In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. This single announcement has changed our lives drastically. For our safety, we were advised to stay inside our homes, which makes perfect sense as the virus is highly contagious. Just a few minutes of contact with an infected person or a carrier could expose a person to the virus. A factor why COVID-19 keeps spreading is that most of the time, the virus is transmitted unknowingly. A person could be asymptomatic and yet highly contagious. This is why a travel ban and certain travel restrictions are being imposed, not only in the United States but also in almost every corner of the earth. On their website, the USA Department of State advises against travel to a long list of foreign countries. American citizens are either totally barred, restricted, or conditionally allowed to travel to a foreign country, depending on the situation in the country they wish to visit. There will be no travel for Americans into 54 countries including China, Brazil, …
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.
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.
Next to our dream supercars, Lamborghini is building luxury yachts, starting with this new $3.4 million model that it calls the “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63”.
The Philippines is one of seven countries recently named “Rising Stars in Travel”–countries with the potential to become major travel destinations, post-COVID.