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    Bali is desperate for tourists but cracks down on bad eggs

    The post Bali is desperate for tourists but cracks down on bad eggs appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Catapulted into fame by the best-selling novel-turned-film Eat, Pray, Love, Bali has been viewed as an idyllic place and a utopia for foreign travellers. Westerners fell in love with Bali’s beaches, unique culture and laid-back lifestyle; in return, the island paradise welcomes tourists with open arms. Tourism has been the lifeblood of the island seeing tens of millions of tourists each year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is something that everyone was unprepared for and it upended the island’s travel industry. Indonesia is bending over backwards looking for ways…

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    How bad was 2020 for aviation and tourism?

    The post How bad was 2020 for aviation and tourism? appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A year without travel! I do not remember during my adult life having my feet on the ground for so long and having a growing urge to travel as soon as possible.  The dramatic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry and beyond are made clear by a report from the New York Times. Numbers alone cannot capture the scope of the losses that have mounted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Data sets are crude tools for plumbing the depth of human suffering, or the immensity of…

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    Bad behaviour on planes drawing bigger fines in the US

    The post Bad behaviour on planes drawing bigger fines in the US appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. US regulators are imposing big fines on passengers who behave badly and flout rules, including refusing to wear masks on board. As coronavirus restrictions ease and people get back on planes, they are learning of a new travel development — passengers who behave badly aboard flights are facing US fines many times the price of the airline ticket. In one instance, the Federal Aviation Administration penalized a customer $10,500 for not wearing a face mask despite repeated demands from flight attendants. In another case, regulators ordered a $9,000 penalty…