Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps

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Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps

Airport officers wearing face masks line up as they hold flowers to welcome passengers at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Passengers walk with a social distancing on their arrival at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
An airport officer, center right, welcomes a passenger on his arrival at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Airport officers line up as they welcome passengers at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Guests wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, ride on a roller coaster at Ocean Park in Hong Kong Saturday, June 13, 2020. In March, Hong Kong closed its borders to overseas countries, restricting visitors to those who have spent more than 14 days in mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Tourist numbers plunged nearly 90%, with only about 3.5 million visitors arriving in the city between January and June this year. The city's airlines, hospitality and tourist industries – which had already took a hit from months of anti-government protests last year – took a second beating, with the government pledging $51.6 million in subsidies to help them stay afloat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
An employee wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, sells balloons at the Hong Kong Disneyland Thursday, June 18, 2020. In March, Hong Kong closed its borders to overseas countries, restricting visitors to those who have spent more than 14 days in mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Tourist numbers plunged nearly 90%, with only about 3.5 million visitors arriving in the city between January and June this year. The city's airlines, hospitality and tourist industries – which had already took a hit from months of anti-government protests last year – took a second beating, with the government pledging $51.6 million in subsidies to help them stay afloat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The iconic cartoon character Minnie Mouse reacts to visitors at the Hong Kong Disneyland Thursday, June 18, 2020. In March, Hong Kong closed its borders to overseas countries, restricting visitors to those who have spent more than 14 days in mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Tourist numbers plunged nearly 90%, with only about 3.5 million visitors arriving in the city between January and June this year. The city's airlines, hospitality and tourist industries – which had already took a hit from months of anti-government protests last year – took a second beating, with the government pledging $51.6 million in subsidies to help them stay afloat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Fishing vessels and boats used to ferry tourists sit idle along a deserted beach on the popular tourist island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Tourism in Thailand has taken a severe hit because of travel restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many popular beaches nearly empty. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)
A stray dog stands in front of a shuttered luxury hotel on the popular tourist island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. While the hotel has since reopened, Tourism in Thailand has taken a severe hit because of travel restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many popular beaches nearly empty. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)
Beach goers stay within a roped off grid as the city of Shimoda tries to maintain social distancing to avoid spreading COVID-19 Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Shizuoka prefecture - southwest of Tokyo - Japan. The popular beach destination on Izu peninsula would not allow swimming because the coronavirus alert level has increased in the prefecture earlier this week. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, tourists in traditional Japanese kimonos walk in Asakusa district in Tokyo. Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering steps forward as well as some spectacular backward steps from the setback of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to ebb and surge across the globe. In Japan, new coronavirus outbreaks spread across the country with increasing travel during summer holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps

Airport officers wearing face masks line up as they hold flowers to welcome passengers at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Passengers walk with a social distancing on their arrival at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
An airport officer, center right, welcomes a passenger on his arrival at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Airport officers line up as they welcome passengers at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Guests wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, ride on a roller coaster at Ocean Park in Hong Kong Saturday, June 13, 2020. In March, Hong Kong closed its borders to overseas countries, restricting visitors to those who have spent more than 14 days in mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Tourist numbers plunged nearly 90%, with only about 3.5 million visitors arriving in the city between January and June this year. The city's airlines, hospitality and tourist industries – which had already took a hit from months of anti-government protests last year – took a second beating, with the government pledging $51.6 million in subsidies to help them stay afloat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
An employee wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, sells balloons at the Hong Kong Disneyland Thursday, June 18, 2020. In March, Hong Kong closed its borders to overseas countries, restricting visitors to those who have spent more than 14 days in mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Tourist numbers plunged nearly 90%, with only about 3.5 million visitors arriving in the city between January and June this year. The city's airlines, hospitality and tourist industries – which had already took a hit from months of anti-government protests last year – took a second beating, with the government pledging $51.6 million in subsidies to help them stay afloat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The iconic cartoon character Minnie Mouse reacts to visitors at the Hong Kong Disneyland Thursday, June 18, 2020. In March, Hong Kong closed its borders to overseas countries, restricting visitors to those who have spent more than 14 days in mainland China, Macao and Taiwan. Tourist numbers plunged nearly 90%, with only about 3.5 million visitors arriving in the city between January and June this year. The city's airlines, hospitality and tourist industries – which had already took a hit from months of anti-government protests last year – took a second beating, with the government pledging $51.6 million in subsidies to help them stay afloat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Fishing vessels and boats used to ferry tourists sit idle along a deserted beach on the popular tourist island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Tourism in Thailand has taken a severe hit because of travel restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many popular beaches nearly empty. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)
A stray dog stands in front of a shuttered luxury hotel on the popular tourist island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. While the hotel has since reopened, Tourism in Thailand has taken a severe hit because of travel restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many popular beaches nearly empty. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)
Beach goers stay within a roped off grid as the city of Shimoda tries to maintain social distancing to avoid spreading COVID-19 Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Shizuoka prefecture - southwest of Tokyo - Japan. The popular beach destination on Izu peninsula would not allow swimming because the coronavirus alert level has increased in the prefecture earlier this week. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, tourists in traditional Japanese kimonos walk in Asakusa district in Tokyo. Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering steps forward as well as some spectacular backward steps from the setback of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to ebb and surge across the globe. In Japan, new coronavirus outbreaks spread across the country with increasing travel during summer holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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