Pandemic Leaves Prague Tourist-Free Yet Again for Easter Break

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A bartender drafts a plastic bottle of beer as the Deminka pub remains closed due to the coronavirus restrictions in Prague, Czech Republic. David W Cerny / Reuters

Skift Take: The latest peaks in Covid-19 cases are dealing a blow to thousands of small businesses. Without tourists over Easter in Prague, how long can they hold on for?

— Matthew Parsons

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Nashville’s $450 Million Downtown Investment Offers Renewed Tourism Hope

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Nashville’s downtown makeover and high vaccination rate signal more recovery ahead for Music City. 353 Media Group / Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Skift Take: Innovating amid budget slashes, natural disasters, plus a pandemic, takes vision. With backyard tourism now on a new pedestal, plus a high vaccination rate, Nashville’s tourism execs are beginning to see their efforts bear fruit after having had some of the best tourism numbers in the country pre-pandemic.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Delta CEO Reverses Course By Now Calling Georgia Elections Law ‘Unacceptable’

Skift Take: In the latest chapter of what has become a public relations nightmare for Delta Air Lines, CEO Ed Bastian, clearly bowing to pressure, forcefully condemned Georgia’s new election law. He has faced intense blowback in recent days and calls for a boycott for his initial tepid response.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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