Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps
Friday, 31 July 2020 ()
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering advances, as well as some spectacular missteps, after travel was largely halted by the coronavirus pandemic that continues ebbing and mostly surging around the globe. The Indonesian resort island of Bali tentatively opened to domestic visitors on Friday while struggling tourism businesses in Queensland, known as Australia’s Sunshine State, will soon lose visitors from the nation’s biggest city, Sydney. With international travel heavily restricted, progress in reviving tourism has been at best anemic and usually perilous. The perils became evident in Vietnam's popular beach destination of...
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