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U.S. Travel: Do Your Part for Public Health If You Choose to Travel for the Holidays

7 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

With tens of millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving next week despite spiking COVID-19 infection numbers nationwide, the U.S. Travel Association on Thursday released an update to its guidance for healthy and safe travel-along with a plea for everyone to closely heed recommended best practices if traveling.
At a Thursday press conference, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow discussed the relatively new challenge of “pandemic fatigue”-which is reportedly causing many Americans to lower their guard against the coronavirus because they are tired after eight...
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Tunisia announces financial aid to revive devastated tourism sector

Tunisia announces financial aid to revive devastated tourism sector

7 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The second wave of the Covid-19 swept away all hopes of a resumption of travellers' arrivals in the countries deserted by tourists, such as Tunisia where the sector represents about 14 per cent of Tunisian GDP.
The Tunisian government announced this week aid in favour of the sector operators to help them cope with the crisis. The employees of the sector who are technically unemployed will thus receive a monthly allowance of 200 dinars , that is half the SMIG.
After having fallen considerably following the jasmine revolution of 2011 and the insecurity linked to terrorist attacks, the...
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Africa surpassed 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as second wave looms

Africa surpassed 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as second wave looms

7 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as the top public health official on Thursday warned that “they are inevitably edging toward a second wave” of infections.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the 54-nation continent had crossed the milestone. Africa has seen more than 48,000 deaths from COVID-19. Its infections and deaths make up less than 4 per cent of the global total.
The African continent of 1.3 billion people is being warned against “prevention fatigue” as countries loosen pandemic restrictions to ease their economies' suffering and...
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The Ultimate Gift Guide For Racing Gamers And Tech-Loving Car Folks

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Racing Gamers And Tech-Loving Car Folks

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Two killed in small plane crash near Telluride Regional Airport

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Two people have been declared dead after a small plane crash on Thursday afternoon near Telluride Regional Airport. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the... Read more ...

Vaccine experts report that the rapid progress on COVID-19 trials is a...

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Wednesday Winners

Wednesday Winners

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond. Winners New York Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz - In a letter to... Read more ...

Delta to launch quarantine-free testing trial in Italy

Delta to launch quarantine-free testing trial in Italy

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently joined hands for a transatlantic COVID-19 testing program with the hope the... Read more ...

Compulsory Covid-negative certificates may impact Goa tourism

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Tourism stakeholders in Goa said the Maharashtra government decision to mandate Covid-negative certificates from those entering from Goa could have anegative impact on the... Read more ...

Vaccine news gives hope for early recovery of tourism industry

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Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through...

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through new testing protocols

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will... Read more ...

FITUR 2021 will be a strategic edition for travel and tourism industry recovery

FITUR 2021 will be a strategic edition for travel and tourism industry recovery

IFEMA is working on a very special edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2021, with the challenge to set a turning point and contribute to the recovery of the... Read more ...

China reports 21 new COVID-19 cases vs five a day earlier

China reports 21 new COVID-19 cases vs five a day earlier

China reported 21 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 25, up from five cases a day earlier, its national health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said in a... Read more ...