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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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Skift Travel Health Index: July 2023 Highlights

Global travel's month-on-month performance decline in July 2023 due to seasonality of demand, mirrors the downward trend from June to July last year. Hong Kong, the only country to witness an index uptick this month, has geared up for a steady rebound as travel volumes return.

Skift Travel Health Index: July 2023 Highlights

News Blog

American and Delta Add China Flights as Restrictions Ease

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will both add more flights to China this fall and winter as geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and China begin easing. Fort Worth, Texas-based American will add three weekly nonstops for a single daily flight on the Dallas-Fort Worth-Shanghai route in January, an airline spokesperson said Wednesday. And Atlanta-based…

Daily Lodging Report

Malaysia and Hong Kong See Significant MoM Tourism Bumps

Malaysia is on track to surpass its international tourist target with an expected 18 million visitors, while Hong Kong saw a significant MoM increase in July, driven largely by visitors from Mainland China.

Coronavirus

The Travel Industry’s Immense Potential for Growth

Despite the pandemic’s unprecedented challenges, the travel industry’s recovery is proving to be remarkable.

The Travel Industry’s Immense Potential for Growth

Tourism

What Dragon Trail’s Travel Agent Survey Says About Chinese Tourism

The younger demographics actively engaging with travel agents underscores the need for adaptation. Agents are blending traditional and digital methods to connect with clients, staying relevant by catering to their evolving preferences.

What Dragon Trail’s Travel Agent Survey Says About Chinese Tourism

Tourism

Japan’s Monthly Arrivals Surpass 2 Million Mark Despite Record Heat Wave

After easing remaining Covid restrictions, Japan's record inbound tourists in a month is testament to just how much the world missed this country.

Japan’s Monthly Arrivals Surpass 2 Million Mark Despite Record Heat Wave

Skift Travel Health Index: June 2023 Highlights

Skift Travel Health Index: June 2023 Highlights

This report highlights the latest insights from the Skift Travel Health Index. The index covers travel’s performance since January 2020, up to and including June 2023.

Skift Travel Health Index: June 2023 Highlights

Tourism

Covid Related Travel Changes Reversing: New Skift Research

Travel landscape undergoes reversal as solo trips decline, blended travel dips, urban travel rebounds, and work shifts to hybrid models, reflecting changing preferences.

Covid Related Travel Changes Reversing: New Skift Research

Tourism

U.S. Tourism Groups Head to Japan for First Time in Years as Rebound Lags

Even though restrictions have been lifted, Japanese tourists seem more interested in traveling at home than abroad. This is a problem for the U.S. travel industry.

U.S. Tourism Groups Head to Japan for First Time in Years as Rebound Lags

News Blog

Portugal Set a New Tourism Record in May

The number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal hit a record of more than 1.8 million in May, with visitors from the United States becoming the second-largest group, data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed on Friday. Measuring only foreigners staying in Portuguese hotels, the number topped by far the 1.6 million people a year…