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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 —

Hawaii’s vacation rentals hard hit in June by lockdowns and low travel demand

The lifting of COVID-19-related emergency vacation rental bans on the neighbor islands for the back half of June improved statewide vacation rental performance, but just barely.

Statewide vacation rental occupancy in June rose to 13.8%, a number that was 59.8 percentage points behind June 2019 but better than the prior month. In June 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals fell 61.5% to 339,441 unit nights and monthly demand fell 92.8% to 46,719 unit nights.

In comparison, only 9% of short-term units statewide were occupied in May, a month when emergency bans were active on all islands

Travel Reopenings Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19 has upended daily life in much of the world for so long that the idea of traveling to another country or state seems like the stuff of dreams. But in the last week or so, as the idea of opening up to travelers has gained traction, some countries are taking concrete steps. Yesterday, Australia announced a three-stage plan to reopen the economy, which includes a focus on tourism. And some countries are forming regional alliances designed to minimize the risk of the virus, including an Australia-New Zealand travel “bubble,” and, in Europe, a travel “corridor” shared by Estonia, Latvia

US travel magazine lists Pakistan as top tourist destination for 2020 – News

Pakistan has more peaks taller than 22,965ft, making it an almost magnetic spot for adventure travellers and hikers.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s efforts to promote tourism promotion have started yielding results as Traveller by Cond Nast, one of the world’s best travel portals, has listed Pakistan as one of the top tourist destinations for 2020.

“The adventure traveller’s must-visit goes from strength to strength,” said the world’s leading travel magazine while highlighting Pakistan’s scenic and mesmerizing tourist attractions.

Outlining the adventure tourism potential in the country, the magazine wrote: “Pakistan has more peaks taller than 22,965ft than China and Nepal

81% of US residents planning a vacation say they will travel by car

We surveyed 906 US residents on their plans regarding travel for summer 2020 and found several emerging trends, specifically taking into account how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered their plans:

a close up of a toy truck: summer 2020 travel trends

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summer 2020 travel trends

  • Of the people we surveyed, over 81% of those who plan on some form of leisure travel this summer plan on doing so by car.
  • Under 18% of survey respondents say they still plan on air travel for their summer vacation.
  • Cruise, bus, and train travel are all below 5% expected usage by travelers currently planning a trip this summer.
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