Articles tagged “Delta variant”

Cruises

CDC Extends Covid Safety Protocols for Cruise Lines to January

Although travel companies have been thrilled about the U.S. reopening to vaccinated visitors from November, the pandemic is far from over, so the industry can't be complacent in fighting Covid variants.

CDC Extends Covid Safety Protocols for Cruise Lines to January

Coronavirus

Skift Global Forum Preview: Incoming Southwest CEO Robert Jordan on Pulling Off New Service to 18 Airports in 18 Months

Incoming Southwest Airlines CEO Robert Jordan sees the pandemic's road to recovery in four stages: Survive, stabilize, repair, and prosper.  Right now, he says his airline is still in the stabilize phase.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Incoming Southwest CEO Robert Jordan on Pulling Off New Service to 18 Airports in 18 Months

Coronavirus

Marriott CEO Sees Hotels Bouncing Back Quickly After Delta Variant Slump

It is hard to be optimistic about fall hotel performance for companies like Marriott and Hilton — unless the absence of business travel is somehow offset by higher-than-expected leisure travel.

Marriott CEO Sees Hotels Bouncing Back Quickly After Delta Variant Slump

Airline Weekly

U.S. Airlines May Have Already Seen Worst of Delta Variant Impact

U.S. Airlines May Have Already Seen Worst of Delta Variant Impact

Tourism

European Union Could Ban Non-Essential Travel From U.S. as Early as Monday

Less than two months after opening up to Americans for non-essential travel, the EU is reversing course with new expected travel restrictions. News of this latest ban will throw more chaos into the future of travel companies already bracing for a tough fall.

European Union Could Ban Non-Essential Travel From U.S. as Early as Monday

Tourism

New Zealand Locks Down After Single Suspected Covid Variant Case

No tourists allowed until 2022 and now the hardline decision to lock down all of New Zealand after one, yes, one suspected Delta case. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern can not be a favorite among travel businesses in the country at this point.

New Zealand Locks Down After Single Suspected Covid Variant Case

Hotels

Airbnb’s Record Shows the Third Quarter Is the Charm

While you have to toss out Covid-ravaged 2020 as any kind of a barometer for a company's trajectory, during the last two-and-a-half years, Airbnb has only made a profit during its third quarters. If remote working becomes entrenched in coming years, then that can indeed help with Airbnb's seasonality issues.

Airbnb’s Record Shows the Third Quarter Is the Charm

Coronavirus

Hotel CEOs Avoid Facing Reality About the Delta Variant

Major hotel companies don’t want to ruffle any investor feathers at a time when profitability is just returning and labor remains fragile. But it’s better to be honest — and prepared — about what the next few months could look like with new strains of the virus and deploy a new recovery strategy.

Hotel CEOs Avoid Facing Reality About the Delta Variant

Coronavirus

Southwest Airlines Warns Covid Variants Could Wipe Out Profits This Fall

Although many airlines have expressed optimism regarding a return to sustained profitability, the Delta variant will likely stymie their rebound. Especially if it isn't contained effectively.

Southwest Airlines Warns Covid Variants Could Wipe Out Profits This Fall

Airline Weekly

Frontier Sees Healthy Summer Demand Weakening Over Delta Variant Concerns

Frontier Sees Healthy Summer Demand Weakening Over Delta Variant Concerns