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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.

Tourism

Pandemic Costs Africa Nearly $55 Billion in Lost Travel and Tourism

The pandemic threatens an economic whiplash in Africa that could be worse than the disease itself. But the upside for wildlife is that trophy hunting has nearly stopped.

Pandemic Costs Africa Nearly $55 Billion in Lost Travel and Tourism

Coronavirus

U.S. Hospitality Jobs Rose Sharply in June But Hotels Still Operating With Half the Staff

A strong jobs report is a good sign for the U.S. economy but may hinder hotel organizations in their push for further government stimulus.

U.S. Hospitality Jobs Rose Sharply in June But Hotels Still Operating With Half the Staff

Airlines

How U.S. Airlines Are Trying to Stop the Pandemic Spreading on Flights

People will debate whether these airline efforts amount to "health theater" or not for months to come.

How U.S. Airlines Are Trying to Stop the Pandemic Spreading on Flights

Airlines

American Airlines Warns Its International Capacity Will Still Be Way Down a Year From Now

Given the crisis, it's hard to believe the words "dividend" and "solidly profitable" will ever appear in the same sentence as American Airlines for the next few years.

American Airlines Warns Its International Capacity Will Still Be Way Down a Year From Now

Airlines

United Turns Bullish, Adding 25,000 Flights for August

United is adding nearly 25,000 flights for its August schedule. It's a big bet that the demand will be there to make it worth it.

Coronavirus

A European Summer Without Americans Threatens Already Struggling Luxury Hotels

The EU's ban on American travelers is another revenue hit for European hoteliers, but also an opportunity to build up a domestic travel base.

A European Summer Without Americans Threatens Already Struggling Luxury Hotels

Tourism

Paris Tourism Shortfall Taps the Brakes on Sightseeing Tours in Cute Vintage Citroens

One sentence about an operator of sightseeing tours says it all: "Another six months of slow business may force him to quit."

Paris Tourism Shortfall Taps the Brakes on Sightseeing Tours in Cute Vintage Citroens

Tourism

Thailand to Receive 80 Percent Fewer Foreign Tourists in 2020

Pity all of the Thai individuals who depend on tourism for their livelihoods.

Thailand to Receive 80 Percent Fewer Foreign Tourists in 2020

Airlines

Air Canada Drops 30 Domestic Routes Over Coronavirus Toll on Travel Demand

Air Canada's latest round of flight cuts is another indicator the chance of a V-shaped recovery has faded away from the global travel industry.

Air Canada Drops 30 Domestic Routes Over Coronavirus Toll on Travel Demand

Tourism

Coronavirus May Solve Overtourism in Europe But Will That Shift Leave Lasting Economic Scars?

European tourist organizations should use coronavirus as an opportunity to solve overtourism concerns. But going overboard may ultimately do away with the economic benefits of recent years that put much-needed funds into both local and national coffers.

Coronavirus May Solve Overtourism in Europe But Will That Shift Leave Lasting Economic Scars?