Articles tagged “china”

Global Airline Revenue Could Take $5 Billion Coronavirus Hit: U.N. Aviation Body

Global Airline Revenue Could Take $5 Billion Coronavirus Hit: U.N. Aviation Body

Reuters

Airlines have been quick to pull flights to mainland China, but countries across the region are feeling the reverberations in their tourism industries.

3 days ago

Why Trust Matters for Asia Tourism as Crisis Deepens

Why Trust Matters for Asia Tourism as Crisis Deepens

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus not only exposes the varying political alignments between Asian governments with China, but also their different approaches to crisis communications, all of which would have knock-on impacts on travel confidence to a country.

3 days ago

Wyndham’s China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

Wyndham’s China Coronavirus Woes: 70 Percent of Hotels Closed

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has closed about 1,000 of its hotels in China because of coronavirus. Those that remain are welcoming fewer guests. The outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry.

4 days ago

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

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

Nancy Trejos, Skift

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.

6 days ago

What Will Be the Blowback From China to Countries That Banned Its Travelers During Virus Outbreak?

What Will Be the Blowback From China to Countries That Banned Its Travelers During Virus Outbreak?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Trip.com Group’s James Liang warned that countries that impose blanket bans on Chinese travelers will see a China tit-for-tat later. It may not happen, but here are some of the ways it could.

7 days ago

Plunging Chinese Tourist Arrivals Worry Asia as Virus Crisis Continues

Plunging Chinese Tourist Arrivals Worry Asia as Virus Crisis Continues

Grant Peck, The Associated Press

No sector, it seems, has been spared by the fallout of the coronavirus crisis as Chinese travelers stay home. The good news? Governments are realizing the significance of tourism as an economic sector.

1 week ago

$4 Billion Loss From Coronavirus Is Indonesia Tourism’s Worst-Case Scenario

$4 Billion Loss From Coronavirus Is Indonesia Tourism’s Worst-Case Scenario

Gayatri Suroyo, Reuters

It's still unknown how long flights in the Asia-Pacific region will be disrupted by coronavirus, but the longer it goes on, the more tourism industries like Indonesia's will suffer.

2 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific Calls on 27,000 Workers to Take Unpaid Leave As Airline Struggles From Virus Outbreak

Cathay Pacific Calls on 27,000 Workers to Take Unpaid Leave As Airline Struggles From Virus Outbreak

Associated Press

This is an extraordinary move from Cathay Pacific, but it shows the kind of knife-edge conditions it was operating under.

2 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Plays It Extra Safe With Coronavirus Contingency Plan

Royal Caribbean Plays It Extra Safe With Coronavirus Contingency Plan

Patrick Whyte, Skift

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.

2 weeks ago

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

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

Marius Zaharia and Clare Jim, Reuters

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

2 weeks ago

Asian Destinations Hit by Fallout From Coronavirus and 6 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Asian Destinations Hit by Fallout From Coronavirus and 6 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in tourism news, destinations that rely heavily on Chinese travelers like Thailand and Japan are feeling the pinch as China halts outbound tours in its struggle to contain the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Plus, Pakistan, which was once one of the most dangerous places, is gearing up with a new tourism push.

2 weeks ago

Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

The Parisian contemporary arts institution is taking the long view in its approach to attracting Chinese outbound travelers. This segment is increasingly seeking cultural experiences, so it's a smart move to park a satellite branch in China's cultural capital to build brand awareness.

2 weeks ago