Articles tagged “reopening”

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China Vows to Relax International Travel Curbs

In a marked change of sentiment, China has vowed to strengthen efforts to open international travel, by resuming and increasing passenger flights in an orderly way and by steadily improving visa and Covid testing policies. China will make Covid control measures more targeted and well-calibrated under the premise of ensuring safety against Covid infections, Chinese…

Tourism

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Sri Lanka’s biggest inbound market — India — is turning towards alternative destinations. The current Sri Lankan political turmoil threatens to cripple the tourism industry, which is worth more than $3.6 billion to the country and is the third largest foreign exchange earner.

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

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

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

Tourism

The Philippines Long-Awaited Reopening Will Be Frustrating and Slow

As Manila moves to regain lost precious tourism dollars, industry veterans in the Philippines doubt recovery will be swift. Patience will be required.

The Philippines Long-Awaited Reopening Will Be Frustrating and Slow

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Anxious for Japan Reopening and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, tour operators prepare for Japan to reopen to tourists this year, short-term rental properties in the U.S. become more expensive, and Booking and Expedia develop Super Bowl ads.

Tour Operators Anxious for Japan Reopening and Other Top Travel Stories This Week