Articles tagged “coronavirus”

Where Does Oyo Go From Here? The Long View This Week

Where Does Oyo Go From Here? The Long View This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Acknowledging a company's shortcomings is a first step toward fixing them. But Oyo will really have to transform its practices if it has any hope of mending relations with hotel owners, some of whom feel burned.

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China Warns Citizens Against Visiting Australia Alleging Discrimination

China Warns Citizens Against Visiting Australia Alleging Discrimination

Anirudh Saligrama, Reuters

In Australia, about a third of the approximately 60 racism complaints made to a state anti-discrimination watchdog this year have been related to the pandemic. No wonder many Chinese are concerned.

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European Union Plans to Reopen Most Borders in July

European Union Plans to Reopen Most Borders in July

Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters

Member countries of the European Union are in disagreement about how long to maintain travel restrictions. But expect most travel in and out of the bloc to stay blocked at least through July 1.

7 hours ago

Travel Sector Remains Thorn in a Falling U.S. Unemployment Rate Defying Expectations

Travel Sector Remains Thorn in a Falling U.S. Unemployment Rate Defying Expectations

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The travel industry shouldn't sing yet — the hospitality and leisure unemployment rate fell three points in May, but the sector is still in a decimated place from where it was a year ago.

7 hours ago

U.S. Airlines Plan to Increase Flights to Places That Boast the Great Outdoors

U.S. Airlines Plan to Increase Flights to Places That Boast the Great Outdoors

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

Summer tourism certainly won't be robust this year, but where it does happen, it's likely to happen outdoors. Airlines are changing their offerings to cater to that need.

12 hours ago

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's going to take more than a label to give guests confidence to book a post-pandemic hotel stay. Hoteliers need someone to make sure all the heightened cleaning standards are not only announced but also rigorously followed.

17 hours ago

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don't make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

24 hours ago

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Alexander Cornwell, Reuters

Many people remain stranded far from home because they can't get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it's good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

1 day ago

Sweden to Ease Travel Curbs as It Pursues Different Approach to the Pandemic

Sweden to Ease Travel Curbs as It Pursues Different Approach to the Pandemic

Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson, Reuters

Norway and Denmark opened their borders to each other but snubbed neighboring Sweden due to its relatively high levels of confirmed coronavirus cases. Sweden will permit its domestic tourism to resume in the meantime.

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Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Skift is a place where the travel industry congregates. We are in the perfect position to bring together travel players looking to help the industry move out of this deep ravine. The new Skift Recovery Index offers a strategic resource towards recovery.

1 day ago

Turkey Plans to Resume Flights With 40 Countries in June

Turkey Plans to Resume Flights With 40 Countries in June

Tuvan Gumrukcu, Reuters

Governments are going to huge efforts to open up for the summer season, and in Turkey's case that means discussions with some 92 countries.

1 day ago

Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre's leadership team has been like an endurance runner in its strategy of patching up the security of the company's software, breaking down internal business silos, and moving Sabre's systems to the more stable cloud. This latest restructuring is the next phase.

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