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30th May 2020
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Belgium Restarts Cross-Border Family Visits

By Kate Abnett, Reuters Three Brussels Airlines planes stand at departure gates at Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, Belgium, April 3, 2016. Brussels approved family travel from outside the country. Geert...

30th May 2020
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Costa Rica Closes Border Until June 30 But Domestic Travel Reopens

By Alvaro Murillo, Reuters Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in February 2019. Andaz Costa Rica Resort Skift Take: Costa Rica is leaning toward safety as its overriding goal...

29th May 2020
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The Role of Frontline Workers in the Airlines Recovery, the Flight Attendants Boss on the Long View This Week

By Brian Sumers, Skift An Alaska Airlines flight attendant serves snacks during happier times. Alaska Airlines Skift Take: Sara Nelson only represents one work group, with members at a few...

29th May 2020
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Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plan Starting July 11

By Lisa Richwine, Reuters Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, before the pandemic. Disney Skift Take: Visitor numbers to Disney’s flagship park in Florida will be one of the most...

29th May 2020
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Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift The Wuhan Narada Grand Hotel, part of the Narada Group, a chain that uses the services of GreenCloud, a hotel tech company that has raised another...

29th May 2020
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Trip.com Group Highlights Signs of a China Travel Rebound Despite a Sobering Outlook

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Tourists pose for a photo inside the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in east China’s Shanghai, May 11, 2020. China’s domestic short-haul travel is recovering. Ren Long...

28th May 2020
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Boutique Hotels Push Back on Major Chain Brand Conversion Tactics

By Cameron Sperance, Skift The boutique hotel sector is pushing back on the idea that independent hoteliers will flock en masse to brand affiliation due to coronavirus. Adam Jones /...

28th May 2020
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100,000 Americans Died. Did We Examine the Role Of Travel In It?

By Rafat Ali, Skift Skift Take: We have to ask the hardest questions, and answer them, for the sake of hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens dead here in...

27th May 2020
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European Airline, Hospitality Stocks Surge Amid Talks of Lifted Travel Restrictions

By Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Reuters European travel stocks surged Tuesday amid reports countries like Spain and Germany would ease travel restrictions ahead of the summer. Trevor Hannant / Wikimedia Skift Take:...

27th May 2020
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Germany Moves to Ease Travel Restrictions on 31 European Countries

By Reuters Germany is in talks to ease travel restrictions on 31 European countries and end social distancing measures a week earlier than planned. Markhafer / Wikimedia Skift Take: Germany...