Articles tagged “travel restrictions”

Tourism

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

The easing of restrictions has expedited Spain's travel recovery as tourists arrivals inch closer to pre-Covid levels.

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

Tourism

Hong Kong Sets April 21 for Finally Easing Covid Restrictions

Reticent Hong Kong is finally taking baby steps to ease its Covid restrictions, but have these relaxations come a little too late?

Hong Kong Sets April 21 for Finally Easing Covid Restrictions

Coronavirus

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hong Kong will reopen to travelers from nine countries in April, the war in Ukraine is delaying world health officials' review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and family trips are expected to make a big rebound this year.

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

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

Tourism

Travel Lobby Groups Urge White House to Shift to Endemic-Focused Policies

This is probably not the focus of the White House right now given what is playing out on the global stage but it will be interesting to see how the Biden administration responds to these frustrated groups of travel lobbyists.

Travel Lobby Groups Urge White House to Shift to Endemic-Focused Policies

Tourism

Canadians Wary of Outside Visitors as Travel Restrictions Loosen Monday

The repercussions of drawn-out, draconian Covid restrictions are clear. It will take time to strengthen Canadians' feelings about welcoming back international visitors, but also to rebuild consumer confidence in traveling to Canada.

Canadians Wary of Outside Visitors as Travel Restrictions Loosen Monday

Coronavirus

HSBC Blames Hong Kong’s Travel Curbs for Recruiting Challenges

Despite HSBC joining Goldman Sachs in warning Hong Kong that its strict travel curbs were damaging the economy, the territory's government hasn't listened yet. And it doesn't even seem bothered by the possibility of thousands of well-paid workers leaving.

HSBC Blames Hong Kong’s Travel Curbs for Recruiting Challenges

Coronavirus

Canada to Ease Travel Requirements as Covid Cases Drop

Expect more countries that are seeing Covid cases declining to take similar steps as Canada soon — especially if the pandemic becomes a more manageable endemic.

Canada to Ease Travel Requirements as Covid Cases Drop

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

Online Travel

Google Sees Travel Searches Jump Sixfold Over Covid Rules Confusion

As travel demand picks up helter skelter, depending on the destination and trip mode, travel advertising has returned as a strong piece of Google's business. Among the companies that have emerged from the pandemic with momentum, you can place Google in the upper echelon.

Google Sees Travel Searches Jump Sixfold Over Covid Rules Confusion