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onegreenplanet.org - Baby Elephant Reunited With Mother After Being Separated by the Tourism Industry for 3 Years! (VIDEO)
Baby Elephant Reunited With Mother After Being Separated by the Tourism Industry for 3 Years! (VIDEO)
One Green Planet

Oh boy, get ready for some elephant-sized happy tears! At three years old, Me-Bai the elephant was ripped from her mother's side and sold into the Thai tourism industry. The poor calf was subjected to a brutal “ breaking ” period and…

seattletimes.com - Jonathan O’Connell - As the tourism industry returns, 3 million workers wait for a callback
As the tourism industry returns, 3 million workers wait for a callback
The Seattle Times

Employment has begun to recover, with 13.8 million people employed in leisure and hospitality jobs this March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's up from 8.7 million last April after mass layoffs took place. But that's still 3…

hotair.com - Karen Townsend - Alaska's plan to boost tourism - offer COVID-19 vaccinations to visitors
Alaska's plan to boost tourism - offer COVID-19 vaccinations to visitors
HotAir

The Republican governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, has a plan to bring back Alaskan tourism. He announced a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at several of the state's airports. Starting on June 1, travelers flying into Anchorage, Fairbanks…

viewfromthewing.com - Alaska Will Offer Vaccines On Arrival At 5 Airports To Promote Tourism
Alaska Will Offer Vaccines On Arrival At 5 Airports To Promote Tourism
View from the Wing

The Maldives is planning to offer vaccines on arrival to promote tourism. That's great for wealthy travelers from countries that are lagging the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere in vaccination. I'm not sure how India, which is providing most of their…

news24.com - Carin Smith - Judgment reserved in court challenge of govt's tourism equity fund criteria | Fin24
Judgment reserved in court challenge of govt's tourism equity fund criteria | Fin24
News24

The coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns have been particularly devastating on SA's tourism industry. Government has announced a Tourism Equity Fund, which does not relate to Covid-19 relief, but focuses on transformation in the industry.

staradvertiser.com - Nina Wu - COVID-19 cluster report highlights how cases are spreading at Maui church, Hawaii retailers, tourism industry
COVID-19 cluster report highlights how cases are spreading at Maui church, Hawaii retailers, tourism industry
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The state Department of Health's latest cluster report highlights how the corona­virus spread among four retail salespeople within a two-week span. Out of four COVID-19 cases identified among salespeople working at a retail store, the…

cbc.ca - Dianne Buckner - Who opens a new tourist attraction during a pandemic? Meet Canada's most-optimistic entrepreneurs
Who opens a new tourist attraction during a pandemic? Meet Canada's most-optimistic entrepreneurs
CBC

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Canadians desperate for new holiday adventures this summer will soon have some fresh options. It could seem surprising, given the surge in COVID-19 cases, but a number of tourist attractions across…

allafrica.com - Nigeria: Tourism Association President, Saleh Rabo, Is Dead
Nigeria: Tourism Association President, Saleh Rabo, Is Dead
allAfrica.com

'Rabo died being the Managing-Director of All States Travels with office in Transcorp Hilton Abuja,' he said. Saleh Rabo, the President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, is dead. FTAN Public Relations Officer (North)…

ktoo.org - Andrew Kitchenman - In plan to boost Alaska tourism, governor announces state will offer vaccines to tourists
In plan to boost Alaska tourism, governor announces state will offer vaccines to tourists
KTOO

Alaska will offer tourists vaccinations starting on June 1 as part of the state's plan to assist tourism-related businesses, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced on Friday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. State officials acknowledged that…

theborneopost.com - PEMERKASA offers tourism relief during hard times - Borneo Post Online
PEMERKASA offers tourism relief during hard times - Borneo Post Online
The Borneo Post

KUCHING: The aid for tourism under the PEMERKASA stimulus package could not have come at a better time for homestay operator, Elisa Azura Ali, who has not had a single guest since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Sarawak. She has been operating the…

boardingarea.com - Shelli - Visiting Iceland: Tourism Open to This Fantastic Destination!
Visiting Iceland: Tourism Open to This Fantastic Destination!
BoardingArea

Pandemic got you feeling cooped up? Are you longing to take a trip to an exotic and faraway land? Consider traveling to two extraordinary locations that couldn't be more different than home-sweet-home in America. You might want to button up your…

bloomberg.com - Brandon Kochkodin - SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
Bloomberg

Equal-weighted basket of his SPACs has underperformed index Clover Health investment hampered by SEC investigation Just as Chamath Palihapitiya was the face of the SPAC frenzy that gripped financial markets at the start of the year, he is today the…

al.com - John Sharp | jsharp@al.com - Alabama beach businesses scramble for employees amid tourism boom: 'Begging people to work'
Alabama beach businesses scramble for employees amid tourism boom: 'Begging people to work'
al

The Wharf entertainment district is celebrating its 15th year with near 100% capacity, and is boasting record-breaking occupancy numbers over the spring. OWA, an amusement park and entertainment complex in Foley, saw record attendance and sales…

arkansasonline.com - Idled workers in tourism wait for call
Idled workers in tourism wait for call
Arkansas Online

Business is rebounding quickly across the country at hotels, restaurants and airlines, but millions of employees have been left behind as big companies seek to lock in pandemic changes to their models and slash labor costs in the future. For a…

wfla.com - Business owners say red tide 'perceptions' take toll on tourism
Business owners say red tide 'perceptions' take toll on tourism
WFLA.com

MANATEE COUNTY (WFLA) – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reporting low to medium concentrations of red tide in Sarasota County. Meantime, Manatee County waters remain in the clear. Locals hope with changing wind…

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