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Japan is open to travel. So why aren’t tourists coming back?

That is especially striking in Japan, which reopened to much fanfare in June 2022, just in time for peak travel season. Between June 10 and July 10, the country welcomed about 1,500 leisure tourists, according to data from Japan’s Immigration Services Agency. That’s down 95% from the same period in 2019, before the pandemic. So …

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Japan is open to travel. So why aren’t tourists coming back?

That is especially striking in Japan, which reopened to much fanfare in June 2022, just in time for peak travel season. Between June 10 and July 10, the country welcomed about 1,500 leisure tourists, according to data from Japan’s Immigration Services Agency. That’s down 95% from the same period in 2019, before the pandemic. So …

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JetBlue won the battle for Spirit. Now it has to win over Biden’s Justice Department

JetBlue Airways finally won’t over Spirit Airlines with a $3.8 billion takeover deal. Now it needs to win over antitrust regulators. The New York-based airline snatched Spirit away Frontier Airlines with an all-cash offer that torpedoed the cash-and-stock deal the two discount airlines had forged earlier this year. Hours after Spirit and Frontier said they …

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Tourist books Bali Airbnb, finds it’s abandoned and ‘overgrown’

There wasn’t anyone to leave a bad review of. To celebrate a month of living in the Indonesian province of Bali, New Zealand-born traveler Bree Robertson recently decided to book herself a “romantic getaway” in an eastern village. Only, when she arrived at the retreat, she discovered that the villa was totally abandoned. “When you …

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New Croatia bridge redraws map of Adriatic coast

(CNN) — Celebrations have been taking place in Croatia to commemorate the opening of a long-awaited bridge that bypasses a narrow strip of Bosnian coastline to connect its southern Adriatic region with the rest of the country. Co-funded by the European Union, the Pelješac bridge, which formally launched on Tuesday, stretches between Komarna on the …

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Lockheed Martin L1011 Tristar: Eerie abandoned passenger plane sits on the floor of Red Sea

(CNN) — Coming across this unexpected shape on the seabed is enough to take your breath away — so it’s a good job you’d probably have a tankful of breaths strapped to your back. The venerable old Lockheed Martin L1011 Tristar airplane, with its three engines, mounted on wings and tail fin, would be a …

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