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Travel #8

  • Another airline bailout?
  • Ecotourism in Laos
  • India announces package
  • Volunteer tourism hit
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Will the Airline Industry Get Another Bailout?

Before they were given more than $25 billion in March, airline executives warned Congress that if it didn’t act quickly, the industry would see unprecedented layoffs as travel restrictions sent demand plummeting.

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Mikael Colville-Andersen

Reflections and observations on a mask-light holiday in Greece in a COVID age.

Having spent 504 hours on holiday, we had a mask on our faces for about… 90 minutes. We felt safe and at ease.

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Bangkok Post

Travel turmoil

As the world faces the devastating consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism is among the sectors affected the most severely. A major source of revenue and jobs in Asia, it started to feel the pain early when the Chinese outbound market collapsed almost overnight in late January.

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Tehran Times

Coronavirus: Iran to introduce all-inclusive health protocols for inbound travelers

TEHRAN – Iran will unveil all-inclusive health protocols for inbound travelers within the next week, as the country is still fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammad Qasemi, the director for marketing and advertising at the tourism ministry, announced on Sunday.

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How an Iowa summer resort region became a Covid-19 hot spot

ARNOLDS PARK – Walking down Broadway Street, flanked with nightclubs and restaurants, you would never know that the coronavirus is lurking here. The sun is shining, maskless people are buzzing about, and ice cream is selling. This is the 100 days of summer in which the Iowa Great Lakes region makes most of its money. Everything is open.

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The Conversation

COVID-19 has devastated the popular but flawed volunteer tourism business – here’s what needs to be done

With borders closed and airlines grounded for almost six months, COVID-19 effectively shut down the global tourism industry at a scale never witnessed before.

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How travelers are beating tough flight restrictions in covid-19 era

Travel curbs and border restrictions are upending lives around the globe, with some people resorting to chartering planes or paying many times the regular ticket price to get back to their jobs and homes.

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The Hindu

₹100 cr. package for tourism sector

The government will soon come out with a ₹100-crore package to aid tourism entrepreneurs and employees hit by the pandemic.

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The Star (Malaysia)

Laos: Ecotourism motivates villagers to conserve wildlife

VIENTIANE: Benefits generated by ecotourism in northern Laos have helped people to make a change from hunting and consuming wildlife to conserving endangered species, an expert in the field has said.

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Indian Express

Closed tourist spots, mandatory e-pass hit hill town Lonavala’s business

Since August 5, following unlockdown guidelines and government permissions, many hotels in the hill town have reopened. Most of the 57,000 residents of Lonavala are almost entirely dependent on tourism for a livelihood.

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