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.

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.

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

Skift Research

Skift Travel Health Index: March 2024 Highlights

The Travel Health Index in March 2024 shows an overall softening trend compared to the previous month, with the index dropping by 4 pp. However, some countries continue to showcase robust growth, with China, Japan, and Hong Kong at the forefront with double-digit growth levels.

Skift Travel Health Index: March 2024 Highlights

Hotels

How Housekeeper Concerns Drive Hotel May Day Rallies

Housekeepers are one of the key figures in Wednesday’s May Day rallies. While hotel wages have gone up, unions say that overworking is still an issue.

How Housekeeper Concerns Drive Hotel May Day Rallies

Tourism

San Francisco To Welcome Pandas and More Flights From China

San Francisco has experienced a rocky rebound since the pandemic, but promises of pandas and planes may uplift the city’s tourism.

San Francisco To Welcome Pandas and More Flights From China

Tourism

Inside Chicago’s New Neighborhood Travel Show

“The 77” video campaign is one way Choose Chicago is encouraging inclusive community tourism. And it’s a tasty one.

Inside Chicago’s New Neighborhood Travel Show

Tourism

Weak Yen Drives Japan’s Record-Breaking Tourist Arrivals

The depreciation of the Japanese yen against major currencies, particularly the U.S. dollar, has played a pivotal role in driving unprecedented levels of tourist arrivals to Japan.

Weak Yen Drives Japan’s Record-Breaking Tourist Arrivals