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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

The 10 Most-Read Skift Research Reports in 2021

What did travel executives read in 2021? What are the most important topics for them in navigating through the pandemic and calibrating for rebound and regrowth? Check out the Skift Research reports that are most read by Skift audience.

The 10 Most-Read Skift Research Reports in 2021

Coronavirus

The Most Important Story in Tourism in 2021

Hosting a spectator-free Olympic Games in a pandemic and taking a hit of over $30 billion is about as historic as it gets. But Japan tourism's handling of it shone a light on the ways destinations are adapting, as well as the factors that will impact global tourism's future.

The Most Important Story in Tourism in 2021

Coronavirus

3 Biggest Global Hotel Markets Not Seeing Big Omicron Impact Yet

The latest data since the Omicron variant emerged isn’t showing any massive swings in global hotel performance, but that doesn’t mean all regions are selling out rooms.

3 Biggest Global Hotel Markets Not Seeing Big Omicron Impact Yet

Hotels

Spain Hotel Recovery Strengthens Just as Omicron Surges

The impact on Spain's tourism recovery going into 2022 could be minimal and short-lived given the strong domestic tourism numbers.

Spain Hotel Recovery Strengthens Just as Omicron Surges

Tourism

Milan Tourism Campaign Amid Omicron Could Be Smartly Timed

Pandemic ups and downs aside, a destination must stay top of mind with travelers. For Milan, repositioning the city's image means finding creative ways to hit the right note of cheer until a recovery is here to stay.

Milan Tourism Campaign Amid Omicron Could Be Smartly Timed

Coronavirus

Carnival Reports $1.9 Billion Quarterly Loss Amid Omicron Fears

Cruise lines will continue to face hurdles as new lockdowns mount. But they will also need to step up on transparency when it comes to Covid outbreaks on board, lest consumer confidence takes an even bigger hit in 2022.

Carnival Reports $1.9 Billion Quarterly Loss Amid Omicron Fears

Coronavirus

Caribbean Tourism’s Epic Rebound Now Faces Big Omicron Hurdle

The region's tourism vulnerability to the pandemic will continue to impact its full economic recovery as source markets increasingly restrict travel due to a fast spreading and little-understood Omicron variant. Now is the time for a good number of islands to double down on their lagging vaccine access and uptake.

Caribbean Tourism’s Epic Rebound Now Faces Big Omicron Hurdle
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Hotels

How The Venetian Resort Is Welcoming Back Leisure Travelers Celebrating Life’s Milestones

As leisure travel finally returns to Las Vegas, The Venetian Resort is welcoming guests back to celebrate their shared milestones together and make up for lost time with friends and family.

How The Venetian Resort Is Welcoming Back Leisure Travelers Celebrating Life’s Milestones

Coronavirus

106 Million Americans Expected to Road Trip This Holiday Season

The holidays continue to point to friends and family reunions and as a result, soaring backyard tourism — in the U.S., but also beyond.

106 Million Americans Expected to Road Trip This Holiday Season

Rail

Amtrak Warns Infrastructure Upgrades Won’t Come Until 2023 at the Earliest

Amtrak is moving full-speed ahead on its expansion plans following the passage of President Biden's infrastructure bill. But those eager to ride new trains face a reality check: Most work is unlikely to begin for another year or so, with Amtrak focused on winning back riders in the meantime.

Amtrak Warns Infrastructure Upgrades Won’t Come Until 2023 at the Earliest