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Banyumas to close some tourist attractions following surge of COVID-19 cases – National

Banyumas regency in Central Java will temporarily close some tourist attractions in the area to contain the spread of COVID-19, antaranews.com reported. 

Banyumas Regent Achmad Husein said on Monday that the local administration would close both government-owned and privately owned tourist attractions gradually, following the surge of COVID-19 cases. 

He noted that the local administration would check the implementation of health protocols in each tourist attraction to find out which spaces could attract large crowds.

Amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, the local administration decided not to close all tourist attractions immediately out of consideration for economic activity in the

South Dakota governor uses coronavirus relief funds for $5 million tourism ad despite COVID surge

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration announced Tuesday that it is using federal coronavirus relief funds to pay for a $5 million tourism ad campaign aimed at drawing people to the state. The move comes even as the state emerges as one of the nation’s top hot spots for COVID-19 infections.

The 30-second spot, which premiered on Fox News alongside Noem’s speech at the Republican National Convention last month, features the governor saying that “with our breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, we’re a place to safely explore.” But the state currently ranks second in the country for new cases per

Airbnb Joins Vacation-Rental Sites Seeing Surge in Demand

Customers read newspapers and magazines at a cafe on a sea-front esplanade in Porto, Portugal, on June 6.

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Antsy city dwellers seeking to escape their Covid-19 refuges are road-tripping to nearby vacation rentals in surprisingly strong numbers, showing the first signs of life for an industry that essentially ground to a halt in March.

“People, after having been stuck in their homes for a few months, do want to get out of their houses; that’s