DOT website lists down tourist spots now open for visitors

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 18) — The Tourism Department has launched an online platform listing local destinations that are now accepting visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The website contains a list of the Philippines’ regions and provinces, detailing the tourist spots that are already open in their respective areas.

Also indicated in the platform are the health protocols and tourist requirements visitors can expect at each

State: Camping Broke Records in 2020

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The lodge at Pickwick Landing State Park got an $11.7 million renovation this year, making it one of the biggest state parks project across Tennessee. - PICKWICK LANDING STATE PARK/FACEBOOK

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  • The lodge at Pickwick Landing State Park got an $11.7 million renovation this year, making it one of the biggest state parks project across Tennessee.

Tennesseans went camping last year and spent money doing it.

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) said Tennessee State Parks set camping records, recorded 34.7 million park visits, and had an economic impact of $1/84 billion in 2020. Camping volume at state parks last year recorded

California Among Best For Road Trip Travel

CALIFORNIA — Most travelers in the United States won’t be boarding planes or cruise ships this summer amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Americans will take 700 million road trips, accounting for 97 percent of all vacation-related travel, the American Automobile Association estimates.

Although congestion is anticipated to be lower than usual this summer, travelers are still urged to plan ahead.

“While the amount people drive is still low for this time of year, we know millions will be taking road trips in the months ahead,” INRIX transportation analyst Bob Pishue said in a statement. “The good news is, the

‘If No Tourists Come, I Have No Business’: New York’s Tourism Crisis

Outside Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, the long line of New York City yellow cabs that in years past rotated like a conveyor belt to meet the demand of passenger arrivals has disappeared.

The wraparound rows where riders line up to hail a cab are empty. Where usually a dozen cabs idle to pick up travelers, last Thursday two were parked. The drivers can wait for hours before picking up a single passenger.

“I have no fares. There’s no flights coming in, no tourists visiting and there’s less people on the streets,” said Jean Metellus, a 71-year-old Queens resident who

A Michigander on the PGA Tour’s Hawaii swing: Excited, then depressed.

Watching PGA Tour golfers stroll down the undulated fairways of Hawaii golf courses always excites me; until it depresses me.

The first two tournaments of each PGA Tour season are played on the USA’s most recent state, Hawaii, a tropical paradise ripe with ocean and volcano views.

My initial reaction is always anticipation. The holiday season has concluded and a new year has sprung hope and expectation. I’ve been an avid PGA Tour fan for as long as I can remember, and I’m pretty nerdy about studying stats and results.

Alec Brzezinski is a sports reporter for the Petoskey (Michigan)