Tag Archives: Travel & Tourism

Tourist Views: Americans Return To Paris (Video)

After vanishing from #Paris for a year and a half, #American #tourists have returned, #Covid vaccination certificates in pocket, as part of a grand reopening of the country’s tourist sector. France, which was the world’s top #tourism destination before the coronavirus #pandemic, began welcoming back Americans on June 9.

Tourism: Germany Opens Up Baltic Sea Region To Test New Pandemic Rules

The Schleiregion including Eckernförde is one of four areas that have been selected for a test project. The project is meant to find out if tourism is possible during a pandemic. DW host Nicole Frölich was in the region.

Tourism: Venice Re-Opens To Much Smaller Crowds

Before the pandemic, the Italian city of Venice was overrun with tourists – so much so, it was looking for ways to restrict their numbers. Now though, it’s got the opposite problem. Empty streets and waterways, in a city that very much depends on tourism revenue. DW’s Max Zander reports on how Venice is looking to strike the right balance, as it re-opens for business.

Travel: Alaska Tourism’s Post-Pandemic Comeback

Alaskan tourism was slammed by the pandemic, including charter tours. One business owner said he typically had as many as 700 tourists a summer, but last year there were just 12. In a push to get tourism to rebound, Alaska is offering to vaccinate tourists for free and with so many already vaccinated there, many are hopeful for the upcoming season.

Tourism: Venice To Ban Cruise Ships From Grand Canal & Historic Center

Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice.

  • Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice.
  • The country’s culture minister said on Wednesday that the decision came in response to a request from UN cultural body Unesco.

Travel & Tourism: ‘Hong Kong’s Junk Boats’ (Video)

The Dukling, a traditional Chinese junk boat frequently spotted around Hong Kong’s picturesque Victoria Harbour, has readjusted its tour routes to survive the coronavirus pandemic, now mainly catering to locals.