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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.

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Hilton CEO Says Comeback Depends on How Quickly Contactless Tech Features Roll Out

Hotel tech innovations that were just beginning to roll out before coronavirus will likely become tech necessities, as companies look to limit guest interactions and do everything they can to assure a safe stay.

Hilton CEO Says Comeback Depends on How Quickly Contactless Tech Features Roll Out

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Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors

Even if Spain lifts its international arrivals restrictions in late June, the country's tourism sector is still on track to take a massive financial hit due to coronavirus shutdowns this year.

Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors

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Hotel Reopenings at Least 3 Weeks Away in Massachusetts Coronavirus Plan

The Massachusetts tourism sector shouldn't get too excited by the state's reopening guidelines. Coronavirus case numbers and death rates still need to decline significantly before hotels and short-term rental hosts will have the green light to open their doors to visitors.

Hotel Reopenings at Least 3 Weeks Away in Massachusetts Coronavirus Plan

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Your Guide to Hotel Companies’ Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

Hotel companies' similar new and heightened health and safety standards don't leave a lot of room for brand distinction unless the brand is the one lacking a new approach to cleaning.

Your Guide to Hotel Companies’ Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

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Florida Keys Plan to Reopen to Visitors June 1

Watch out for traffic jams again — maybe — on the Seven Mile Bridge as the Florida Keys will reopen to tourists on June 1, more than two months after the island chain closed due to coronavirus.

Florida Keys Plan to Reopen to Visitors June 1

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Travel Industry Guidelines for Sectors Reopening in One Place

We rounded up all of the guidelines for reopening that have been created by travel industry associations worldwide. You may find them helpful to suss out what steps to take for a post-pandemic recovery.

Travel Industry Guidelines for Sectors Reopening in One Place

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Hawaii Intends to Keep Its Travel Quarantine Through June

Hawaii and Guam are the two U.S. destinations that have mandatory quarantines in place, and it seems like at least Hawaii's will last through June.

Hawaii Intends to Keep Its Travel Quarantine Through June

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Why Latin America’s Travel Recovery Might Lag the World’s

The only upcoming trip for many Latin Americans will be returning to their workplaces. A feckless U.S. and reckless China have prevented the world from coordinating a response to the pandemic.

Why Latin America’s Travel Recovery Might Lag the World’s

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Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening

Astonishingly, Vietnam is the success story in Southeast Asia in the battle with coronavirus. Domestic travel is now kickstarting recovery, while so-called travel bubbles allowing travel with China and South Korea are in the air.

Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening

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Hyatt Notches a Coronavirus Rarity — Sold-Out Hotels

Hopeful signs are emerging for Hyatt in the second half of 2020, but it has to differentiate itself from competitors looking to pounce on those same limited opportunities.

Hyatt Notches a Coronavirus Rarity — Sold-Out Hotels