This vacation hotspot is offering vaccinations to visitors

(CNN) — It was one of the first countries to fully reopen to travelers, and now Maldives is striving to be ahead of the game when it comes to vaccine tourism.

Officials for the Indian Ocean destination have announced plans to offer vaccinations to tourists on arrival in a bid to lure more visitors over.

Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, the country’s minister for tourism, has confirmed that the Maldives is developing a “3V tourism” scheme, which would allow tourists to “Visit, Vaccinate and Vacation.”

According to Mausoom, the country plans to offer two doses of the vaccine to visitors, which means

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Vacation bookings on the rise as COVID vaccinations increase, experts say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — As more people get vaccinated, many are rushing to get back to normal and are looking to book that summer vacation.

Denise Coubarous Payne, owner and manager of CoubaTravel, a travel agency in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, said her clients are looking to travel to all destinations.

“I have a couple young people who say they’re ready to travel,” said Coubarous Payne. “There was one young lady who wants to go to Puerto Rico. I have someone else who wants to go to South Carolina.”

Josh Bush, CEO of Avenue Two Travel in Bryn Mawr, said bookings have

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7 summer travel ideas as vaccinations roll out

Rather than focus on what we can’t do, we have put together a list of things we can. Here are seven ideas to help get your brainstorming started.

Instead of traveling for your favorite cuisine, track it down locally

For Konrad Waliszewski, CEO and co-founder of TripScout, a travel planning and entertainment platform, travel is all about getting outside of your comfort zone, learning new things and meeting new people. He says that can be accomplished in your own city. Waliszewski recommends picking a food or drink you love and sampling as much of it as possible around home

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American expats are heading back to the US for vaccinations

(CNN) — Eric Barry has been riding a seemingly never-ending wave of uncertainty in his life over the past year.

The 35-year-old writer and podcast host, who is originally from California’s Bay Area, was researching a novel in Ecuador when the global pandemic erupted in March 2020.

Over the next 12 months, as Barry tried to establish his new home base in Berlin, where he’s studying for a master’s degree, he faced challenge after challenge: an apartment that fell through in Berlin’s notoriously difficult rental market; trying to track down a German residence permit likely mailed to his former address;

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Drivers on the Road to Recovery: Vaccinations, Vacations and Visitor Values

This Illustrative Example demonstrates how resort communities might characterize visitor types based on their Visitor Fit Factor.
Source: Insights Collective Think Tank

Listen to the accompanying podcast from Ralf Garrison and Insights Collective here


Our first article in this Road to Recovery series established that vacation demand is strong. Seemingly everyone is thinking about vacation travel, and the Inntopia/DestiMetrics data shows that advanced bookings are strong, particularly for end-of-season visitation.

But COVID-19 and its variants also love to go traveling. They are spread by congregation and are full of surprises, and demand our respect and careful consideration. “Infections

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Air travel jumps as vaccinations spur vacation bookings, stocks surge

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-251 approaches Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia on February 24, 2021.

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Travelers are returning to the skies, fueling optimism among airline CEOs that the battered industry has finally turned a corner in the coronavirus pandemic. Airline shares rose to more than one-year highs Monday.

The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1.34 million people on Sunday, 86,000 more people than the same day a year ago, shortly after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic.

That’s still 45% below 2019 levels, a sign the

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