Kansas City is Ready to Welcome Meeting Planners Back When the Time is Right

Skift Take: After implementing numerous health and safety protocols, Kansas City is ready to welcome meeting planners back to experience the city’s growing number of new and renovated hotels, which promise to connect business travelers with the city’s convention infrastructure and cultural offerings in exciting new ways.

— Visit KC

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No U.S. Cruises for the Rest of 2020

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CLIA confirms cruise lines will not be operating for the rest of 2020. taminator / Flickr

Skift Take: Cruise lines are suspending U.S. operations through Dec. 31 — but it will likely take a while longer, as ships must first meet the CDC’s new conditional sailing requirements, including simulated voyages proving low Covid risk and crew protection measures.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Singapore’s Reopening Fervor and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week


Traffic and colorful shophouses along Neil Road, in Singapore’s downtown. Singapore is trying to reopen after coronavirus so it can be well-positioned for a recovery. Adobe

Skift Take: From Singapore’s very active reopening strategy to Marriott’s work from hotel plan and Airbnb’s pre-IPO stock split, the Skift team covered the top travel stories this week.

— Dennis Schaal

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