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Shuttered in March 2020, Fiji Celebrates a 'Momentous Day'

Fiji is once again open to tourists, for first time in nearly 2 years

(Newser) - Since March 2020, the island nation of Fiji has had its doors shuttered to tourists, in an attempt to keep COVID from overwhelming the limited medical services available to its 1 million residents. On Wednesday, nearly two years after the tourism-dependent country's shutdown, locals once again started to welcome...

Wiped From Facebook, Vienna's Nude Art Moves to OnlyFans

City's tourism board speaks out on social media censorship

(Newser) - Have you checked out the Vienna tourism board's hot new account on adults-only OnlyFans? It's full of nudity, though of the century-old artistic kind. As the Guardian reports, Vienna museums have come up against bans and other forms of censure after sharing nude artworks on more traditional social...

Canadian Luxury Train Launches New US Route

Rocky Mountaineer now travels from Denver to Moab

(Newser) - A new train service has arrived in the West but it's definitely not one for ordinary commuters—one-way tickets on the Rocky Mountaineer are $1,250 per person in SilverLeaf class and $1,645 in SilverLeaf Plus. The luxury service from the renowned Canadian company made its maiden voyage...

France to Open for Tourists, With a Few Rules

Americans will find it easier to travel, though not everywhere in Europe

(Newser) - France is ready to welcome back foreign tourists, the government announced Friday, provided they follow a few color-coded rules. Vaccinated visitors from Europe can arrive starting Wednesday, France 24 reports. So can travelers from the the orange-rated US and much of the rest of the world, who won't have...

Airline: We'll Tell You Where You're Going, Just Before You Land

Qantas resumes 'mystery flights' for Australian passengers

(Newser) - Australia's flag carrier has just the thing for people desperate to get away, so long as they don't care where they're going. In the hope of boosting the beleaguered tourism industry amid international travel restrictions, Qantas is asking Australian passengers to hop aboard one of three "...

New Zealand Has Had It With Your Instagram Shots

New tourism ad urges 'something new'

(Newser) - First, New Zealand wanted to get on the map . Now, it's annoyed that travelers have flocked to its lookouts and lavender fields to post the same photos everyone else is sharing on social media. "People have been seeing those photos on social media, and they're going to...

Mexico's Tourism Agency Is Not Having a Good Week

First came the travel warning from the US, then came the bizarre website errors

(Newser) - It's been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, and it got worse Friday when the English-language version of the country’s tourism website appeared with hilarious mis-translations, per the AP . The Caribbean resort of Tulum somehow became “Jumpsuit" on VisitMexico.com. The central Mexican town of Aculco...

Island Bans Commercial Flights to and From US

Bahamas puts most Americans on the not-welcome list for the near future

(Newser) - Three weeks after reopening its borders, the Bahamas is shutting them again—at least to most US travelers. Effective Wednesday, all commercial flights to the country will be halted except for those departing Canada, the UK, and the European Union, reports CNBC . Private international flights, pleasure craft, and yachts will...

Uzbekistan Makes Unusual Offer to Coax Tourists

If you get COVID-19 while visiting, the country will pay you $3K

(Newser) - The government of Uzbekistan is so sure of the hygiene and safety measures it's put in place to protect tourists against getting COVID-19 that "the president is prepared to put money where his mouth is." That's per a statement from the country's tourism ambassador to...

Harry, Back in UK, Doesn't Want to Be Called 'Prince'

Just Harry, he requests at working summit for his sustainable travel initiative

(Newser) - Just Harry, please: On his first trip back to the UK since he and wife Meghan agreed to the terms of their exit as senior royals, that's how Prince Harry asked to be introduced—Harry, minus the "prince." As Good Morning America reports, he also flew commercial...

Utah's Tourism Campaign May Have Worked Too Well
Utah Wooed Tourists,
and Boy, Did They Swarm
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Utah Wooed Tourists, and Boy, Did They Swarm

'Outside' magazine looks at the resulting congestion in parks

(Newser) - The ad was a "masterpiece," writes Mark Sundeen at Outside magazine. The 60-second spot in 2013 commissioned by Utah's Office of Tourism extolled the beauty of the "Mighty 5"—referring to the five national parks within the state's borders. Those would be Zion, Bryce...

'What Happens Here, Stays Here' Will Soon Be No More

Las Vegas is reportedly updating its famous slogan

(Newser) - The slogan "What happens here, stays here" is coming to the end of its near 20-year residency in Las Vegas. Insiders tell the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the slogan created in 2002 has been updated to "What happens here, only happens here." The sources say the new...

TripAdvisor Sued Over Ride on Pregnant, Runaway Camel

Woman blames company for her broken arm and Moroccan vacation fail

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman says her camel ride in the Moroccan desert was more of an adventure than she was looking for. A tour company put her on a pregnant camel that broke free, running away and throwing her, according to the woman's lawsuit. Breanne Ayala, 24, suffered a...

Versailles Is About to Get Its First Hotel

Le Grand Controle will have 14 rooms, indoor swimming pool, and Alain Ducasse eatery

(Newser) - Let them eat cake, or at least order room service. For visitors who don't feel like traipsing back to their accommodations in Paris after visiting the Palace of Versailles, Curbed offers the following news: A luxury hotel is being built on the estate's premises, overlooking the gardens outside...

For This New Tourist Site, You Need a Hazmat Suit

Ukraine makes Chernobyl control room open for short visits

(Newser) - Not every vacation requires you to receive not one but two tests for radiation exposure, but not every vacation involves a visit to the control room at Chernobyl. Officials in Ukraine are now letting tourists make five-minute visits to the room where the infamous meltdown took place in 1986, reports...

On These Beaches, Cops Hand Out 'Robbery Kits'

Barcelona beaches have a crime problem—and a solution

(Newser) - Going to the beaches of Barcelona? The bad news is that bathers are finding their clothes have been stolen while they're swimming. The good news: Police are handing out so-called "robbery kits" containing a metro ticket, flip-flops, and a pair of shorts to people who find themselves exposed,...

Making Coffee at Landmark Gets Tourists a Ticket Out

Venice didn't like a stove being set up at Rialto Bridge

(Newser) - The picturesque Rialto Bridge in Venice seems like a lovely spot to enjoy your morning coffee. But setting up a travel stove on the bridge's steps to make it got two backpacking tourists from Berlin expelled from the city and fined $1,000, the BBC reports. A resident passing...

City's New Tourism Campaign Highlights 1-Star Reviews

Vienna says you should make up your own minds

(Newser) - Vienna—home of the "boring" Hofburg palace, among other attractions—wants people to start ignoring online reviews and discover the city for themselves. The Austrian capital has launched a new "Unrating Vienna" campaign, which highlights terrible reviews from TripAdvisor and elsewhere, including one that complained "the paintings...

How a Music Video Is Screwing Up Iceland

The pop star's new video was shot there

(Newser) - A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors. Blame Justin Bieber, the...

China: No Permit, No Trip to Everest Base Camp

Tourist ban aims to cut down on mountain trash

(Newser) - China is making a move to help with the trash problem on Mount Everest. Bejing is closing the base camp on the Tibet side of the peak to everyone except those with climbing permits, reports the BBC . And China hands out only 300 of those permits a year. The Tibetan...

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