China’s Covid Lessons and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

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China’s hotel recovery hit a roadblock. Pictured is a file photo of a W hotel in Xi’an, China Marriott International

Skift Take: The setback to China’s hotel recovery is a cautionary hotel. In other top travel stories this week, Skift covered mask mandates, vegan tourism, and American Express Global Business Travel’s latest acquisition.

— Dennis Schaal

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U.S. Travel Trade Group Opposes Quarantines for International Entry

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Family looking on hiking trip near Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. The U.S. travel industry awaits more specificity on domestic and international travel protocols from the Biden-Harris administration. Margaret W / Getty Images

Skift Take: As mandatory tests for entry into the U.S. kick off next week, more specificity and Covid control measures are likely to emerge from the Biden administration in the coming days. Until then, industry players continue sharing their varying positions on domestic and international travel protocols.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Does Donald Trump Have Any Real Future in the Hotels Business?

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The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas (pictured) is among several Trump-related businesses struggling under the pandemic. Capitol Hill violence earlier this month may exacerbate the financial pain. Prayitno Photography / Flickr

Skift Take: After Trump’s departure from the White House, expect the political polarizations and divisiveness to seep back into the former president’s marquee business and future deals. How bad will it be for the bottom line?

— Cameron Sperance and Matthew Parsons

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