Tag: Tourist

North Country tourist attractions seek looser restrictions for spring, summer

Tourist attractions in the North Country that were hit hard financially last year because of the coronavirus are hoping some changes can be made so they can provide more jobs and help the local economy.

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A representative for 17 White Mountain attractions told the governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force on Friday that last season was the worst they have had since World War II because of COVID-19 restrictions placed on those businesses.


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“Our employment numbers dropped to their lowest in years, down 30 to 50%, and

Visitation up and down at North Dakota’s top tourist spot

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Visitation to North Dakota’s No. 1 tourist attraction fell last year, but it wasn’t all because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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Theodore Roosevelt National Park saw about 558,000 visitors in 2020, the fewest since 2013. Visitation fell 20% from 2019, but some months last year spiked substantially over the previous year — including December, which saw a 173% jump. Visitation is measured in an algorithm counting people who stop in visitor centers combined with an average of people in vehicles.

Park Superintendent Wendy Ross sees “so many variables, especially this past year.”

“I don’t put

Local tourist attractions plan return

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS – For Mary Kay Wydra, the president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2020 was not a good year.

“It was challenging year to say the least,” She told Reminder Publishing.

Tourism is not only big business for the commonwealth, it’s big business for Hampden and Hampshire counties.

According to the state-wide 2018 statistics (the latest available) from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) Direct spending was $24.2 billion; State and local taxes: $1.6 billion; Jobs supported: 153,200; Wages paid: $5.6 billion; 27.6 Million Domestic Visitors: 1.8 Million Overseas Visitors; and 700,000 Canadian

Thai Tourist Destinations Promote Their Attractions

Two of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, Phuket and Pattaya, have launched new promotions as the Covid-19 epidemic subsides.

Phuket launched an online campaign called “Have you ever…” while Pattaya launched “500 Baht free for a reservation in Chonburi”.

Phuket Is Confident to Attract Visitors

Phuket Governor Narong Wunsiew said that the island’s tourism sector had been severely affected by the coronavirus and it was time for the province to start boosting its economy.

With Phuket’s natural beauty, it won’t take much investment to attract tourists back to the island, he said, adding that its main attractions were

Tourism website lists open tourist spots in Philippines

Ghio Ong (The Philippine Star) – October 18, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A website listing all the open tourist spots in the Philippines amid the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

The website philippines.travel/safeph lists all of the country’s 81 provinces and the tourist spots open in each province.

The following areas are currently accepting tourists nationwide, whatever the community quarantine status: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan; Clark Freeport Zone and some destinations in Pampanga; Anilao in Batangas; Tagaytay Highlands and select golf and country clubs in Cavite; and Boracay Island.