Hawaiian Governor Urges Tourists to Stay Away as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Hawaiian Governor David Ige urged tourists to voluntarily stay away from the islands as local COVID-19 cases surge. In a press conference on Aug. 23, Ige warned tourists, as well as residents, that it was “a risky time to be …

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Pattaya May Delay Reopening Due to COVID Resurgence and Slow Vaccine Rollout

The Thai government announced yesterday that the plan to reopen Pattaya’s tourism industry in September was unlikely.  Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Deputy Governor Apichai Chatchalermkit attributed the delay to the resurgence of COVID-19 daily infections and insufficient vaccinations among …

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Canada to Ban Flights From South Asia for 30 Days

Canada’s government has implemented a temporary travel ban on passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days, fearing another wide spread of COVID-19 cases.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put the travel ban in place after facing criticism for not …

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New Zealand-Australia Travel Bubble Suspended

All travels between New Zealand and Western Australia were suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Perth. West Australian (WA) Premier Mark McGowan announced that Perth and Peel will be placed in a three-day lockdown, starting Friday midnight. He also …

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Florida to Sue U.S. Center for Disease Control, Federal Government to Allow Cruises to Resume

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state of Florida is suing the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow the cruise industry to get back in operation again. “Today Florida’s fighting back. We’re filing a …

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Australian Government Offers Half-Price Flights to Boost Local Tourism

The Australian government has offered half-price flights to hundreds of thousands of locals to a dozen of holiday spots in an attempt to boost domestic tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The government announced on March 11 a A$1.2 billion (US$930 …

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Theme Park Knott’s Berry Farm to Hire 1,700 Employees in Advance of 2021 Season Reopening

Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park located in Buena Park California, plans to offer 1,700 jobs during their online job fair on March.  While southern California theme parks remain shutdown, Knott’s Berry Farm is offering various job opportunities in their …

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