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

IndiGo Widens Lead in Indian Market Share – India Report

The Indian aviation sector is adding more airports across the country, and airlines are investing in upgrading and expanding their fleets. A consistent growth in domestic air passenger traffic is crucial to their return on investments, especially as international airlines are eyeing this growing consumer base.

IndiGo Widens Lead in Indian Market Share – India Report

Short-Term Rentals

These Markets Could Drive Vacation Rental Growth

Texas could be the future of the vacation rental market.

These Markets Could Drive Vacation Rental Growth

Tourism

Most Travel Spending Is Close to Home, Despite ‘Revenge Travel’ Boom

Travelers may be catching up on international trips, but the pandemic set a precedent for exploring close by.

Most Travel Spending Is Close to Home, Despite ‘Revenge Travel’ Boom

Tourism

China’s Golden Week Travel Signals a Revival. Plus, Why U.S. Travel Is Still Lagging

China’s outbound travel is coming back, driven by favorable visa policies, increased airline capacity, and a growing interest in diverse global destinations. However, challenges remain, particularly in travel to the U.S.

China’s Golden Week Travel Signals a Revival. Plus, Why U.S. Travel Is Still Lagging

Daily Lodging Report

State of Global Tourism, According to the UN

International tourism nearly reached pre-pandemic levels in early 2024, with notable growth in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, and a full recovery projected for the year.

Podcasts

TBO Tek’s Mega IPO, Air India-Vistara Merger and Visa Waiver Extensions

Catch up on the latest travel headlines out of India on this week’s podcast.

TBO Tek’s Mega IPO, Air India-Vistara Merger and Visa Waiver Extensions

Airlines

Revenue of Indian Airport Operators to Top 15% – India Report

India's aviation industry is expanding to increase connectivity. The growth in passenger traffic will increase revenue sources for airport operators.

Revenue of Indian Airport Operators to Top 15% – India Report

Tourism

Longer Trips in Cheaper Destinations — And Why Albania Is Getting So Popular

Travelers are still booking flights despite inflation. Where some of those flights are headed may be different, though.

Longer Trips in Cheaper Destinations — And Why Albania Is Getting So Popular

Tourism

Record-Breaking Number of Road Trips Projected For Memorial Day Weekend

Buckle up. AAA expects a major weekend for air travel and especially road trips this Memorial Day.

Record-Breaking Number of Road Trips Projected For Memorial Day Weekend

Tourism

These Are the Countries To Watch in Europe’s Tourism Recovery

Sun, savings, and sports are all factors driving Europe’s tourism recovery.

These Are the Countries To Watch in Europe’s Tourism Recovery