After yearlong closures, tourist attractions in Ohio are primed for visitors | Travel

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The travel industry plummeted last year as the world struggled with the onset of a global pandemic, one that battered the economy and prompted uncertainty for businesses reliant on tourism dollars.

But with state parks, zoos, museums and other venues modifying COVID-19 safety restrictions and Gov. Mike DeWine announcing the ending of state health orders on June 2, there’s a rising sense of optimism for national and state travel.

Based on research fielded on April 28 by Longwoods International, a Columbus-based market research consultancy that specializes in travel and tourism, 86% of American travelers plan to take

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Pune airport handled domestic transportation of over 10 crore Covishield doses till May 27: AAI | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Pune airport has handled the transportation of more than 10 crore doses of Covishield vaccine to other cities of the country till May 27, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) stated on Thursday.
Pune Airport has been playing its role dedicatedly as the hub for the distribution of Serum Institute’s Covidshield vaccine across India, the AAI’s statement noted.
The Centre-run AAI owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country, including the one in Pune.
“More than 10 crore doses of Covid vaccine from January 12 till May 27, approximately 9,052 Pieces (approx. 2,89,465 wgt. in
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Have American tourists been missed? ‘You have no idea,’ say European hotel owners

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LONDON — They have a reputation for being loud and obnoxious, but as Europe looks set to reopen its borders to foreign visitors in time for the summer travel season, it’s hoping American tourists will make a comeback.

The European Union signaled last week that it will ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers from outside the bloc, including the United States. The E.U. shut its borders last year in a bid to stop Covid-19 from spreading, but many member states that are heavily reliant on tourism are desperate for foreign travelers to return.

International arrivals to Europe dropped by 70 percent

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Olympic Hotel restores its 1924 lobby, ‘where the magic begins’

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ON SUNDAY MORNING, Dec. 7, 1924, boomtown Seattle awakened to an appetizing analogy in an editorial cartoon atop The Seattle Times front page. A flapper, symbol of freewheeling youth, sat at a sumptuous table, applauding an older, tuxedoed steward who opened a cloche platter revealing a miniature, 12-floor Italian Renaissance edifice.

As inscribed in her hair feather, the flapper embodied “Seattle.” As drawn on his label ribbon, the steward personified “Civic Enterprise.” The edifice, named on the platter’s bell-shaped cover, was the Olympic Hotel.

On five news pages, and in a whopping 32-page rotogravure section, stories and photos celebrated the

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Dothan’s Masters wins Emerald Coast Golf Tour event at DCC | High-school

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“For the most part it seems like this place doesn’t seem to suit me as much because I’m more of a tee up the driver and hit it and take advantage of my length,” Masters said. “But here, it definitely dials you back. You can’t really take advantage of hitting the driver far as much here because sometimes a driver gets you to a (club) number you don’t really want to have on certain pins.”

Repetition throughout the week had Masters primed for the strong final round.

“The practice round was the first time I’ve played out here since probably

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Jamaican Entrepreneur Kimona Myrie Shares Her Passion For Travel : South Florida Caribbean News

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Jamaican Entrepreneur Kimona Myrie Shares Her Passion For Travel

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by Howard Campbell

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – For someone whose business depends on travel, Kimona Myrie is relieved that the global lockdown caused by COVID-19, is gradually lifting. After a year on the sidelines, she is preparing to take flight in June.

The 28 year-old Myrie operates TravelwithKimmie, a travel planning company in Kingston, Jamaica. Since late 2018, she has booked groups every quarter for trips to Europe, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East.

On June 2, Myrie and a 14-member party are scheduled to head for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a week-long trip.

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