Articles tagged “politics”

Coronavirus

Australia Opens Borders to Some Vaccinated Foreign Visitors

Nearly two years into the pandemic, Australia is still fine taking things one step at a time.

Australia Opens Borders to Some Vaccinated Foreign Visitors

Airlines

UK Airlines Want Less Covid Testing and More Government Support

Passengers may not mind so much the testing if the process wasn't so sloppy and haphazard. Nearly 20 months into this pandemic, you'd think the government would make it easier to comply with safety measures.

UK Airlines Want Less Covid Testing and More Government Support

Tourism

Russian Tourism Authority Wants You to Travel Like a Putin

While it is easier to take a wilderness vacation when you're an autocratic leader with all the levers of power at your disposal, a pre-packaged tour with an official government endorsement offers a certain sense of security as well.

Russian Tourism Authority Wants You to Travel Like a Putin

Airlines

American and Southwest Support Federal Vaccine Mandate, Reject Texas Gov.

The more airline employees and passengers that get vaccinated, the fewer people who will get sick or die. That's good for public health and good for business.

American and Southwest Support Federal Vaccine Mandate, Reject Texas Gov.

Tourism

The Key to Hawaii Tourism’s Future Rests With State Elections in 2022

Tackling overtourism and committing to sustainable growth requires new public policy and support from the top layers of government. For Hawaii, that opportunity could come next August.

The Key to Hawaii Tourism’s Future Rests With State Elections in 2022

Coronavirus

U.S. Considers Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers

Vaccine requirements are a no-brainer to reopen U.S. borders to the rest of the world. But don't expect this to happen overnight — the Delta variant is still a major headwind and concern to those who have to approve any kind of reopening.

U.S. Considers Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers

Tourism

As the Great Barrier Reef Dies, Australia Pressures UNESCO to Say It’s Not in Danger

The Great Barrier Reef is dying exactly because of action the current Australian government is taking in an attempt to deny it is in danger. Australian tourism boards, airlines, hotels, and tour operators need to be vocal before it's too late.

As the Great Barrier Reef Dies, Australia Pressures UNESCO to Say It’s Not in Danger

Coronavirus

Cruise Lines Can Enforce CDC Covid Safety Regulations: U.S. Appeals Court

Cruise companies and passengers don't want vaccine deniers ruining their vacations. Thank goodness the latest rulings give them space to declare a bit of freedom from political posturing and the tyranny of the selfish traveler.

Cruise Lines Can Enforce CDC Covid Safety Regulations: U.S. Appeals Court

Airlines

Europe Targets Airlines for Ambitious Climate Fixes

This is so far away from actually happening, but governments and airlines should begin better preparing travelers to pay the true cost of airline travel.

Europe Targets Airlines for Ambitious Climate Fixes

Tourism

U.S. Faces Growing Pressure in D.C. to Ease Travel Restrictions

Despite leading the way with so many digital health passport trials, it's ironic that U.S. borders are mostly staying closed because of the uncertainty around tracking who's vaccinated.

U.S. Faces Growing Pressure in D.C. to Ease Travel Restrictions