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17th Mar 2020
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Travel’s Big Disruption Came Ahead of Schedule: It Wasn’t the One We Expected

By Rosie Spinks, Skift The departures board at Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. Andrew Medichini / Associated Press Skift Take: For the travel industry, coronavirus has upended everything, kind...

16th Mar 2020
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Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

By Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift In their role as travel intermediaries, travel agents are caught between a rock and a hard place as they assist their customers to seek refunds from...

16th Mar 2020
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Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

By Isaac Carey and Julius Solaris, Skift An illustration of meeting attendees gathered around a giant holographic tablet. Skift Skift Take: All-in-one software doesn’t just simplify the event planning process....

16th Mar 2020
TAT update: Thailand Public Health Ministry upgraded COVID-19 control measures for travellers

TAT update: Thailand Public Health Ministry upgraded COVID-19 control measures for travellers

By tKoumelis TAT update: Thailand Public Health Ministry upgraded COVID-19 control measures for travellers tKoumelis Mon, 03/16/2020 – 02:14 …read more From:: TravelAsia Share the post "TAT update: Thailand Public...

14th Mar 2020
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U.S. Adds UK and Ireland to Travel Ban for Foreign Nationals

By Dennis Schaal, Skift A British Airways Airbus A318 Tailfin at London City Airport. President Trump has suspended travel from the UK and Ireland for foreign nationals. Skift Skift Take:...

14th Mar 2020
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IHG’s Fast Response on Virus-Related Cancellations and 6 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

By Danielle Hyams , Skift IHG debuted one of the most flexible cancellation policy of any major hotel company amid the coronavirus outbreak. IHG Skift Take: This week in hospitality...

13th Mar 2020
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Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?

By Rosie Spinks, Skift The Carnival Spirit in Sydney Ed Dunens / Flickr Skift Take: The cruise industry has had a spectacularly rotten week. Facing criticism from all sides, it...

13th Mar 2020
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Pakistan Shuts Borders Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Asif Shahzad, Reuters Pakistan has shuttered its land borders in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus. Rizwan Saeed / Unsplash Skift Take: Pakistan — a budding tourism...

13th Mar 2020
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IHG Is the Model for Hotel Chains on Cancellations as Crisis Mounts

By Patrick Whyte, Skift A junior suite at the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu. Parent company HG has expended its cancellation fee waiver. IHG Skift Take: Of the big global...

13th Mar 2020
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Nashville Tourism Fights Back From Tornadoes and Coronavirus Fears

By Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift This photo of Tootsie’s, a downtown Nashville music venue, was taken after the tornadoes hit. The downtown area was spared. Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Skift...