Articles tagged “coronavirus recovery”

China Warns Citizens Against Visiting Australia Alleging Discrimination

China Warns Citizens Against Visiting Australia Alleging Discrimination

Anirudh Saligrama, Reuters

In Australia, about a third of the approximately 60 racism complaints made to a state anti-discrimination watchdog this year have been related to the pandemic. No wonder many Chinese are concerned.

3 hours ago

European Union Plans to Reopen Most Borders in July

European Union Plans to Reopen Most Borders in July

Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters

Member countries of the European Union are in disagreement about how long to maintain travel restrictions. But expect most travel in and out of the bloc to stay blocked at least through July 1.

7 hours ago

Travel Sector Remains Thorn in a Falling U.S. Unemployment Rate Defying Expectations

Travel Sector Remains Thorn in a Falling U.S. Unemployment Rate Defying Expectations

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The travel industry shouldn't sing yet — the hospitality and leisure unemployment rate fell three points in May, but the sector is still in a decimated place from where it was a year ago.

7 hours ago

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's going to take more than a label to give guests confidence to book a post-pandemic hotel stay. Hoteliers need someone to make sure all the heightened cleaning standards are not only announced but also rigorously followed.

17 hours ago

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Alexander Cornwell, Reuters

Many people remain stranded far from home because they can't get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it's good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

1 day ago

Sweden to Ease Travel Curbs as It Pursues Different Approach to the Pandemic

Sweden to Ease Travel Curbs as It Pursues Different Approach to the Pandemic

Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson, Reuters

Norway and Denmark opened their borders to each other but snubbed neighboring Sweden due to its relatively high levels of confirmed coronavirus cases. Sweden will permit its domestic tourism to resume in the meantime.

1 day ago

Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Skift is a place where the travel industry congregates. We are in the perfect position to bring together travel players looking to help the industry move out of this deep ravine. The new Skift Recovery Index offers a strategic resource towards recovery.

1 day ago

Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre's leadership team has been like an endurance runner in its strategy of patching up the security of the company's software, breaking down internal business silos, and moving Sabre's systems to the more stable cloud. This latest restructuring is the next phase.

1 day ago

Airlines Will Tap New Tech in These Uncertain Times to Make It Easier to Change Restricted Tickets

Airlines Will Tap New Tech in These Uncertain Times to Make It Easier to Change Restricted Tickets

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many travelers no longer want to take some trips this year for various reasons, even if their flights haven't been canceled. A new automated solution will speed up the pace at which airlines can rebook passengers by overriding the restrictions on tickets bought before the crisis.

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Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Low-touch is the new high-touch in travel. Companies may rapidly adopt some kinds of contactless systems in response to the pandemic. But which ones?

2 days ago

Prague Tempts Visitors With Cheaper Czech Beer and Other Perks

Prague Tempts Visitors With Cheaper Czech Beer and Other Perks

Robert Mueller, Reuters

Only last December, the Czech capital had many residents griping about overtourism. The pandemic has since crushed tourism, prompting local businesses to tempt visitors back with cheaper prices. Hopefully a balance can be struck.

2 days ago

Marriott and Accor CEOs Disagree on How Quickly Europe’s Hotels Will Recover

Marriott and Accor CEOs Disagree on How Quickly Europe’s Hotels Will Recover

Cameron Sperance, Skift

As long as Europe can create a strong network of travel bubbles or reopen as much of the Schengen Area without coronavirus travel restrictions, its hotel recovery timeline may surprise hotel executives like Marriott's Arne Sorenson.

2 days ago