Category: Vacation

‘Vacation in place’ – but not quarantine: Tourism rebranding mandatory lock-ins for Oct 15 relaunch

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar.

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Senior Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

THE Ministry of Tourism is recommending hotels throughout the country resume full operations and use of beaches on October 15, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said Monday.

“This will allow our land-based tourism industry enough time to slowly ramp up to benefit from the traditional Thanksgiving travel period leading into the Christmas and New Year season,” he said during a press conference.

Mr D’Aguilar said he hopes there can be full re-opening of the tourism sector by early November with tourism officials eying November 1 for the

European vacation? Not in 2020 as pandemic turns summer tourism into lean season

BRUGES, Belgium — Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence.

“There are always people. Always,” De fauw said. That morning?

“Nothing. Nobody is on that large square” at the heart of one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, he said.

Six months later, as Europe’s meanest tourist summer season in history is starting to draw to a close, COVID-19 is yet to loosen its suffocating grip on the continent.

If

Appropriateness of short-term vacation rentals continues to stir debate

Short-term vacation rentals have been a topic of debate for homeowners and visitors vacationing here in the Coachella Valley amid the pandemic. Now, Cathedral City moving forward with its phase-out plans.

A quiet neighborhood in the Cathedral City could see some changes with its short term vacation rentals. 

“I think it’s about time and it’s gotten out of hand and I think there are way too many of them currently in the city it just seems that way,” said Keith Coleman.

Keith Coleman has lived in the cove area for over 30 years. And with at least a dozen STVR

Zoom Towns And The New Housing Market For The 2 Americas : Planet Money : NPR

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My dream Zoom house in Truckee, California.

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My dream Zoom house in Truckee, California.

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Truckee, Calif., is a mountain town just northwest of Lake Tahoe. It is sort of an outdoorsy paradise. It has great skiing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities, as well as a river and lakes. It also has some great restaurants and a budding art scene. And if you’re a Bay Area resident in the market for a house, it

Travel shaming — another plague of 2020

(CNN) — For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety — and that’s before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions.

Travelers who choose to share what they’re getting up to on vacation right now may find themselves beset with a case of 2020’s latest plague: travel shaming.

For Sarah Archer, a 27-year-old from the Boston area who works as a content marketing manager, travel shaming gave her “a pit in my stomach” during recent travels in Europe —