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Israel tourism begins reopening as country emerges from lockdown | News

Israel tourism begins reopening as country emerges from lockdown | News

With around 4.3 million people having received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, Israel is currently preparing to reopen its economy. As locals return to cultural events, mall shopping, museums and gyms, the domestic tourism sector is slowly returning. Rural accommodation (zimmers) is now joined by hotels in opening under coronavirus restrictions. The […]

WTTC urges UK government to lead international reopening of tourism | News

WTTC urges UK government to lead international reopening of tourism | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has sent an open letter to UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to support its recovery plan for the travel sector. It comes ahead of an expected announcement on Monday about a roadmap out of lockdown and for lifting restrictions. The WTTC letter lays out four key […]

Hawaii’s Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing + more Hawaii tourism reopening news

Hawaii's Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing + more Hawaii tourism reopening news

We’re just nine days from the October 15th start of the pre-travel testing program, yet, there’s still quite a bit of chaos around it. Yesterday, some new answers emerged, but new questions developed, too. Hawaii’s Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing program Governor Ige has given each island county the option to opt out […]

South Africa Tourism welcomes reopening of borders | News

South Africa Tourism welcomes reopening of borders | News

South Africa has partially reopened its borders to international borders. The move follows a decision from president Cyril Ramaphosa that the country would be moving to alert level one from today, thus opening up international borders for selected countries. South Africa has developed a risk categorisation model for different countries. High risk countries are those […]

Uncertainty surrounds Hawaii’s pending tourism reopening

Uncertainty surrounds Hawaii's pending tourism reopening

Last week’s announcement of reopening Hawaii tourism starting October 15th with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result has mostly been met with optimism. Still, there’s a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the plans and the future of Hawaii tourism. Hawaii’s testing plan needs more details. Some important details of the pre-travel testing plan have been […]

UNWTO reports gradual reopening of global borders to tourism | News

Travel industry seeks further support in upcoming Budget | News

A majority of destinations around the world have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in view of the development of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the Covid-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global Review for Tourism from the UNWTO confirms the ongoing trend towards the […]

El Palace Barcelona unveils reopening activities | News

El Palace Barcelona unveils reopening activities | News

El Palace Barcelona has announced a series of culinary, wellness and leisure activities taking place on the panoramic Rooftop Garden as the hotel reopens next week. Inspired by the Barcelona of the twenties and its sumptuous gardens, the garden is a 1,500m2 oasis with more than fifty species of plants, fountains, pergolas and a swimming […]

IATA calls for closer European coordination on border reopening | News

IATA calls for closer European coordination on border reopening | News

The International Air Transport Association has urged European governments to coordinate efforts to lift border restrictions and find alternatives to quarantine measures in order to avoid further economic damage. The call comes as part of an update on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on air passenger numbers, employment and economies across the region. Although […]

Global borders slowly reopening UNWTO research reveals | News

Global borders slowly reopening UNWTO research reveals | News

The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease Covid-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality. According to the latest analysis from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), some 40 per cent of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on […]

Questions remain about the future of reopening Hawaii tourism during COVID-19

Questions remain about the future of reopening Hawaii tourism during COVID-19

While we await the details of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing, many questions remain. Here are the latest updates from Hawaii’s officials along with questions many of our readers have. Hawaii is experiencing record high COVID-19 cases For three days in a row last week, Hawaii recorded new record high numbers of COVID-19 cases. The highest daily […]

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