Due to COVID-19, this Thai tour operator is playing the waiting game

Sep 24, 2020
Tourism is one of Thailand's most important industries, but it's been hard-hit by COVID-19. A Thai tour operator describes how things are going.
Natt Opasanon, who runs Your Thai Guide in Bangkok. "It might be back to normal by maybe the middle of next year, which is going to be another six more months," said Opasanon. "It's started getting to a worry point."
Courtesy of Natt Opasanon, Your Thai Guide

QR codes and dramatic vistas: tips for traveling during the pandemic

May 15, 2020
Traveling will look very different during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tourists at Mount Cangshan in China's Yunnan province undergo temperature checks and QR code scans before entering the park.
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Saudi Arabia announces new chapter in diversifying economy away from oil: tourist visas

Sep 27, 2019
For the first time, the conservative kingdom is opening up to tourists from more than 40 countries.
A view of Riyadh, the Saudi capital, in 2007.
Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images

Republican governors join growing calls against offshore oil and gas drilling

Jan 10, 2018
The Trump administration’s plan to open most U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling is facing stiff opposition from many in the president’s own party. On Tuesday, the administration said drilling would no longer be considered off the coast of Florida after pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott. And today, South Carolina Gov. […]