Day: February 6, 2021

The Implications Of The Pandemic On Travel Today

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Journalists and travel bloggers are questioning how to talk about travel these days and whether to talk about it at all. Social media users are shying away from posting their locations in fear of being shamed. In the meantime, the travel industry continues to struggle and is experiencing the largest downturn in its history

After months of stay-at-home orders, many people have slowly started reuniting with their loved ones, getting out of their hometowns and visiting tourist sites. Some would consider this irresponsible behavior that can put thousands of people at risk. 

So, is it bad to travel and promote traveling these days? As I’ve realized while browsing articles on this topic, the answer is complicated and comes with numerous caveats.

My company has over 250,000 travel partners, and each of them has

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Nicola Sturgeon lockdown review today on quarantine, travel and schools

Video: Nicola Sturgeon responds to vaccine rollout criticism

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Scotland is facing tighter rules on quarantine and travel in a review of the country’s lockdown restrictions.

Nicola Sturgeon will outline what changes are being made in a statement at the Scottish Parliament around 2pm.

Yesterday, she signalled there will be no easing off until mid February at the earliest while Covid-19 continues to spread in high numbers.

Instead, the First Minister is expected to set out tweaks to the rules and the latest details for parents, teachers and pupils who have been dealing with remote learning since the winter break.

At her last briefing, Sturgeon said “lockdown is working” with the number of infections falling.

But she added: “That said, case numbers are still high, too high, much higher than we would want them to be, so we need to get them down further – then

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Hawaii visitors happy with trips despite virus restrictions

HONOLULU (AP) — A survey conducted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority has found that visitors to the islands between late December and early January were pleased despite limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.



a group of people sitting at a beach: Waikiki (October 20, 2020)


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Waikiki (October 20, 2020)

A majority of visitors who traveled to Hawaii from the continental U.S. said their pre-travel testing through the Hawaii Safe Travels program went smoothly.

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Nearly 90% of visitors surveyed reported their visits were “excellent.”

The survey conducted between Dec. 21 and Jan. 4 gauged visitor experiences with the state-operated Safe Travels program and overall trip satisfaction.

Among those who said they were unhappy with their trips, 39% said their dissatisfaction was rooted in a lack of available activities in the midst of the pandemic.

Only 29% of respondents claimed they were able to do everything they hoped for during their trips, with the majority citing

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Canada’s COVID rules on leisure travel weighing on business, say industry officials

By Allison Lampert and Rod Nickel

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s move to limit inbound flights to four major airports as it seeks to curb the spread of COVID-19 from leisure travel is spilling over to business trips and fueling uncertainty which could delay economic recovery, industry executives said.

Canada, which already has some of the world’s toughest travel and quarantine rules, plans to introduce restrictions such as mandatory airport COVID-19 tests and hotel quarantines for up to three days.

Directing flights to four airports — Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver — which started Thursday, has created headaches for some companies in smaller cities.

Separately, the hotel quarantines, which were announced last week but await the drafting of formal rules, are creating uncertainty among essential business travelers who normally do not have to self-isolate.

“This kind of approach with business travel is going to hamper our efforts to rebound,” said Anthony

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