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.

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Tourism

Asia Is Poised to Lead Travel’s Recovery in 2024

Today's podcast looks at Asia's growth in 2024, Frontier's biz class beliefs, and Royal Caribbean's answer to Vegas and Orlando.

Asia Is Poised to Lead Travel’s Recovery in 2024

Tourism

Cuba’s Struggling Tourism Sector Banks on Russian Boost

Cuba eyes Russia not only for economic and diplomatic support, but also as a key player in reviving its tourism sector.

Cuba’s Struggling Tourism Sector Banks on Russian Boost

Tourism

Japan Sets December Tourism Record With 2.7 Million Visitors

Japan is continuing to make enormous progress in its rebound from the pandemic, but a full recovery will remain elusive without more visitors from China.

Japan Sets December Tourism Record With 2.7 Million Visitors

Tourism

Chinese Travelers Are Still Cautious About Visiting the U.S. Here’s Why.

If you thought that by increasing flight capacity and stabilizing prices, the floodgates would open for Chinese travelers to enter U.S., then you may want to read this…

Chinese Travelers Are Still Cautious About Visiting the U.S. Here’s Why.

Tourism

Russians Will Lead North Korea’s Post-Pandemic Tourism Revival

Facing sanction challenges from the West, Russian tourists might just find a potential tourist destination in North Korea.

Russians Will Lead North Korea’s Post-Pandemic Tourism Revival

Hotels

Banyan Tree Rebranding Sets the Stage for 19 New Openings in 2024

Banyan Group through its rebranding is determined to shield its core brand, ensuring it retains its essence amidst the clamor of multiple brand launches.

Banyan Tree Rebranding Sets the Stage for 19 New Openings in 2024

Tourism

China’s Great Reopening: Take 2

Remember the grand announcement of the “Chinese are coming” extravaganza in 2023? Turns out it was more of a slow dance than a stampede. Will 2024 finally be the year for the potential great return of the Chinese tourist?

China’s Great Reopening: Take 2

Airlines

Weddings and Sporting Events Fuel Growth in Aviation and Hospitality: India Report

The aviation and hospitality sector's growth, coupled with workforce expansion, is a sign of India’s recovering economy post-pandemic.

Weddings and Sporting Events Fuel Growth in Aviation and Hospitality: India Report

Tourism

China and Thailand Agree on Permanent Visa Waiver from March

You know China is serious about boosting inbound tourism when in a span of less than two months the country has announced visa waivers for 8 countries.

China and Thailand Agree on Permanent Visa Waiver from March

Tourism

China Eases Visa Rules for U.S. Tourists

China's opening up, but if the airlines don’t step up their flight game, we might be looking at even crazier airfare hikes with all these eager travelers.

China Eases Visa Rules for U.S. Tourists