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A Fijian business surviving COVID without tourists or government help – just

The small and stunningly beautiful town of Savusavu on Vanua Levu in Fiji played host to the TV reality show Australian Survivor for its last three seasons. The local economy did well from the filming, with many local contractors hired to help, and Australian TV crews a regular sight at the town’s restaurants and bars. But, like all international visitors, the show has stayed at home this last year. Instead, a very real game of...

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Volcanos, Pickle Dogs And Mickey Mouse: Tourism Rolls Out The Comeback Red Carpet

The term “pent-up demand” has taken on a wholly new (and surprisingly literal) meaning in the era of COVID-19. It’s not that we've been idle. We’ve watched a lot of Netflix, redecorated, bulked up our board game skills and learned to bake bread. We can collectively carry on a multi-minute conversation with Alexa. We’ve even managed to invent the next iteration of business casual for the modern tele-workplace: the business...