‘Coon Island’ renamed by Australian councilors despite local opposition after name deemed ‘genuinely racist’

Councilors in New South Wales have voted to change the name of an Australian island popular with tourists after it was deemed to carry racist connotations, though a survey found more than half of locals opposed the switch. … Read More >‘Coon Island’ renamed by Australian councilors despite local opposition after name deemed ‘genuinely racist’

Leave out London & pack Paris in! Thriving metropolises like Moscow or Dubai now offer far more for a post-coronavirus getaway

When traveling, you have two choices. You can be treated like a guest – or like a foreigner. If the latter sounds more appealing, drop the Western Europe guidebooks and head for the Russian capital, or the sparkling city of Dubai. … Read More >Leave out London & pack Paris in! Thriving metropolises like Moscow or Dubai now offer far more for a post-coronavirus getaway

‘Cruise to nowhere’ in Singapore cut short after vaccinated passenger tests positive for coronavirus, future voyage canceled

A four-day “cruise to nowhere” that left from Singapore was cut short after one traveler tested positive for the coronavirus, with the scare prompting the cruise company to call off another voyage as a precaution. … Read More >‘Cruise to nowhere’ in Singapore cut short after vaccinated passenger tests positive for coronavirus, future voyage canceled

EU asks Russia for talks on Covid-19 jab certificates for travel, as France urges bloc to turn away tourists who’ve had Sputnik V

The European Union has offered to open up talks with Moscow over how to ensure travelers who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus can travel across borders without stringent requirements for self-isolation and testing. … Read More >EU asks Russia for talks on Covid-19 jab certificates for travel, as France urges bloc to turn away tourists who’ve had Sputnik V

Tourist hub Bali swept up in Indonesia’s harsh lockdown despite 71% vaccination rate, as country’s infections spike

Hundreds of roadblocks and checkpoints have been erected across Indonesia as authorities attempt to enforce a harsh lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, which has surged in the country in recent weeks. … Read More >Tourist hub Bali swept up in Indonesia’s harsh lockdown despite 71% vaccination rate, as country’s infections spike