As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season.
To ensure your trip is memorable in the best rather than the worst way, here are some things you and your fellow travellers can do to reduce the risk of becoming infected with, or spreading, COVID on your trip.
A recent study found that people who spent at least two hours in nature per week were consistently more likely to report higher levels of health and well-being compared to people who spent less time in nature.
The IATA is forecasting the worst financial performance in the history of commercial aviation, predicting a global loss of $84 billion.
The Hagia Sophia has just opened to receive Sunni Muslim worshippers for the first time since 1931. The decision to convert the building in Istanbul, Turkey from a museum back into a mosque has divided opinion. Many Turkish inhabitants commend the transformation while mostly secular Turkish inhabitants and much of the international community find it inconceivable.
In the past, the island’s image as a peaceful paradise with a rich cultural and religious heritage has made it a highly resilient tourist destination.
The automated warning system provides real-time hazard information and a much greater level of safety to protect tourists and help operators determine when it is safe to visit volcanoes.
The Grattan Institute’s call to “abandon” plans for any high-speed rail network in Australia fails to look at the wider benefits such a project can bring by way of more productive economies and more sustainable towns and cities.
P.E.I. has largely avoided COVID-19 so far and wants to keep that streak, and its citizens, alive. Even if plate-shaming conduct is thus understandable, it is especially striking given that the Island has long cultivated a reputation for being friendly and welcoming to visitors.
Millennials – typically defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 – have gotten a lot of press, both positive and negative.
The U.S. airline industry has generally faced two obstacles in enticing more people to fly: fear and fares.
The number of Australian citizens and residents allowed to return to Australia each week is to be cut to 4175, after agreement by national cabinet on Friday.
Despite unrelenting pressures from passenger rights advocates, intense media scrutiny and strident demands from passengers, Canadian airlines have remained largely immutable in refusing to issue cash refunds for cancelled flights.
James Higham, University of Otago Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed. While New Zealand’s handling of the pandemic has been hailed as a global masterclass, and the prospect of travel bubbles promoted as a way to restart the tourism economy and save jobs, it is clear there is no quick fix. The inherent dangers of reinfection from travel to and from countries with uncontrolled community transition, and the challenge of protecting New Zealand’s borders, mean international tourism is grounded for the time being. Nevertheless, planning for recovery is underway. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) wants to restore confidence and restart tourism without delay. The European Union recently opened its borders to travellers from certain countries, including New Zealand. But the proposed trans-Tasman and Pacific bubbles will likely be among the first safe international travel zones in the world. A Tasman-Pacific bubble …
Does the road out of lockdown look like a motorway or a cycle path? With the UK government announcing a rental e-scooter trial in cities nationwide, it’s possible that the transport system we had before the pandemic will begin to look quite different from the one we had before.
Aside from the kind people and the excellent public services, Sweden features its natural scenic sights and unique architecture. The fact that it’s one of the best places to see the northern lights puts the country in everyone’s bucket list. And sure, like any reasonable tourist, when you get there, you’ll tend to stay in a simple hotel and spend money on the attractions instead. But this landscape hotel in Harads will let you feel differently about choosing to stay in luxury hotels. The Treehotel will let you stay in rooms where you can enjoy both the country’s views and its unique architecture. You will surely feel at home here while you’re away from all the noise of your busy life. Here, you can choose to stay in various themed rooms, like the ones below, where you can enjoy the northern lights. The Mirrorcube The Mirrorcube is exactly as it reads–a cube with walls made of mirrors. A tree trunk is enclosed by an aluminum frame and grows through the room. The interior is boarded …