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What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

Matthew Parsons, Skift

South Africa is understandably cautious as it approaches winter, and doing all it can to stave off a health crisis. But its strict and prolonged protocols might end up doing more harm than good.

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Tourist Guides Will Be the Earliest Enforcers of Safety Measures in Travel

Tourist Guides Will Be the Earliest Enforcers of Safety Measures in Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

For tourist guides who manage to ride out travel's shutdown, a new set of challenges and expectations will be awaiting the profession on the other side.

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U.S. Airlines Plan to Increase Flights to Places That Boast the Great Outdoors

U.S. Airlines Plan to Increase Flights to Places That Boast the Great Outdoors

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

Summer tourism certainly won't be robust this year, but where it does happen, it's likely to happen outdoors. Airlines are changing their offerings to cater to that need.

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5 Ways to Successfully Pivot Travel Marketing During Covid-19

5 Ways to Successfully Pivot Travel Marketing During Covid-19

SkiftX

In today’s ever-evolving landscape, travel marketers face a myriad of challenges. Crafting informed and empathetic messaging in times of crisis is no mean feat, but the brands that remain active with thought leadership content will secure the best position on the starting line when it’s time to rebound.

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A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's going to take more than a label to give guests confidence to book a post-pandemic hotel stay. Hoteliers need someone to make sure all the heightened cleaning standards are not only announced but also rigorously followed.

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Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don't make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

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American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

Brian Sumers, Skift

American and United are taking different approaches in the Covid-19 recovery. Each has valid reasons for their strategies, which seem rooted in how they view the U.S. market's potential.

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Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Alexander Cornwell, Reuters

Many people remain stranded far from home because they can't get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it's good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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Sweden to Ease Travel Curbs as It Pursues Different Approach to the Pandemic

Sweden to Ease Travel Curbs as It Pursues Different Approach to the Pandemic

Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson, Reuters

Norway and Denmark opened their borders to each other but snubbed neighboring Sweden due to its relatively high levels of confirmed coronavirus cases. Sweden will permit its domestic tourism to resume in the meantime.

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Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Skift is a place where the travel industry congregates. We are in the perfect position to bring together travel players looking to help the industry move out of this deep ravine. The new Skift Recovery Index offers a strategic resource towards recovery.

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Turkey Plans to Resume Flights With 40 Countries in June

Turkey Plans to Resume Flights With 40 Countries in June

Tuvan Gumrukcu, Reuters

Governments are going to huge efforts to open up for the summer season, and in Turkey's case that means discussions with some 92 countries.

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Black Event Industry Leaders Call for Action

Black Event Industry Leaders Call for Action

EventMB

The event industry is suffering from inaction and a lack of representation. We spoke to four black leaders and they gave us a plan to change that. At EventMB, diversity and inclusion in the event industry is a topic that we hold very dear to our hearts. In one way or another, we have added…

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