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21st Jul 2020
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Has Postponing the Summer Olympics Stifled Japan’s Ambitious Tourism Plans?

By Rosie Spinks, Skift The ‘One Year to Go’ ceremony celebrating what was supposed to be one year out from the start of the summer games in 2019. Issei Kato...

21st Jul 2020
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Passengers Now Need a Negative Covid Test Certificate Before Flying to China

By Stella Qiu, Lusha Zhang and Jamie Freed, Reuters China’s aviation authority believes pre-departure testing will lower the risk of importing coronavirus cases. GVS / Adobe Skift Take: The test,...

20th Jul 2020
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Cruise Ships Return to Danube With Strict Safety Rules Onboard

By Krisztina Than, Reuters A river cruise vessel sails past Hungary’s Parliament building on the Danube in Budapest. Tudor Stanica / Unsplash Skift Take: With risk more manageable compared to...

20th Jul 2020
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UK Airlines Appeal to Government to Suspend Passenger Tax to Boost Demand

By Reuters, Sarah Young Passengers wearing protective face masks disembark a British Airways aircraft at Terminal 5 in Heathrow Airport. Hannah McKay / Reuters Skift Take: The UK’s airlines haven’t...

19th Jul 2020
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Leaner South African Airways Can Stay Independent: Government Official

By Promit Mukherjee, Reuters South African Airways will stay out of stricter government control. Roger Ward / Reuters Skift Take: Officials in South Africa seem committed to having the national...

18th Jul 2020
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Panama Extends International Flights’ Suspension Until Late August

By Elida Moreno, Reuters A Copa Airlines Boeing 737-700 as seen on July 22, 2013. Panama has suspended international flights until around August 21, 2020. Dave Montiverdi / Flickr.com Skift...

18th Jul 2020
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Egypt Reports Coronavirus Case Drop But Still Hasn’t Qualified for European Travel

By Mahmoud Mourad and Hesham Abdul Khalek, Reuters Saqqara, Egypt on February 13, 2011. Coronavirus cases were falling in Egypt in July 2020. Vasenka Photography / Flickr.com Skift Take: It’s...

18th Jul 2020
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Big Hoteliers Battle for Travelodge UK and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift A Travelodge property. Major hotel chains are vying to acquire the budget hotel group. Travelodge Skift Take: In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift looked at...

16th Jul 2020
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Carnival and Royal Caribbean Receive UK Coronavirus Aid After Cruise Snub in U.S.

By Rosie Spinks, Skift The Harmony of the Seas in the port of Southampton, UK Robert Pittman / Flickr Skift Take: Given the longstanding critique of the cruise industry’s business...

16th Jul 2020
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Undersized JetBlue Wants to Leverage This Crisis to Grow at Big Airports

By Brian Sumers, Skift A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321 on the ground in Hamburg, Germany, before delivery. Kevin Hackert / Flickr Skift Take: JetBlue wants to expand in a time...