8 reasons Portugal is the perfect place to visit

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I spent six weeks in Portugal last summer as the U.K. government announced its former travel corridor policy. I didn’t stay that long because I couldn’t travel anywhere else. I stayed because I loved it. It was a perfect destination, for both a vacation and remote working.

While Americans aren’t able to travel to Portugal just yet, hope is on the horizon as the European Union is

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POWER OF TRAVEL: Visit Yuma to celebrate tourism with best, worst stories | Business

The COVID-19 pandemic literally put a brake on travel. For a while, with travel restrictions, flights were canceled, restaurants closed, and events that draw visitors, such as festivals, parades and tours, all came to a stop.

Now people are starting to get the itch to travel again, and tourism is starting to pick up again. But the pandemic has changed tourism. More people are now looking to visit places with outdoor activities, something that Yuma has in abundance.

“We’re really seeing a lot of pent up demand for travel and people are really searching on the web for different

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This California town will pay you to visit

A small town set amid the sprawling ranchland on California’s Central Coast wants you to come visit — so much that it will pay you.

Santa Maria, known for its barbecue and wineries, is offering a $100 Visa gift card for use toward a minimum two-night qualifying hotel stay. You can also use the credit in neighboring Orcutt.

While the state continues to discourage nonessential travel to any destination that’s 120 miles or more from one’s home, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the stay-at-home order for all regions across the state last week, allowing hotels to reopen to tourists and restaurants

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All the countries UK holidaymakers can visit this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from 59 approved destinations into England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 57 countries into Scotland are exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals. (The lists are currently identical barring two omissions from the Scottish one: Spain and Serbia).

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international

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