Articles tagged “vaccine equity”

Coronavirus

Pacific-Asia Tourism CEO Says Global Vaccine Equity Is Key to Recovery

For Pacific Asia Travel Association CEO Liz Ortiguera, there's no sustained recovery for global tourism whilst billions lack vaccine access. Will her North American and European counterparts step up and join her call to push for vaccine equity?

Pacific-Asia Tourism CEO Says Global Vaccine Equity Is Key to Recovery

Tourism

Kenya’s Tourism Recovery Boosted by Local Travelers

Resorts in the East African nation cut their prices to entice domestic tourists. It's paying off.

Kenya’s Tourism Recovery Boosted by Local Travelers

Tourism

New UN Vaccine Equity Campaign Underscores Travel’s Inaction

The data now confirms it: vaccine hoarding by rich nations is having dire consequences on the global economy, and on society everywhere. But it's not too late for the travel industry to speak up and demand the resolution of the primary stumbling block to its sustained recovery.

New UN Vaccine Equity Campaign Underscores Travel’s Inaction

Announcements

The Best Travel Writing of 2021: Our Favorite Stories of the Year

In a year when travel's recovery began, only to sputter, the pandemic was still a story for Skift that just kept giving. Our reporters and editors kept their heads down on crisis coverage, but shared some of the adrenaline too, on other worthy travel topics. Here's our team members' favorites, and how those stories came to be, in their own words.

The Best Travel Writing of 2021: Our Favorite Stories of the Year

Tour Operators

Intrepid Travel CEO Calls for More Advocacy in Tourism and Less Fixation on Numbers

As travel revives, industry leaders must address their sector's impact on the climate and on local communities. Otherwise, the sector risks attacks from the media and becoming a "poster child of something pretty negative," says the top boss of tour operator Intrepid.

Intrepid Travel CEO Calls for More Advocacy in Tourism and Less Fixation on Numbers

Coronavirus

3 Big Uncertainties Now Facing Travel’s Recovery With the Omicron Variant

From consumer confidence to tourism board revenues potentially taking another big hit, the tourism industry continues to be at risk, especially with a new set of unknowns surrounding Covid's newest variant. It's not too late for travel leaders to demand urgent global vaccine distributions.

3 Big Uncertainties Now Facing Travel’s Recovery With the Omicron Variant

Tourism

Little Progress This Year on Vaccine Equity Bodes Poorly for Full Tourism Recovery

The pharmaceutical companies can afford to be selfish and put profit before community. But the travel industry can't, whether it realizes it or not.

Little Progress This Year on Vaccine Equity Bodes Poorly for Full Tourism Recovery

Skift Originals

Expedia CEO’s Plea to Fellow Chief Executives to Step Up for Vaccine Equity

Despite decades of economic progress, it is forecast that more people will fall back into poverty post-pandemic than come out. Globally, children remain incredibly challenged to find proper education and socialization. And people are dying. It’s clear to me that the public sector cannot do this alone and it is time for the private sector to step up.

Expedia CEO’s Plea to Fellow Chief Executives to Step Up for Vaccine Equity

Coronavirus

Dear Travel Industry: Here Are 3 Ways You Can Address Vaccine Equity Now

By remaining silent on vaccine equity, the travel industry's big players are as accountable as vaccine-hoarding governments for a deepening tourism divide. Intrepid Travel is setting an example — will others follow?

Dear Travel Industry: Here Are 3 Ways You Can Address Vaccine Equity Now

Tourism

Global Tourism Recovery Still 2 Years Off Due to Vaccine Inequity: New Report

The report is a reminder that tourism's impact goes far beyond the airport, hotel lobby, or attraction.

Global Tourism Recovery Still 2 Years Off Due to Vaccine Inequity: New Report