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    • EU considers new covid travel curbs on US

      EU considers new covid travel curbs on US

      The EU is to discuss on Thursday whether to reintroduce travel restrictions on visitors from the US as new coronavirus cases soar, news wires reported. Slovenia, which holds the rotating EU presidency, recommended that the US be removed from the safe list, according to two officials familiar with the plans.

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    • Apps let us have a stress-free summer break

      Apps let us have a stress-free summer break

      No need to deceive ourselves - in each of us lives a dromomaniac who has an uncontrollable urge to wander every day and loves the opportunity to visit new destinations “the more… the more”, as our beloved Winnie The Pooh would say. Sometimes, however, planning a trip - whether it's a family vacation, a self-wellness experience, a visit to a long-dreamed place on the world map or a last-minute weekend get-away - can turn from pleasure into a real nightmare and spoil the mood of even the most positive person.

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    • International tourism loses $2.4tn in 2021

      International tourism loses $2.4tn in 2021

      International tourism arrivals will stay in a spiral of stagnation in 2021 with expected losses edging up to $2.4 trillion, Reuters reported quoting a study of the United Nations. The main reason for that is that with the exception of few western countries, the world is still suffering the downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The slow vaccination roll-out makes it unlikely to expect a full rebound in tourism industry before 2023.

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    • EU to ease travel restrictions for US, seven other countries

      EU to ease travel restrictions for US, seven other countries

      The EU is to gradually ease coronavirus entry restrictions for travellers from the United States and seven other countries following a Wednesday agreement among the 27 member states. People from the US, Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macao, North Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan should have an easier time getting into the bloc, the Portuguese EU presidency told dpa.

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    • EU aims at easing travel restrictions on non-EU tourists

      EU aims at easing travel restrictions on non-EU tourists

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, two EU sources said cited by Reuters. Member States ambassadors approved a Commission proposal from 3 May to loosen the criteria to determine "safe" countries and to let in fully vaccinated tourists from elsewhere.

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    • Airbnb bookings soar by 52% as vaccinations boost traveling

      Airbnb bookings soar by 52% as vaccinations boost traveling

      The rental platform Airbnb announced a spike in bookings as vaccination rollouts provided for easing of pandemic travel restrictions in most developed countries, Reuters reported. Total bookings in the first quarter of 2021 soared to $10.29 billion in the quarter, easily beating analysts' estimates of $6.93 billion.

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