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  • Airlines are gathering momentum for a short haul

    European airlines have rallied hard in the past few days, spurred by bailouts and economies reopening. Full recovery may still be a long way down the line, but investors don’t want to be left behind.

    May 27, 2020 14:29
  • Pompeii: Buried by Vesuvius, blighted by coronavirus, ancient Roman city wants to rise again

    Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and later unearthed, is ready to rise again from the catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic.

    May 27, 2020 12:15
  • Disney, SeaWorld to present Florida theme-park reopening plans

    Walt Disney Co. and SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. will be the next two operators to present their reopening plans to the Orange County task force charged with bringing the region’s tourist economy back following a more than two-month closing due to the coronavirus.

    May 27, 2020 11:25
  • Life under coronavirus lockdown, through the eyes of children around the world

    There is melancholy and boredom, and a lot of worrying, especially about parents working amid the disease, grandparents suddenly cut off from weekend visits, friends seen only on a video screen. Some children feel safe and protected. Others are scared. And yet, many also find joy in play, and even silliness.

    May 27, 2020 11:31
  • Ladakh tourism, markets suffer due to COVID-19

    Tourism, which is the backbone of economic activity in Ladakh, has been severely affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shopkeepers are also incurring losses in their business due to the lockdown.

    May 26, 2020 18:01
  • Thousands still flying into Canada despite restrictions

    While US and international flights coming into Canada have been significantly curtailed since the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of passengers were still arriving each week at the country’s airports despite restrictions, it was reported.

    May 26, 2020 15:04
  • ‘The worst is behind us’: With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July post coronavirus lockdown

    The world’s second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, later imposing a two-week quarantine on overseas visitors. But that requirement will be lifted from July 1, a government statement said.

    May 26, 2020 11:20
  • Travel in times of Covid-19: I took one of India’s first flights in months. It was surreal

    “I’d received a call around 1 a.m. from IndiGo to say my flight from New Delhi to Mumbai was canceled. That’s it. No explanation. Turns out it was one of at least 80 flights canceled from the Indian capital on Monday, the day flights in the country were supposed to resume.”

    May 26, 2020 10:50
  • Tourism reels as Australian leaders bicker over closed borders

    With Australia closed to international visitors, domestic tourism is the only lifeline for an industry that’s been crippled by the virus.

    May 25, 2020 18:51
  • Hello doll: Dining dummies help cafe-goers keep a fashionable distance in Vilnius restaurants

    Mannequins dressed in clown hats and couture frocks have taken up seats in restaurants in Lithuania’s capital, to coax real customers back after the coronavirus lockdown and help them out with social distancing.

    May 25, 2020 13:45
  • Covid-19: Austria plans heavy virus testing of hotel staff to reassure tourists

    Austria plans a hefty expansion of its coronavirus testing just to screen hotel staff, in the hope of luring Germans and other tourists this summer and banishing the uncomfortable memory of a massive outbreak at a fashionable ski resort.

    May 24, 2020 15:14
  • Life in the times of lockdown: A cruise—yes, a cruise—will be the way I recover after all this

    As we live through these life-changing times, cruise expert Fran Golden is brought back to memories of a life-changing trip she took to the Galapagos Islands. When it’s safe to sail again, she dreams of doing it all over, again.

    May 24, 2020 15:04
  • Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

    President Donald Trump visited one of his golf courses Saturday at the start of the Memorial Day weekend as he urges U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million.

    May 24, 2020 14:52
  • Will life still be a beach with social distancing, ask some Europeans

    After nearly 10 weeks of lockdown, a complex list of dos and don’ts will go into effect at the start of June, when public holidays could see a surge in visitors to the seaside.

    May 23, 2020 05:20
  • Airlines to follow ticket price rules as India resumes some flights

    Airlines should stick to ticket price guidelines issued by India’s civil aviation ministry when they restart some domestic flights, two months after air travel was halted to fight the novel coronavirus, the ministry said on Thursday.

    May 21, 2020 14:56