Coronavirus hotspots like Florida, Nevada still seeing increased interest from tourists, travel site’s data suggests


While Americans are still wary of traveling long distances during the coronavirus pandemic, some are searching for domestic travel destinations in COIVD-19 hot spots, a new report suggests.

Florida was the most-searched travel destination in the country, with California

China Business Travel Returns for Marriott, Revenue Tumbles | Business News


By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writer

Marriott has reopened 91% of its hotels globally as business travel reemerges in China and worldwide occupancy, which tumbled to 11% in April, reached 34%.

The company reported quarterly profits on Monday that fell far short of expectations, however, and revenue plunged.

Shares dipped about 3% before the opening bell.

In China, where business travel and even some group events resumed, occupancy levels reached 60%, about 10% lower than the same period last year, Marriott said.

“The improvement we have seen in greater China exemplifies the resilience of travel demand once there is a

BBC – Travel – Japan’s unknown indigenous cuisine


On a crisp autumn morning in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, Sachiko Hoshizawa was meticulously setting out bowls and plates. Immaculately styled in a cheery yellow apron, she ensured that the long tables in front of her had the right selection of crockery, chopsticks and mixing bowls. She then turned to prepare the ingredients, carefully placing pieces of salmon, kelp, potato, carrots and spring onions on the counter of the small kitchen. Finally, she surveyed the scene and stood back behind the counter, perfectly poised with a TV-ready smile on her face, ready for the eager queue of people to swarm

A key ‘STEP’ to bring back the travel industry


Quiet city blocks, empty shops and restaurants, vacant hotels, shuttered attractions: This, unfortunately, is the reality of travel in America these past few months.

a person standing in a room: A key 'STEP' to bring back the travel industry

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A key ‘STEP’ to bring back the travel industry

As one of the hardest-hit industries in the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 8 million travel-supported U.S. jobs have been lost because of decreased travel. The U.S. is on track to lose more than half a billion dollars in travel spending this year, creating an economic impact that is 10 times worse than that of the 9/11 attacks.


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