Tourism

Can you travel in California? Official signals conflict

Californians, are you now free to move about the state?

It seems you are, if you judge by the flurry of hotel, casino and park openings in California, Las Vegas and the rest of the West in recent days, including a big burst of reopenings Friday with Disneyland to follow on July 17.

At popular destinations like Santa Barbara, Napa Valley and Los Angeles, tourism boosters are eagerly inviting the masses back and treating the state’s stay-at-home order as history.

But that’s not what public health officials are saying, at least not yet.

“We are waiting to see how the State Health Officer changes her order,” wrote a spokesman for Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer in an email Thursday.

As of Friday morning, that change hadn’t come yet, and the state Public Health Office was giving this advice on the state website:

“You can travel for

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Tourism Industry: Everything You Need to Know About Tourism

The tourism industry, also known as the travel industry, is linked to the idea of people travelling to other locations, either domestically or internationally, for leisure, social or business purposes. It is closely connected to the hotel industry, the hospitality industry and the transport industry, and much of it is based around keeping tourists happy, occupied and equipped with the things they need during their time away from home.

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What is the Tourism Industry?

So, what is the tourism industry? First, it is important to define what is meant by the ‘tourism industry’. Essentially, it refers to all activity related to the short-term movement of people to locations away from where they usually reside. It is one of the world’s largest industries and the economies of many nations are driven, to a large extent, by their tourist trade.

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Definition of Tourism at Dictionary.com

[ too r-iz-uh m ]

/ ˈtʊər ɪz əm /


noun

the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure.
the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes.

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Origin of tourism

First recorded in 1805–15; tour + -ism

Words nearby tourism

tourer, tourette syndrome, tourette’s syndrome, tourie, touring car, tourism, tourist, tourist car, tourist class, tourist court, tourist home

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Stimulus package could have tax incentive for tourism in US

A proposal to boost tourism by providing tax breaks for Americans who travel inside the United States is being “actively” considered by the White House for inclusion in the next coronavirus stimulus package.

Three White House officials told McClatchy the tax credit for travel, which has been sharply curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic, is among the economic recovery proposals under discussion. They plan to make a formal recommendation to Congress next month.

“One of the things that is very much on the table is a tax deduction for Americans to do tourism activities,” one senior White House official said.

The U.S. Travel Association has proposed a tax incentive for travel of up to $4,000 per household to help restart domestic business and leisure travel.

The association’s proposed tax credit would allow for a refund of 50 percent of qualified travel expenses through the end of 2021, with qualified expenses

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Tourism & Visit

A foreign national traveling to the United States for tourism needs a visitor visa (B-2) unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.

Tourism is a short visit for vacation, for visiting family and friends, or for medical treatment.


Citizens of Canada and Bermuda generally do not need visas for tourism.


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* With respect to a “country” or “countries” participating in VWP, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that “[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan.” 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to “country” or “countries” in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration

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Seller of Travel | State of California – Department of Justice

California requires all sellers of travel to register with the Attorney General’s Office and to display the registration number on all advertising. While not assuring that a company is reputable, a valid registration signals that the seller of travel has at least followed the law to be registered.

When you’re at a travel agency, ask to see the seller of travel’s registration acknowledgement — a one-page document issued by the Attorney General’s Seller of Travel Program. Be sure to check the expiration date to determine whether the registration is still valid.

You also may use the “Seller Search” feature on this website to assist you in determining whether a seller of travel is registered with our office. Since there are many similar seller of travel names, please spell out the full name and address of the company.

If you prefer, you can find out whether a seller of travel is

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Can I travel in the U.S. right now? Yes, but be careful

Should you travel around the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic? The short answer: It’s up to you. Of course, the real answer is more complicated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention usually doesn’t give travel advice and restrictions, but the agency’s website devotes an entire page of questions and factors to consider before you go anywhere. The California Department of Public Health follows those same guidelines.

First and foremost, you need to weigh whether you are putting yourself or others at risk. Are you sick or do you have underlying health conditions? You probably shouldn’t be traveling and increasing your risk of getting the disease. Then ask yourself: Is your travel urgent?

Every U.S. state has confirmed cases of COVID-19. Currently 97% of the U.S. population is under stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines.

“This whole [novel coronavirus] problem is evolving. Look where we were two months ago,” said

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Los Angeles Tourist Information, Attractions and Activities

Tourist at Hollywood Overlook on Mulholland Drive. [Photo Credit: LAtourist.com]Hollywood Overlook on Mulholland Drive

Amusement Parks, Shopping Centers and Malls, Hollywood, Things to do near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Free Tourist Activities, Sightseeing, Tourist Attraction Links, Museums, Outdoor Activities and Los Angeles Travel Guides.

Find out how to be in the studio audience for game shows, attend free TV talk shows or even be in a movie! Some game shows choose participants from the audience. One website recruits people to be extras in movies.

Los Angeles is a world-class premium shopping destination. Not only do we have a variety of stores to suit every taste and budget; we also have several different types of shopping venues. This list of Los Angeles-area malls, shopping districts (such as the Grove and Third Street Promenade) and open-air markets is organized by location. It includes factory outlets and farmers markets.

A variety of Los Angeles guided tours that you can purchase online,

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Travel and Tourism Industry; An complete Overview of All Activities

The concepts of travel and tourism are very closely linked, and both the travel industry and the tourism industry have significant overlap. However, there are also differences between the two terms and the two industries. In this article, you will find out more about both travel and tourism, and the industries based on those activities.

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What is the Tourism Industry?

Tourism is generally regarded as the act of travelling to a different location, for either business or pleasure purposes. However, it actually has quite a specific definition: the act of travelling to another environment, for at least 24 hours, but for no longer than one year, for purposes related to business or leisure.

A tourist is generally only classed as such if they stay in overnight accommodation situated in the location they travel to. By its very

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18 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Los Angeles


Written by Lana Law
Aug 2, 2019

The sprawling city of Los Angeles, in Southern California, has long been known internationally in the film and entertainment industry, particularly for Hollywood, a place that has drawn aspiring actors and actresses from across the country for over a century. Today, LA is a culturally diverse city with a reputation for being the creative center of America. Visitors will find a thriving culinary scene, incredible shopping, outstanding museums, and fun family attractions.

Sunseekers coming to enjoy the warm climate and beaches will find plenty of things to do and interesting neighborhoods to explore. Upgrades to the public transportation network in recent years and the addition of a Metro Bike Share in downtown LA have made getting around and sightseeing easier than ever. For families, nearby Disneyland and Universal Studios are key destinations that often warrant repeat visits.

To help plan your sightseeing

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