Articles tagged “olympics”

Tourism

Spectatorless Tokyo Olympics May Offer Climate Change Lessons for Green Tourism

The relative quiet in Tokyo over the next few weeks for the Olympic Games will be closely watched for what the loss of crowds means for the environment — and travel's future, pehaps.

Spectatorless Tokyo Olympics May Offer Climate Change Lessons for Green Tourism

Business Travel

U.S. CDC Eases Recommendations on Travel to 110 Countries and Territories

The CDC's recommendations are still somewhat confused, but the easing of these restrictions is a big step in the travel recovery.

U.S. CDC Eases Recommendations on Travel to 110 Countries and Territories

Tourism

Tokyo Doctors Call for Cancellation of Summer Olympics

Pressure to contain the virus ahead of the Olympics is enormous, but only 3 percent of Japanese are vaccinated. In a bad omen, the World Economic Forum has canceled a planned August meeting in Singapore.

Tokyo Doctors Call for Cancellation of Summer Olympics

Tourism

Tokyo Olympics Bans International Travelers From Summer Games

Postponing the Games was dramatic, and the empty stands will only highlight that fact. But we've seen over the last year that you can still have compelling and safe competitions under controlled conditions, which is much a better thing than an international superspreader event.

Tokyo Olympics Bans International Travelers From Summer Games

Tourism

Japan to Ban Foreign Spectators From Tokyo Olympics

An official announcement may still be weeks away, but a ban on foreign visitors is likely. The move would undermine more than a dozen years of Japanese effort to boost its international tourism. But the decision would be a sensible one under the circumstances.

Japan to Ban Foreign Spectators From Tokyo Olympics

Tourism

Japan Weighs Ban on Overseas Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics games are set to begin in less than five months, but the spread of new coronavirus variants worldwide is worrying organizers. A ban would disappoint hundreds of thousands of expected spectators, but might be a good public health decision.

Japan Weighs Ban on Overseas Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

Tourism

Paris Has ‘Solutions’ to Host 2024 Olympics if Coronavirus Crisis Persists

Paris is not letting the coronavirus pandemic stop it from hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, even as questions remain whether the delayed 2020 Tokyo games will go forward this summer.

Paris Has ‘Solutions’ to Host 2024 Olympics if Coronavirus Crisis Persists

Tourism

Japan’s Second Covid Wave Puts Smaller Travel Agencies in Peril

A second wave in Japan puts its tourism members on a joyless rollercoaster ride. Small inbound travel specialists especially are hanging by a thread. Huddling together for strength and inspiration is a good idea.

Japan’s Second Covid Wave Puts Smaller Travel Agencies in Peril

Overtourism

Has Postponing the Summer Olympics Stifled Japan’s Ambitious Tourism Plans?

This was supposed to be the year when Japan's dedicated tourism push came to fruition with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. But even with the postponement — and all the uncertainty — of the Games until 2021, the tourism groundwork laid by Japan is still likely to bear fruit.

Has Postponing the Summer Olympics Stifled Japan’s Ambitious Tourism Plans?

Tourism

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

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

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