‘Go To Travel’ discount cuts stir confusion in Japan as booking sites use up budgeted funds



a group of people walking on a city street: Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, western Japan, is seen bustling with visitors on Oct. 3, 2020, during the first weekend after the government's "Go To Travel" campaign subsidies were made applicable to Tokyo. (Mainichi/Ai Kawahira)


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Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, western Japan, is seen bustling with visitors on Oct. 3, 2020, during the first weekend after the government’s “Go To Travel” campaign subsidies were made applicable to Tokyo. (Mainichi/Ai Kawahira)

TOKYO — Concerns that the Japanese government’s “Go To Travel” subsidy campaign that aims to spur domestic tourism could cause public confusion arose after major hotel booking

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Short-Term Rental Sites Combat Party Houses, Complaints as COVID Shuts Nightclubs

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars and concert halls in March, a new phenomenon was born: the vacation-rental nightclub.

Professional party promoters started scanning Airbnb, Vrbo and other short-term rental sites for mansions and luxury condos for hire. Tickets were going for $90 on Eventbrite and TikTok for soirees with bottle service and DJs.

“People were looking to escape from their own homes and came into our tiny neighborhood

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Use These Sites for Real-Time COVID Travel Restrictions

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Let’s first acknowledge that if you don’t have to travel right now, you should definitely stay home. But if you absolutely must travel, it’s important to have up-to-date information about what’s going on with COVID-19 at your planned destination.

This can be confusing, as the pandemic situation and related travel restrictions seem to change almost day to day—but there are tools out there

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Federal judge blocks Texas from limiting ballot drop-off sites

  • A US federal judge ruled on Friday preventing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from reducing the number of mail-in ballot drop-off sites to one site per country, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
  • Abbott’s order would have required people to travel for miles just to reach one ballot drop-off location, which Democrats saw as voter suppression.
  • US District Judge Robert Pitman wrote that Abbott’s order would have created for elderly and disabled
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COVID-19 travel insurance, unique testing sites in Travel Tips

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Best vacation rental sites: Alternatives to Airbnb

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  • Private vacation rentals are proving especially popular with those seeking a safer, more socially distanced vacation.
  • As a result, inventory on Airbnb might feel quite limited, especially when booking last minute or at popular times. 
  • There are many other vacation rental services, but if you’re not used to booking vacation homes, there are
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Field trip! Explore Texas City history firsthand with your kids at these sites

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In this Houston Field Trip series, find places to go and get the resources to study before your trip!

In this trip, see the 9th largest port in the country and learn about one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever… in Texas City. Look below for a map of the route.

Resources:

Explore:

Texas City Museum
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Interesting religious sites around the world

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Two spooky Upstate NY sites make list of “best haunted hotels” in America

Are you afraid of the dark? You might be after staying the night in these Upstate New York inns recently named on the 2020 list of Best Haunted Hotels in America.

The list run by 10Best.com is affiliated with USA Today. USA Today readers picked the Top 10 in an online poll. Both Upstate NY hotels are back open after the state shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you

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