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.

Travel Booking

U.S. Travel Firms Flex Marketing Muscle to Lure Travelers Seeking Sun and Sand

The charts in this article capture the conundrum facing Airbnb, Booking Holdings, and Expedia Group. The online travel agency groups need their revenue to soar faster than their marketing expenses as the pandemic recovery unfolds.

U.S. Travel Firms Flex Marketing Muscle to Lure Travelers Seeking Sun and Sand

Tourism

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Morocco uses its latest campaign to promote a “true experience” of the destination with a funky twist. However, campaigns such as these need to be backed by tourist-friendly policies.

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Airlines

Dubai Airport CEO Expects Pre-Covid Traffic Levels by 2024

As Dubai Airport gears up to reach pre-pandemic levels, CEO Paul Griffiths expects oil prices and inflation to drive up airfares. However, he is confident that demand would remain undented.

Dubai Airport CEO Expects Pre-Covid Traffic Levels by 2024

Skift Originals

The Great Merging

How we live, work, socialize and travel have merged into each other, with profound implications for the global industry at the center of selling this dream. How will travel respond?

The Great Merging

Hotels

Robots and Automation Move From Novelty to Necessity in Hotels

Given the constraints of today’s labor market — and the speed to onboard new hospitality talent — it’s time to push the envelope when it comes to artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation.

Robots and Automation Move From Novelty to Necessity in Hotels

Travel Booking

Travelers Plan to Spend Big on International Travel This Summer: New Report

Pent-up demand for international travel seems unstoppable as tourists refuse to slow down regardless of the travel industry's ongoing anxiety concerning rising prices.

Travelers Plan to Spend Big on International Travel This Summer: New Report

Airlines

Miami’s Global Boom Takes Flight

Miami was the busiest U.S. airport for international traffic in 2021, new data reveals. It's further evidence of rising tides for The Magic City, drawing first from short-haul global travelers, but expected soon to play host to returning long-haulers.

Miami’s Global Boom Takes Flight

Hotels

Daily Podcast: IHG’s Good and Bad News

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, May 9, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: IHG’s Good and Bad News

Hotels

Wyndham Goes for a Larger Bite of the Recovery in Latin America

The world's largest hotel franchisor has its eye on Latin America. Wyndham has named Gustavo Viescas to a top role, where he'll lead the company's plans to double its hotels regionally by 2027.

Wyndham Goes for a Larger Bite of the Recovery in Latin America

Airlines

European Airlines and Hotels See First Signs of the Recovery

After a bookings surge in the U.S., it's now over to Europe. But some airlines may be a little too eager to please and could end up promising more than they can deliver, while inflation also looks like it could spoil the party.

European Airlines and Hotels See First Signs of the Recovery