The world’s tourism industry has been hit hard in the recent months due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions. While the pandemic has slowed down many industries, it has also given rise to brand new technologies that take aim at reopening the world. One of those technologies comes from the non-profit, CommonPass, which intends to give the world a reliable system for checking COVID-19 test results for travel officials.
cruise lines testing passengers
Cruise Lines International Association, the largest trade group in the industry, has introduced mandatory requirements on testing passengers for COVID-19 in an attempt to get back on the waters. The association represents 95% of the industry, and their latest announcement says they'll be testing all passengers before boarding any ocean-going cruise line with more than 250 passengers...
caribbean islands opening
The Caribbean is opening its doors to tourists faster than most areas of the world, with several countries not requiring a quarantine for foreign travelers anymore. Most of these spots still require negative tests to be shown either upon arrival or before traveling, and online applications to be filled out, but none require any sort of quarantine once you get off the plane. Here are the...
bahamas opening
Ahead of their October 15th reopening date, the islands of The Bahamas have announced new entry requirements for travelers looking to catch some rays this fall. The Bahamas have been greatly hurt by the loss of tourism dollars and American travelers, and they're trying to put safety measures in place that will balance out staying healthy and tourism. Here's a look at their plan...
american tourist arrested in thailand review
If you think you're having a bad day, you might want to reconsider after reading this story. At the end of June, Wesley Barnes left a review after having a not so great dinner at the resort. He left a negative review, where he went a little bit too far. Thailand has extremely sensitive defamation laws, and Barnes spent the weekend in a Thai jail, and will soon be facing 2 years in prison...