Articles tagged “reopening travel”

Tourism

New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders to Tourists For the First Time in Two Years

August is off to a great start as New Zealand has finally reopened its borders fully after March 2020. However, travelers would still need to take two tests after arriving — not too much to ask, considering it’s New Zealand.

New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders to Tourists For the First Time in Two Years

Tourism

Japan Mulls Bringing Back Travel Subsidy Program — Reports

Japan may have fallen behind other Asian destinations in reopening its borders, but it surely doesn't want to be left out in the race as travelers look eastward.

Japan Mulls Bringing Back Travel Subsidy Program — Reports

Tourism

Japan Will Test Reopening With Select Triple Vaccinated Tourists

One of the most reticent Asian destinations is finally looking to reopen to tourists, but not before a trial run.

Japan Will Test Reopening With Select Triple Vaccinated Tourists

Tourism

New Zealand to Accelerate Border Reopening After 2 Years of Closure

Although news of New Zealand's long-awaited reopening provided an immediate boost to the country's airline and travel stocks, the country still has a long road to reaching pre-Covid tourism metrics. Especially as it's uncertain when visitors from the lucrative Chinese market will return.

New Zealand to Accelerate Border Reopening After 2 Years of Closure

Tour Operators

Israel Hopes to Offer Tour Operators a Model for No-Proof-of-Vaccine Destinations

Tour operators are largely supportive of destinations easing travel curbs since most of them already require their own clients to be vaccinated. That doesn't mean they're getting complacent in the fight against Covid as many countries are still struggling with a surge in cases.

Israel Hopes to Offer Tour Operators a Model for No-Proof-of-Vaccine Destinations

Coronavirus

Japan Reopens to More Vaccinated Tourists But Excludes Some Shots

Japan is clearly taking steps to prepare for a reopening to foreign tourists — not just the gradual border easing that will take place next month. But the country's refusal to include vaccines developed by Chinese makers is a sign Japan isn't expecting visitors from China anytime soon.

Japan Reopens to More Vaccinated Tourists But Excludes Some Shots

Tour Operators

Australia Is Reopening and Tour Operators Are Prepared

Australia's prolonged border closures gave tour operators running trips in the country for overseas visitors plenty of time to study travel trends worldwide. So think less Sydney and Melbourne, and more rustic settings as the country prepares for it is long-awaited opening Monday.

Australia Is Reopening and Tour Operators Are Prepared

Tourism

Cuba Struggles in Its Tourism Recovery Unlike Its Neighbors

Omicron flareups are one thing, but the travel bans for U.S. citizens put in place under President Trump and remaining thereunder Joe Biden, for the most part, are not doing Cuba's tourism industry any favors.

Cuba Struggles in Its Tourism Recovery  Unlike Its Neighbors

Coronavirus

Australia Says It Is ‘Very Close’ to Full Tourism Reopening Decision

The question is whether traveler confidence will bounce back as rapidly after two years of strict rules and so much uncertainty out of Australia when it comes to its reopening.

Australia Says It Is ‘Very Close’ to Full Tourism Reopening Decision

Tourism

The Philippines Finally Reopens and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, the Philippines reopens to fully vaccinated foreign visitors, Hyatt unveils its plans for the Apple Leisure Group, and airline executives express optimism about business travel making a full recovery.

The Philippines Finally Reopens and Other Top Travel Stories This Week