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UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

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The CEO of Heathrow Airport John Holland-Kaye gives a television interview at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Travelers fully vaccinated against coronavirus from the United States and much of Europe were able to enter Britain without quarantining starting today, a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people to enjoy the benefits of a successful COVID-19 inoculation

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Local tourism industry sees uptick as more Americans travel | Local News

After taking a break from traveling last summer, Susan Newell and her family are happy to be tourists once more.

Many attractions were closed or restricted last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the family decided to stay at home in Pontotoc, Miss. 

But this summer, they’ve visited several destinations, including Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian in mid-July. Newell and her husband played with their three young boys in the museum’s ambulance and in other exhibits.

The kids approved of the trip. 

“They like it, which is why they’re just running around right now,” Newell said. “They’re not sitting still.”

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Business travelers not checking in, slowing hotel industry recovery in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Business travel is a big factor for hotels not bouncing back quickly from the pandemic despite a spike in leisure travel. That’s according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association that’s hosting job fairs for the hotel industry, including one in Nashville last week.

They say a lot of hotels are short-staffed because travel demand is going up but the industry itself is nowhere close to recovery because business travelers are not checking in.

“What we’re not seeing is the business travel,”

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NYC hotel industry mired in economic depression: report

The New York City hotel industry is mired in an economic depression despite an uptick in travel as the country emerges from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new report released Tuesday.

New York hotel revenues per available room are still 67 percent lower this past May compared to May 2019 –the year before the coronavirus pandemic triggered lockdowns and bans on domestic and international travel, according to the analysis conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Gotham has seen one-third of its hotel rooms closed during the pandemic, the report said.

The Big Apple was one of seven

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Travel industry protests against Covid restrictions

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Travel industry employees are holding a series of protests around the country against coronavirus restrictions.

Airlines and travel companies say current limits on travel have had a devastating impact on the sector.

Ministers are due to update the traffic light system for international travel on Thursday amid calls for more countries to join the green list.

The government said it continued to explore how it could open international travel safely.

Most holiday destinations, including Spain, Greece and Italy, are on the government’s amber list, meaning travellers have to quarantine when they return to the the UK.

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As New Life Breathes in the Travel Industry, How Will it Change Post-COVID?

By Pedro Anderson, Co-Founder and COO of Winding Tree

The travel industry has simply failed to evolve with the times, and it’s not hard to understand why. Large monopolies, stringent regulation and huge entry costs stifle innovation and leave the travel industry stagnant. Since COVID-19, however, there’s never been a greater opportunity to shake things up. As vaccines roll out and the world begins to reopen, so will the travel industry. A transformation is already underway, and once it takes place, travelers will begin to understand what they’ve been missing all along.

You can’t deny the dizzying effects of the

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