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DC hotels won’t close during inauguration week after Airbnb cancelled all area reservations amid worries of renewed violence

Several organisations are calling upon hotels in the Washington, DC area to close for inauguration week. Local hotels like the Hotel Harrington, Hilton, Marriott, Mandarin Oriental, and Hyatt will remain open. Many hotels will be tightening security protocols ahead of next week following the Capitol siege. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
DC hotels won’t close during inauguration week after Airbnb cancelled all area reservations amid worries of renewed violence
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Singapore is trying to entice business travellers to return with a luxury ‘4-star’ bubble hotel to stay in for 14 days before entering the country

Singapore is trying to bring business travel back with its new [email protected] initiative and the upcoming [email protected] “test-stay-work-meet” facility. Like any hotel, the facility will have a reception area, meeting rooms, self-serve Starbucks stands, and guestrooms. But unlike any hotel, the facility will require frequent COVID-19 tests and contact tracing […]
Singapore is trying to entice business travellers to return with a luxury ‘4-star’ bubble hotel to stay in for 14 days before entering the country
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20 times travellers were caught behaving horribly during the pandemic

While the global pandemic has nearly decimated the travel industry, it did little to dampen tourist misbehavior. Tourists continued to deface ancient landmarks, such as Rome’s Colosseum. Others purposely broke quarantine or boarded planes after knowingly having tested positive for COVID-19, endangering others. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Flying […]
20 times travellers were caught behaving horribly during the pandemic
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A California Christmas town refuses to enforce the state’s shutdown order because businesses depend on winter tourism, officials say

City officials in Solvang, a California tourist destination named one of America’s “best Christmas towns,” voted not to enforce the state’s shutdown order. California ordered the Bay Area, Southern California, and parts of Central Valley to shut down most businesses due to high hospitalisation. “For Solvang and its business community, […]
A California Christmas town refuses to enforce the state’s shutdown order because businesses depend on winter tourism, officials say
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Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to ‘1 in a million’

Delta is trialing a new testing program that will allow passengers to travel to Europe without quarantine. The airline is piloting the scheme on flights between Rome and Atlanta from December alongside Italian airline Alitalia. Passengers will have to take two COVID-19 tests before boarding the plane in the US, […]
Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to ‘1 in a million’
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8 ways people ruined nature in 2020

In 2020, there have been some shocking stories of people ruining nature. This year, people flocked to national parks because of the coronavirus pandemic and left graffiti on rocks, threw their face masks on the ground, and wandered off trails, endangering the ecosystems. A gender reveal party in California started […]
8 ways people ruined nature in 2020
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Americans can now travel to 64 nations for vacation and tourism — here’s the list of every open country and how to get there

While many countries are not allowing US travellers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and airline schedules are severely reduced, limiting […]
Americans can now travel to 64 nations for vacation and tourism — here’s the list of every open country and how to get there
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How millions of pounds of coffee are processed at Hawaiian coffee farms

Although Hawaii accounts for less than 1% of the global coffee production, the crop is a $US50 million industry for the state. But when the COVID-19 pandemic closed down restaurants, cafes, and hotels throughout Hawaii and across the country, demand for coffee plummeted. As this year’s harvesting season begins in […]
How millions of pounds of coffee are processed at Hawaiian coffee farms
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Unions representing more than 10,000 Disneyland Resort workers tell California’s governor that the park can reopen safely once local infections dip

Disneyland Resort can safely reopen once local COVID-19 cases fall, unions representing more than 10,000 workers have told California governor Gavin Newsom. Currently, large theme parks in the state are barred from opening, regardless of local infection numbers. The unions urged Newsom’s theme park taskforce to meet with them and […]
Unions representing more than 10,000 Disneyland Resort workers tell California’s governor that the park can reopen safely once local infections dip
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All the Caribbean destinations that are starting to welcome US tourists again

Many Caribbean destinations are searching for ways to reopen to tourists safely. About a dozen islands are currently welcoming American tourists under certain conditions. For example, many islands require travellers to bring negative coronavirus test or undergo a mandatory quarantine. Travellers should research the destination beforehand since rules and regulations […]
All the Caribbean destinations that are starting to welcome US tourists again
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All the Caribbean destinations that are starting to welcome US travellers again

Many Caribbean destinations are searching for ways to reopen to tourists safely. About a dozen islands are currently welcoming American tourists under certain conditions. For example, many islands require travellers to bring negative coronavirus test or undergo a mandatory quarantine. Travellers should research the destination beforehand since rules and regulations […]
All the Caribbean destinations that are starting to welcome US travellers again
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Everything you need to know if you have plans to travel to the Bahamas

The Bahamas reopened to international travellers on July 1. But after a spike in coronavirus cases, the country decided to close its borders to US residents. That order was quickly reversed, and now the country has placed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming visitors. Once the quarantine is over, […]
Everything you need to know if you have plans to travel to the Bahamas
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Everything you need to know if you had plans to travel to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico officials are urging people to only visit the island for essential travel. This announcement comes after the US territory planned to reopen to tourists on July 15. Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases, Puerto Rico’s government has re-closed all nonessential businesses, extend a curfew, and closed public […]
Everything you need to know if you had plans to travel to Puerto Rico
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AMERICAN RESILIENCE: A decade after recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that left their beaches covered in tar, Gulf towns face another existential threat — the coronavirus pandemic

Tourism along the Gulf of Mexico came to a screeching halt in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill covered Texas, Lousiana, Alabama, and Florida resort towns’ once-pristine beaches with tar. Tourism eventually recovered and exceeded its pre-spill levels, thanks in part to BP’s aggressive cleanup program and national advertising […]
AMERICAN RESILIENCE: A decade after recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that left their beaches covered in tar, Gulf towns face another existential threat — the coronavirus pandemic
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32 destinations that are reopening to American tourists

Countries are slowly reopening to international visitors. Each country’s reopening plan varies, and some destinations have limited where visitors can travel from. With the US’ high coronavirus numbers, many countries have continued to restrict American travellers. However, other countries have announced that US citizens are welcome to visit and vacation. […]
32 destinations that are reopening to American tourists
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‘Financially it’s been catastrophic’: How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19

As travel and tourism shut down across the globe, hotels, restaurants, and resorts in Greece were hit hard. One restaurant owner in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, estimates he lost 180,000 euros in potential revenue during the lockdown. The owners of two family-run hotels in Olympiada used lockdown to set up […]
‘Financially it’s been catastrophic’: How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19
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Cruise ships won’t sail from the US until mid-September, says association that oversees Carnival, Disney Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced Friday that it would suspend cruise ships sailing from US ports until September 15. CLIA oversees major cruise companies, including Carnival, Disney, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Princess Cruises, among others. The CDC’s current no-sail order for cruise ships leaving from the US is effective […]
Cruise ships won’t sail from the US until mid-September, says association that oversees Carnival, Disney Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean
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13 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this June

Despite nonessential travel still being discouraged in many places, some tourism-reliant destinations are beginning to hatch plans to welcome back tourists. Italy is already open to international tourists even though it saw one of Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks. The Florida Keys opened to visitors June 1, though they are cutting […]
13 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this June
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Almost a third of Hawaii’s workforce has filed for unemployment since mid-March. Photos of empty airports and boarded-up shops show the devastating toll of the coronavirus on the islands.

While Hawaii has one of the lowest coronavirus fatality rates in the US, almost one-third of its workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March. Only a few hundred people have been travelling to the tourism-dependent islands per day, down from 30,000 visitors per day in May 2019. With a stay-at-home […]
Almost a third of Hawaii’s workforce has filed for unemployment since mid-March. Photos of empty airports and boarded-up shops show the devastating toll of the coronavirus on the islands.
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Hawaii is paying for tourists to fly home to places like Guam and Denver, showing the deepening rift between locals and visitors in popular vacation spots during the coronavirus lockdown

Hawaii has ordered anyone entering the state to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. For those who refuse to abide by the two-week quarantine or can’t afford to, Hawaii is paying for their flights back home, Elaine Glusac reported for The New York Times. The Hawaii Tourism Authority set aside $US25,000 […]
Hawaii is paying for tourists to fly home to places like Guam and Denver, showing the deepening rift between locals and visitors in popular vacation spots during the coronavirus lockdown
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The 15 states where tourism has been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the tourism industry worldwide. In the US, some states have been hit harder than others because their economies are more dependent on tourism. Hawaii’s tourism sector has taken the biggest hit from the pandemic, according to a new report from WalletHub. Montana, Nevada, Vermont, and […]
The 15 states where tourism has been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic
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Spring breakers kept hitting the beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — and now some have tested positive. Here’s how 7 hot spots around the world handled the influx of partiers.

The coronavirus pandemic coincided with spring break 2020, but students across the world continued spring breaking anyway. But as the coronavirus continued to spread across the US and the world, some of the hottest spring break destinations, like Miami and Fort Lauderdale, cancelled spring break. Others, like South Padre Island, […]
Spring breakers kept hitting the beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — and now some have tested positive. Here’s how 7 hot spots around the world handled the influx of partiers.
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Tourism execs are asking for a $150 billion bailout, saying the economic impact to the travel industry will be worse than the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 recession combined

Tourism executives are asking the government for $US150 billion in aid to help offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry, Alex Gangitano reported for The Hill. The US Travel Association estimates that 4.6 million Americans working in travel sectors will lose their jobs because of the […]
Tourism execs are asking for a $150 billion bailout, saying the economic impact to the travel industry will be worse than the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 recession combined
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The 10 countries where the most jobs depend on travel and tourism

International tourism is taking a major hit amid rising concerns about the novel coronavirus, but the industry doesn’t affect every country’s economy in the same way. According to a report from visa assistance firm official-esta.com, India creates 172 jobs for every 100 tourists, while Libya creates 68. While tourism can […]
The 10 countries where the most jobs depend on travel and tourism
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The Louvre Museum in France closed its doors due to coronavirus concerns

The Louvre Museum in Paris announced on Sunday that it could not open due to a staff meeting regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Louvre representatives confirmed in a statement to Insider that people who purchased tickets for Sunday can get reimbursed by emailing the museum. A museum representative declined […]
The Louvre Museum in France closed its doors due to coronavirus concerns
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Photos of iconic tourist destinations in China, Italy, and Thailand reveal empty festivals, vacant water parks, and trapped people as the coronavirus slows travel

International tourism is taking a hit as the coronavirus outbreak – and fear about it – spreads across the world. National governments are warning would-be travellers to stay away from outbreak hotspots, and in some cases, enacting travel bans to forbid them from going. Photos of tourist destinations around the […]
Photos of iconic tourist destinations in China, Italy, and Thailand reveal empty festivals, vacant water parks, and trapped people as the coronavirus slows travel
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Tourism in Australia is taking a hit with the ‘double whammy’ of bushfires and coronavirus travel bans. Here’s how the country is enticing tourists in an era of travel uncertainty.

Between this year’s bushfires and coronavirus travel bans, Australia is losing millions of tourist dollars per month. To help with bushfire recovery efforts and to bring tourist dollars back, Australia is offering travellers ages 18 to 30 the chance to work in the country for a full year on a […]
Tourism in Australia is taking a hit with the ‘double whammy’ of bushfires and coronavirus travel bans. Here’s how the country is enticing tourists in an era of travel uncertainty.
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The coronavirus outbreak could cost Vietnam $4 billion in lost tourism in just 3 months, according to the country’s department of tourism

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to cause $US3 to $US4 billion in direct damage to Vietnam’s tourism industry, Vietnam’s department of tourism told Business Insider. Coronavirus “is expected to cause huge damage to Vietnam’s tourism industry in the short and medium term,” a representative for the department of tourism said. […]
The coronavirus outbreak could cost Vietnam $4 billion in lost tourism in just 3 months, according to the country’s department of tourism
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