International visitor bureaus are sensing a travel awakening from a COVID-caused slumber, judging from the increasing number of travel news releases in my mailbox — many with new, creative ideas for trips.

As one example of the destination potpourri, the Ministries of Tourism in Israel and Dubai organized in North America the first-ever virtual joint tourism press conference discussing their “Travel the New Middle East” program. The trigger for the joint tourism conference is the landmark Abraham Accord, according to the press release.

Janice Law is a columnist for The Daily News. Have a travel question? Email

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