Articles tagged “domestic tourism”

Critics Fear Japan’s Domestic Tourism Campaign Will Cause Infection Spike

Critics Fear Japan’s Domestic Tourism Campaign Will Cause Infection Spike

Christopher Gallagher, Reuters

The Japanese government wants people to travel domestically to get the economy rolling again — but regional officials say it's too much too soon.

1 month ago

Public Health Be Damned — Domestic U.S. Tourists Flout Quarantine and Mask Orders

Public Health Be Damned — Domestic U.S. Tourists Flout Quarantine and Mask Orders

Andrew Hay, Reuters

Tourist spots across the U.S. are finding that visitors have little interest in following public health advice.

1 month ago

American Airlines Warns Flights May Be More Crowded in July

American Airlines Warns Flights May Be More Crowded in July

Sanjana Shivdas, Tracy Rucinski, and David Shepardson, Reuters

In a sign of recovering domestic tourism, American Airlines will no longer restrict the number of seats sold on flights beginning July 1.

2 months ago

Virus-Free Vietnam and New Zealand See Different Domestic Tourism Rebounds

Virus-Free Vietnam and New Zealand See Different Domestic Tourism Rebounds

Kanupriya Kapoor and Khanh Vu, Reuters

In mid-2020, virus-free is an enviable way to be. But it doesn't necessarily mean tourism will rebound easily. Vietnam and New Zealand provide two opposing case studies.

2 months ago

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to Ask Visitors From Several States to Self-Quarantine

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to Ask Visitors From Several States to Self-Quarantine

Peter Szekely and Jonathan Allen, Reuters

The policy also applies to New Yorkers who travel to one of these states and then return home. Those states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.

2 months ago

Spain to Support Tourism With $5 Billion in Aid

Spain to Support Tourism With $5 Billion in Aid

Inti Landauro, Reuters

The most notable parts of Spain's package are nearly $1 billion (€859 million) in loans to subsidize the digitization and modernization of tourism businesses, plus a moratorium on mortgage-loan payments for some travel companies.

2 months ago

Thailand to Spend $722 Million to Reward Health Workers With Cheaper Domestic Travel

Thailand to Spend $722 Million to Reward Health Workers With Cheaper Domestic Travel

Orathai Sriring and Panarat Thepgumpanat, Reuters

What a great idea! The Thai government will reward 1.2 million medical workers and health volunteers with subsidies to pay for domestic trips, including for hotel rooms, meals, and train rides.

2 months ago

Australian States in Row Over Opening Borders for Domestic Tourism

Australian States in Row Over Opening Borders for Domestic Tourism

Colin Packham, Reuters

With the majority of state and territory border closures still in place, getting domestic tourism in Australia to pick up again remains difficult, let alone opening the national borders for international travel.

3 months ago

Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening

Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Astonishingly, Vietnam is the success story in Southeast Asia in the battle with coronavirus. Domestic travel is now kickstarting recovery, while so-called travel bubbles allowing travel with China and South Korea are in the air.

3 months ago

The Winners & Losers of a Staycation World Ahead

The Winners & Losers of a Staycation World Ahead

Rafat Ali, Skift

If domestic travel is the first to come back and stays like that for a while, which countries stand to benefit?

3 months ago

China’s Travel Players Stepping Out of Coronavirus Crisis With Renewed Local Focus

China’s Travel Players Stepping Out of Coronavirus Crisis With Renewed Local Focus

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

China’s recovery will be closely watched by travel industry players worldwide for lessons on how to move past a business disruption of this magnitude.

4 months ago

Chinese Travelers Vacation Close to Home After Coronavirus Brought Under Control

Chinese Travelers Vacation Close to Home After Coronavirus Brought Under Control

Se Young Lee and Stella Qiu, Reuters

In the longer run, will the prospect of being quarantined upon their return from overseas holidays deter Chinese travelers from venturing abroad?

4 months ago