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New Zealand Eyes Wealthier Tourists In Shift Away From Budget Travelers

In the midst of the pandemic, many countries are considering the type of tourists they want to attract once international borders re-open. For New Zealand, it offers a chance to re-invent their tourism industry. New Zealand has long been a haven for budget-savvy backpackers. Wishing to save a few dollars as they travel across the …

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Fewer Flight Options In Europe As EasyJet Suffers Financial Losses

Travelers in Europe are set to experience more limited flight options this winter as easyJet suffers the first full-year financial loss in its history. The company reported unprecedented year-to-date losses of USD $1.7 Billion on November 17, with passenger numbers dropping by half compared to the previous year, at just 48.1 million. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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Ireland’s Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Ireland – a country known for its enchanting beauty, timeless adventure, unique culture, and of course… historic castles and Guiness beer just to name a few.  Ireland started reopening on July 21, 2020, but has changed entry requirements and rules a few times as Europe adapts to surges of the pandemic.  Here you’ll find all …

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New Cancun To Cuba Non Stop Flights Now Operating

Two of the largest tourism destinations in the Caribbean are now connected.  In a collaboration between Aeromar and Viajes Libero, non-stop flights are now operating between Cancun and 4 destinations in Cuba. It comes as no surprise as Cuba announced that they were fully reopening for tourism including the International Airport in Havana on November …

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Proposed Alcohol Ban In Bali Could Threaten Tourism Recovery

The idyllic island of Bali has long been a bucket-list destination for travelers but a proposed alcohol ban could see tourists seek alternative destinations. Situated to the east of the Indonesian capital Jakarta and north of Australia, Bali is one of the most visited destinations in Southeast Asia. Famous for its diverse landscapes, which includes …

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No End In Sight To Philippines International Tourism Ban

There are still no signs from the Philippines government that they are ready to reopen their border for international tourism anytime soon. The Philippines has been under strict lockdowns for more than seven months now. In the last month, the government has slowly started easing restrictions for locals. A Tourism hotspot and tropical paradise, the …

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Israel Not Likely To Reopen For Tourism Until Vaccine

Israel has some of the strictest border restrictions in the world and could be waiting until a vaccine to reopen its borders for tourism. The latest push from the Israeli government to secure a vaccine is giving new hope to residents and travelers.   Following the encouraging progress made by Pfizer Inc. towards a vaccine for …

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Canada COVID-19 Entry Requirements in 2022

Throughout 2020 and most of 2021 Canada has had some of the strictest measures in the world. As of April 2022, Canada has now relaxed some of its tight border measures and is now allowing certain types of travelers to enter the country. Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Canada in 2022 …

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Barbados’ New At-Home PCR Tests For Tourists Coming From the U.S. and Canada

Want to travel to Barbados this winter, but can’t get your pre-flight PCR test done in time? Now, in an attempt to attract more tourists back, Barbados will send a company out to your home to test you before you fly in, guaranteeing you get your results in time. Many American and Canadian travelers have …

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Hawaiian Airlines Offers Test Kits For Points In New Loyalty Promotion

Hawaiian Airlines is now offering home COVID-19 test kits in exchange for points in a new promotion for its loyalty members. All incoming travelers are required under Hawaii’s COVID-19 entry requirements to present a negative test no older than 72 hours of boarding their final flight.  Testing for the coronavirus is now easier than ever …

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Thailand In Talks To Reduce Quarantine Length For Travelers

Prospective travelers to Thailand were handed encouraging news yesterday as it emerged that the country was mulling a potential reduction in the number of days of quarantine needed upon entry. Thailand’s current quarantine rules – a mandatory period of 14 days upon arrival in a government-designated hotel – have proven to be a prohibitive factor …

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Relief For Expedition Cruise Market As Argentina & Chile Begin Reopening

The struggling expedition cruise market could see relief as Chile and Argentina begin reopening for tourism. The positive announcements we reported on last week from Chile and Argentina means that travel to the Antarctic could soon be back on the program once again. This is welcome news for a part of the cruise industry that …

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