Good Travel News in Corona Times
Updated: Jun 15, 2020
We are living through a very difficult time, especially for travel, but we must remain positive. As someone that follows the travel news, there are lots of stories that focus on the challenges that must be overcome before we can travel freely again, but this page is dedicated to the positive stories. I aim to regularly post links to positive travel news stories, highlighting destinations and organizations that are trying to find solutions so that we can explore the world again. Subscribe for updates. Safe travels - Goldenlipgloss.
15.JUN.20: Europe reopens borders for summer travel
15.JUN.20: Icelandair relaunches flights as country reopens to tourists
Thanks to the work of the government and people of Iceland containing the pandemic, this amazing country and its wild landscapes, will be already accessible to many international tourists. Icelandair’s flight schedule will be revised on July 1st, possibly adding further destinations.
13.JUN.20 Greek Prime Minister Promises Tourist Safety as Country Reopens to Foreign Visitors
Greece has already implemented important measures to safeguard the health of both tourists and locals as they opened international borders.
05.JUN.20: “Sustainability as the new normal”, a vision for the future of tourism
28.MAY.20: U.S. Virgin Islands details reopening plan
Little treasures of the Caribbean like the US Virgin Islands are re-opening soon! I'm sorry but
who wouldn't want to spend a nice holiday exploring the Caribbean?
27.MAY.20: Madeira to reanimate tourism sector in July
I have been referred to Madeira as the little New Zeland from the Atlantic, and honestly I loved exploring the kiwi country. Sailing or road-tripping the islands of Madeira would surely be a wonderful summer adventure.
16.MAY.20: Italy to Reopen Borders to European Travellers June 3 After Earliest Lockdown on the Continent
Amazing food, beautiful beaches, stunning landscape, wonderful culture, incredible history - Italy really has it all. After visiting Italy many times and I can’t recommend this destination enough!
14.MAY.20: Algarve prepares to reopen ahead of summer tourist season
Road tripping and exploring the beaches and coast of the Algarve sounds like an amazing plan, so this is very welcome news.
12.MAY.2O: Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening
One of my bucket list destinations, so good to know I might have the chance soon! I hear the food (I have been told to try a Banh-Mi???), nature and people are all incredible - and I also really want to try their speciality coffee.
07.MAY.20: Baltic states agree Europe's first 'travel bubble' to kickstart tourism
While I am yet to visit these destinations, including Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, and this bubble will not yet enable me to do so, it is still good to see countries taking proactive steps to support tourism and provide hope for other destinations.
06.MAY.20: Responsible travel no longer a ‘nice to do’
Could not say it better myself: “There should be no such thing as ‘sustainable tourism’, simply ‘tourism’ where acting ethically and responsibly sits in the DNA of every travel brand.”
06.MAY.20: Qatar Airways hopes to fly to 80 destinations by June
I have flown with Qatar to different destinations, including The Philippines and The Maldives, and it would be nice to travel East again – Maldives is one place I want to revisit for sure!
05.MAY.20: Palma hopes for return of business from August
Good to see that Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands) has a plan to reopen that includes sustainable tourism considerations
29.APR.20: New Calm Created by Coronavirus Offers Southeast Asia Chance to Redo Sustainable Tourism
Nice article that highlights some of the ‘silver linings’ of the current situation and it is true that perhaps we have an opportunity to “promote sustainable tourism without reverting to old ways again”
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