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5 Adventure Travel Outfitters You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Sea kayaking in West Sweden with Upplevelsebolaget. Upplevelsebolaget I’ve just returned from the Adventure World Travel Summit (ATWS) in Lugano, in the sunny canton of Ticino in Switzerland. One of the best things about attending the ATWS, which is a yearly event organized by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, is meeting new, emerging and lesser-known …

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Fitness in Japan on downward trend from pre-COVID levels: study

The physical fitness levels of most age groups in Japan declined in fiscal 2021 compared with two years earlier, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a recent government survey showed. But while the pandemic may have led to decreased opportunities for exercise, Hisashi Naito, a professor of exercise physiology at Juntendo University who assisted …

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Pandemic travel has reached a tipping point | Nation

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are losing their importance for world travelers. There are now more countries and territories — 118, according to Kayak.com data — that welcome any U.S. traveler without restrictions. Of the 109 destinations that still require testing, quarantines, or both for unvaccinated travelers, 17 don’t allow U.S. tourism anyway. It’s a welcome …

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Weak yen to boost travel; no full rebound without China

After more than two years of strict Covid-19 border controls, Japan reinstated visa-free travel to 68 countries on Tuesday. Maki Nakamura | Digitalvision | Getty Images The Japanese yen’s slump against the U.S. dollar has sparked some worry in Japan, but that could encourage more travelers to visit the country again, according to analysts — …

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