Articles tagged “travel bans”

Tourism

Behind the Japanese Tourism Industry’s Campaign to Reopen the Country

After months of pressure from businesses reliant on tourism, the Japanese government is finally beginning to loosen restrictions. The prime minister is also facing an election in July. So there's that.

Behind the Japanese Tourism Industry’s Campaign to Reopen the Country

Tourism

France to Back Ski Resorts Hurting From British Tourists Ban

Urban destinations in France may be miffed by the government's vow to push domestic tourists toward the slopes to make up for the loss of UK skiers. But you can't please everyone.

France to Back Ski Resorts Hurting From British Tourists Ban

Coronavirus

UK Will Lift Travel Ban on Southern Africa on Wednesday

Common sense prevails — at least, until the next variant. It's positive news for the safari industry, and for South Africa in particular, which has borne the brunt of multiple discriminatory bans from U.S. and UK governments since the start of the pandemic.

UK Will Lift Travel Ban on Southern Africa on Wednesday

Tourism

UN Secretary-General Rips Covid Border Restrictions as ‘Travel Apartheid’

Pressure is mounting against re-instituting travel bans, underscoring the idea that those restrictions are just not effective. Antonio Guterres, from his high perch at the United Nations, is the latest world official to call out border closings and to make a plea for smarter, more equitable alternatives.

UN Secretary-General Rips Covid Border Restrictions as ‘Travel Apartheid’

Coronavirus

Hotel Industry Faces Omicron Variant With Concerns About Travel Bans

We’re still weeks away from knowing just how much of an impact the Omicron variant will have on the travel industry. But companies can already discern just how much of a role government can have in altering the course of recovery.

Hotel Industry Faces Omicron Variant With Concerns About Travel Bans

Coronavirus

Omicron Variant Ushers in Global Wave of Travel Bans on Southern Africa

Omicron can be a brutal setback for the travel industry, but tough mitigation decisions like closed borders can buy countries time to evaluate the variant and mitigate against a potentially brutal winter surge of new cases.

Omicron Variant Ushers in Global Wave of Travel Bans on Southern Africa

Coronavirus

U.S. Commerce Secretary Dodges on Details for How to Help Hotels Revive International Travel

U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo hears your concerns, hotel industry. But how about some action? Until U.S. authorities outline a clear path to reviving key global business travel corridors, many sleepless nights are ahead, wondering what happens after Labor Day when leisure travel dissipates.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Dodges on Details for How to Help Hotels Revive International Travel

Tourism

Canada Extends Travel Ban Despite High Vaccination Rates

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn't want to risk new Covid spikes, and who can blame him? Just about every travel and tourism company in existence.

Canada Extends Travel Ban Despite High Vaccination Rates

Coronavirus

U.S. Will Issue ‘Do Not Travel’ Warnings to Most Countries Around the World

Summer won't be so great for hotels or airlines catering to foreign travelers. In the eyes of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccinated Americans may be safe to travel domestically, but there's a long way to go before a bulk of international travel gets the green light.

U.S. Will Issue ‘Do Not Travel’ Warnings to Most Countries Around the World

Coronavirus

Biden Will Not Follow Through on Trump Plan to Lift Travel Bans for Europe, UK and Brazil

The question should now be: Does anybody really want to travel to the U.S. when Covid cases are off the charts?

Biden Will Not Follow Through on Trump Plan to Lift Travel Bans for Europe, UK and Brazil