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.

Coronavirus

China Will Not Host International Sporting Events Amid Zero-Covid Policy

As China's once busy international sporting calendar looks threadbare, the country's latest decision to retreat from hosting such events will go against its aspiration to turn sport into a $747 billion industry by 2025.

China Will Not Host International Sporting Events Amid Zero-Covid Policy

Tourism

Chinese Outbound Travel Will Look Like This When It Eventually Returns

Prepare now or get left out when the Chinese outbound tourist wave returns in 2023, says China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. Considering the country's staunch zero-Covid policy, the timeline seems a little too good to be true.

Chinese Outbound Travel Will Look Like This When It Eventually Returns

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Tourists Are Shopping Less, Experiencing More

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, May 19, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Tourists Are Shopping Less, Experiencing More

Tourism

Saudia Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

With a goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, Saudi Arabia realizes that it will have to promote itself aggressively as a leisure destination. A trillion dollars looks pretty aggressive.

Saudia Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

Tourism

U.S. Travelers Still Plan Memorial Day Road Trips Despite High Gas Prices

Memorial Day kicks off the summer travel season that will surely test American's resilience for inflation.

U.S. Travelers Still Plan Memorial Day Road Trips Despite High Gas Prices

Tourism

Japan Will Test Reopening With Select Triple Vaccinated Tourists

One of the most reticent Asian destinations is finally looking to reopen to tourists, but not before a trial run.

Japan Will Test Reopening With Select Triple Vaccinated Tourists

Coronavirus

Shanghai to Gradually Increase Domestic Flight Services

As Covid-battered Shanghai plans for a return to normal life, airlines, bus and rail transit will gradually resume operations. However, travelers would still need a negative Covid test not older than 48 hours to take public transport.

Shanghai to Gradually Increase Domestic Flight Services

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