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Barcelona Takes on Airbnb

A new rule, the only one of its kind in a major European city, forbids short-term private-room rentals, adding fuel to the debate over how to control booming prepandemic tourism.

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‘It’s Like Coming Home to Family’: Disneyland Paris Reopens

Hopes are high that the most popular theme park in Europe will kickstart a tourism recovery in France.

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A Country-by-Country Guide to Reopened Europe

Members of the European Union are welcoming Americans. But there are still rules and restrictions to abide by. Here’s how to navigate them and what to expect.

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‘We Cannot Wait Until June’: Greece’s Reopening Gamble

In easing its restrictions, the country, largely dependent on tourist dollars, has jumped ahead of a broader European Union plan to welcome visitors from outside the bloc.

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How to Travel More Sustainably

Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.

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In Empty Amsterdam, Reconsidering Tourism

Before Covid-19, the city was packed with visitors. Now efforts to rein in the expected post-pandemic crowds are ramping up, but not without controversy.

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The Newest Challenge for Europe’s Parks: A Surge of New Nature Lovers

Lockdown-weary city dwellers across the continent are visiting parks and other protected areas for the first time, overwhelming staff and generating pleas for more support.

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Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback

The country hopes that when people book their first post-pandemic flights overseas, Iceland will be the top choice. It also aims to learn from the recent past, when tourist numbers soared.

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What Americans Need to Know About Europe’s Travel Ban

The E.U. and other European countries will begin welcoming some nonessential travelers on July 1, but Americans will not be on the list, at least at first. Here, answers to travelers’ questions.

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Europe’s Patchwork Reopening

As countries consider reviving tourism, the calculus is complicated, involving “travel bubbles,” ever-shifting timelines, virus testing and, in some cases, self-quarantines.

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52 Places, Virtually

While you’re stuck at home waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted, we invite you on a virtual visit to each and every one of our Places to Go in 2020.

HEMISPHERES

Take the Leap with the Inventor of Paragliding

Jean-Claude Bétemps stands a few feet away from me, hands on his hips, eyes searching the sky, like a sailor scanning the waves. A breeze lifts his hair as he considers the view.

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Tourism in Antarctica: Edging Toward the (Risky) Mainstream

Travel to one of the most remote parts of the planet is booming. What does that mean for the environment and visitor safety?

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Can a Restored Pompeii be Saved from 'Clambering' Tourists?

Not long ago, the ancient Roman site was neglected and crumbling. A multiyear restoration is winding down, but challenges - high costs and troublesome visitor behavior - remain.

OUTSIDE

The Bondo Landslide and the Future of Climate Disasters

Two years ago, a massive river of mud and granite swept over thousands of feet of alpine terrain, killing eight hikers before swamping the alpine village of Bondo, Switzerland.

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Overcrowded and more dangerous, Mont Blanc faces a crisis

Western Europe’s highest mountain, the number of inexperienced climbers is growing and climate change is taking a toll. Are new safety measures enough?