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Opinion: California Tourism Industry Supports Safe, Responsible Travel Amid COVID

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Tourists from throughout the country are drawn to California’s spectacular coastline like this woman viewing the surf in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Stone

By Gene Zanger | Special for CalMatters

To those who’ve heard it, the history of the Zanger family business represents the quintessential American success story: Italian immigrant family prospers through decades of hard work, innovation and luck.

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Generations of my family worked for years to build Casa de Fruta from a seasonal cherry stand to a multi-dimensional road-trip traveler’s paradise. My grandmother Clara provided the innovation: “Build a restroom and travelers will stop.” She was right. The luck? Turns out that little cherry stand on Pacheco Pass was between Monterey and Yosemite and in the middle of the two major north-south corridors between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Like all California businesses

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Can You Travel There and Is It Safe?

Now that the state’s hotels, bars, restaurants, and wineries have started to resume operations, California is asking travelers to visit with health and safety top of mind.

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In early June, hotels, vacation rentals, bars, restaurants, and wineries in California were able to begin reopening following the lifting of lockdown measures that were put in place in mid-March to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

Soon after, Visit California, the state’s tourism marketing organization, launched a “Responsible Travel Code” initiative to remind visitors how important it is to travel responsibly during the coronavirus pandemic. The code—a sort of commitment Visit California is asking travelers to adhere to—asks that travelers do their research before traveling in the state, familiarize themselves with local regulations, and follow public health directives, including physical distancing measures. Travelers to and through California should also note that a statewide order was issued on June 18

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WHAT ARE THE BEST TRAVEL AGENCIES?

If you are excited about traveling, you might just want to travel when you get a chance, but traveling alone is quite problematic. Even if you are going with your family to a place without knowing a little about your destination, there are travel agencies that would save you from problems that you might be in trouble as well. Ensure you enjoy the right to the fullest everywhere you go. To make sure you get the time of your life, you need to be sure that you chose the right travel service you can.

Here’s a list of best travel companies.

·       Expedia

Expedia is an especially good option for those who want to plan a package holiday, i.e., to pick and pay for one-way flights, accommodation, and car rental. Expedia is one of the most widely used travel services and definitely one of the world’s most popular. You can … Read More

California Travel Guide | Travel + Leisure

Travel to California and walk through its towering redwood forests, lounge on one of its world-class beaches, and sample its award-winning wines. Visit its bustling cities and take in the breathtaking views, experiences and culinary delights the golden state has to offer. Truly, California travel offers something for everyone.

Things Not to Miss in California


• Wine tasting in Napa Valley

• Going on rides at Disneyland, i.e. ‘the happiest place on earth.’

• Camping in Yosemite, a breathtakingly beautiful national park located in the central eastern portion of the state

• Visiting San Francisco’s tourist attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and its large and bustling Chinatown

• Taking pictures in front of Los Angles renowned Hollywood sign

• Surfing in Santa Barbara

• Skiing in Lake Tahoe

When to Go to California

Most of the state enjoys mild temperatures

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Tourism Holdings Limited Ordina (THL.NZ) Stock Price, News, Quote & History

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Costa Rica to allow tourism from only six US states



Costa Rica announced that the residents of just six US states will be allowed to visit the country starting on September 1.

According to an announcement made by Costa Rica’s tourism board, only Americans residing in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont will be permitted to travel to Costa Rica.

“In these six states, there has been a very positive evolution of the pandemic and their epidemiological indicators are of high quality,” Gustavo Segura, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism, said in a statement.

In order to enter the country, American travelers will be required to present a valid driver’s license that shows they’re a resident in one of the approved states.

Tourists entering Costa Rica are also required to complete an online epidemiological health form prior to arrival and present negative results from a COVID-19 test administered within 48 hours of arrival.

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UN counts devastating cost of COVID-19 on global tourism

BENGALURU, India: TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has left the Chinese-owned video app firm just three months after joining, and only days since the company sued the administration of US President Donald Trump over an executive order effectively banning it in the United States.

He will be replaced by US general manager Vanessa Pappas on an interim basis, TikTok said in a statement. The resignation comes at a tricky time for super-fast growing TikTok as it tries to persuade both the US and India that it is not a security threat, while at the same time holding discussions with prospective buyers following a second US order demanding the sale of its US operations.

Mayer was Walt Disney’s top streaming executive before he became chief executive officer of TikTok and chief operating officer of parent company ByteDance on June 1.

“In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have

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Utah 2020: Best of Utah Tourism

Welcome to “The Greatest Snow on Earth” – Utah’s paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts! As host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City knows how to entertain winter fun seekers. Snowboarders and skiers head for miles of spectacular slopes with deep fluffy powder and breathtaking mountain views. The Olympic Park provides family-friendly ski programs, rides and shows. Alta, Sundance, Snowbird and Brighton are other popular destinations for cross country and Alpine skiers. Those alluring snowy slopes turn to rolling wildflower fields in the summer. Golfing, fishing, horseback riding and water sports replace chilly outdoor sports adventures. Corral the family, pack a picnic and catch one of the ski lifts for an afternoon of hiking or mountain biking along scenic trails. Head to Salt Lake City, where Temple Square hosts millions of visitors a year. Bryce Canyon and Arches National Park are famous for surreal landscapes from horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters to unusual

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UN: Global tourism lost $320 billion in 5 months from virus

The United Nations chief says the global tourism industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs at risk

UNITED NATIONS — The tourism global industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs at risk, the U.N. chief said Tuesday.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a policy briefing and video address that tourism is the third-largest export sector of the global economy, behind fuels and chemicals, and in 2019 it accounted for 7% of global trade.

“It employs one in every 10 people on Earth and provides

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Prof. Dr. Md. Wasiul Islam :

According to UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), ‘Tourism is a social, cultural and economic phenomenon which entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes. Tourism is considered as a powerhouse particularly for its economic contributions which is the third highest world category in export earnings in 2018 (after behind fuels and chemicals), representing 10% of world GDP, 30% of services exports and 1 out of every 10 jobs in the world.

Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future. It is considered as leading concept to management of all resources in a manner that economic, social, and aesthetic requirements can be satisfied maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity, and life support systems. Sustainable tourism is environmentally, socially, culturally, and economically

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