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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Virgin Galactic Sells Space Flight Tickets for $450,000 a Seat

Virgin Galactic announced that it’s reopening ticket sales, with a starting price of $450,000 per seat. The action follows Unity’s fourth spaceflight, which took place on July 11 from Spaceport America in New Mexico. Unity’s first fully crewed voyage to …

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Thailand Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

The Thai government has banned sunscreens containing chemicals that damage coral reefs from its marine national parks on Wednesday. The Thai Department of Conservation released a document banning the use of sunscreen containing four ingredients shown to “deteriorate coral reefs, …

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Two Foreign Travellers Banned from Entering Great Wall of China after Trespassing on Site’s Undeveloped Portion

Chinese authorities have decided to ban two international tourists from entering the Great Wall of China after catching them trespassing onto an undeveloped section of the ancient fortification. The operator of the wall’s Mutianyu section said in a statement that …

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Portugal Opens World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

A town in northern Portugal has opened the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge to its residents on April 29. Called “516 Arouca,” in reference to its length of 516 meters and its location in Arouca in the Norte Region, the …

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