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Tourism

Cuba Will Now Welcome Tourists With Vaccine Proof or Covid PCR Test

Eleven percent of Cuba's GDP in 2019 came from tourism. A full recovery isn't expected this year, but loosening its particularly tight restrictions starting on November 15 is a start.

Cuba Will Now Welcome Tourists With Vaccine Proof or Covid PCR Test

Hotels

Hoteliers Annoyed by Israel’s Booster Requirement on Foreign Travelers

Israel's vaccine booster requirement on international travelers knocks the country's travel recovery potential back significantly. The Israeli travel sector will continue to struggle until the rules are changed or booster shots become widely available to the general population.

Hoteliers Annoyed by Israel’s Booster Requirement on Foreign Travelers

Tour Operators

China Limits Travel Amid New Case Surge Tied to Tour Groups

China's tough crackdown measures on new coronavirus cases is yet another recovery setback for the country's travel sector after two prior downturns this year. A new mitigation strategy, particularly with the country's high vaccination rate, is needed for businesses to survive.

China Limits Travel Amid New Case Surge Tied to Tour Groups

Tourism

Thailand to Lift Mandatory Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors From 46 Countries

Thailand — like many tourism-dependent destinations — has been hit hard by Covid, so lifting quarantine requirements for large numbers of vaccinated visitors will undoubtedly provide a significant boost to its economy.

Thailand to Lift Mandatory Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors From 46 Countries
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Tourism

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

For the historically minded traveler, Azerbaijan is a melting pot of culturally diverse influences to explore and experience, many of them little known to first-time visitors.

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

Tourism

Oregon’s Animated Tourism Ad Is An Antidote for the Pandemic Fatigued

Some of it may be aspirational, but Travel Oregon's ad is hitting the right notes at a time when we're all looking to feel the magic of travel again.

Oregon’s Animated Tourism Ad Is An Antidote for the Pandemic Fatigued

Tourism

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Sees International Arrivals as Key to Full Recovery

As the U.S. prepares to reopen fully to the vaxxed, Los Angeles is seeing signs of demand from Canada, the UK and even Australia — proof that one of America's most popular cities is far from dead.

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Sees International Arrivals as Key to Full Recovery

Tourism

Singapore Expands Quarantine-Free Arrivals Despite Record Covid Cases

Singapore is playing a balancing act: Reopening the city-state wider to international travelers while Covid cases are spiking. It's a delicate test to revive the tourism and business economies.

Singapore Expands Quarantine-Free Arrivals Despite Record Covid Cases

Tourism

1 out of 4 of U.S. Remote Workers Took Extended Trips: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

Remote work is here to stay and its impact on travel is starting to grow significantly. Twenty-three percent of American remote workers in our September survey said they had taken long trips as a result of working remotely, a sharp increase from eight months ago. Travel companies need to take note of how to serve this rising travel segment.

1 out of 4 of U.S. Remote Workers Took Extended Trips: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

Tourism

A U.S. Vaccine for Kids Will Boost Family Travel

Approval of a U.S. vaccine for kids would be a huge positive for family travel, but it will take time to get over the uncertainty. Visiting friends and relatives domestically will continue to dominate for a holiday season that’s projected to see higher consumer spending.

A U.S. Vaccine for Kids Will Boost Family Travel

Tourism

Online Searches for Travel to the U.S. Spike as Border Reopening Looms

The number of online searches for travel to the U.S. will likely keep ascending as November 8 nears and the holiday season takes off.

Online Searches for Travel to the U.S. Spike as Border Reopening Looms

Coronavirus

581 Days Later, It’s Time to Travel

The travel industry's pandemic interregnum period is over. We have gained so much in what we lost.

581 Days Later, It’s Time to Travel