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Stories about Travel

UK strain of COVID-19 arrives in Trinidad & Tobago

The variant was detected via genome sequencing testing being done by the University of the West Indies.

Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden

Some expect the Biden/Harris administration to re-establish a working relationship with the island; other Cuban commentators find that unlikely. Either way, CARICOM wants Cuba taken off the US' terrorism list.

‘Caribbean super salesman,’ Jamaican tourism mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart, dies at 79

Jamaican hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the self-made businessman who perfected the all-inclusive tourism model for which the Caribbean has become famous, died at a Miami hospital.

New height of Mount Everest announced just as Nepal reopens its tourism sector

The world's highest mountain has grown by 86 centimeters, according to a survey carried out jointly by Nepal and China.

In the Ural regions of Russia, Finland's linguistic roots live on

Russia's linguistic diversity is as expansive as the country itself. The Finnish writer Ville Ropponen shares his reflections on the past, present and uncertain future of the Uralic languages.

‘Life and Limb’: Foresters on the front line of climate change in Vanuatu

"This documentary is about Vanuatu's forests, but it highlights the value of forests to people's lives the world over."

Citizenship by investment in the Caribbean: Economic boon or diplomatic minefield?

Citizenship by Investment, dubbed the “golden passport”, offers the wealthy a second citizenship at a time when visa and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming more onerous.

This Polish travel blogger wants Poles to ‘fall in love’ with North Macedonia

"I am going to continue to convince Poles that the Balkans is not a powder keg. It is a barrel of wine."

A masked Spiderman and friends bring joy to Melbourne’s locked-down suburb

"Thank you to the fella jogging St Kilda neighbourhoods in full SpiderMan suit. You have brightened my young bloke’s day beyond measure on three occasions now."

‘Wiki Loves Africa’ 2020 features images of a continent on the move

"Wiki Loves Africa," encourages people to contribute Africa-relevant media to Wikimedia annually around a particular theme to fundamentally change how people both within and outside Africa see the continent.

Anti-pandemic measures in their home countries deter EU tourists from visiting North Macedonia

Tourism in North Macedonia is suffering because of the lack of foreign visitors, and people in the industry are appealing for additional government aid.

Popular YouTube channel documents what it is like to be black in Japan

Popular YouTube channel and website The Black Experience Japan features interviews with dozens of Black residents of Japan.

As COVID-19 infections surge, Japan launches travel subsidy campaign

Even as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in major cities in Japan, the government launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging tourism in local communities.

The long journey to Uyghur visibility: An interview with French author Sylvie Lasserre

The issue of China's treatment of the Uyghurs is slowly getting noticed in France, according to the author of the first book in French about Uyghur identity.

Sudan uprising: Sweeping reforms usher in justice and freedom

These laws show the identity of a new Sudan that recognizes rights, diversity, freedom of belief and expression.

Authorities in Republika Srpska accused of burying genocide memories in tourism bid

The Vilina Vlas hotel hosted unspeakable crimes during Bosnian War in the 1990s. But it is still being billed as a haven for family breaks.

Nationalists in North Macedonia use border closures to sow confusion and mistrust

Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.

Beach destinations in Albania face an unusual summer tourist season

Last month Global Voices looked at preparations for an unusual tourist season in Albania. Now it is underway, with mixed results.

Part II: Roadblocks to health care for women during COVID-19 in East Africa

Under COVID-19 curfew in Kenya, transport providers have either been unable or unwilling to transport pregnant women in labor to health facilities for fear of harassment by security agencies.

Families struggle to retrieve victim's bodies after Pakistan International Airline crash

Families of the victims of PIA Flight PK8303 were asked to give DNA to identify bodies.

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