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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

South Korea Lifts Most Covid Restrictions But Keeps Rules for Inbound Travelers

As Covid cases on Monday fell to a two-month low, South Korea will be lifting restrictions within the country. However, mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated inbound travelers and negative PCR tests for the fully vaccinated continue to remain.

South Korea Lifts Most Covid Restrictions But Keeps Rules for Inbound Travelers

Tourism

Canada Indigenous Tourism Gets Big Nod for First Time in National Budget

After all, Indigenous experiences can play a critical role in Canada's reconciliation process, as well as in drawing the deep-pocketed international traveler back to Canada.

Canada Indigenous Tourism Gets Big Nod for First Time in National Budget

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Americans Travel Confidently

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, April 14, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Americans Travel Confidently

Tourism

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it will be further shrinking its travel avoidance list. A welcome news for destinations that have been waiting for American tourists for far too long.

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

Tourism

Israel Red Sea Resort City Draws Scrutiny for Paying Airlines a Subsidy to Come

Keen to feature the resort city of Eilat in the international tourism map, Israel has reintroduced the plan that allows airlines to avail $65 subsidy for every arriving passenger. However, it may take more than this for the government to woo tourists to the expensive city.

Israel Red Sea Resort City Draws Scrutiny for Paying Airlines a Subsidy to Come

Tourism

Hong Kong Sets April 21 for Finally Easing Covid Restrictions

Reticent Hong Kong is finally taking baby steps to ease its Covid restrictions, but have these relaxations come a little too late?

Hong Kong Sets April 21 for Finally Easing Covid Restrictions

Overtourism

Daily Podcast: Europe’s Massive Travel Surge

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, April 12, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Europe’s Massive Travel Surge

Tourism

Europeans Plan to Vacation and Fly at Record Levels This Summer

Backyard tourism continues to dominate as predicted — most Europeans will stick even closer to home this year. But their increased preference for air travel versus train, according to the report, is concerning and comes just as the European Union aims to crack down on emissions.

Europeans Plan to Vacation and Fly at Record Levels This Summer

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Pilots on Picket Lines

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, April 8, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Pilots on Picket Lines

Tourism

Boston Sticks to Its Bold Diversity Push in Latest Tourism Campaign

As a traveler of color, I approve this message. As a tourism marketing effort, it's a smart one ahead of what's predicted to be a busier and more competitive summer than last year's. Way to go, Boston — and look out New York City.

Boston Sticks to Its Bold Diversity Push in Latest Tourism Campaign