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

Traveloka Shuts Down Pandemic Business Launches to Refocus on Travel

Having weathered the Covid storm, Traveloka is back to doing what it believes it does best — selling travel.

Traveloka Shuts Down Pandemic Business Launches to Refocus on Travel

Cruises

Carnival’s Relaxed Covid Rules Help Push Demand Above 2019 Levels

The focus on returning passengers and relaxation of Covid-19 rules have helped the cruise company's recovery. The next step (and more challenging one) is to win over first-time cruise passengers.

Carnival’s Relaxed Covid Rules Help Push Demand Above 2019 Levels

News Blog

Taiwan to End Quarantine for Inbound Arrivals From October 13

In the latest round of easing travel restrictions, tourists coming in to Taiwan will not be asked to undergo mandatory Covid-19 quarantine from October 13, the ministry of health and welfare announced on Thursday. From October 13, inbound arrivals to Taiwan would require to self-monitor for seven days instead of undergoing mandatory quarantine. While the…

Travel Booking

What’s Next for Travel With Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel

Listen in for a discussion from Skift Global Forum featuring the CEO of Booking Holdings and Skift’s in-house online travel expert.

What’s Next for Travel With Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel

Tourism

Russia Looks to India to Fill Tourism Void

Tourism to Russia has taken an enormous hit since the country's invasion of Ukraine. An economy hurt by sanctions doesn't help in its pitch to travelers either. But Russia sees opportunities with India's outbound travelers.

Russia Looks to India to Fill Tourism Void

News Blog

Canada to Lift Last Covid, Mask Restrictions

Canada will end all entry restrictions on October 1, with major national airlines Air Canada and WestJet welcoming the change. Gone are requirements that certain travelers provide proof of vaccination, undergo pre- or post-arrival testing, or quarantine or isolate after arrival, the Canadian government said on Monday. Fully vaccinated travelers have not been subject to…

Tourism

Hong Kong’s Partial Tourism Re-Opening

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Hong Kong’s quarantine relaxation, Trip.com Group’s earnings, and the touristic pull of summer music festivals.

Hong Kong’s Partial Tourism Re-Opening

News Blog

Hong Kong to End Hotel Quarantine From September 26

Inbound arrivals to Hong Kong will not be required to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine from September 26. Chief Executive John Lee made an announcement on Friday marking an end to some of the strictest restrictions imposed by a country during the pandemic. Hong Kong has also replaced the requirement of a pre-arrival polymerase chain reaction…

Tourism

Japan’s Big Tourism Reopening

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Japan’s coronavirus recovery, big ideas at Skift Global Forum, and Ennismore’s co-working growth.

Japan’s Big Tourism Reopening

News Blog

Japan to Reopen to Visa-Free Independent Tourists From October 11

It's official — Japan has finally announced that it would allow visa-free entry to independent tourists, removing the daily cap on arrivals from October 11 onwards, after almost two-and-a-half years of stringent restrictions imposed during the pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the announcement on Thursday in New York while attending the UN General…