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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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Just What Is a HEPA Filter and Why Is It Giving the Travel Industry Hope?

HEPA filters could help keep make travelers feel safe when traveling. Is it going be enough to get people back out there again?

Just What Is a HEPA Filter and Why Is It Giving the Travel Industry Hope?

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Tourism in Emerging Countries Faces Slow Recovery From Virus Wipeout

New data from the Institute of International Finance shows what we suspected. The pandemic has devastated the travel sector in emerging markets whose economies are dependent on that spending.

Tourism in Emerging Countries Faces Slow Recovery From Virus Wipeout

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Many Miami Beach Visitors Ignore Pandemic Safety Practices

A cost of being known as a party city during a pandemic is having to pay for extra enforcement of mask wearing.

Many Miami Beach Visitors Ignore Pandemic Safety Practices

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IHG, Hilton, Marriott Among Hotel Giants Battling for UK Budget Hotel Chain

Major hotel companies are swooping into the negotiating room for a deal with Travelodge's UK landlords because they represent the most durable line of business in the volatile industry at the moment: economy, drive-to properties.

IHG, Hilton, Marriott Among Hotel Giants Battling for UK Budget Hotel Chain

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Asia Enacts New Round of Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Amid Rising Case Count

Countries previously lauded for their responses to coronavirus are struggling with early signs of a second wave of cases — yet another sign the global economy is facing a long, winding path to full recovery.

Asia Enacts New Round of Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Amid Rising Case Count

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Major Wealth Fund Invests in Near-Instant Virus Testing at 3 Airports

A Russia-Japanese testing system, EMG, promises test results in a half-hour. If true, the tests could allow some passengers to avoid quarantines.

Major Wealth Fund Invests in Near-Instant Virus Testing at 3 Airports

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Hong Kong Disneyland Will Close Down Again Amid Threat of Third Wave of Coronavirus

At face value, it is strange to see Disney suspend operations again at its Hong Kong theme park while opening in Florida, a region with far more new coronavirus cases. But Disney relies more on Orlando revenue, and limited government intervention from Florida's governor may play a key factor.

Hong Kong Disneyland Will Close Down Again Amid Threat of Third Wave of Coronavirus

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Ireland Considers Quarantine Crackdown on Foreign Travelers Amid Growing Scrutiny

Travelers from the U.S. and other countries with rising coronavirus case counts are likely to face a harsh reality (and quarantine) at international border control stations until their respective home nations enact policies to control the pandemic.

Ireland Considers Quarantine Crackdown on Foreign Travelers Amid Growing Scrutiny

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Hilton Expands New Cleaning Standard in Pitch to Host Meetings and Events Pre-Vaccine

It will be a while before group meeting and event revenue streams have fully recovered for hotels, but plans like Hilton's are needed to give clients confidence to begin thinking about returning to the kind of in-person events that also boost hotel occupancy rates.

Hilton Expands New Cleaning Standard in Pitch to Host Meetings and Events Pre-Vaccine

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Hotels Worry About Legionnaires’ Disease as Buildings Reopen From Pandemic Closures

Smaller hotels face the most risk. They may not have kept water flowing during the pandemic and might have let dangerous bacteria build up in their pipes.

Hotels Worry About Legionnaires’ Disease as Buildings Reopen From Pandemic Closures