Travel and holidays

  • Uber to launch in Halifax Thursday; face masks required for drivers, passengers 02 Dec 2020 21:53 HALIFAX -- After years of speculation, Uber says it will finally launch its ride-sharing service in the Halifax Regional Municipality on Thursday. In a news release, Uber Canada announced it will make its app available in the HRM beginning at 1 p.m. The …
  • 2023: We will bring prominent leaders, youths into PDP — Saraki 02 Dec 2020 21:38 Home | News | General | 2023: We will bring prominent leaders, youths into PDP — Saraki Saraki By Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja As political parties begin skeletal preparations for the 2023 general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola …
  • Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers 02 Dec 2020 20:57 Eager shoppers queued from before dawn as stores in England finally reopened after the month-long lockdown. Crowds flocked to get Christmas presents or to bag a bargain, with many chains slashing prices. Long lines formed outside fast fashion giant Primark …
  • Social media goes into overdrive as Jonathan Van-Tam launches ANOTHER train analogy 02 Dec 2020 20:53 Jonathan Van-Tam lit up social media tonight after trumpeting the approval of a vaccine by reviving his colourful train metaphor. England's deputy chief medical officer triumphantly declared at a No10 press briefing: 'The train has now slowed down …
  • Virgin Atlantic appoints Hannah Swift as Caribbean country manager 02 Dec 2020 20:50 Virgin Atlantic on Friday, November 27 announced the appointment of Hannah Swift as the airline's country manager for the Caribbean. Swift in her new role will be responsible for the airline's daily commercial activity in the region including sales …
  • New Links reimagines the region’s public transit. Here’s what’s in the works for Uptown. 02 Dec 2020 20:36 Service on the 11 Magazine bus would increase under the New Links plan. (Uptown Messenger photo) For the past two years, a group of planners has been working to turn around public transportation in New Orleans and the rest of the region. It is now seeking …
  • Spring Break Travel vs. COVID-19 02 Dec 2020 20:36 It is getting to be that time of the year when Minnesotans start thinking about booking a vacation to a warm destination during the cold winter months. Kyle Potter is executive editor at ThriftyTraveler.com based in Minneapolis. He says if you book now, …
  • Perth pop star Samantha Jade to spend Christmas in WA as border reopens to NSW and Victoria 02 Dec 2020 20:26 Pop star Samantha Jade’s Christmas wish has already come true. With the WA borders to open to quarantine-free travel with NSW and Victoria next week, Jade will be able to make her annual pilgrimage home to Perthto see family. “Christmas is always the best …
  • International travellers pose lower risk than local population, say European safety authorities 02 Dec 2020 20:13 Tough travel quarantine policies adopted by the UK and other high-infection countries in Europe have been branded as pointless by two leading authorities. It says that in the current epidemiological situation across all European Union nations and the UK, “ …
  • Rehoboth excited about Biden presence in Delaware beach town 02 Dec 2020 19:47 Lori Kline, owner of Lori’s Café in Rehoboth, flanked by Joe and Jill Biden. (Photo courtesy Kline) Lori Kline, owner of Lori’s Café in Rehoboth Beach, is one of many LGBTQ people who own and operate businesses in the popular Delaware resort town that has …
  • Jamaica voted top cruise destination 02 Dec 2020 19:37 The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) said it continues to steadfastly prepare the island's ports for cruise ships to resume calls. Professor Gordon Shirley, president and CEO of the PAJ, said the cruise industry has been adversely impacted by the …
  • Worldwide Destinations that Casino Lovers Must Visit 02 Dec 2020 19:05 There is little more exciting or thrilling than betting and winning at a casino, making it no surprise that it is such a popular activity for those on holiday. In fact, some love casino games so much that they even choose a destination based on the casinos …
  • Midwest Retail Properties Acquires Walmart-Anchored Shopping Center in West Virginia 02 Dec 2020 18:52 ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 2, 2020-- Midwest Retail Properties (“MRP”) announces the acquisition of Gateway Center, a Walmart-Anchored Shopping Center in Summersville, West Virginia. Gateway Center is 46,420 square feet and 92% occupied with tenants …
  • Shop London: Every independent brand we’re supporting 02 Dec 2020 18:23 It’s time to Shop London!   Our first ever campaign to support the small, local, independent shops that make London’s shopping scene world-class has kicked off.   More than 100 brands across fashion, beauty, homewares, kids, food & drink and more have …
  • Brexit talks heading for ‘crisis’ as EU warns Boris Johnson to stop breaking international law or face no-deal 02 Dec 2020 18:18 Brexit trade talks are facing total collapse over new plans by Boris Johnson to tear up commitments he made to the EU at the beginning of the year. Michel Barnier, Brussels' chief negotiator, told EU ambassadors on Wednesday that the UK government was …
  • Jamaica wins big at World Travel Awards 2020 02 Dec 2020 18:09 Western Bureau: Even in the midst of a pandemic, Jamaica has copped eight awards at the 27th annual World Travel Awards 2020. The island has been named the World’s Leading Family, Cruise and Wedding Destination, while brands such as Sandals Resorts …
  • Welcome to my home town: The Murder Triangle of Northern Ireland that’s found its feet 02 Dec 2020 17:57 During lockdown, many of us made the pilgrimage back to our family homes – and rediscovered them through fresh eyes. Part guide, part love letter, “Home towns” is a new series in which we celebrate where we’re from. After all, it could be a while before we …
  • Travel rules between the Covid tiers explained 02 Dec 2020 17:17 The new Three-Tier system of coronavirus restrictions takes effect in England from Wednesday. The North East is in Tier 3, the Very High Alert category. Although retailers, gyms and hairdressers can reopen, bars, restaurants and cafes must stay shut to sit …
  • The 23 Best Breakthrough Performances of 2020 02 Dec 2020 16:39 There will always be a handful of safe bets over the course of one year at the movies — of course Elisabeth Moss is going to make a meal out of a slew of very different roles, there’s no question that Gary Oldman can inhabit any historical figure, who …
  • Coronavirus UK: What do the new tiers mean for London and Manchester? 02 Dec 2020 16:13 As England began life under a new tiered system of coronavirus restrictions following the second national lockdown, there were many similarities across the country with non-essential shops and gyms reopening. But other scenes were also very different, with …
  • 70% of Destinations Have Lifted Travel Restrictions, but Global Gap Emerging 02 Dec 2020 15:49 The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all global destinations have eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID- …
  • High street shopper numbers surge as ... 02 Dec 2020 15:48 Shoppers flooded back on to English high streets as non-essential stores reopened after the four-week national lockdown. Initial data from retail research firm Springboard shows shopping destinations across England saw footfall surge by 64.5% on Wednesday …
  • Vaccines are here, but how will we get them to billions of people? 02 Dec 2020 15:43 The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has just been approved for widespread use in the UK and the government has ordered 40 million doses – enough to vaccinate 20 million people. The first 800,000 doses are expected to be delivered to the UK in the next few days …
  • Qatar Duty Free and Puig launch Penhaligon’s and Carolina Herrera podiums at Hamad International 02 Dec 2020 15:39 QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has launched pop-ups for Penhaligon’s and Carolina Herrera at Hamad International Airport (HIA), in partnership with Puig. Located in the main retail atrium, the podiums showcase the brands’ signature selections of fragrances with …
  • We retired to Athens without speaking Greek — here’s how we got the easy travel and affordable life we wanted 02 Dec 2020 15:07 It’s mid-afternoon, sunny and in the 70s on a November day in Athens. Daniel Bartlow and Linda Pickney, who moved to the Greek capital three years ago, are getting ready for their daily happy hour ritual on their balcony.Linda rattles off the menu: “Greek …
  • Diyar Al Muharraq projects on track despite Covid setbacks 02 Dec 2020 14:48 Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the largest real estate development companies in Bahrain, has confirmed that all its construction activities were going as per schedule on its projects - Al Naseem, Al Bareh, Thai Mart, Souq Al Baraha, Jeewan and Diyar Park - …
  • Top travel trends for 2021 02 Dec 2020 14:47 The global pandemic turned travellers' plans upside down in 2020. Looking ahead to 2021, the impact of the pandemic is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year. New research by …
  • 70pc of destinations lift travel restrictions, but global gap emerging 02 Dec 2020 14:47 The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70 per cent of all global destinations have eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to …
  • Magalong takes blame for crowding in Baguio Night Market 02 Dec 2020 14:42 Photo from Public Information Office – City of Baguio MANILA, Philippines — Mayor Benjamin Magalong admitted that he is to blame for the swelling of crowds at Baguio City’s Night Market along Harrison Road on Tuesday, but assured the public that they are …
  • Survey: 9 in 10 U.S. Voters Want Another COVID Relief Bill 02 Dec 2020 14:35 Eighty-seven percent of respondents to a recent survey - all of whom voted in the November 3 election - believe there should be another round of coronavirus-related relief from Washington, according to results released Tuesday by the U.S. Travel …
  • On the Fly: Michael Hancock Should Have Followed Head at Airport 02 Dec 2020 14:31 Yes, Mayor Michael Hancock made a big mistake flying out of Denver on Thanksgiving Eve, after he told staffers and Denver residents to stay home. But there have been much bigger mistakes committed at Denver International Airport, and the most recent …
  • CNSC sets out ambitions for Hainan Island downtown duty free store, pledges big focus on health and personal care 02 Dec 2020 14:23 CHINA. China National Service Corporation (CNSC) has hailed Hainan Island as the “new engine” of the Mainland China duty free market and set out its ambitions for its first downtown store in Sanya, which will open soon. Part of its approach will be to …
  • Holidaymakers still need to comply with travel curbs - despite end of lockdown 02 Dec 2020 14:17 Holidaymakers hoping to jet away for some festive winter sun have been advised check out local restrictions in their intended destination - to avoid a costly Christmas calamity. The Foreign Office is urging travellers to do their research before booking a …
  • Travellers should not be treated as high-risk for Covid, ECDC/EASA guidelines say 02 Dec 2020 14:00 People travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic should not automatically be considered as high-risk for spreading infection, but should rather be treated in the same way as members of the local population who have not had any direct contact to a person …
  • Debenhams' website CRASHES leaving shoppers fuming after more than a MILLION queued online 02 Dec 2020 13:57 The Debenhams website crashed this morning under the weight of more than a million shoppers keen to snap up generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its stock before closing for good. The chain has become the latest high street casualty …
  • Why you have to visit fantastic Flam, Norway 02 Dec 2020 13:53 This is your personal travel guide to the quaint, quirky, and cool town of Flam, Norway. “Flam” translates to “small place with steep mountains” – which is more than fitting for this idyllic nook of the awe-inspiring Aurlandsfjord, flanked by waterfall- …
  • Test-to-release confusion as ‘quarantine short-circuit’ approaches 02 Dec 2020 13:50 The first arrivals to England who can take advantage of the new “test-to-release” scheme to cut quarantine times have already touched down. But there is still no clarity over how travellers can organise the necessary tests – and the government’s own online …
  • Covid vaccine will boost travel for holidaymakers wanting to jet abroad 02 Dec 2020 13:16 Most holidaymakers will have the Covid-19 vaccine if it means they could travel abroad, it has emerged. Two thirds of people polled will be happy to have the jab if it has passed all necessary tests, according to research from travel insurer Battleface. …
  • I Arrived in China Just as the Pandemic Hit (in Culture) 02 Dec 2020 13:12 The morning I left for Beijing from Toronto, the Globe and Mail morning newsletter had just two lines and one cartoon on what was then only an odd little phenomenon from somewhere really far away. Back in January 2020, the term COVID-19 hadn’t even been …
  • Top five travel destinations for casino lovers 02 Dec 2020 12:45 Featured articles 02 Dec 2020 08:26 108 These travel destinations hold a reputation for offering some of the best casinos for game lovers. So, do not forget to check them out next time you make vacation plans! Las Vegas Are you also among one of those who …
  • Can virtual tourism save local businesses in tourist destinations? 02 Dec 2020 12:44 Virtual tourism is designed not to replace conventional tourism, but to keep tourists’ interest during the pandemic so when the situation improves they will be keen to travel. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — Imagine you can visit the beautiful tropical …
  • Local businesses left in limbo as Japan’s politicians squabble over Go To Travel campaign 02 Dec 2020 12:24 A political cacophony persists as leaders clash over who has the final say in peeling back countermeasures meant to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. By leaning on prefectural governors to determine whether travel and dining subsidies …
  • 2020 is definitely the year to learn ninja warrior skills - CNET 02 Dec 2020 12:14 You can learn about ninjas through the Odawara Tourism Association. Getty Images I've never felt less like a ninja in my life. Sitting on my bed under a pile of blankets. In sweat pants. Wondering how long it'll be before I can get the prescription …
  • Exercising Vietnamese an eye-opener 02 Dec 2020 12:01 Awakening to a new day I yawned, stretched, slid onto the side of the bed and rubbed sleep from my eyes. I looked around and suddenly remembered this wasn’t the bedroom in which I was accustomed to waking. I was actually 8,000-plus miles from home as Renee …
  • Coronavirus UK: What do the new Tier restrictions mean? 02 Dec 2020 11:53 Almost all parts of England started life today under new coronavirus curbs with a ban on households mixing indoors and restrictions on hospitality. Large swathes of the Midlands, North East and North West have been put in the most restrictive tier three, …
  • Lufthansa Group: All fares can be rebooked free of charge until the end of February 02 Dec 2020 11:45 Airlines Tatiana Rokou / 02 Dec 2020 08:45 159 Rebooking fee for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings still suspended. Since the end of August, all fares of Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and …
  • Positivity rate ‘quite low’ one month into Alberta’s international travel pilot program 02 Dec 2020 11:34 CALGARY -- Over 10,000 people enrolled in Alberta’s international travel pilot program in its first month of operation, in an effort to get people travelling as safely as possible. The province isn’t releasing specifics about how many people participating …
  • Prominent feature of Košice will be more accessible for the blind 02 Dec 2020 11:30 The project launch is scheduled for December. A project using new technology will make St Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice, which is possible to discover with our travel guide, more accessible to blind and visually-impaired people. There will be 12 …
  • DUBZ offers home check-in to Emirates passengers 02 Dec 2020 11:02 DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, has partnered with Emirates and now offers its popular home check-in services to the leading international airline’s passengers, too. The innovative service of DUBZ enables Emirates passengers …
  • How to organize a ski holiday 02 Dec 2020 10:42 Featured articles 02 Dec 2020 08:12 197 One of the primary things that you need to do in organizing a ski holiday is booking a resort. The resort that you eventually go for can either break or make your entire trip so make sure that you choose wisely. Some …
  • Hike in Boracay environmental fee defended 02 Dec 2020 10:03 News / Visayas / Hike in Boracay environmental fee defended Share it! [mashshare] ILOILO CITY – The mayor and a councilor of Malay, Aklan defended the increase in environmental fee collected from tourists visiting Bracay Island. A couple walks …
  • Best Christmas gifts for your pets - top treats for your furry family members 02 Dec 2020 10:00 More than ever, Christmas this year should be all about our loved ones and quality time. For some of us, family also includes furry friends and companions with tails and whiskers. Whether you've got a cat, a dog or any other small pet at home, it's …
  • The ‘must see’ sights on my bucket list: Part one 02 Dec 2020 10:00 This list reflects the feelings most have towards travel right now. Many of us see the new year as an opportunity to throw ourselves into new experiences. It’s just the excuse we need to start ticking off some of those bucket-list trips. In this two-part …
  • Brands Giving Back On Giving Tuesday 2020 02 Dec 2020 09:47 HuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices and availability subject to change. timonko via Getty Images Your holiday shopping can make a difference. Here's how.It’s no secret that this has been an overwhelming year. …
  • New Brunswick government to extend ferry service to Campobello Island to month's end 02 Dec 2020 09:09 Passengers board a car ferry for the short trip from Campobello Island, N.B., to nearby Deer Island, N.B., Aug 1, 2009. The New Brunswick government is extending ferry service to Campobello Island until the end of the month to help address pandemic …
  • Karabakh's tourism potential promoted at Gulf Travel Show Fair 02 Dec 2020 09:06 2 December 2020 11:58 (UTC+04:00) 233 By Laman Ismayilova The Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau (ATB) has highlighted Karabakh's tourism potential at Gulf Travel Show Fair. The two-day virtual event featured more than 3,000 one-to-one meetings between …
  • Telportus unveils its Live Virtual Tour platform 02 Dec 2020 08:47 Telportus has released its Virtual Tour Platform beginning with four regional partners. The initial release comprises six compelling curated experiences Faced with shrinking options for physical travel due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic, travelers …
  • Dubai's audacious Heart of Europe megaproject nears first stage completion 02 Dec 2020 08:11 Dubai (CNN) — What strikes home as the shuttle boat approaches the $5 billion megaresort being constructed off the coast of Dubai is its sheer audacity. Nearly two decades in the making, the Heart of Europe forms just one section of The World -- a vast …
  • Animal welfare groups remind tourists and travel companies about cruelty to Mauritius monkeys 02 Dec 2020 07:27 Destination Vicky Karantzavelou / 02 Dec 2020 08:25 171 Mauritius is already one of the world's largest suppliers of monkeys for research. In 2017, it accounted for 21% of the world's export of non-human primates. Mauritius is famous for its …
  • Business competition at a ‘different level’ 02 Dec 2020 07:24 – THAG President says new hotels targeting new markets By Vishani Ragobeer WITH Guyana becoming quite the hub for investment, President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG), Mitra Ramkumar, posited that the development of many new …

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