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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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New Webinar Series to Explore Recovery Trends in Travel

As international borders slowly start to reopen in some regions, airlines and online travel agencies must be poised for a rebound. Intelligent strategies informed by data and insights will light the path forward and ultimately help businesses succeed in the new normal.

New Webinar Series to Explore Recovery Trends in Travel

Coronavirus

What Global Hoteliers Need to Learn From China’s Hotel Recovery … and Hiccup

The U.S. and China have taken similar hotel recovery paths following coronavirus shutdowns, but how U.S. leaders respond to recent case spikes may determine if the transpacific rebound correlation continues.

What Global Hoteliers Need to Learn From China’s Hotel Recovery … and Hiccup

Coronavirus

It Won’t Get Better in the Second Half of 2020

Let's start planning 2021, assuming most of our businesses get there ...

It Won’t Get Better in the Second Half of 2020

Tourism

European Union to Bar Most U.S. Travelers From Entry When It Reopens Borders

The U.S. once aspired to be an example to the world in its organizational feats. But not in 2020. The country's chaotic response to the pandemic may cost the travel industry dearly as bans against U.S. visitors spread.

European Union to Bar Most U.S. Travelers From Entry When It Reopens Borders

Airlines

How Mexico’s Largest Airline Is Navigating the Pandemic

Most air travelers are probably going to be traveling domestic for awhile. That could be especially good news for Volaris as it recovers from the pandemic. Find out why.

How Mexico’s Largest Airline Is Navigating the Pandemic

Coronavirus

New York City’s Hotel Woes Checked In Long Before Coronavirus

The Big Apple's hotel building bonanza of recent years swamped the market with an overabundance of supply. But even now with permanent closures expected and fewer rooms available, hotel operators won't be able to price up in a way to turn big profits.

New York City’s Hotel Woes Checked In Long Before Coronavirus

Airlines

American Airlines Warns Flights May Be More Crowded in July

In a sign of recovering domestic tourism, American Airlines will no longer restrict the number of seats sold on flights beginning July 1.

American Airlines Warns Flights May Be More Crowded in July

Online Travel

India’s MakeMyTrip Pushes Out Expectations for Profits Even Further Because of Pandemic

One wonders whether some travel companies like MakeMyTrip Group must rethink parts of their business during the pandemic. They may continue to struggle to pay out millions in refunds to customers due to a staccato pace of travel restrictions.

India’s MakeMyTrip Pushes Out Expectations for Profits Even Further Because of Pandemic

Coronavirus

Marriott CEO Says Nations Not Having Strong Coronavirus Policies Hurt Businesses Like His

The U.S. hotel industry may have strong momentum behind its initial recovery, but strong government leadership will be key in keeping the recovery consistent.

Marriott CEO Says Nations Not Having Strong Coronavirus Policies Hurt Businesses Like His

Coronavirus

Hotels Could Face $9 Billion in New Costs to Stay Squeaky Clean

Hotel owners face rising operational costs to keep up with new coronavirus cleaning standards. While some technology platforms could trim labor costs, these offsets aren't expected to hit until tech-savvy business travel returns.

Hotels Could Face $9 Billion in New Costs to Stay Squeaky Clean