tourism

Spain Lifts All Remaining COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Spain has lifted all of its COVID-related entry requirements, being among the last European nations to rescind pandemic-era travel restrictions. Starting Friday, October 21, international travelers coming from outside the European Union or affiliated Schengen Area (also called “third country” travelers) are no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or a negative …

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Cleveland sees ‘strong bounce back’ in local travel following pandemic | Local News

As the travel and tourism industry begins its recovery following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Destination Cleveland released its visitation and economic impact report for 2021, showing a recovering Cuyahoga County about on pace with the state and the rest of the country. With 16.1 million visits to the county for business and leisure …

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When will Asia’s travel industry recover? Maybe as soon as 2023

A new report indicates the travel industry in Asia-Pacific may be the only one in the world to recover by 2023. This year’s “Travel & Tourism Economic Impact” report — an annual publication by the London-based World Travel & Tourism Council — shows that, compared with pre-pandemic levels, tourism revenue in 2020 dropped more in …

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The latest travel trends among centennials (aka Gen Z’ers) | Nation

Assist Card recently analyzed centennials or “Generation Z” travel trends and revealed this cohort’s particular preferences when it comes to seeing the world. Workcation It is one of the newest travel trends propelled by the pandemic. It combines work with travel in such a way that there is the possibility of moving to a destination …

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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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Psychology Suggests Spontaneous Travel Trend Increases Happiness

It seems that Americans are becoming accustomed to travel’s unpredictability during the pandemic, as many are now embracing this era of uncertainty and exhibiting highly spontaneous behavior when heading off on their getaways. Since, over the past two-and-a-half years, the effects of COVID-19 forced travelers to be more flexible in their plans and book their …

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Japan travel subsidy rollout stunted as firms spend quota prematurely

The government’s rollout of a new travel subsidy program aimed at boosting domestic tourism has hit a snag, with some travel-related firms having already spent allocated funds. The Japan Tourism Agency is asking participating businesses across the country to review their budgets while also considering increasing funding for the program, dubbed the National Travel Discount. …

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