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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.

Airlines

Southwest CEO Says Airline to Limit Seats Through July

On the positive side, Southwest said so far this month bookings outpaced trip cancellations.

Southwest CEO Says Airline to Limit Seats Through July

Coronavirus

Someone Says They Caught Coronavirus at Your Hotel: Now What?

Coronavirus liability lawsuits may seem like catnip for lawyers who advertise on daytime TV, but the proof hurdle is a high one to clear when it comes to a highly infectious disease.

Someone Says They Caught Coronavirus at Your Hotel: Now What?

Coronavirus

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Seeks $1.2 Billion to Convert Independents to Brand

Whitbread is the UK's leading hotel operator. It wants to boost its room inventory in the UK and Germany by 170,000, mostly by taking share from the "significant but declining independent hotel sector."

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Seeks $1.2 Billion to Convert Independents to Brand

Coronavirus

Singapore to Resume Changi Airport Transit Flights in June

It has never been truer that the journey is the destination. The global travel industry is recovering lost ground inch by inch. Transit flights are a fulcrum, so Singapore's move is to be applauded.

Singapore to Resume Changi Airport Transit Flights in June

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Closings Turn Mississippi County Dependent on Casinos Into a Ghost Town

Coronavirus heightened the vulnerabilities of tourism-based economies, but Tunica's problems were beginning well before the first outbreak.

Coronavirus Closings Turn Mississippi County Dependent on Casinos Into a Ghost Town

Coronavirus

Hilton CEO Says Comeback Depends on How Quickly Contactless Tech Features Roll Out

Hotel tech innovations that were just beginning to roll out before coronavirus will likely become tech necessities, as companies look to limit guest interactions and do everything they can to assure a safe stay.

Hilton CEO Says Comeback Depends on How Quickly Contactless Tech Features Roll Out

Coronavirus

Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors

Even if Spain lifts its international arrivals restrictions in late June, the country's tourism sector is still on track to take a massive financial hit due to coronavirus shutdowns this year.

Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors

Coronavirus

Hotel Reopenings at Least 3 Weeks Away in Massachusetts Coronavirus Plan

The Massachusetts tourism sector shouldn't get too excited by the state's reopening guidelines. Coronavirus case numbers and death rates still need to decline significantly before hotels and short-term rental hosts will have the green light to open their doors to visitors.

Hotel Reopenings at Least 3 Weeks Away in Massachusetts Coronavirus Plan

Coronavirus

Your Guide to Hotel Companies’ Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

Hotel companies' similar new and heightened health and safety standards don't leave a lot of room for brand distinction unless the brand is the one lacking a new approach to cleaning.

Your Guide to Hotel Companies’ Coronavirus Safety and Cleaning Initiatives

Tourism

Florida Keys Plan to Reopen to Visitors June 1

Watch out for traffic jams again — maybe — on the Seven Mile Bridge as the Florida Keys will reopen to tourists on June 1, more than two months after the island chain closed due to coronavirus.

Florida Keys Plan to Reopen to Visitors June 1