Travel and holidays

  • Montreal: More COVID-19 cancellations 09 Apr 2020 07:09 The Canadian Grand Prix has become the ninth F1 race to be cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic. Montreal's mayor hopes the race can be rescheduled for the fall (Paul Chiasson- CP-file) Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante yesterday tweeted “ …
  • Covid 19 coronavirus: Rotorua in line to lose air traffic services 09 Apr 2020 06:17 The Rotorua Airport chief executive has expressed his disappointment to news that the city could be in line to lose air traffic services due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Airways is considering withdrawing air traffic services at seven regional airports …
  • Dubai Makes Its (Pre-Pandemic) Investment Pitch in Atlanta 09 Apr 2020 06:01 The focus may have been on its gleaming skyscrapers, upscale homes and a (potentially postponed) world expo in October, but a presentation on Dubai March 12 showed that the emirate has a few business sectors, especially in technology, that could complement …
  • 'Little people' battling big fires 09 Apr 2020 05:45 It was a hot afternoon but community leader Prue Odochao, his wife, and a group of 10 ethnic Karen villagers rushed from their houses. Their destination was a forest area being razed by bushfires. They would grab anything useful for the task on the spot. …
  • Coronavirus drives Indonesia's Traveloka to lay off staff - Nikkei Asian Review 09 Apr 2020 05:45 JAKARTA -- Travel booking service Traveloka, one of Indonesia's most valuable startups, has been forced to lay off a significant portion of its staff, as the coronavirus outbreak saps demand for travel, two sources familiar with the matter told the …
  • Why your United itinerary might suddenly include a flight from MKW 09 Apr 2020 05:45 Ever been to Manokwari, Indonesia? The West Papua coastal town of 100,000 is a popular tourist destination for travelers seeking a bit of outdoor adventure. And, according to my United itinerary, I’ll be visiting myself in February 2021, departing just …
  • Meet the Hoteliers: Jeremy Goring, CEO of royal favourite The Goring Hotel 09 Apr 2020 05:42 The travel and hospitality industries have been two of the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, with the World Travel & Tourism Council warning that 75 million jobs are at immediate risk. From the hotel owner whose thoughtful touches transform your …
  • From Wuhan to worldwide coronavirus pandemic: 100 days that changed the globe 09 Apr 2020 05:42 This week marks 100 days since the World Health Organisation (WHO) was alerted to a mystery illness in China which saw a handful of people fall ill in the city of Wuhan. Few realised that this was the beginning of a global pandemic that would plunge the …
  • Governor orders virtual coronavirus checkpoints set up at port of entry, US-89 near Kanab 09 Apr 2020 05:21 An Arizona Department of Safety vehicle on the northbound Interstate 15 at the Utah Port of Entry Wednesday, March 11, 2020. | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News ST. GEORGE — Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered coronavirus checkpoints to be set up starting …
  • On Texas-Louisiana border, vehicle checkpoints put the brakes on coronavirus 09 Apr 2020 05:17 On Texas-Louisiana border, vehicle checkpoints put the brakes on coronavirus Orange, United States: Texas is usually known for its friendliness but the Lone Star State is making things extra lonely for its neighbors to the east -- requiring visitors from …
  • ‘Horrible’: Devastating reality of tourism industry 09 Apr 2020 04:34 TOURISM operators in Northern NSW are unsure if their businesses will survive the coronavirus pandemic. A recent online survey by Destination North Coast took a snapshot and received feedback from almost 300 hotels, pubs, motels, caravan parks, retail, …
  • Remarkable scenes as lockdown lifted in China's coronavirus epicentre Yahoo News Canada 09 Apr 2020 04:30 This story originally appeared on Yahoo News Australia Seventy-six days after it was plunged into an unprecedented lockdown, Wuhan – the original epicentre of the novel coronavirus – has had its travel restrictions lifted by authorities. It was welcome …
  • MUSKOKA’S COVID-19 COUNT AT 12 AS OF APRIL 7 09 Apr 2020 04:21 Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com MUSKOKA — Two Gravenhurst women in their 60s are the latest Muskoka residents to come down with COVID-19. One was community-acquired and the other contracted the coronavirus through travel to an unknown destination. That …
  • As China lifts restrictions, here's where its people want to travel 09 Apr 2020 04:18 (CNN) — As China slowly eases lockdown restrictions and life returns to somewhat normal conditions, residents have once again started traveling. But an uptick in domestic sight-seeing doesn't necessarily mean international travel will rebound as …
  • Visitors Bureau wants to know and share your favorite #TourChautauquaMoment 09 Apr 2020 04:08 The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau wants to know and share everyone’s favorite Tour Chautauqua travel memories to spark conversation, create a connection with our online community, and inspire excitement for tourism seasons to come. Unique experiences …
  • Covid-19: keep your distance over Easter 09 Apr 2020 04:07 Sir, – Dr Kathryn Armstrong (April 7th) makes an appeal to the Northern Ireland authorities to prevent journeys to the Giant’s Causeway. Can I ask our authorities to put a 24-hour watch on roads, trains and buses and prevent holiday home-owners and others …
  • More than half of COVID-19 patients in Brazil came from Italy 09 Apr 2020 03:20 Italy has grappled with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with more than 139,000 people infected and more than 17,000 people dead. In the first week of March, the number of cases in Italy skyrocketed before the lockdown was set in place. Prior to the …
  • Customers Fighting To Get Money Back After Canceled Trips, Events 09 Apr 2020 03:19 TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — If COVID-19 canceled your big trip or plans to an event, most airlines and businesses are giving your money back. But the I-Team has learned, you can’t count on it with every company. With planes grounded across the country, flight …
  • SAP Cloud Platform app helps German citizens find their way home 09 Apr 2020 03:12 German citizens affected by travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis are getting help from an SAP Cloud Platform app. The worldwide travel disruption caused by the crisis left approximately 120,000 German citizens stranded abroad, and the German …
  • Woman Crush Wednesday: Singer Regina Debilio 09 Apr 2020 02:53 This is a time when we need constant reminders of the miracle implicit in simply being alive, and that's exactly what happens when you hear Regina Debilio's voice. Our woman crush this week is a Dallas singer-songwriter, who makes up half of the …
  • Wuhan Lockdown Ends Despite Concerns Over Asymptomatic Infections 09 Apr 2020 02:51 Millions of people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan were once more allowed to travel around and leave their city after 76 days in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, which emerged in the city in late December. Thousands of people were seen on the …
  • Dreaming of Travel 09 Apr 2020 01:44 We can’t travel yet, but we can dream. In this excerpt from the new book “Day Trips to the Oregon Coast: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler,” by Bend author Kim Cooper Findling, take a mental trip to Astoria, the northernmost city on the Oregon Coast. …
  • Coronavirus: Aerospace industry 'will take years' to recover 09 Apr 2020 01:40 Image copyright PA Media Image caption British Airways is among many airlines that have seen passenger numbers shrink and bookings collapse It will take years for Wales' aerospace industry to get back to where it was before the coronavirus pandemic, …
  • How to Cancel and Get a Refund for Your Upcoming Flights Out of PHL 09 Apr 2020 01:25 Coronavirus As the coronavirus crisis threatens summer travel, here’s what you need to know about cancellation and rebooking policies for airlines at PHL. An American Airlines Airbus A320-211 is seen on the tarmac on January 8, 2020 at Philadelphia …
  • Northland Police Urge Boaties To Stay Off The Water 09 Apr 2020 00:41 Northland Police are urging those who might be heading for the boat ramp this Easter Weekend - change your plans. Traditionally Northland is a destination for those looking to head away for the weekend. However, Police are urging those people to stay home. …
  • Retiree-Rich Palm Beach County Leads Florida In COVID-19 Deaths 09 Apr 2020 00:30 Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). JUPITER, Fla. — No place in Florida has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 than Palm Beach County, the tropical vacation and retirement destination that bills itself — chutzpah …
  • How do we reset the tourism industry? 09 Apr 2020 00:10 AMONG the chaos and devastation from this global health crisis, an opportunity exists that we would never have thought possible. While we sit in “iso” (self-isolation) and trust that society will pull together and come through to the other side, we wonder …
  • This is the final boarding call... 08 Apr 2020 23:57 It baffles me how this quarantine period is making people go crazy. I, personally, have been having a ball; just this past week, I was out travelling across the land. I am very excited to tell you as well as welcome you, dear readers, to my home travelogue …
  • Viva Air Labs launches contest to reignite the aviation sector in its battle against COVID-19 08 Apr 2020 23:45 Viva Air is looking to accelerate ideas that could reignite the aviation sector as the industry faces its toughest challenge in modern history. The Colombian airline, through its Viva Air Labs innovation laboratory, is challenging innovators and …
  • Minnesota’s stay-at-home order encourages getting outside, but how far away? 08 Apr 2020 23:44 Every spring since 1970, Scott Thorpe has made a pilgrimage to the Brule River in northwest Wisconsin for the opening of the steelhead trout fishing season. It’s a sacred tradition for him, and it started when he and his dad and brother discovered a …
  • Some regular flights being canceled at Columbia Regional Airport 08 Apr 2020 23:29 Air service to and from the Columbia Regional Airport is experiencing some reductions in response to COVID-19, but a federal stimulus law requires that at least minimal service continue. As an example of what’s changing, American Airlines on Wednesday …
  • Will we ever take cruise holidays again? 08 Apr 2020 23:28 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cruise ships have been moored up around the world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic David Reece and his wife Carolyn should be sipping cocktails somewhere in the Indian Ocean at the moment. But their latest …
  • Airways Reviews Air Traffic Service Levels At Seven Regional Aerodromes 08 Apr 2020 23:07 Airways is considering withdrawing air traffic services at seven regional aerodromes where there are limited or no commercial flights operating due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. The air navigation services provider has now commenced discussion with the …
  • What Reading Buses is doing to protect passengers and staff from Covid-19 08 Apr 2020 22:49 Reading Buses has announced new social distancing measures to keep passengers and employees safe during the coronavirus lockdown. A heightened cleaning regime is now in place and the company has swapped as many buses as possible to provide drivers with …
  • Coronavirus: Five lessons every traveller must learn from Covid-19 pandemic 08 Apr 2020 22:45 The first pandemic in more than a century has sent shockwaves throughout the world with no one more vulnerable than the international traveller. The events of recent weeks have emphasised the fragility of travel and how exposed travellers can be in a major …
  • Celebrating Holy Week outside church walls 08 Apr 2020 22:37 SEELEY LAKE – Sunday morning, April 5 those driving Highway 83 through Seeley Lake were greeted with Burma-Shave-type signs on pastel-colored crosses with a palm branch mounted to every light pole between Riverview Drive and Cedar Lane. While most were …
  • Aussie COVID-19 vaccine to be tested as death toll rises 08 Apr 2020 22:16 The University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine is about to be tested on the virus for the first time to see if it works. This comes as a third person has died of the virus in South Australia, bringing the Australian death toll to 51. The research team has …
  • JobKeeper package approved as Wuhan residents flee lockdown 08 Apr 2020 21:44     The Federal Government's $130 billion JobKeeper package has passed parliament. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's mammoth wage subsidy package to keep millions of Australians in a job during the coronavirus pandemic was approved late on Wednesday …
  • New York’s shocking virus statistic as UK deaths spike 08 Apr 2020 21:30 New York and New Jersey have both seen their daily death tolls jump to unwanted new records on Wednesday (local time) for the second day in a row, while New York City’s coronavirus toll surged well past 4500 — significantly more than the number killed in …
  • Reservations required for ‘essential’ bus rides in Thurston County starting next week 08 Apr 2020 21:09 Please enable Javascript to watch this video OLYMPIA -- Intercity Transit will transition to a reservation-only bus system for "essential trips" starting next week. A release from Intercity Transit, which provides bus service in Olympia, Tumwater …
  • In conversation with Louise Pentland 08 Apr 2020 21:01 8 April 2020 Wilde Women is the last book in the series. How does it feel to have finished the series? Very emotional! I’ve been with these characters since 2015, so this really feels like the end of an era. I know in my head what happens to them all next …
  • Coronavirus in Turkey: Government Targets Doctors 08 Apr 2020 20:13 As the number of coronavirus infections in Turkey continues to climb, many medical experts there who have called on people to take more precautions or who have criticized the government for mishandling the virus crisis have been silenced by authorities. ( …
  • Here's what American Airlines is doing for customers who booked summer travel 08 Apr 2020 19:59 As the airline industry grapples with decreased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, American Airlines announced an updated policy Tuesday that allows more flexibility for customers traveling this summer. The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline is waiving …
  • Coronavirus: Florida travelers with COVID-19 visited 46 U.S. states, 75 foreign destinations before diagnosis 08 Apr 2020 19:26 Florida’s travel data show how interconnected the globe has become and how the virus has stymied international leaders’ efforts to contain it. The people in Florida who are known to be infected with the new coronavirus visited at least 46 states and …
  • Airlines to cut summer flights up to 90% with rebound far off 08 Apr 2020 18:50 Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg Published 10:04 am PDT, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 U.S. airlines are starting to look past the coronavirus peak, anticipating a world where travelers remain leery about returning to the skies and flights are …
  • Postponed Nuptials, and Revenue, in Vermont's Wedding Industry 08 Apr 2020 18:01 Whitney Henault and Josh Narrow were counting down the days until their wedding, scheduled for April 25 at the Catamount Country Club in Williston. The couple, who live in North Woodstock, N.H., had been talking for two years about getting married and …
  • Will The Coronavirus Follow When 20 Million Indonesians Go Home For Mudik? 08 Apr 2020 17:42 People waiting for their bus during homecoming at Giwangan bus station in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on ... [+] May 30, 2019. Indonesian Muslims perform the tradition of "mudik" exodus to the village meet with their family during Eid Al-Fitr. (Photo …
  • The saga of Punkin’ Donuts 08 Apr 2020 17:17 In 1987, Ben Hollis and John Davies pitched Chicago PBS station WTTW on a program that would capture the city's obscure corners, unusual characters, and fringe phenomena. To show the station what they had in mind, they'd shot a "guerilla demo…
  • Airlines have removed in-flight magazines to facilitate cleaning. Some may not be back. 08 Apr 2020 17:15 “Right now, any publications that deal with travel will need to reposition themselves,” said Linda Ruth, chief executive of Publishing Management and Consulting in New Hampshire, “but I don’t think we will see airline magazines going away entirely.” To …
  • Study investigates if COVID-19 came to Calif. in fall 2019 08 Apr 2020 17:05 This test tube contains a blood sample from a patient who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in this March 20 file photo.  A new Stanford Medicine study is using blood tests to try to determine if Californians were exposed to the novel …
  • Money-saving tips to help Americans travel twice as frequently 08 Apr 2020 17:04 Featured articles 08 Apr 2020 09:28 178 Even if you’re not ready to start packing your bags yet, there’s no harm in taking stock of your bucket list destinations in the meantime and making sure you’re ready to travel when the time comes. Your immediate …
  • Ramadan 2020 - how coronavirus lockdown will affect Muslims' holy month 08 Apr 2020 16:51 The Muslim Holy month of Ramadan starts later this month - but how will the coronavirus pandemic affect it? Religious communities have had to take different measures that affect day to day lives, and with Ramadan just around the corner, things may look …
  • When flights will resume for Jet2, Ryanair, British Airways and more 08 Apr 2020 16:51 As part of the ongoing measures taken to control the coronavirus pandemic, the FCO has advised against all but essential foreign travel. Airlines and travel companies have grounded flights, cancelled package holidays and furloughed staff while the crisis …
  • Coronavirus Invades Saudi Inner Sanctum 08 Apr 2020 16:47 The senior Saudi prince who is governor of Riyadh is in intensive care with the coronavirus. Several dozen other members of the royal family have been sickened as well. And doctors at the elite hospital that treats Al-Saud clan members are preparing as …
  • Stay in NZ, urges tourism industry 08 Apr 2020 16:39 Fighting for a bigger slice of the New Zealand tourist dollar is spreading to the home front, with domestic travellers now increasingly targeted by tourism operators wary of their businesses becoming too dependent on overseas visitors. A new, big push is …
  • Where Do We Go From Here? Surprising Predictions From 12 Travel Experts - Forbes 08 Apr 2020 16:04 When this pandemic passes, where will the travel industry be? Where will we want to go? Or will we want to, in the same ways we have before? Who knows? Where Do We Go From Here? Surprising Predictions From 12 Travel Experts Excerpt from Forbes When this …
  • Gorge highway closure expanded after visitors trespass 08 Apr 2020 15:22 Updated 7:41 am PDT, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 View of Coyote Wall,a popular hiking destination,near White Salmon, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. View of Coyote Wall,a popular hiking destination,near White Salmon, Washington in the Columbia River …
  • Travel experts on the first place they'll be heading to once the crisis is over 08 Apr 2020 14:51 One thing the pandemic has shown us is just how much we took travel for granted. We thought nothing of booking a last-minute weekend escape to the coast; have come to expect sticky summers on the continent; and we don't so much as bat an eyelid at the …
  • Coronavirus tally passes 100, with nine more infections 08 Apr 2020 14:28 Get all the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis sweeping the state and country. This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. To support the Mercury, subscribe here: >> SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE …
  • Double demerits kick in from tonight 08 Apr 2020 14:24 Double demerits will be in force from tonight across NSW, the ACT and WA, with police also on the look out for people breaking new COVID-19 restrictions. While travelling for holidays is not considered "essential travel" police will still be out …

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