Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on travel, tourism in 5 charts

Information board displaying cancelled flights at the departure hall at Kansai International Airport on March 10, 2020 in Osaka, Japan. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images From spring breaks to summer holidays, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted travel plans globally...

Delayed Expo 2020 Dubai may not have the same impact

It is “rational” to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai, but questions remain over whether the delayed event will have the same impact that it could have had before the coronavirus outbreak emerged, according to a United Arab Emirates-based retail executive. Expo...

Airlines urge Congress for grants to fight impact

Airplanes sit on the tarmac at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on January 31, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images U.S. airlines on Saturday warned they will have to furlough workers unless Congress approves a $58 billion aid package that includes grants,...

Three ways the coronavirus could impact Middle East economies

Muslim pilgrims wear masks at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on February 28, 2020. Saudi Arabia suspended visas for visits to Islam’s holiest sites for the “umrah” pilgrimage, an unprecedented move triggered by...