• CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola outbreak

    Published on : Monday, March 1, 2021

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that travel restrictions will be introduced for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, two countries currently fighting the latest recent outbreaks of the …

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  • U.S. extends travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico until March 21

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The U.S. government recently announced that the U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21. The restrictions at U.S. land border crossings with Canada and Mexico was first established exactly …

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  • Massive snowstorm hits the U.S. east coast

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    A huge snowstorm has struck the U.S. east coast on Monday, grounding thousands of flights, shuttering vaccination sites and closing schools bringing New York City to a standstill. By Monday afternoon nearly 19in (48cm) of snow had already landed in …

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  • Canada extends international travel ban until January 2021

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    The federal government of Canada has once again extended existing international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, barring entry to most travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for “essential” reasons. On Sunday, the Minister …

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  • TAT to launch new tourist visas for U.S. travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently announced that a new tourist visa for U.S. will be launched for travellers to apply in advance for arriving in Thailand safely for up to 60 days. Following application approval and upon arrival in …

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  • Travel and Tourism crucial for Americas’ economic recovery: WTTC

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently released a new report emphasising the crucial role the travel industry will play in the economic recovery of the Americas post the COVID-19 pandemic.   WTTC recently produced its annual Economic Impact Report. According …

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  • Airline industry executives are seeking $58 billion warn Congress ‘time is running out’

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    Major U.S. airline executives warned that the lawmakers on Saturday that if they did not immediately pass worker payroll protection grants, many airlines would be forced to furlough employees. In an attempt to weather the coronavirus crisis, the airline industry …

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  • Yosemite hotel and restaurant closures expected in response to coronavirus

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    The hotels and restaurants of  Yosemite National Park are expected to close by to diminish the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading to park visitors and employees of the popular California park. Some Yosemite employees received this information Monday night in …

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  • St. Patrick’s parade cancelled; Louisiana’s tourism industry will incur huge loss

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    There are several popular events and tourist attractions, like the St. Patrick’s parades in New Orleans, have been cancelled following news that the virus affected several people in Louisiana.   The Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser, said that these cancellations are …

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  • United Airlines suspends its routes to Japan amid coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    United Airlines said that the company is suspending all its routes to Japan as the number of novel coronavirus cases in the island nation continue to rise. It is the first United States carrier to make broader cuts to service …

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  • 39% jump in U.S. travel to Brazil with visa waiver

    Published on : Saturday, February 1, 2020

      In June after the government of President Jair Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for U.S. citizens, the number of Americans booking flights to Brazil has gone up by 39% as per the official tourism agency.   There are further …

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  • U.S. airlines see a steady growth in aviation industry

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    When companies make a lot of money, they often look for a place to put it. In the case of U.S. airlines, that place could be Latin America. On Thursday, Texas-based American Airlines AAL 5.42% announced a 19% increase in …

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  • U.S. senator pushes Canada for faster train trips across the border

    Published on : Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    At the Niagara Falls International Railway Station, Amtrak trains bring passengers on the short trip across the Niagara Gorge into Canada. While the distance travelled is only a few football fields wide, the time it takes can be more than …

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  • Puerto Rico jolted by 5.7 magnitude earthquake

    Published on : Monday, January 6, 2020

    Puerto Ricans were shaken by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, which was shaking the country for the past week and was the strongest to hit the U.S. territory.     According to the U.S. Geological Service the quake struck just south …

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  • U.S sees the opening of 704 new hotels with 81,111 rooms

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    United States sees the opening of 704 new hotels to welcome its guests. Out of this, Los Angeles has the largest hotel construction in pipeline. This made a significant boost in tourism sector, both in MICE and leisure tourism. Los …

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  • Federal Aviation Administration threatened to ground 38 Southwest airlines’ Boeing planes

    Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has threatened to ground more than three dozens of Boeing 737 planes that Southwest Airlines bought from foreign carriers over a lack of safety and repair documentation.   U.S. aviation regulators last month threatened to …

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  • Airbnb and Ocean Conservancy announced Antarctic Sabbatical

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    Today, Airbnb and Ocean Conservancy announced the Antarctic Sabbatical, an unprecedented opportunity for five passionate individuals to travel to Earth’s most remote continent and join Antarctic Scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams on a first-of-its-kind scientific research mission in December.   The five …

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  • Shenandoah County’s tourism earned $230 million in 2018

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Shenandoah County’s tourism revenues continued to improve, cresting $230 million in 2018, according to data released by the U.S. Travel Association. Jenna French, executive director of economic development and tourism for the county, said the continued growth came as tourism …

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  • U.S. saw 5.7% dip in Chinese arrivals last year

    Published on : Friday, August 16, 2019

    China’s outbound market has been impacted because of the U.S. China trade dispute, Canada’s diplomatic kerfuffle with Beijing due to the ongoing unrest on Hong Kong’s streets.     In 2018 the U.S. experienced a 5.7% dip of Chinese arrivals …

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  • Uzbekistan wants to attract international tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Uzbekistan will partly reimburse the expenses of tour operators and charter flight organizers using fund from the state budget if they bring in foreign tourists. The decree, which aims to boost the country’s tourism sector, stipulates that from January 1, …

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