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Spain’s Tourism Sector Faces Three Concurrent Crises

Spain’s Tourism Sector Faces Three Concurrent Crises

Stephen Burgen, The Guardian

Even before Spain went into a strict lockdown, the hotel and tourism sector had already been through a lot. Now, it faces a three-pronged recovery.

2 weeks ago

Tourist-Free Venice Sees Nature Take Back the City

Tourist-Free Venice Sees Nature Take Back the City

John Brunton, The Guardian

What a difference a few weeks makes. Tourist-ridden Venice is now seeing a resurgence of natural life.

2 weeks ago

Travelers Race Home Amid Flurry of Worldwide Border Closures and Flight Warnings

Travelers Race Home Amid Flurry of Worldwide Border Closures and Flight Warnings

Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian

After this last-minute spike in border movements as people rush to return home, the world of travel will become a deafeningly silent place.

3 weeks ago

What You Can Learn From This Tourism Exec in Lockdown in Italy

What You Can Learn From This Tourism Exec in Lockdown in Italy

Lesley Pritikin, Skift

Be in it. Don't be afraid to feel what's going on around you. And don't try to play the business-as-usual approach. Nothing about these days are that. Don't pretend to have all the answers.

3 weeks ago

World Hunkering Down Puts Sharper Focus on Eerie Halt to Travel

World Hunkering Down Puts Sharper Focus on Eerie Halt to Travel

Chris Blake, Associated Press

Hopefully the drastic disruptions to life and travel of millions of people worldwide will translate to quicker containment of the virus spread and recovery of the tourism sector. It’s going be a quiet few weeks ahead for travel.

3 weeks ago

European Travel Giant TUI Suspends Most Operations Over Virus

European Travel Giant TUI Suspends Most Operations Over Virus

Associated Press

The travel mood of the world has changed. With constantly evolving travel restrictions as well as closures of country borders and attractions due to the coronavirus pandemic, it only makes sense for tour companies to suspend operations for the time being.

3 weeks ago

Spain Will Restrict Travel Starting Monday and Close Hotels and Restaurants Immediately

Spain Will Restrict Travel Starting Monday and Close Hotels and Restaurants Immediately

Aritz Parra and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press

Expect this to roll out across other European countries in the coming days.

3 weeks ago

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press

In line with his past track record, President Trump issued his EU travel ban unilaterally. These times call for cooperation, but that's not what is happening.

3 weeks ago

Italy Expands Travel Restrictions to Entire Country

Italy Expands Travel Restrictions to Entire Country

Reuters

It took less than two days for Italy to move from partial to complete travel restrictions in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

4 weeks ago

Italy Quarantine Bans Travel for 16 Million People in the North

Italy Quarantine Bans Travel for 16 Million People in the North

Paolo Santalucia and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Will the Chinese solution -- massive quarantine -- become the default of governments attempting to halt the spread of covid-19?

4 weeks ago

Up All Night, Searching for the Lights: A Finnish Hotel’s Aurora Watcher

Up All Night, Searching for the Lights: A Finnish Hotel’s Aurora Watcher

Danielle Hyams, Skift

Overnight shifts are usually bemoaned by those who work them, but that's not the case for Mikko Anetjärvi. He spends his nights on the lookout for something many of us only dream of seeing.

4 weeks ago

Virus Fear Empties Overcrowded Venice of Tourists

Virus Fear Empties Overcrowded Venice of Tourists

Francisco Seco, Associated Press

While the virus threat will eventually subside and tourists will throng its streets again, Venice still has to grapple with a long-term, existential challenge that is climate change.

1 month ago