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California Plans to End Tier System Mid-June

April 8, 2021

California governor Gavin Newsome recently announced that the state will end its pandemic tier system and remove most restrictions on businesses on June 15. This decision was influenced by more than 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered to that state’s 32 million eligible citizens, and will be contingent upon vaccinations remaining available…

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Ottumwa CVB Undergoes Rebranding

April 7, 2021

The Greater Ottumwa Convention & Visitors Bureau is now Meet Ottumwa. The rebranding is an effort to emphasize Ottumwa as a destination for groups and gatherings, including meetings, conferences, weddings, reunions and sporting events. The new tagline, “Where Iowa Meets the World,” is reflective of Ottumwa’s cultural diversity and is a mirror of where Ottumwa…

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International COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker

April 1, 2021

More than 564 million vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. Check out the New York Times’ interactive, international COVID-19 vaccination tracker here.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Sets Reopening Date

April 1, 2021

Universal Studios Hollywood recently announced that it will reopen to the public on Friday, April 16, and that tickets will be available online starting Thursday, April 8. The county is getting ready to enter the state’s Orange tier, meaning that the park will be able to open at 25% capacity.  

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Spring Break Travel Surge

March 31, 2021

Thirteen months into a pandemic that brought air travel to a near standstill, Americans are starting to take to the skies in substantial numbers again. For 17 days in a row now, the TSA has screened more than 1 million people U.S. airports, marking a significant milestone for the industry. On the 21st, the TSA screened 1,543,115…

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Voice of the Visitor: Annual Outlook on the Attractions Industry 2021

March 31, 2021

PGAV Destinations, in partnership with H2R Market Research, has published the 2021 Voice of the Visitor report. Now in its sixth year, Voice of the Visitor is the only research study that analyzes attraction guests’ travel trends and forecasts future intentions. This study is the most comprehensive U.S. report on guests’ collective opinions, attitudes and…

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Travel Resumes And Gasoline Prices Jump

March 31, 2021

Americans that are emerging from lockdown with a dire need to travel may need to budget for $3-a-gallon gasoline on their next road trip—something U.S. drivers haven’t experienced since 2014. Prices at the pump are on the rise, driven higher by oil prices hitting $60 per barrel, a surge of economic optimism, restraint from U.S.…

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Vaccination Rates Increase, Along with American Reemergence

March 31, 2021

The number of American adults that report having received a COVID-19 vaccine is up significantly from two weeks ago (+11% to 36%). At the same time, the number of people reemerging—going to restaurants (45%), shopping in retail stores (54%) and just being outside of their home—continues to climb. However, those who indicate that they are…

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Europe Plans to Implement COVID-19 Travel Pass by Summer

March 30, 2021

The European Union’s executive arm has cleared the way for the introductions of a Digital Green Certificate that provides proof that holders have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 or have recently tested negative. These passes are meant to facilitate travel, striking a balance between tourism-dependent states that eager to reopen and countries that have adopted…

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Disney Becomes Even More Touchless With MagicMobile

March 30, 2021

Disney has been a leader of innovation in theme parks for quite some time, with their MagicBand technology inspiring many other attractions to adopt their own version. The company recently made an announcement of how they plan to adapt their valuable MagicBand technology, making it even easier and more touchless for guess. While the colorful…

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