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The Future of Travel and Tourism After the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we enter the first summer of this new era of pandemics, a tenuous easing of travel restrictions has begun. This month, the countries of the European Union will reopen their internal borders, and they plan to allow travel from outside the block some time in July. Singapore and China have begun permitting essential travel between them, but only for passengers who test negative for the coronavirus, use a contact-tracing app, and don’t deviate from their itinerary. Iceland will allow tourists, but it plans to test them for the virus at the airport.

Grounded for many months, airlines are beefing

Finger Lakes tourism a bright spot amid pandemic

Julie Sherwood
 |  Canandaigua Daily Messenger

Nationally, the leisure and hospitality industry has taken a big hit during the pandemic — suffering more than one-third of all job losses in the country, according to a U.S. Travel Association report prepared by Tourism Economics.

While the Finger Lakes region is facing its share of economic strain, tourism leaders report the region is weathering the storm better than many other places.

“It’s a very challenging time,” said Jayden Donahue, technical specialist for applied learning and internships at Finger Lakes Community College, in leading a webinar with local tourism leaders. The brainstorming session

Forget Long Weekends: During the Pandemic It’s All About Short Weeks

Reservations at TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a rental management company with more than 6,000 homes across the United States, are increasing by about one day per month, over last year. The median length of stay for October is five nights (up from four last year); November is six nights, up from five; December is seven, up from six.

Jennifer Grimes, the founder of Red Cottage Inc., which manages independently owned rental homes throughout the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, has seen such a year-over-year difference in booking patterns that she’s changed the company’s rate structure. Barring normal seasonal or holiday

Vacation Housing Markets Trending Higher with Buyers Amid Pandemic

Based on new data from Zillow, impacts from the coronavirus pandemic have rippled out to traditional U.S. vacation destinations, which are seeing increased interest from homebuyers as shifting priorities and preferences transform where and how people want to live.

Page views on Zillow of for-sale listings are up nearly 50% from a year ago in metro areas typically considered vacation destinations, defined as metros with at least 65,000 people and five times more vacation homes than the U.S. as a whole. That’s compared to a 37% increase in page views nationally.  Vacation metros seeing an uptick in demand include places

Haunted house attractions in the pandemic: What you’ll see in 2020

(CNN) — It feels like 2020 has provided more than enough scares. But for people still seeking an extra jolt of fear and adrenalin, it’s the time of year for those shocking haunted house attractions.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has curtailed a lot of long-distance travel, especially by plane, these Halloween-themed attractions around the world usually draw a more local crowd. So they shouldn’t be hurt by people making more short-haul trips this year.

They do face other hurdles, though.

In the carefree nights of 2019, the big questions on these attractions were: Which ones are the best? How