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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

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…

Tourism

Thailand’s Economy Rebound Fueled by Tourism Growth

While the results aren't blockbuster, they point to how Thailand is getting a major economic boost from countries like China and Russia.

Thailand’s Economy Rebound Fueled by Tourism Growth

Tourism

China’s Latest Holiday Points to Summer Strength in Outbound Travel

The Chinese are traveling, perhaps not as much as destinations would have liked them to, but the resurgence of Chinese travel brings optimism for travel businesses worldwide. It's a positive indication of recovery and a step towards normalcy in the tourism industry.

China’s Latest Holiday Points to Summer Strength in Outbound Travel

Tourism

India Daily: Tourism Sector on Track to Inject $200 Billion into Economy

The latest predictions from WTTC not only affirm India's status as a burgeoning tourism powerhouse, but also underscore the country's immense potential in the global tourism landscape.

India Daily: Tourism Sector on Track to Inject $200 Billion into Economy

Tourism

Travel’s Recovery Around the World

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at tourism recovery across the world, huge airplane orders in India, and an expanding boutique hotel brand.

Travel’s Recovery Around the World

Tourism

Tunisia’s Tourism Recovery Emerges as a Bright Spot for Its Troubled Economy

Tunisia's economy is getting a helpful boost from tourism. It won't last long-term if the government doesn't get its public finances in order.

Tunisia’s Tourism Recovery Emerges as a Bright Spot for Its Troubled Economy

Airlines

Portuguese Airport Traffic Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

Like it's Iberian neighbor Spain, Portugal turned its head start of warm weather into a head start on post-pandemic tourism recovery.

Portuguese Airport Traffic Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

News Blog

Spanish Airports Mark Fifth Straight Month of Post-Pandemic Growth

Passenger traffic at Aena's Spanish airports exceeded pre-pandemic levels in May for the fifth consecutive month, while other European terminals still operate at a lower capacity than in 2019. More than 25 million passengers transited Spanish airports in May, or 3.4% more than in the same period in 2019 and also 14% more than in…