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.

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip Says an India Listing Still on the Agenda

As Oyo, Yatra and ixigo look to go public in India by this year, MakeMyTrip would probably wait and watch to see how these online travel companies fare in the market before launching an Indian IPO.

MakeMyTrip Says an India Listing Still on the Agenda

Tourism

Rural U.S. Travel Slows to a Mosey

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at declining rural tourism, expectations for American Air, and travel carbon footprints.

Rural U.S. Travel Slows to a Mosey

Tourism

Pandemic Tourism Boost to Less-Crowded Locations Is Slowing Down

Rural and outdoor destinations were banking on the brand awareness they built during the years that major urban destinations were out of the competition. But return-to-normal may be eroding the visitor numbers from the pandemic years as tourists return to more crowded locations. Still, out-of-the-way places are confident travelers will still seek that breath of fresh air.

Pandemic Tourism Boost to Less-Crowded Locations Is Slowing Down

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Refocuses Back on a Superapp Just for Travel

While "disruptive and different" is still the mantra that Tony Fernandes swears by, he says he's choosing to tread carefully even as he aspires to create an AirAsia Republic.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Refocuses Back on a Superapp Just for Travel

Tourism

China Reopening to Boost Thailand’s Tourism Recovery

Chinese travelers, freed from the constraints of the country's zero-Covid policy, are poised to give Thailand a big tourism boost this year.

China Reopening to Boost Thailand’s Tourism Recovery

Tourism

Lessons From Ethiopia’s Post-War Tourism Recovery

The civil war is over, but Western government travel warnings are still there. If there's going to be a recovery, tourism authorities need to focus their energy on getting those lifted. That's going to require repeated messaging that the war is over.

Lessons From Ethiopia’s Post-War Tourism Recovery

Travel Technology

Google’s Ad Business Targeted by U.S. Department of Justice

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at planned travel spending among Americans, Google’s advertising challenge, and waiting for U.S. visas.

Google’s Ad Business Targeted by U.S. Department of Justice

Skift Research

U.S. Travel Tracker: December 2022

An increasing number of Americans have started to feel the pinch of increasing travel prices. 34 percent of Americans, 10 percentage points higher than last October, plan to decrease their spending on travel in the next 12 months.

U.S. Travel Tracker: December 2022

Tourism

Chinese Tourists Throng Macau for Lunar New Year Break

As the return of Chinese tourists helps Macau register the highest single day record since the pandemic, we wonder if these tourists would be able to do the same for other destinations.

Chinese Tourists Throng Macau for Lunar New Year Break

Daily Lodging Report

Macau Tourism Arrivals Still a Small Fraction of 2019 Numbers

Macau’s Statistics and Census Service said the SAR saw a total of 5,700,339 visitor arrivals in 2022, down 26% year on year. The 2022 figure compares with 7.7 million arrivals in 2021 and a record 39.4 million arrivals in 2019.