Amazon, CVS Have Thousands of Jobs for Furloughed Hilton Workers

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Hilton’s global headquarters in Tysons, Virginia. The hospitality giant announced Monday a plan to find temporary work for furloughed employees. Altercari / Wikimedia

Skift Take: Not all is down-and-out with U.S. companies during the coronavirus outbreak, and furloughed hotel workers could provide much-needed labor in healthcare, grocery, and e-commerce supply chains until the economy gets back to baseline.

— Cameron Sperance

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How the Italian Government Plans to Rebuild Alitalia

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An Alitalia aircraft. The Italian government reportedly wants to create a carrier with a smaller fleet. BriYYZ / Flickr

Skift Take: Given the years of struggle it would be amazing if Alitalia manages to outlast some of its better-funded European rivals. The Italian government clearly thinks the carrier has a viable future in the post-coronavirus world.

— Patrick Whyte

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China Eases Travel Curbs in Most of Virus-Hit Hubei Province

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In this March 23, 2020 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers disinfect a subway train in preparation for the restoration of public transport in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province. Xiao Yijiu / Xinhua via Associated Press

Skift Take: Greater easing of restrictions on movement and travel in China will induce quicker recovery of the domestic tourism sector — something the global travel industry desperately wants to hear now.

— Xinyi Liang-Pholsena

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Some Asia Hotels Roll Out Quarantine Packages for Travelers Looking to Self-Isolate

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Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. The flurry of travelers returning to their home countries in Asia has led to a spike in imported coronavirus cases, alongside a greater demand for hotels that double as self-quarantine venues. Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Skift Take: The growing need for quarantine facilities across Asia offers a silver lining for hotels struggling with low occupancies. It goes to show that even in drastic times, opportunities exist.

— Xinyi Liang-Pholsena

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