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Some hotels in Penang rehiring even as tourism industry continues to suffer due to Covid-19 travel restrictions



a sign on the side of a building: MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on minimal operation mode over the past few months are preparing to accept more bookings. — Picture by Steven KE Ooi


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MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on minimal operation mode over the past few months are preparing to accept more bookings. — Picture by Steven KE Ooi

GEORGE TOWN, May 1 — Some hotels in Penang are rehiring as they reopen fully to try and gain as much business as possible in the coming months, according to the Penang chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hoteliers (MAH).

MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar said some of the hotels in Penang that have been on

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Cancun loosens COVID-19 restrictions ahead of spring break travel

Unlike some spring-break hot spots in Florida, Cancun is actually easing its COVID-19 restrictions.

With spring-break travel fast approaching, popular tourist destinations in Mexico like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are raising capacity limits from 30% to 60% at hotels, restaurants and beaches, Quintana Roo government officials announced on Twitter.  Attractions and group tours will also be allowed to operate at 60% capacity. 

Nightclubs and bars will stay closed, the guidance says.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (iStock). 

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (iStock). 

Travelers visiting Mexico also need to register with the government online and show proof of registration via a QR code received

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COVID Canada: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new restrictions, travel quarantine, flights suspended

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus – including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30.

Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the government will be introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for people returning to Canada.

“Travelers will then have to wait for up to three days at an approved

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Ottawa Imposes New Travel Restrictions, Cancels All Caribbean Flights

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Feb 01, 2021 (Baystreet.ca via COMTEX) —
Ottawa is imposing new travel restrictions on Canadians in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Canada’s main airlines are suspending service to popular sun destinations while travelers returning from abroad will quarantine in a designated government hotel as they await results of a COVID-19 test administered at the airport.

The new restrictions are aimed at discouraging travel and reducing the spread of more infectious variants of COVID-19. Going forward, all returning Canadians will quarantine in an approved hotel

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