China New Year travel slumps amid coronavirus curbs

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The number of people who travelled in China ahead of Lunar New Year plummeted from two years ago as coronavirus restrictions curbed the world’s largest annual domestic migration.

FILE PHOTO: A woman waits in the departure hall of Beijing South Railway station ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

The seven-day celebration, which kicked off on Thursday, is China’s most important national holiday and is usually marked by big family reunions. Millions of workers traditionally travel – sometimes thousands of kilometres

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Tourists excited to visit New Mexico after travel restrictions are softened

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“There was nothing, the whole city was locked down, I guess, everything was just shut off,” said Carter. “So now that we’re here, hopefully we can find stuff to do. I guess around Albuquerque and stuff like that.”

The two are from Oklahoma, but flew into town from Florida after watching the Super Bowl.

A family from Houston landed around the same time, excited to go skiing.

“We were excited,” said Bana Vaezian. “We just heard about it, you know, when we got off the plane, so we were not expecting it all. But now, it opens a whole lot,

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Travel report identifies top searched destinations for summer 2021

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While the coronavirus may have inspired Americans to try staycations, there are just some destinations people are looking forward to traveling to more than others.

A travel report from vacation rental service HomeToGo analyzed search data from its users to identify 10 destinations that are likely to be popular for summer travelers if the pandemic lets up.

MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS PLAN TO REBOOK CANCELED TRIPS, SAYS TRAVEL SURVEY

HomeToGo analyzed search data from its users to identify 10 destinations that are likely to be popular for summer travelers if the pandemic lets up. (iStock)

Five of those destinations

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Cheap Italian houses: Covid-19 has helped spur demand

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(CNN) — When the mayor of a sleepy town in Italy announced it was selling houses that people can move into for less than the price of a used car, he thought he might get one or two offers.
“We were flooded with requests,” Gianfilippo Mignogna tells CNN. “Many people sent us touching letters of why they’d like to buy a house here and become part of our community, alongside their photos to introduce who they were.

“Some had intriguing, fascinating personal stories, linked to our territory and migration history.”

Messages keep flowing in, Mignogna says. Writers, cooks, scientists,

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Defiant DeSantis blasts Biden administration amid report of travel limits

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Any types of travel restrictions could derail Florida’s economy, which relies heavily on tourists. The initial wave of lockdowns last spring sent the state’s tax collections into a spiral. Florida would have been hit with a severe budget deficit if not for the nearly $5 billion in coronavirus relief it received from Congress.

DeSantis’ comments mark an escalation in the tensions between the Biden administration and Florida. DeSantis was a top ally of former President Donald Trump, who now lives in Florida, and used that relationship to bring federal aid and to gain support for some of the governor’s key

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Florida Officials Say They’d Fight Any Potential Domestic Travel Restrictions : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

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People gather their luggage after arriving at Miami International Airport on a plane from New York earlier this month in Miami, Fla.

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Elected officials in Florida are reacting strongly against media reports that the White House is considering imposing domestic travel restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19.

“It would be unconstitutional. It would be unwise and it would be unjust,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said

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Travel restrictions in Florida would be ‘unwise,’ governor says

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded Thursday to a report that claims the Biden administration is considering travel restrictions on Floridians. According to the Miami Herald, the Biden administration is considering whether to impose restrictions to target the new COVID-19 variants. Florida has the most known cases in the United States of the U.K. coronavirus variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DeSantis on Thursday called the idea of travel restrictions absurd and promised that the state would fight back. “It would be unconstitutional, it would be unwise, and it would be unjust,” DeSantis said. DeSantis said any … Read More

BREAKING: White House Considering Domestic Travel Ban for Florida with Rising U.K. Strain Numbers in State

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According to various news reports, the White House is considering travel restrictions, and possibly even bans on domestic flights to and from the state of Florida.

Outbreaks of the new variants — including a highly contagious one first identified in the United Kingdom, as well as others from South Africa and Brazil that scientists worry can evade existing vaccines — have lent urgency to a review of potential travel restrictions within the United States, one federal official said.

While COVID-19 cases in Florida have declined in recent weeks, the U.K. variant has spread rapidly

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Tri-State counties issue travel advisories for Thursday

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Snow left over from Tuesday’s near-record weather system, combined new snowfall and chances for ice Wednesday, prompted many Greater Cincinnati communities to declare winter weather emergencies before Thursday. Their message: avoid traveling if you can.

Several Tri-State counties and other communities are under travel advisories and snow emergencies, including:

Level 1 (Ohio and KY):

  • Hamilton
  • Gallatin
  • Grant
  • Mason
  • Boone

Level 2 (Ohio and KY):

  • Adams
  • Brown
  • Campbell
  • Highland
  • Kenton
  • Owen
  • Pendleton
  • Robertson

Orange (Indiana):

Yellow (Indiana):

  • Switzerland
  • Ripley
  • Jefferson
  • Franklin

Though it varies by county and city, generally in Ohio and Kentucky, a Level 1 emergency means road conditions are

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Air travel becomes expensive; govt raises limits on domestic airfares by 10-30 pc : The Tribune India

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New Delhi, February 11

Passengers will have to shell out more money for air travel from now as the Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday increased the lower and upper limits on domestic airfares by 10 to 30 per cent.

These new limits would remain “in force up to March 31, 2021, or until further orders”, the ministry said its order on Thursday.

While announcing the resumption of scheduled domestic flights on May 21 last year, the ministry had placed limits on airfares through seven bands classified on the basis of flight duration.

The first such band consists of flights that

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