Businesses, U.S. legislators fume as Canada extends travel ban; Trudeau stands firm

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OTTAWA, June 18 (Reuters) – Canada is extending a ban on nonessential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, officials said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses and U.S. legislators.

Canada is under pressure from companies and the tourism industry to ease the ban, which was imposed in March 2020 to help contain spread of the coronavirus and has been renewed on a monthly basis ever since.

But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood firm, saying the border would stay largely shut until 75% of Canadians had received the first of a two-dose coronavirus

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5 essential travel tech tips to help provide a stress-free trip

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Every summer, I get the travel itch. Before you head out, make sure your home is locked down. The bad news is security cameras, from video doorbells to a full-fledged security system, aren’t always hack-proof out of the box.

Tap or click here for the steps to make sure only you can access your security and video doorbell camera’s feed. It’s an important step whether you’re traveling or not.

Speaking of cameras, best check your rental for any hidden cameras. It happened to me. Tap or click here for steps to spot a hidden camera.

Now, let’s jump into the

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Travelers care but few want to pay for it

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Surveys indicate a silver lining to the pandemic is a heightened commitment to “sustainable” travel by consumers. But as vaccinations lift travel prospects, hopes for a “green” recovery may have been overblown.

Sustainable travel has grown in popularity in recent years as people have tried to mitigate the negative effects of tourism, either by avoiding damaging practices or offsetting them.

The pandemic appeared to accelerate that trend.

According to a recent study by travel company Virtuoso, four in five people (82%) said the pandemic has made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. Almost three-quarters (72%) said

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Air Travel Returned. So Did Long Lines at Security, Restaurants, Shops

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Air travel has come roaring back. Not everyone was ready.

Customers are facing hourslong phone waits for assistance. Long lines have emerged as airlines, airports and the Transportation Security Administration scramble to hire staff and accommodate the influx of passengers.

Airline and airport executives say they anticipated that vaccines and easing restrictions would stoke renewed appetite for travel, but the speed and magnitude of the resurgence has exceeded their expectations. Even without the return of most business and international travel, the number of people passing through U.S. airports has surpassed two million on some days, a threshold last reached in

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Canada extends Covid-19 travel restrictions with US

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(CNN) — Canada has extended its Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential international and US travel until July 21, according to the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Bill Blair tweeted, “Our number one priority as we fight #COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe. In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021.”

Blair also added, “As we have said, the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, Permanent Residents, and others who are currently permitted to enter Canada and will provide further details on Monday, June

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Delta CEO expects business travel to return to pre-pandemic levels July 1

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The travel industry has been stopped short by the coronavirus pandemic but as the nation recovers, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said he expects travel to bounce back to normal.

Bastian revealed Thursday on “The Claman Countdown” that domestic travel should see a full recovery by the end of summer 2021 and business travel specifically could return to pre-pandemic levels by the start of July.

“I think if you take the period from July 1 forward, we’re going to see business travel at levels that

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Iceland’s tourism rebound: Hot lava and a warm welcome

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Reykjavik (CNN) — Just a 25-minute car ride from Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport, a constantly shifting hiking trail winds over two miles to a view of what’s quite possibly the greatest show on Earth right now.

Iceland’s newest active volcano, Geldingadalur, rumbles up into a fountain of bright orange lava that cascades over the caldera’s edge so intensely visitors can sometimes feel its heat on their cheeks.

For days after I witnessed it on the Reykjanes Peninsula about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Reykjavik, I couldn’t stop thinking about the thing.

Traveling with my sister and a friend last
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Where to Stay in France This Summer: New Hotels for Vaccinated Travel

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France has officially reopened to (vaccinated) international travelers—and not a moment too soon, say travel agents, who have immediately found themselves scrambling to meet the demand. “We are already seeing availability issues in July and August,” explains Philip Haslet, co-founder of the French travel specialist Kairos, speaking from his home in Provence. “This is the busiest I think I’ve been—ever.”

That’s good news for the travel industry, which needs to make up for a year and half ‘s worth of deficits. But for travelers, it leaves a lot to untangle; some are piecing together short stays at multiple resorts

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Portugal Covid Travel to and From Lisbon Area Limited During Weekend

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The Portuguese government will limit travel to and from the greater Lisbon area during the weekend following an increase in coronavirus cases in the region.

The restrictions on movement will apply from 3 p.m. on Friday, with exceptions including international travel, Presidency Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said at a press conference in Lisbon on Thursday. “Apparently there is a greater prevalence of the delta variant” in the Lisbon region, the minister said.

The government is trying to contain a surge of infections around the capital city and had already said on June 9 that the next step of a

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Northwest Arkansas man arrested in Capitol riot asks to travel to car swap meet

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man arrested for sitting with his feet on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot asked a federal judge to allow him to travel for a classic-car swap meet.

Richard Barnett ‘s attorney, Joseph McBride of New York City, claims Barnett needs to travel to make a living.

“Mr. Barnett’s second job of buying and selling classic cars is now his primary source of income. Consequently, his ability to travel for work is crucial to his ability to pay his bills, provide for his family

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