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State introduces expenses-paid vacation packages as latest COVID-19 vaccine incentive | News

Clinical nurse Vilma Barbadillo vaccinates Eddie Wong, 70, with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site at the Mountain View Community Center on Jan. 26, 2021. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout the state, including in San Francisco.

The state will select six winners on July 1 for trips for four in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Diego. In addition to multinight hotel stays and dining and entertainment options, each vacation package also comes with a $2,000 cash prize that can used

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International travel unlocks as Morocco, Mauritius and Phuket announce borders will open in June and July

Marrakech in Morocco is open to international tourists again (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

While the UK continues to adhere to prohibitive travel restrictions, various countries outside of Europe have announced they will reopen their borders to tourists in June and July.

Mauritius, Morocco and Phuket in Thailand – all popular destinations with holidaymakers – have revealed unlocking dates for international visitors within the next month.

From today, 15 June, international flights to Morocco in north Africa will resume, and travellers from key tourism markets will be permitted entry if they have a vaccination certificate and/or a negative PCR test taken

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Gov. Newsom unveils ‘California Dream Vacations’ vaccine incentive

California will give away travel packages for vacation destinations in the state as another incentive to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Ahead of California’s Tuesday reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom stopped in San Francisco on Monday to promote a new vaccine incentive called “California Dream Vacations.” Done in partnership with Visit California, the governor’s office said the latest incentive is part of the “Vax for the Win” program that includes cash prizes for Californians who get inoculated with one of the coronavirus vaccines. The Dream Vacations program comprises six vacation packages for various destinations in Southern California as well as … Read More

travel industry despairs over summer reopening

New dawn? Portugal’s Algarve Coast, now on the ‘amber list’ (Simon Calder)

Travel industry bosses have expressed despair after the domestic reopening was delayed – with fears that overseas holidays at scale will not be possible until August.

While Boris Johnson declared that 19 July would be “terminus date” for restrictions in England, the effect of the postponement from 21 June is likely to delay still further widespread overseas travel.

The next review of the “traffic light” categories is due on 24 June, with further adjustments on 15 July and 5 August. There are concerns that the government will be

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Cabinet secretaries launch roadshow to sell the Biden plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town.

“It really is a big deal. They give you the dates, and you just clear your schedule,” said Walsh, a former mayor of Boston.

He recalls 300 people packing into a room to hear Julián Castro, then Housing and Urban Development secretary. “He was speaking on behalf of President Obama and Vice President Biden, and people hung on every word.”

Now Walsh, as secretary of labor, is on the other side of the equation, crisscrossing the country on behalf of President Joe

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Cabinet secretaries sell Biden’s ambitious agenda across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town.

“It really is a big deal. They give you the dates, and you just clear your schedule,” said Walsh, a former mayor of Boston.

He recalls 300 people packing into a room to hear Julián Castro, then Housing and Urban Development secretary. “He was speaking on behalf of President Obama and Vice President Biden, and people hung on every word.”

Now Walsh, as secretary of labor, is on the other side of the equation, crisscrossing the country on behalf of President Joe

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