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Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

By Mark A. Bonta / July 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

Tourism, a critical segment of the global economy, accounts for 10 percent of economic activity worldwide, and provides 330 million jobs. That’s at least 15 percent of all the jobs in more than a quarter of the world’s nations.  Now, with the world in the grips of the ever-expanding COVID-19 pandemic, tourist destinations have restricted […]

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Summer travel in America: High hopes, false starts

By Mark A. Bonta / July 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Summer travel in America: High hopes, false starts

Camping, biking and hiking are on the rise, as Americans head outdoors and hit the road in search of some semblance of a normal summer-vacation season during the COVID-19 pandemic. But surging infection rates and shifting, inconsistent government policies are putting a damper on ambitious plans to re-open tourist economies. Hawaii and Puerto Rico: Islands […]

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Disney’s latest Bahamas cruise has an ecological cost

By Mark A. Bonta / August 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Disney’s latest Bahamas cruise has an ecological cost

Disney plans to bring the Bahamian island of Eleuthera with new jobs and hundreds of million of dollars in business over the next several years, with its new cruise-ship destination of Lighthouse Point.

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