Spring Break Faces Sobering Lockdown as Public Beaches Close in Florida

skift.com - Destinations · 18 Mar

Right as spring break would normally be at its peak, gatherings of more than ten people were restricted in Miami.

Travelers Race Home Amid Flurry of Worldwide Border Closures and Flight Warnings

skift.com - Destinations · 18 Mar

After this last-minute spike in border movements as people rush to return home, the world of travel will become a deafeningly silent place.

Italy Expands Travel Restrictions to Entire Country

skift.com - Destinations · 9 Mar

It took less than two days for Italy to move from partial to complete travel restrictions in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Developing: Italian Travel Restrictions Expanded to Entire Country

skift.com - Destinations · 9 Mar

It took less than two days for Italy to move from partial to complete travel restrictions in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Shanghai Disneyland Partially Reopens as Coronavirus Infections Slow in China

skift.com - Destinations · 9 Mar

Not only does Shanghai Disneyland's partial reopening signify that China has turned a corner in its virus battle, it also sends a glimmer of hope for

Wellness Travel in the Time of Coronavirus

skift.com - Destinations · 6 Mar

While certain wellness travel trends are on the rise, like sound therapy, they won't drive more bookings as long as the coronavirus is a threat. Well

Promoting Tourism in the Time of Coronavirus Is a No-Win

skift.com - Destinations · 5 Mar

Tourism marketers are facing somewhat of a conundrum: The optics of tourism campaigns during widespread panic can fall flat, but failing to market lo

Trump Administration Bans Travel to Iran, Elevates Advisories for Italy, South Korea

skift.com - Destinations · 29 Feb

Travel's role in the coronavirus outbreak was front and center on Saturday. New restrictions on travel are smart precautions, but bad news for a trav

New deadly virus spreads from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia
New deadly virus spreads from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia

skift.com - Destinations · 28 Feb

SARS severely disrupted travel across the world in 2003, stopping short the few gains that had been made post-9/11. Getting the latest virus under co

Saudi Arabia Suspends Mecca Pilgrimages Amid Virus Fears

skift.com - Destinations · 27 Feb

The precautionary measure to limit entry to Islam's holiest sites is a wise move on Saudi Arabia's part, but this would mean a major hit on Umrah tra

Israel Cautions Against Foreign Travel Over Coronavirus Concerns

skift.com - Destinations · 27 Feb

Coronavirus has become a nightmare scenario for the world's travel industry. Israel is a small country, and maybe this recommendation doesn't matter

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship
Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

skift.com - Destinations · 23 Feb

Nineteen Taiwanese citizens arrived back home clad in full protective suits on Friday after spending more than two weeks stuck on a quarantined cruis

Japan's Olympic Year Deflates Due to Virus Outbreak, Economic Woes

skift.com - Destinations · 23 Feb

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe insists that the Olympic Games will go on as planned in July. But Abe and his government officials are going to need to do

Bali Hit Hard by Chinese Travel Ban Amid Concerns Indonesia Can't Treat Coronavirus

skift.com - Destinations · 20 Feb

While the opinions on how coronavirus hawhich hasare mixed, one thing is certain: It's having serious ripple effects on tourism during Bali's low sea

Chinese Ambassador to Australia Pleads for Easing of Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

skift.com - Destinations · 17 Feb

Blanket Chinese travel bans that countries like Australia have instated due to coronavirus have economic and human rights implictations as well as he

Sputtering Thai Economy Spells Further Trouble for Virus-Hit Tourism Sector

skift.com - Destinations · 17 Feb

Even if the sector is often hailed as a bright spot for the economy, the combined blow of a slowdown and the coronavirus will surely knock the winds

Cruise Industry Steers Clear of Asia to Limit Coronavirus Risks

skift.com - Destinations · 14 Feb

The coronavirus is taking the wind out of the cruise industry's sails in Asia. When the crisis is over, much work will have to be done to repair the

Australia's Local Tourism Businesses Say Coronavirus May be Worst Crisis They Have Faced
Australia's Local Tourism Businesses Say Coronavirus May be Worst Crisis They Have Faced

skift.com - Destinations · 11 Feb

Australia's tourism industry was already starting the year combatting destructive wildfires. The addand the sharp drop in trais creating a crisis sit

California's Wine Country Battles a Perception Issue After Wildfires

skift.com - Destinations · 10 Feb

California's wine country is proving that sometimes, the perception of a natural disaster affecting a certain area can be more damaging to tourism th

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears
Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

skift.com - Destinations · 9 Feb

The reality is it could be months until the coronavirus outbreak in Asia is fully contained. With the Tokyo Olympics set for July, officials are now

Plunging Chinese Tourist Arrivals Worry Asia as Virus Crisis Continues

skift.com - Destinations · 8 Feb

No sector, it seems, has been spared by the fallout of the coronavirus crisis as Chinese travelers stay home. The good news? Governments are realizin

$4 Billion Loss From Coronavirus Is Indonesia Tourism's Worst Case Scenario

skift.com - Destinations · 6 Feb

It's still unknown how long flights in the Asia Pacific region will be disrupted by coronavirus, but the longer it goes on, the more tourism industri

Japanese Prime Minister Doesn't Expect Virus to Affect Tokyo Olympics

skift.com - Destinations · 3 Feb

Japan has doubled down on using international sporting events like the forthcoming Olympic Games as a way to turbocharge its tourism industry. It's c

Hong Kong Economy May Be Worst-Hit by Coronavirus Outside China

skift.com - Destinations · 3 Feb

Hong Kong certainly didn't need more problems after an exceptionally rocky 2019. But in coronavirus it's found just that.

Asian Destinations Hit by Fallout From Coronavirus and 6 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

skift.com - Destinations · 2 Feb

This week in tourism news, destinations that rely heavily on Chinese travelers like Thailand and Japan are feeling the pinch as China halts outbound

5 European Cities That Are Food Tourism Hot Spots

skift.com - Destinations · 1 Feb

Food tourism shows no sign of losing steam. That's because the experience is not just about the food and beverages. It overlaps with cultural and his