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.

News Blog

Japan to Continue Nationwide Travel Discount Program in 2023

The Japanese government announced on Friday it's planning to resume its domestic travel discount program in the new year. Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito said the government will decide when exactly to relaunch the program, which was initially expected to conclude on December 28, after monitoring Covid cases in the country. Participants in the program, a…

Airlines

Qantas Upgrades Profit Forecast On Back of Strong Travel Demand

As fleet and labor issues continue to plague the growth prospect of airlines all over the world, Australia's Qantas would rather focus on domestic tourism to boost its profit outlook.

Qantas Upgrades Profit Forecast On Back of Strong Travel Demand

Airlines

U.S. Thanksgiving Airline Travel Demand at Highest Level Since 2019

We're almost back to pre-pandemic levels, despite slashed routes and higher fares. Pent-up demand appears to be still pent up and finding release, despite some economic challenges.

U.S. Thanksgiving Airline Travel Demand at Highest Level Since 2019

Airlines

American Airlines CEO: ‘We’re Ready’ for the Holidays and Beyond

Listen in for a discussion from Skift Aviation Forum with American Airlines CEO Robert Isom in conversation with Skift's Edward Russell.

American Airlines CEO: ‘We’re Ready’ for the Holidays and Beyond

Airlines

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

Some passengers want to talk to people. Some do not. United Airlines wants make sure they all have a choice.

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

Airlines

Expedia and JetBlue See Airline Distribution Shift During Travel Boom

In the perpetual tug of war between airlines and online middlemen, a bit of turnabout is fair play.

Expedia and JetBlue See Airline Distribution Shift During Travel Boom

Tourism

Japan Tourism Surges After Dropping Covid Curbs

Pent-up demand and a weaker yen will add up to a busy season of tourism.

Japan Tourism Surges After Dropping Covid Curbs

Airline Weekly

Thai AirAsia Benefits From Rapid Recovery in Thailand Tourist Arrivals

Tourists are flocking back to Thailand since it dropped Covid restrictions. That's good news for the country's largest airline, Thai AirAsia.

Thai AirAsia Benefits From Rapid Recovery in Thailand Tourist Arrivals

News Blog

Cathay Pacific Begins Pandemic Bounce Back

Cathay Pacific Airways, after worries that Hong Kong's strict Covid rules could doom the airline, is beginning its post-pandemic bounce back as the Chinese special administrative region eases its border rules. The Oneworld alliance carrier will resume a third of its 2019 capacity by the end of the year, Cathay said Monday. That means resuming…

Cruises

A Cruise Ship Covid Outbreak Returns in Australia

When nearly a quarter of passengers – and an unknown number of crew – get hit with Covid, cruising is definitely not back to normal.

A Cruise Ship Covid Outbreak Returns in Australia