Category: Travel

Travel resumes as study says Brazil flights spread virus

Domestic and international air travel helped spread the novel coronavirus in Brazil, a study has found, as tourism bodies push for global travel to resume amid infection resurgences in some countries. The collapse of global tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the industry US$320 billion, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The drive Read More

Brazil’s humane refugee policies: Good ideas can travel north

In this March 2018 photo, Venezuelan children wait for a meal at a migrant shelter set up in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto The global north tends to view the global south as a source of refugees, and it often implements policies aimed at preventing those refugees Read More

Why we don’t need Michael Palin’s ‘Brazil’

Most Westerners associate Brazil with the cliches of Carnivale and soccer, but there is more the diverse and newly-prosperous country than just partytime. EPA/Antonio Lacerda Cristina Rocha, Western Sydney University The ABC has recently screened Michael Palin’s travel program “Brazil” but unfortunately, the show has been much more about the expected sex, samba, and soccer Read More

Travelling to Brazil? Here’s what you should know about yellow fever

The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti, taking a bloodmeal. James Gathany/Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Allen Cheng, Monash University Of the dangers facing travellers to Brazil for the World Cup, yellow fever is one of the least likely to pose a real threat. But there are two important things to know about the illness. First, Read More

Global tourism industry may shrink by more than 50% due to the pandemic

Due to the coronavirus, people around the world have canceled their travel plans. Governments and health officials have warned the public to avoid boarding cruise ships and long flights. Major events like conferences, trade shows and the Olympics have been canceled or postponed. As a result, many businesses in the travel and tourism industry are likely to find themselves in jeopardy. Predicting Read More

A traveller’s guide to airline price discrimination

Summer is underway, and it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway. After spending days deciding where you would like to go, you finally pick a destination. Flights are only a click away, right? But once you’re seated on the airplane, you might not be aware that a person right next to you may have Read More

It’s time for a new approach to travel

When I overcame a flying phobia, I resolved to make up for lost time by visiting as much of the world as I could. So in the course of a decade, I logged over 300,000 miles, flying everywhere from Buenos Aires to Dubai. I knew intuitively that my travels would “make me a better person” and Read More

Save money when traveling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travelers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally. One thing you definitely need when traveling abroad besides a passport is local currency, such as euros in Europe, yen in Japan or rubles in Russia. In the past, travelers would Read More

The travel industry has sparked a backlash against tourists by stressing quantity over quality

Travel is a major global industry, but in 2017 it attracted unprecedented resentment and retaliation towards tourists. A growing global backlash against tourism extended from tropical rain forests to urban destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Venice. I have studied tourism’s social and environmental consequences along the coastlines of Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, in the rain forests of Peru Read More

Travelling these holidays? Follow tips the Socceroos use to conquer jet lag

Long-haul flights over several time zones present two main challenges: travel fatigue – the effects of sleep loss, restricted movement and dehydration associated with spending many hours on a plane, and jetlag – the effects of the mismatch between your body clock and the time in your new location. However, there are ways to minimise disruption to Read More

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