Toksabay and Daren Butler, Reuters

Officials still want Hagia Sophia to draw about four million tourists a year. But authorities may obscure some of the structure's glorious mosaics and frescoes to comply with interpretations of Islam that ban the portrayal of people and animals. 

20 hours ago

A Rare Travel Winner This Summer Weighs 10 Tons, Gets 18 Miles to the Gallon

A Rare Travel Winner This Summer Weighs 10 Tons, Gets 18 Miles to the Gallon

Korey Matthews, Skift

With international travel still difficult, and social distancing likely to continue for a while, RVs are an increasingly popular vacation option that allow travelers to go away but still feel the safety of home.

2 days ago

Hotels Weigh How Many Brands Are Just Too Many in Travel’s Worst Year Ever

Hotels Weigh How Many Brands Are Just Too Many in Travel’s Worst Year Ever

Danielle Hyams and Cameron Sperance, Skift

There may be a method behind the hotel brand expansion madness, but parent companies have to be vigilant in keeping distinct brand identities alive — especially during the current downturn in travel.

2 days ago

Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June

Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With travel to foreign countries still a tepid in many parts of the world, Facebook users are dreaming about vacations. Travel brands, particularly tourism boards and airlines, are only too happy to stoke those visions.

2 days ago

From a WhatsApp Channel to Latin America’s Latest Online Travel Startup

From a WhatsApp Channel to Latin America’s Latest Online Travel Startup

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Despite rising coronavirus cases and airlines on the brink of collapse, Milla Travel could still make its mark in a region that's long overdue for modernization in the travel management space.

2 days ago

China’s Aviation Industry Suffers $4.9 Billion Loss in Second Quarter

China’s Aviation Industry Suffers $4.9 Billion Loss in Second Quarter

Stella Qiu and Jamie Freed, Reuters

On the bright side, the loss was slightly narrower than the first quarter loss.

2 days ago

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Jake Spring, Reuters

The intention is sensible, but banning beachgoers doesn't sound enforceable, as many other countries have already proven.

2 days ago