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Japan opens up to foreign tourists after two years

After being closed to tourists for two years, Japan is opening its borders to visitors from 98 countries and regions. It marks the most significant moment so far in the country's slow relaxation of its Covid-19 entry restrictions. But some restrictions will remain, including a requirement to visit the country...
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Summer travelers searching for deals can expect sticker shock, experts say

Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed levels in the pre-pandemic days. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they...
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Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

May 27 (Reuters) - China's capital is offering elderly residents state-backed insurance for "medical accidents" linked to COVID-19 shots to ease vaccination hesitancy among those most vulnerable, as Beijing ramps up inoculations during its worst outbreak. read more. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS. * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1592404098 for a...
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Japan to allow organised group tours from June

Japan is to allow some international tourists in from 10 June - but only those on an approved, guided group tour.The country had previously announced a phased reopening from early summer, with test tours currently permitted from certain countries and the number of daily international arrivals permitted set to double on 1 June.Speaking in Tokyo yesterday, the Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida said: “We will resume accepting tourists on package tours with guides from the 10th of next month.“Step by step we will aim to accept tourists as we did in normal times, taking into consideration the status of infections.”The...
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Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

DALLAS -- Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed levels in the good-old, pre-pandemic days. However, airlines have thousands fewer...
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With Wealthy Russians Laying Low, Americans Have Taken Over as Travel’s Biggest Spenders

Click here to read the full article. Forget road-tripping the American West or secluded domestic getaways—Americans are ready to return to Europe, and are doing so in a big way. Gone are the days of pandemic-proof travel; instead, travelers are gearing up for a see-and-be-seen summer rife with socializing and big spending. “People are over subpar, middle-of-the-road experiences and they’re going right for the top,” says Jaclyn Sienna India, founder of membership-based luxury travel and lifestyle firm Sienna Charles, whose clients are worth $500 million or more. And in going for the priciest bookings, from the top hotel suites to extended...
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Ask Me Anything: Simon Calder to answer your travel questions as holidaymakers consider long-haul destinations

Travel continues to recover at a pace – with increasing numbers of travellers seriously considering visiting destinations further afield as restrictions are steadily relaxed around the globe.Japan is set to cautiously reopen to some tourists with a “test tourism” programme; while Indonesia and Vietnam have both dropped pre-travel tests for vaccinated arrivals this month.It all points to a renaissance of long-haul travel for British holidymakers.But many questions remain: when will the US drop its testing requirements and allow in unvaccinated Brits?For the first Christmas in three years when travel to Australia and New Zealand is possible, when should you book...
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Spanish hotel rates surge 36% as tourism takes off in April

MADRID, May 24 (Reuters) - Hotels in Spain increased their rates by 36% in April from a year ago, charging 96.3 euros ($103.4) per night on average around the Easter holidays that marked a long-awaited rebound of tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed. The average rate was also...
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Why Argentina's New 'Digital Nomad' Visa Isn't All It's Cracked up to Be

On May 10, Argentine Minister of the Interior, Wado de Pedro, announced at a press conference in Buenos Aires the launch of Argentina's new digital nomad visa, following suit behind Italy, Costa Rica, Spain, and a whole laundry list of other countries—though it's uncertain if the benefits will be enticing enough for online workers to apply for it.
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