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UK to Remove Last 7 Countries From Travel ‘Red List’ Requiring Quarantines

The long nightmare for travelers is over for hotel-quarantine hell in the UK. But officials say they reserve the right to toss countries back on to its red list.

UK to Remove Last 7 Countries From Travel ‘Red List’ Requiring Quarantines

Coronavirus

The Problem With Vaccinated Travel Lanes

It’s time for Singapore — and others taking a more step-by-step approach to reopening — to show a little more boldness on travel.  Stop "picking winners" and skewing the market.

The Problem With Vaccinated Travel Lanes

Tourism

Doha Quickly Comes of Age Ahead of World Cup 2022

The World Cup is a forcing factor for an incredible amount of change in a short time for Doha. Qatar has succeeded in opening up a bit, bringing culture and hospitality front and center, and drawing from interesting global references. But as the country careens toward its deadline, it also needs to make sure the customer experience of getting into the country is up to standard.

Doha Quickly Comes of Age Ahead of World Cup 2022

Tourism

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

Countries like the U.S. issuing passports with a new gender marker is a powerful acknowledgment that people who don't identify as male or female are becoming more prominent in the world.

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport
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Tourism

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

Tourism

Cuba Will Now Welcome Tourists With Vaccine Proof or Covid PCR Test

Eleven percent of Cuba's GDP in 2019 came from tourism. A full recovery isn't expected this year, but loosening its particularly tight restrictions starting on November 15 is a start.

Cuba Will Now Welcome Tourists With Vaccine Proof or Covid PCR Test

Hotels

Hoteliers Annoyed by Israel’s Booster Requirement on Foreign Travelers

Israel's vaccine booster requirement on international travelers knocks the country's travel recovery potential back significantly. The Israeli travel sector will continue to struggle until the rules are changed or booster shots become widely available to the general population.

Hoteliers Annoyed by Israel’s Booster Requirement on Foreign Travelers

Tour Operators

China Limits Travel Amid New Case Surge Tied to Tour Groups

China's tough crackdown measures on new coronavirus cases is yet another recovery setback for the country's travel sector after two prior downturns this year. A new mitigation strategy, particularly with the country's high vaccination rate, is needed for businesses to survive.

China Limits Travel Amid New Case Surge Tied to Tour Groups

Tourism

Thailand to Lift Mandatory Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors From 46 Countries

Thailand — like many tourism-dependent destinations — has been hit hard by Covid, so lifting quarantine requirements for large numbers of vaccinated visitors will undoubtedly provide a significant boost to its economy.

Thailand to Lift Mandatory Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors From 46 Countries

Tourism

Oregon’s Animated Tourism Ad Is An Antidote for the Pandemic Fatigued

Some of it may be aspirational, but Travel Oregon's ad is hitting the right notes at a time when we're all looking to feel the magic of travel again.

Oregon’s Animated Tourism Ad Is An Antidote for the Pandemic Fatigued

Tourism

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Sees International Arrivals as Key to Full Recovery

As the U.S. prepares to reopen fully to the vaxxed, Los Angeles is seeing signs of demand from Canada, the UK and even Australia — proof that one of America's most popular cities is far from dead.

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Sees International Arrivals as Key to Full Recovery

Tourism

Singapore Expands Quarantine-Free Arrivals Despite Record Covid Cases

Singapore is playing a balancing act: Reopening the city-state wider to international travelers while Covid cases are spiking. It's a delicate test to revive the tourism and business economies.

Singapore Expands Quarantine-Free Arrivals Despite Record Covid Cases