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    THAILAND is offering £70 hotel rooms from just 70p, in the latest bid to encourage tourists to return. Phuket, one of the most popular tourist resorts, has launched a "one-night, one-dollar" scheme for a number of hotels in the region. 4Hotels across Thailand are on sale for as little as 70p next monthCredit: Getty The rooms would usually cost from...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Canadian snowbirds, who have traditionally flocked down to South Florida to escape the harsh winter weather, opted to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the impact was felt by South Florida motel and hotel operators. Hotel operators said Canadian tourists were hard to find during the winter season in Broward County, especially in Hollywood, where...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Memorial Day Weekend, the first celebrated holiday since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, brought hundreds of tourists to Miami Beach, along with a heavy police presence. “It’s good. Not so crowded as I expected it to be,” said Nisbel, from Tampa. READ MORE: Orlando Boy, 6, On Life Support After Being Trapped In Garage Gate On...
    A Democratic lawmaker on the southern border called on the Biden administration to reopen all crossings to nonessential travelers immediately. Approximately 150 businesses in the Texas border town of Laredo have been forced to close in the 14 months since all ports of entry stopped allowing travelers from Mexico, Rep. Henry Cuellar told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a...
    BRITS are still having to pay up to £120 for Covid tests when heading to Greece on holiday. However, the country is now "flooded" with French tourists who get the required PCR tests for free. 5Brits are still having to pay hundreds for Covid tests, unlike other countriesCredit: w8media Airlines and airports have been calling for Covid tests to be...
    Ah, Bali. Land of holy temples, age-old traditions, beaches and jungles — and hordes of influencers in flowing white clothing. The vacation hotspot is one of 17,000 islands that makes up Indonesia, the largest archipelago in the world. Its verdant rice terraces and Hindu temples define its landscape and make it catnip for the Instagrammers and tourists who flock to...
    You might regret buying too many souvenirs. Courtesy of Kayleigh Price As a former Disney World employee, I've discovered a few ways to save money in the parks. You don't need to buy expensive bottles of water or multiple refillable popcorn buckets. Parking, fancy resorts, and impulse souvenirs can also add unnecessary costs to the vacation.  Visit Insider's...
    PORTUGAL has announced the new Covid rules for holidaymakers visiting the beach this summer - and rule-breakers face €100 (£86) fines. Thousands of Brits have flocked to the country this week, with the holiday ban lifted on Monday and Portugal one of the few green list countries. 4Tourists face fines up to €100 on the beach in Portugal this summer...
    FULLY vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit Europe for the first time since the pandemic under a new plan. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal from May 3 to loosen the criteria to determine "safe" countries and to let in fully vaccinated tourists from elsewhere. 1Naples, Italy - July 28, 2015: Narrow street...
    The EU's travel plan Anyone who has received their final dose of an EU-approved vaccine at least two weeks beforehand can travel. This includes all of the vaccines approved in the US. Children who have not yet had a vaccine can enter with their parents if they provide a negative test. EU expected to produce a 'green list'...
    The Japanese billionaire who purchased a trip around the moon in 2023 aboard SpaceX's Starship has paid for a separate flight to the International Space Station this coming December. Yusaku Maezawa, 45, an online fashion tycoon, made headlines in 2019 when he launched a search for a female companion to accompany him during the lunar mission – but the request...
    Police are seeking this man wearing a No. 9 sports jersey in the shooting A Rhode Island woman has told how she collapsed in a pool of blood after she was shot at random in Times Square yesterday by a gunman who also wounded another woman and a four-year-old child.  The NYPD have released the first pictures of the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Eligibility expands in New York to try to get things back to a sense of normal.Now, tourists coming into the Big Apple can also get their shots in the city, and that's just one part of the efforts to get more people vaccinated this weekend. Welcome to New York, your vaccine is waiting for you!Well...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed stationing COVID-19 vaccination sites at popular attractions for tourists across the Big Apple. Doses of the Johnson & Johnson shot would be given out of vans at these locations, including to people from outside the state, de Blasio said during a Thursday press conference. The Democratic mayor called the proposal "a positive...
    Italy is getting ready to welcome tourists back.  Earlier this week, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the country plans to release a pass allowing some tourists to travel around Italy by mid-May.  "Italy is ready to welcome back the world," Draghi said during a press conference after a meeting of G-20 tourism ministers this week.  Italy’s travel pass will...
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    MALTA could be one of the few holiday options open to Brits this summer, if it is added to the UK's green list. The full list of destinations included in the traffic light scheme is expected to be announced this week, with hopes that some European countries could be deemed low-risk. 4Malta holidays may be the first to go ahead...
    Los Angeles County is seeing new signs of a resurgent economy, with plummeting coronavirus cases allowing for a faster-than-expected reopening of bars and expanded capacity for restaurants and other businesses. In progressing Tuesday to the least restrictive yellow tier of California’s color-coded reopening system, the nation’s most populous county can now unshackle its economy to the widest extent possible, sparking...
    SAN FRANCISCO – At the start of the pandemic, there were empty storefronts and deserted streets in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A year later, it isn’t much better. Now business leaders are brainstorming on ways to bring people back. The lanterns hanging above Grant Avenue are dingy these days and the businesses below have suffered mightily with the one-two punch of...
    BORIS Johnson is set to announce which countries will be on the "green list" from May 17, and is expected to reveal where Brits can go on holiday later this week. Only countries on the green list will be restriction-free - amber and red list countries will still require Brits to quarantine when returning to the UK. 3France is very...
    Travel to Hawaii has surged in recent weeks to the point where visitors have had to rent U-Hauls because of a shortage of available car rentals. Last month, the cheapest rental car on Maui was $722 per day for a Toyota Camry, according to HawaiiNewsNow. ‘The uptick from tourism, the uptick from companies opening back up, from the economy restarting...
    HOLIDAY islands in Spain, Greece and Portugal could welcome British tourists back early this summer, according to the Transport Secretary. It is feared that many EU countries could be placed onto the UK's 'amber' list as part of the new traffic light scheme which would require a mandatory quarantine back in the UK. 3Holidays islands in Portugal, Greece and Spain...
    MALTA is offering to pay holidaymakers up to £173 each this summer to encourage tourists to return. Popular holiday destinations have struggled during the pandemic due to travel restrictions resulting in closed borders and bans on trips abroad. 3Malta will pay tourists to return this summer - and you could get £173 eachCredit: Alamy Malta, which had more than 2.7million...
    Greece is expected to remove its quarantine restrictions for some travelers starting next week, according to recent reports.  In March, Greece announced it would welcome tourists by May 14, as long as those tourists have antibodies, have been vaccinated or have tested negative for the coronavirus. However, the country will now receive travelers from the European Union, the U.S., the U.K.,...
    Lights, camels, action! Chinese officials have launched what they say is the world’s first traffic light for camels. The signal came into operation Sunday at the Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Spring in Dunhuang City, Chinese state media outlet ECNS said Monday. The area, in the country’s north-central Gansu province, has become increasingly popular with tourists in recent years, according...
    Pfizer asks regulators to give vaccine to kids as young as 12 Kathe Sackler proud of OxyContin despite US opioids deaths, book says Noah Baumbach curated a selection of Tod Papageorge’s Acropolis photos. In March 2020, James Danziger launched an exhibition of famed photographer Tod Papageorge’s Acropolis photographs at his Danziger Gallery on Fifth Avenue in New York City....
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak. The closing of the world-famous site is the latest in a slew of measures the country is taking after the number of coronavirus cases surged in February. The Apsara Authority,...
    Puerto Rico is cracking down on mask violations, according to recent reports. The U.S. territory has imposed a $100 fine for tourists who refuse to wear face coverings, which are required at all times, even outside, by Puerto Rico’s coronavirus safety measures, USA Today reported.  However, there have been several incidents on the island where tourists reacted violently when asked...
    People watch as lava flows from an eruption of a volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland late on Monday, March 29, 2021. AP Photo/Marco Di Marco Tourists have flocked to a volcano in Iceland to take photos of its slow lava flow.  The volcano erupted in Geldingadalur, on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula. The flow is so slow...
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    Miami : The city of Miami prepares for the possible arrival of spring tourists due to the curfew imposed on Miami Beach Faced with the state of emergency that Miami Beach is experiencing, due to the disorder and chaos formed by spring tourists, the city of Miami ensures that it has also prepared for the possibility that these vacationers...
    BANGKOK — Thailand plans to allow vaccinated foreigners to visit the southern resort island of Phuket without quarantining on arrival in a step toward reviving the country’s big but battered tourism industry. Starting in April, the country also is shortening the quarantine period for arrivals from abroad to 10 days from 14. Thailand’s tourism industry dried up when scheduled passenger...
    France has advised this Thursday “flatly” to the citizens of this country traveling to Spain for leisure reasons and has denounced the attempt to “stigmatize” the French with the image of drunken tourism, while ensuring that there are communities like the Balearic Islands that “want European tourists.” In any case, he has admitted that you cannot prohibit these displacements, for...
    A Lubbock, Texas, TV investigative news team discovered groups of Mexican tourists flying in to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations. They fly in a private jet to eventually reach a CVS store for their appointments. A KCBD NBC11 investigative team in Lubbock discovered a medical tourism operation bringing Mexican nationals for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a local CVS. The discovery followed a...
    New York : ‘The fat and the skinny’. Photo: Univision / Univision In full show of ‘El Gordo y la Flaca’, a group of tourists from Miami Beach, make fun of Tanya Charry while doing a live in the street. Charry was reporting from Miami Beach, the Spring Break riots, and ended up being the...
    The European Commission gives a wake-up call to Spain. “The recommendation (proposed by the Commission and adopted by the Twenty-seven) clearly states that given that transmission and risk is similar for domestic and cross-border travel, Member States should ensure coherence between the measures applied to the two types of travel “, they explained this Monday from the Community Executive,...
    By Maria Caspani (Reuters) - As spring break crowds wreaked havoc in one of the most popular U.S. party destinations, many Miami Beach locals took to social media to blame out-of-towners for the chaos. Thousands of revelers have descended on the south Florida city in recent days, eager to let off steam after a year of lockdowns to curb the...
    Middle East Reporting Balla Fofana for Liberation Subscribers Published on 03-21-21 at 2:56 p.m. – Updated 03-21-21 at 2:57 p.m. © Belga The city-state has become an essential tourist destination, in particular thanks to the influencers who find anonymity and security there. To counter...
    New York : The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces in Puerto Rico. Photo: RICARDO ARDUENGO / . / . SAN JUAN – The municipal police of San Juan, in Puerto Rico, has fined 14 tourists for not wearing the mask, to stop the spread of COVID-19, and has arrested another four...
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania and Greece are looking to set up a travel arrangement using their own vaccine certificates that would open up tourism between the two countries as soon as next month, officials said Friday. At a press conference in Bucharest, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said Greece is eager to receive Romanian tourists before the EU agrees...
    Tourists could soon be whisked by flying taxi off to a luxury dining experience atop 100-feet-tall landing towers overlooking the wilderness of Italy, plans have revealed. The concept is the result of a collaboration between unmanned aircraft company EHang Holdings and architects at the Rome-based Giancarlo Zema Design Group.  Each tower — dubbed  'vertiports', as they will allow the autonomous...
    JET2 has told Majorcan hoteliers to prepare for the “massive arrival” of British holidaymakers from June 2. Palma-based travel magazine Preferente is reporting the travel company has said it expects the holiday season in the Balearics to kick off properly at the start of June. 3Jet2  has told Majorcan hoteliers to prepare for the “massive arrival” of British holidaymakers from...
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Business owners in Virginia Beach and North Carolina's Outer Banks are looking forward to a tourist season that is expected to rebound) from the losses suffered during the pandemic last year. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that hoteliers are on a hiring blitz and preparing for more tourists as more people get vaccinated. “We’re cautiously optimistic,”...
    By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Dan Williams RABAT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Morocco hopes its improved ties with Israel and centuries-old Jewish history will help it offset some of the tourist trade it has lost to the global pandemic by bringing a surge of Israeli visitors once flights restart next month. The two countries agreed in December to resume diplomatic ties and relaunch...