Countries want tourists back if they're vaccinated. That may lead to vaccine passports.

May 5, 2021
What counts as proof of immunization when there's no global database to tell a fake apart from the real thing?
"The train’s left the station. It's happening," says Jen Kates, director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. "So many countries have said they're doing this. It's just a matter of how to make it work," and how to make it as fair and equitable as possible.
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Not the usual crowd for the holidays in Hawaii

Dec 24, 2020
A look at how one Hawaiian bed-and-breakfast is faring during the pandemic.
Thomas and Janice Fairbanks, innkeepers at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono.
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Mexico's tourist industry struggles as the pandemic continues

Nov 27, 2020
Tourists from the U.S. are the main source of foreign tourism in Mexico. Hotels there are operating at just 30% of capacity.
Tourists walk on Madero street in March in Mexico City.
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With an economy dependent on tourism, Hawaii tries to encourage visitors

Nov 18, 2020
The state has dialed back mandatory quarantines for visitors if they test negative for COVID-19.
Hawaiian Airlines jets outside Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii has seen a more than 90% reduction in the number of arriving air travelers since the start of the pandemic.
Ryan Finnerty

To boost tourism, France encourages its citizens to travel within the country

Aug 31, 2020
French vacationers are helping to blunt the downturn brought on by the pandemic.
The beach at the western port city of Saint-Malo, which saw an increase in French travelers in July compared to a year earlier.
Rebecca Rosman

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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