Effective June 17, 2019, Canadian travellers will no longer require a visa to visit Brazil. In addition to Canadians, American, Japanese and Australian tourists now have visa-free travel to Brazil. This means that all you require to enter the country as a tourist is a valid passport. You can tour this South American nation for up to 90 days, with the option of extending it. Since making this announcement, Brazil has received more interest from people from those nations. The move should boost tourism.
‘Chernobyl’ Showrunner Craig Mazin Urges Instagram Tourists To Show ‘Respect’ At The Nuclear Disaster Site
HBO’s popular mini-series, Chernobyl, has introduced the 1986 nuclear disaster to a new audience. It’s also stimulated tourism to the ghost town in Ukraine, causing the showrunners to caution the Instagram generation to show some respect when visiting “the zone of exclusion.” Craig Mazin asks visitors to remember that it’s not just a neat place to take photos, but the site of a terrible disaster. Photos have emerged on the popular social media platform showing so-called “influencers” posing in front of abandoned structures as if they’re props.
Overtourism isn’t a trend that’s going away any time soon. As popular destinations grapple with what to do to curb the negative effects, you can look for alternatives. For example, if you’ve ever dreamt of visiting Santorini, Greece, consider a visit to the island of Tinos instead. If Amsterdam is on your must-see list, maybe swap it out for The Hague. In Spain, Barcelona has been one of the most overcrowded cities, so check out Valencia for a quieter experience.
If you’re planning a trip to Nova Scotia this summer, consider a stop in the Annapolis Valley to Tangled Garden. Tangled Garden is a seaside space filled with edible plants, which owner Beverly McClare uses to make jellies, jams, vinegars and more. It’s an hour outside of Halifax, so not a long journey. There are tours available of the grounds, or you can get a map and do a self-guided walk-through.
Tourists at Chicago’s famous Willis Tower were shocked last week when the glass balcony on the 103rd floor started to crack beneath their feet. The Skydeck is a popular feature of the city’s tallest building, allowing visitors the opportunity to get extraordinary views of the skyline. The glass has a protective top layer of laminated glass designed to maintain its integrity even when it cracks. That said, the incident alarmed visitors who were visibly scared by the cracking. The Willis Tower released a statement saying no one was in danger.
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