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The window for the final round of testing of Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered spacecraft opens later this week as the company inches toward commercial flights.
Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday without being required to self-quarantine upon arrival.
Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers.
Despite statewide coronavirus guidelines, U-pick farms have not had to change operations too much over the summer – especially as of this week when Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidelines for agritourism businesses in Phase 2 counties, which includes Spokane County.
Concerns over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections brought on by returning vacationers are wreaking havoc across Europe's tourism industry, particularly in Spain, following Britain's effective ban on travel to the country.
Quarantine has been difficult on the chronically restless among us, especially those who have turned an inability to sit still into a profession such as travel writers like yours truly.
Ashley Talarico had been planning her Aug. 31 trip to Italy for a long time. Pat Talarico is Ashley’s father-in-law, and his family is from the southern Italian village of Positano. Other than a trip Pat took as a young boy that he only remembers from stories and pictures, he has not visited.
For florist Laura Gomez and many other Barcelona residents, the COVID-19 pandemic has one silver lining, amid all the death and suffering. For the first time in decades, locals won’t feel outnumbered by the throngs of foreign visitors that flood Spain’s top tourist destination each summer.
More than 35 events were canceled because of COVID-19, resulting in 30,000 vacant hotel rooms and $21 million in lost tourism revenue, according to Visit Spokane.
The Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa is known for its boisterous parties. Each summer, thousands of young foreign tourists pack the dance floors of its nightlife district after a day at the beach.
The armed rangers set off at dusk in pursuit of poachers. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new alertness, and a new fear. With tourists gone and their money, too, protecting endangered wildlife like black rhinos has become that much more challenging.
Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism.
The battered global tourism industry is facing unprecedented uncertainty in the wake of the new coronavirus.
It didn’t take long for the Washington Tourism Alliance to ramp up its support of small businesses once the coronavirus pandemic put a hold on the tourism industry.
From Cape Cod to California, festivals are being nixed, businesses in tourist havens are looking at empty reservation books, and people who have been cooped up through a dismal spring are worrying summer will bring just more of the same.
The European Union says its vaunted tourist industry is facing “staggering” figures of decline because of the coronavirus crisis and the bloc’s internal market commissioner wants the sector to be first in line when it comes to recovery funds.
As governments across the world implement social distancing efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, in some cities, bars, restaurants and other public spaces have been ordered to close. That leaves self-quarantined people with a lot of free time and nowhere to go. Here’s a list of a few places travelers can tour – without having to leave the couch.
SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year.
Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the U.S. The company said this week it will break ground on its first hotel later this year in Phoenix.
The Trump administration on Thursday imposed new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,“ in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship.