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Tourists quickly returned to Colorado’s mountain towns during COVID. But they’re just now getting back to Denver.

The urban workhorse of Colorado’s tourism industry is finally recovering from COVID. Denver and its Front Range neighbors have endured long-haul symptoms from the pandemic, as convention and city tourism struggled to recover from shutdowns and the collapse of both leisure and business tourism. While other more rural communities rebounded quickly — perhaps too quickly […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Health, News

Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says

By Candice Choi, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into […]

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Eagle County rolls out welcome mat, says “summer of the part-time resident” will aid coronavirus recovery

GYPSUM — Carlos Gomez stepped off the jet and took a breath while admiring the view of snow-capped peaks in the distance. The Miami resident was only a short drive from his vacation home in Pitkin County. “It’s good to be back home,” he said on Memorial Day, minutes after arriving on an American Airlines […]

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As a travel editor, I’m not used to pushing content about home exercise, feng shui. But coronavirus happened.

The trip cancellation email came on March 10. In the pre-pandemic world, I would be in Tyrol, Austria, right now, exploring the steeps of the Austrian Alps and being (likely) embarrassed at my inability to keep up with their legendary apres-ski scene. The canceled trip was due to fly out of Grand Junction and into […]

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Opinion: Coronavirus fears have shut down Hong Kong in just a few weeks. A Colorado pilot describes the rapid changes.

Just weeks ago, hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong and its international airport.  Today, dozens of heavy jets sit parked on the airport tarmac with no one waiting to fly. The terminal inside is nearly deserted. Restaurants, hotels and the streets are empty. The few who do venture out […]