Travel's Reopening and Coronavirus Recovery

The latest news about coronavirus recovery around the world and the reopening of travel and tourism in destinations around the world.

Skift Research subscribers can view the latest data about country-by-country recovery at the Skift Recovery Index. Data about public companies can be viewed at the Skift Health Score.

Airlines

Regional Pilot Shortage Slows the U.S. Airline Recovery

Airlines may be waving goodbye to the Omicron variant but they are just beginning to feel the fallout from the pandemic. U.S. carriers face a worsening shortage of pilots to fly small, regional jets, which is hampering their recovery and sending more travelers into the hands of budget competitors.

Regional Pilot Shortage Slows the U.S. Airline Recovery

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Inflation Boosts Hotels’ Recovery

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, January 17, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Inflation Boosts Hotels’ Recovery

Coronavirus

Beijing Toughens Inbound Travel Covid Test Rules Over Omicron

China's zero-Covid efforts may be about to go by the wayside, particularly with the Winter Olympics just over two weeks away.

Beijing Toughens Inbound Travel Covid Test Rules Over Omicron

Airlines

Hotels vs. Airlines: Who Can Ride Inflation to a Full Recovery?

Inflation can be a good thing for travel sectors able to play the rate game. But volume eventually has to catch up and play a part in the rebound. Otherwise, you run the risk of driving customers, no matter how desperate they are to travel, to just say no to high costs.

Hotels vs. Airlines: Who Can Ride Inflation to a Full Recovery?
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Hotels

How The Venetian Resort Is Welcoming Back Leisure Travelers Celebrating Life’s Milestones

As leisure travel finally returns to Las Vegas, The Venetian Resort is welcoming guests back to celebrate their shared milestones together and make up for lost time with friends and family.

How The Venetian Resort Is Welcoming Back Leisure Travelers Celebrating Life’s Milestones

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Delta Air Lines Sees Better Days Ahead

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, January 14, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Delta Air Lines Sees Better Days Ahead

Airlines

Travelers Worried About Omicron Stymie Airline Recovery

A consumer-driven slowdown is preferable to a government led shutdown. People will be ready to fly when they feel good about flying and crews are back and healthy.

Travelers Worried About Omicron Stymie Airline Recovery

Airlines

Delta CEO Predicts Omicron Peak Will Mark Shift to an Endemic Covid-19

Delta took an Omicron-sized hit in December that has continued into the new year. But the airline remains bullish on the recovery, which CEO Ed Bastian says can move forward apace now that Covid-19 is likely moving toward being an endemic, like the flu.

Delta CEO Predicts Omicron Peak Will Mark Shift to an Endemic Covid-19

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Vaccine Equity Is Still Hurting Travel

Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, January 13, in New York City. Here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Vaccine Equity Is Still Hurting Travel

Coronavirus

CitizenM Targets U.S. for Next Wave of Expansion

Major American hotel companies like Marriott and Hilton might keep some international competitors from elbowing into the U.S., but Dutch brand CitizenM’s North American expansion shows there is a hunger for lesser-known players on the hotel scene.

CitizenM Targets U.S. for Next Wave of Expansion

Coronavirus

Thailand Will Charge $9 Tourist Tax Starting in April

It's not a surprising move for a destination with one of the longest pandemic shutdowns. Travel just keeps getting more expensive.

Thailand Will Charge $9 Tourist Tax Starting in April

Tourism

New UN Vaccine Equity Campaign Underscores Travel’s Inaction

The data now confirms it: vaccine hoarding by rich nations is having dire consequences on the global economy, and on society everywhere. But it's not too late for the travel industry to speak up and demand the resolution of the primary stumbling block to its sustained recovery.

New UN Vaccine Equity Campaign Underscores Travel’s Inaction