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Aruba looks towards long-idled oil refinery, as tourism drop pummels economy

Aruba’s state-owned refining company Refineria di Aruba (RdA) is seen in San Nicolas, Aruba, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luc Cohen April 19, 2021 By Luc Cohen SAN NICOLAS, Aruba (Reuters) – A collapse in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic has sent Aruba toward one of the world’s biggest economic contractions, prompting the island to try […]

Foreign tourism to Spain slumps 93.6% in February amid COVID curbs

FILE PHOTO: A person teaches surfing to children at Barceloneta beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain April 3, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo April 6, 2021 By Emma Pinedo and Aida Pelaez-Fernandez MADRID (Reuters) – Tourist arrivals to Spain plummeted 93.6% year-on-year in February as visitors stayed away from bars and beaches […]

US Counties Warn Americans Against Organ Tourism in China

Americans who travel to China for organ transplants are at risk of becoming accomplices in state-sponsored forced organ harvesting, warned a resolution recently passed by a U.S. county. Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on March 23 became the eighth county this year to pass a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for forcibly harvesting organs from prisoners […]

EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a protective face mask walks at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane February 24, 2021 By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU […]

Japan mulls limited resumption of inbound tourism from spring: media | One America News Network

December 6, 2020TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government is considering the resumption of inbound tourism on a limited basis from the spring as Tokyo prepares to host a delayed summer Olympics, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration is leaning toward allowing small tour groups from Asian countries where coronavirus infections are well […]