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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

New Zealand Embraces Its Aotearoa Identity in New Marketing

Now that New Zealand has zeroed in on its Māori heritage as an asset in storytelling, it has to make sure that it does not lose sight of it as more than just marketing.

New Zealand Embraces Its Aotearoa Identity in New Marketing

Tourism

Cambodia’s Long Overdue Effort to Digitize Its Tourism Industry

Cambodia can digitally upskill its workforce and adopt technologies all it wants, but it won’t ever reach its potential as a top tourist destination if it doesn't invest in creative digital marketing campaigns to match.

Cambodia’s Long Overdue Effort to Digitize Its Tourism Industry

News Blog

Taiwan to Resume Visa-Free Entry for Canada, U.S. and Allies from Next Week

Taiwan will be reinstating visa-free entry for visitors from U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and its "diplomatic allies," from September 12. However, visitors would still need to quarantine at home for three days and would need to get tested on arrival. The current cap of 50,000 inbound passengers per week would also remain in…

Tourism

China’s New Shenzhen Lockdown Deals Another Blow to Tourism Sector

China's fourth biggest city is now pretty much closed again as the country enacts its Covid Zero policy, and it could be the final straw for many tourism businesses.

China’s New Shenzhen Lockdown Deals Another Blow to Tourism Sector

Airline Weekly

Hawaiian Airlines’ Recovery

What does post-pandemic life like for a destination carrier like Hawaiian Airlines? CEO Peter Ingram joins Edward Russell to discuss the airline’s recovery and outlook, including the long-awaited reopening of Japan.

Hawaiian Airlines’ Recovery

Short-Term Rentals

How UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive

Hotels had long been selling a "home away from home" experience. Little did they know then that short-term rentals would be just that.

How UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive

Tourism

Berlin Gives Local Residents a Say in Tourism Planning

Berlin has given a formal seat at the tourism development table to its citizens. That's nice but it's important how selected citizen representatives will vocalize new feedback and whether tourism officials will respond to it.

Berlin Gives Local Residents a Say in Tourism Planning

News Blog

South Korea to Lift Pre-Arrival Testing for Inbound Travelers This Week

South Korea will be lifting its requirement for a pre-arrival Covid test to enter the country from Saturday, according to local media reports. The scrapping of pre-arrival tests would be for all arrivals into South Korea, regardless of their vaccination status or the country of departure. However, incoming travelers would still need to take a…

Business Travel

U.S. Companies Are Cutting Budgets for Business Trips by 25 Percent

Tighter, leaner policies could put the brakes on the surge in travel that we've seen in recent months, a warning sign of economic trouble ahead and more bad news for business travel's full recovery.

U.S. Companies Are Cutting Budgets for Business Trips by 25 Percent

Hotels

Hotels Stick to Upbeat Forecasts Even With Concerns Over Cooling Demand

They say smart people can hold two opposing ideas in their minds and still function. So hotel executives must be geniuses, as they watch bookings stay strong while economic worries rise.

Hotels Stick to Upbeat Forecasts Even With Concerns Over Cooling Demand