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The latest tourism and destination news from around the world. Read exclusive interviews with leaders, see the latest marketing campaigns, and understand the bigger issues like coronavirus recovery and destination development.

Coronavirus

581 Days Later, It’s Time to Travel

The travel industry's pandemic interregnum period is over. We have gained so much in what we lost.

581 Days Later, It’s Time to Travel

Tourism

Reviving Cape Verde Tourism Is Key Issue in West African Achipelago’s Election

Voters turned out Sunday for the presidential election in Cape Verde to pick the candidate they believe will be the best to lead the country's Covid-decimated tourism economy back from the pandemic. It won't be the last election focused on Covid and a tourism revival.

Reviving Cape Verde Tourism Is Key Issue in West African Achipelago’s Election

Tourism

World’s Longest Locked-Down City, Melbourne, Starts to Lift Restrictions

Six lockdowns, 262 days. This one for the record books is nothing anybody in this Oz city of five million is particularly proud of. Restrictions start to lift on October 22, and the city is cheering as it waits for the return of visitors and normal.

World’s Longest Locked-Down City, Melbourne, Starts to Lift Restrictions

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
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Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

For the historically minded traveler, Azerbaijan is a melting pot of culturally diverse influences to explore and experience, many of them little known to first-time visitors.

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

Coronavirus

U.S. Will Reopen to Vaccinated International Air and Land Travelers Starting November 8

Welcome news for the industry with a firm date in place now. Let the bookings commence.

U.S. Will Reopen to Vaccinated International Air and Land Travelers Starting November 8

Coronavirus

Sydney Takes First Steps to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers From November 1

Australia's closed-off response to Covid-19 has spared it the massive death count other countries have seen, and a successful vaccination policy for locals and visitors alike could make it the model for future responses.

Sydney Takes First Steps to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers From November 1

Tourism

Vaccinated Visitors to UK Will No Longer Have to Take Pricey PCR Covid Tests

One less piece of red tape is being removed for fully vaccinated travelers to the UK. Not only is it good for tourism, but it means more money in visitors' wallets to spend in-country rather than on super expensive tests.

Vaccinated Visitors to UK Will No Longer Have to Take Pricey PCR Covid Tests

Tourism

U.S. to Reopen Canada, Mexico Land Crossings for Vaccinated Travelers

Two of the world's busiest border crossings will soon get back to business, reopening the world to hundreds of thousands of vaccinated people a day who are traveling for pleasure, work, and family.

U.S. to Reopen Canada, Mexico Land Crossings for Vaccinated Travelers

Tourism

Bali’s Limited Reopening Leaves Surf Schools Stoked

Surf tourism is big business in Bali. Even a partial lifting of restrictions will help fill the waters with surfers, and local coffers with tourism dollars.

Bali’s Limited Reopening Leaves Surf Schools Stoked

Tourism

Little Progress This Year on Vaccine Equity Bodes Poorly for Full Tourism Recovery

The pharmaceutical companies can afford to be selfish and put profit before community. But the travel industry can't, whether it realizes it or not.

Little Progress This Year on Vaccine Equity Bodes Poorly for Full Tourism Recovery

Tourism

Indigenous Tourism Forms a Long Overdue Americas Collaborative to Boost Opportunities

The pandemic has spurred an over-abundance of initiatives across the travel industry, but this one certainly ranks among the most promising to date.

Indigenous Tourism Forms a Long Overdue Americas Collaborative to Boost Opportunities