How Top Travel Destinations Were Impacted By the Coronavirus Pandemic

Noble Horvath

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Six months ago, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, impacting travel worldwide.

Data from travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, reveals how travel to top tourist destinations has been affected since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Drastic Decrease in Travel to International Destinations

Prior to COVID-19, international trips made up 86% of all insured travel, but in the six months following the pandemic declaration, international trips account for only 47% of insured travel.

 

Top 10 Destinations

6 Months Prior to Pandemic Declaration

% Change in Number of Travelers

Post-Pandemic Declaration

US

+7.48%

Mexico

-75.15%

Italy

-93.89%

France

-90.78%

Canada

-74.92%

Spain

-93.16%

UK

-84.27%

The Bahamas

-83.53%

Israel

-86.55%

Costa Rica

-91.64%

Accessible Destinations Replace Europe For American Travelers

European countries accounted for half of the top ten international destinations for American travelers prior to COVID-19.

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Uncharted Destination:Know all about Tuvalu island, one of the least visited travel destinations, to add to your bucket list

Noble Horvath




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Christopher Columbus may have been the original travel enthusiast and in his thirst to find India he ended up discovering most of what the world had to offer. However, there are some places that are so much off the beaten path, that you will be surprised that more people do not flock there in their downtime.

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Untouched and uncommercialized places are hard to come by, especially nowadays, in the digital world, where headlines document over tourism in several places. Where places like France have documented nearly 87 million international visitors in a single year, a small island by the name of Tuvalu, in the South Pacific has recorded only 2000 international tourists in the same amount of time.

Whether you are looking to get away from

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Mt Archer named among best travel destinations in world

Noble Horvath

MOUNT Archer has been named among the best tourist destinations in the world by a popular travel brand.

The national park was awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice award, meaning it is ranked within the top 10 per cent of attractions on the website.

At Mount Archer’s amphitheatre this morning, Councillor Tony Williams called the announcement “fantastic”.

“It really is a testament to the work that’s been undertaken for many years by council and other levels of government,” he said.

“Council worked with a number of residents to see what really could happen through an activation plan with Mount Archer.”

He said public consultations returned recommendations such as a zip line, picnic areas, a boardwalk, a new toilet block, and more car parks.

“It’s great to see over those years that piece by piece those projects have been delivered,” he said, thanking Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Member for Keppel

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Qatar Airways operates more than 550 weekly flights to over 85 destinations

Noble Horvath

Doha: Qatar Airways continues to lead the recovery of the aviation industry maintaining its position as the leading international carrier providing global connectivity.

In the month of August the airline has already announced the resumption of eight destinations, including:

Adelaide (two-weekly flights started 16 August)

Auckland (three-weekly flights via Brisbane starting 18 August)

Houston (three-weekly flights starting 2 September increasing to four-weekly from 15 September)

Kigali (three-weekly flights started 3 August)

London Gatwick (daily flights starting 20 August)

Nairobi (double daily flights started 3 August)

Philadelphia (three-weekly flights starting 16 September)

Sialkot (three-weekly flights starting 1 September)

The airline’s continuous operations throughout the pandemic and its variety of fuel-efficient efficient aircraft has also enabled it to rapidly increase frequencies, offering passengers more flexible travel options to many destinations including:

Ankara (increasing to daily from 1 September- subject to regulatory approvals)

Cebu (increased to daily from 12 August)

Clark (increased to

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Best UK destinations for walking holidays from coastal hikes to epic scenery

Noble Horvath

Walking holidays can make for a brilliant break; you’re getting heaps of fresh air and exercise, there are beautiful views, and it’s an easy way to get off the grid a little bit.

The good news is that the UK is filled with incredible national parks, coastal paths and plenty more destinations which are ideal for long walks.

We’re talking iconic regions from the Scottish Highlands to the Lake District, as well as popular routes such as the Causeway Coastal Walk.

To help you narrow it down, we take a look at some of the UK’s best walking holiday destinations, whether you’re a seasoned hiker, or you’re thinking of going on a walking weekend for the first time.

Check out our top picks below (in no particular order)…

1. Scottish Highlands, Scotland

2 men pictured from the rear, walking along a hiking path on Ben Nevis in Scotland.
Friends hiking on Ben Nevis

The Scottish Highlands have it all; rugged landscape, picturesque villages

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Best Destinations Within Driving Distance of Los Angeles To Visit

Noble Horvath

Palm trees, beaches, celebrity sightings and delicious cuisine — what’s not to love about Los Angeles? Most known as New York’s rival city, LA is just as bustling but more laid back and with more sunshine. But as great as the city is, what makes this SoCal location especially special is the proximity to a number of excellent weekend getaways, all within driving distance.



a body of water surrounded by trees: San Bernardino County with autumn foliage at Grass Valley Lake , Ca (P)


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San Bernardino County with autumn foliage at Grass Valley Lake , Ca (P)



a group of lawn chairs sitting on top of a sandy beach: If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway complete with hiking, lakeside strolls, scenic overlooks (to capture some great Instagram flicks), paddle boarding and more, Lake Tahoe is just what you need for a socially distanced escape. With the perfect weather and combination of outdoor activities, it’s a great year-round destination. So much so, that you can even ski during the summer, if that’s what you choose.


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If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway complete with hiking, lakeside strolls, scenic overlooks (to capture some great Instagram flicks), paddle boarding and more, Lake Tahoe is just what you need for a socially distanced escape. With the perfect weather and combination of outdoor activities, it’s a great year-round destination. So

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Britain’s best beer destinations for a hoppy getaway | The Independent

Noble Horvath

There’s never been a better time to enjoy a flight – of beers that is! Yes, travel is tricky at the moment, with quarantines being instituted at the drop of a pint glass. But, well, frankly it’s 2020 and pretty much everyone needs a drink. If you’ve been swilling beer in bed for the past six months, you might be looking for a change of scenery.

The good news is that now’s a great time to get out and turn a sampler paddle into a long weekend away. Luckily for beer-loving travellers, our long history of growing hops and brewing fine beverages with them makes the UK a beer destination in its own right. Here’s where to go for a British getaway on the ales this autumn.

Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland

Soak up the scenery while getting sozzled on the Knoydart Peninsula in Scotland(istock)

Where better to head during a

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Thomas Cook has relaunched as an online-only travel agent – here are the destinations on offer

Noble Horvath

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 8:35 am

Updated Thursday, 17th September 2020, 8:36 am
Travel company Thomas Cook collapsed and entered into liquidation last year, but it has now made a comeback by relaunching online (Photo: Shutterstock)

Travel company Thomas Cook collapsed and entered into liquidation last year, but it has now made a comeback by relaunching online.

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The new owner, Fosun Tourism Group, which owns the rights to the name and brand, has relaunched Thomas Cook as an online-only travel agent.

Variety of holiday on offers

The travel firm will offer a range of holiday options, including all-inclusive deals and room-only stays, with accommodation types varying from three to five star.

The online travel company includes a team of UK-based travel advisors, and will enable UK tourists to design their perfect holiday, including the choice

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Teotihuacan pyramids, Mexico’s top tourist destinations, reopen for public

Noble Horvath



a man standing in front of a brick building: Tourists at ancient ruins of Teotihuacan Photo: Reuters


Tourists at ancient ruins of Teotihuacan Photo: Reuters

The massive temples and pyramids of Teotihuacan, one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations, reopened to visitors on Thursday, more than five months after closing in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A trickle of tourists could be seen Thursday morning along the ancient city’s main thoroughfare, the so-called Avenue of the Dead, though they were not allowed to scale the site’s three tallest pyramids.

The main archeological zone will be limited to 3,000 visitors per day, with both temperature checks and masks required going forward. Two local museums will remain closed.

“I think it’s really important for the economy and for tourism that people can keep enjoying places like this,” said Spanish tourist Matte, one of the first to enter the monument, who declined to give his surname.

The reopening is also welcome news for vendors like Maria

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Best Canada Family Vacation Destinations > CEOWORLD magazine

Noble Horvath

Canada can be rightfully called the land of diverse and natural landscapes. Traveling across the country will let you amaze in every way as the scenery changes easily with each frame.

Despite being touted as the second-largest country in the world, Canada has been always overlooked in front of the North-American travel. Stuffed with glaciers, snow-capped peaks, national parks, and stunning lakes, the country is a post-card perfect destination for family vacations. Here in this blog below, we will uncover 7 places that are soaked up in natural beauty from all around.

    1. Niagara Falls

      One of the absolute places to visit in Canada is Niagara Falls. The natural wonder created at the hands of nature is a magical spectacle to visit up and close. The falls jut out over 6 million cubic feet of water accompanied by a thunderous roar which gives the cascade a greater edge over other waterfalls.
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