Colorado town tries to balance summer tourist season and COVID-19

Jul 17, 2020
Lake City, Colorado, depends on tourist dollars in the summer. Now it's asking those visitors to take precautions.
Laura Palmisano

When finding fossils pays the bills

How Schuyler Andrulat of South Carolina turned a lifelong hobby of hunting shark teeth into a job.
A secret fossil hunting location near Summerville, South Carolina.
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Cities that rely heavily on tourism hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses

Jun 5, 2020
April figures show communities that rely on manufacturing are also hurt by job losses, but they may see improvement more quickly.
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Around the world, tourism boards are vying for your post-pandemic travel dollars

May 29, 2020
Scotland, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia — they all want to be first on your list when you can travel again.
Tourists visit Edinburgh Castle in Scotland in January. In some countries, tourism can account for 20% or even 30% of GDP.
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In Marrakesh, tourism is frozen. So is the economy.

May 28, 2020
A Marrakesh grocer weighs in why tourism is the biggest factor in his business.
A Morrocan woman wearing a protective mask walks through the nearly deserted Jamaa el-Fna square in Marrakesh on March 17, 2020, days before Moroccan authorities implemented a strict lockdown.
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Minnesota grapples with returning "snowbirds"

May 25, 2020
More than 44,000 people leave in the winter and return in the summer, boosting local economies but raising COVID-19 fears.
Terry Teich and Mark Walters pan for gold in a dry creek bed in Arizona. The "snowbirds" returned to their home in Duluth, Minnesota, in early May.
Courtesy of Mark Walter and Terry Teich

China's first holiday break since COVID-19 sees 60% drop in tourism revenue

There are still many virus prevention measures that deter people from traveling.
Businesses are being held responsible for screening virus carriers. If an outbreak happens, they could get shut down.
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Beach towns to tourists: we love you, but stay home

Apr 21, 2020
Beach towns that normally rely on tourism are hurting during the COVID-19 shutdown.
A beautiful stretch of Key West, Florida, seacoast is almost empty of visitors.
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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson: "The impact to people's lives will be profound."

Mar 26, 2020
The hotel industry has been decimated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson announced thousands of employees would be furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Picnic with a pig or visit with a llama? Airbnb now offers "animal experiences"

Nov 26, 2019
Airbnb is inviting animal owners to host guests for “animal experiences."
Llama farmer Sarah McGovern prepares one her llamas, Jasmin, for a walk. Airbnb "experiences" guests can take a llama on a hike to a nearby creek.
Sammy Caiola