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Tourists leave behind third Covid wave to vacation in the Dominican Republic

PAHO warned that in South America, Covid cases are on the rise, but the Dominican Republic continues to receive tourists from this region without requiring PCR testing.

 

Santo Domingo, DR

While South America is struggling with a new wave of Covid-19 due to the strain originating in Brazil, 36,990 visitors from this region arrived in the Dominican Republic between January and February of this year through various airports.

According to Brazil, where P.1 emerged as the new variant of the Coronavirus and can be up to two times more transmissible, 3,820 visitors have received in the first two months of

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Frontier Airlines hopes IPO rides wave of travel recovery

Frontier Airlines is betting that the budding recovery in leisure travel is for real.

Shares of the discount carrier began public trading Thursday, edging lower in midday trading. The Denver-based airline and its private owners sought to raise $570 million before costs from the IPO after pricing 30 million shares at $19, the low end of a $19 to $21 target. The stock opened at $18.61, then bumped up to $19.06 before dipping back down to $18.54.

CEO Barry Biffle said Frontier will remain focused on the leisure-travel market, unlike bigger airlines that depend on high-paying business travelers.

“It’s not

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A wave of good news for Hawaii travel: Travel Weekly

Tovin Lapan

The good news for Hawaii tourism has been piling up faster than the Islands’ cherished food trucks churn out plate lunches.

A year after Hawaii started its pandemic lockdown with stay-at-home orders and a quarantine for all incoming arrivals, the Aloha State is welcoming an extended period of positive developments for tourism.

To start, visitor numbers are steadily headed up. In February, Hawaii’s hotels reported the highest occupancy rate since the pandemic shuttered the state. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), hotels statewide were reporting 30% occupation in February, an increase from 23% in January. That’s nowhere

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Overseas arrivals had biggest impact on first wave deaths, study finds



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International travel has been cited as the key factor in driving higher death rates during the first wave of the pandemic, according to a new study.

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen found border arrivals to be the ‘strongest predictor of mortality increase’ in the worst-hit countries, compared to other factors examined; including population density, the percentage of people living in urban areas, age, average body mass index and smoking prevalence.

Tiberiu Pana, medical student and author of the study, said: “Our assessment of available data indicates that very early restrictions on international travel

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