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  • BRIEF-Air New Zealand Expects Net Negative Impact To 2020 Earnings Due To Coronavirus 23 Feb 2020 19:54 Feb 24 (Reuters) - Air New Zealand Ltd: * AIR NZ UPDATE ON IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON 2020 OUTLOOK * REVENUE OUTLOOK FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR IS EXPECTED TO BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED AS A RESULT OF SOFTER DEMAND TO & FROM ASIAN DESTINATION * FOR 2020, CURRENTLY …
  • Sandstorm forces closure of airports on Spain's Canary Islands 23 Feb 2020 19:31 Airports on Spain's Canary Islands were closed again Sunday after a sandstorm hit the archipelago, airport authorities said. Air travel was first disrupted on the archipelago on Saturday after strong winds carrying red sand from the Sahara shrouded the …
  • Several Nations Close Border With Iran Amid Coronavirus Fears 23 Feb 2020 19:08 World 18:49 GMT 23.02.2020Get short URL Iran reported its first cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, announcing on the same day that two elderly people had died from the infection in the city of Qom. Several nations have closed their borders …
  • 5 Best Resorts in Hawaii for the Luxury Experience You Crave 23 Feb 2020 18:55 Photo by Jason Boyd Originally Posted On: https://ventsmagazine.com/2020/02/21/5-best-resorts-in-hawaii-for-the-luxury-experience-you-crave/   There’s a reason Hawaii has been named the top destination for US travelers! It has …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK – live news 23 Feb 2020 18:49 11.20am EST 11:20 Four more coronavirus cases in the UK Four of the 32 British and Irish Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers taken to Arrowe Park, Merseyside on Saturday have tested positive for coronavirus strain Covid-19, the chief medical officer …
  • Coronavirus travel ban to be reviewed today 23 Feb 2020 18:27 This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Cabinet ministers will decide this morning whether to extend the ban on foreign travellers arriving from mainland China - which is due to expire tonight. An initial two …
  • Coronavirus travel ban to be reviewed by Cabinet today 23 Feb 2020 18:09 By RNZ Cabinet ministers will decide this morning whether to extend the ban on foreign travellers arriving from mainland China - which is due to expire tonight. An initial two-week ban was put in place in early February to try keep the coronavirus out of …
  • 5 lesser-known Apple Maps features you should use on your iPhone - CNET 23 Feb 2020 18:09 Apple Maps' features go beyond simple navigation. Angela Lang/CNET You might open Apple Maps daily to check the traffic, search for the nearest gas station or look for a new cafe, but those tasks just scratch the surface of everything that the most …
  • Authorities in Italy scramble to find patient zero 23 Feb 2020 16:37 Italy's confirmed cases surged from three on Friday morning to more than 130 by Sunday morning. The majority of coronavirus infections are concentrated in mainland China (with more than 78,800 cases), followed by Japan (738) and South Korea (602). …
  • How to impress Trump: Indian city builds a wall and plans to fill a stadium 23 Feb 2020 16:30 When the leaders of China and Japan visited this western Indian city in recent years, civic officials hung a giant piece of fabric along a stretch of road, hiding a slum of about 1,000 families from the official motorcades. Local children eventually tore …
  • Salvado: Celebrating 10 years of comedy 23 Feb 2020 16:29 By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI More by this Author Patrick Idringi commonly known as Salvado celebrated his 10-year journey in comedy with a star-studded line-up of fellow African comics at the Singleton Africa Laughs comedy show at the Kololo Independence …
  • UPDATE 2-Iran says 43 infected with coronavirus, eight dead - official 23 Feb 2020 15:43 (Adds Turkey closing borders) DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Iran has confirmed 15 new cases of the new coronavirus, taking the total to 43 with a death toll of eight. Most of the infections have been in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom. “The virus came from …
  • BREAKING- Japanese man tests positive for COVID-19 after Indonesia visit 23 Feb 2020 15:27 A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, Japanese public broadcaster NHK has reported. According to the NHK report, the Tokyo metropolitan government announced on …
  • Enjoy a Titan-ic time for all the family at Butlin's 23 Feb 2020 14:20 I love going abroad, but I've found that if you don't have the weather, you're invariably stuck indoors, staring at the rain hammering at the windows or watching English TV programmes dubbed over in the language of your destination. And you…
  • Hardliners win all seats for Tehran in parliamentary vote 23 Feb 2020 13:38 Iranian hardliners have won all 30 parliament seats in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported on Sunday, but officials have yet to announce the voter turnout from parliamentary elections two days ago. State TV also said that former Tehran mayor Mohammad …
  • DFA advises Filipinos to 'delay non-essential travel' to South Korea 23 Feb 2020 13:21 TOURIST DESTINATION. People in traditional Korean hanbok dresses wear face masks as they visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, on February 23, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) …
  • India Set To Welcome Trump, Whose First Stop Will Be In Modi's Home State Of Gujarat 23 Feb 2020 13:06 Vegetable vendors wait for customers below a billboard showing President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the Sardar Patel Stadium in the background, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Feb. 19. Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images hide …
  • Frequent Flyer News: Amidst Big Changes, Flying To South America Just Got Better 23 Feb 2020 13:04 LATAM's 777-300 aircraft, with brand new - and much improved - business and economy cabins. LATAM Airline Group I’m a big fan of South America as a travel destination, and in 2006, during one of several visits to Chile, I had the pleasure of going to …
  • Iran’s state TV: Hardliners win all seats for Tehran in vote 23 Feb 2020 11:53 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hardliners have won all 30 parliamentary seats in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported on Sunday, but officials have yet to announce the voter turnout from the nationwide elections two days ago. State TV also said that former …
  • Virus Outbreak- No cancelation fees for level 3- Tourism Bureau 23 Feb 2020 11:46 Travel agencies should not demand a fee of more than 5 percent from people who cancel a trip to a country with a travel advisory that is level 2 or greater, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday. Because of COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) …
  • The adoration of Ghent: art, history and flavours in Flanders 23 Feb 2020 11:46 Plundered, dismantled and stolen, it’s a miracle that the Ghent Altarpiece – also known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb – by brothers Hubert and Jan Van Eyck, has survived. Now a forensic, seven-year restoration of the 15th-century polyptych has …
  • ‘Crazy auntie’ and secretive church at heart of spike of coronavirus cases in South Korea 23 Feb 2020 11:41 Medical workers transferring a suspected coronavirus patient from Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo to another hospital on Friday. AFP SINGAPORE — A “crazy auntie” super spreader and a secretive church are now at the centre of the spread of the coronavirus in …
  • Iran says 43 infected with coronavirus, eight dead - official 23 Feb 2020 11:34 (Adds health minister, detail) DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Iran has confirmed 15 new cases of the new coronavirus, taking the total to 43 with a death toll of eight. Most of the infections have been in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom. “The virus came …
  • From a Greek Cave to a Bali Treehouse, See the Most-Wanted Airbnbs Every Year of the Last Decade 23 Feb 2020 10:35 © AirBnB A high-tech house in the California desert, a treehouse in Bali and more top picks Countless travel trends have taken hold over the last ten years: adults-only cruises, Instagram-inspired vacations, eco- and voluntourism, and of course the rise of …
  • S.Korea raises disease alert to highest level as virus cases soar 23 Feb 2020 10:19 * National cases rise to 602 from 433 a day earlier - KCDC * S.Korea raises country’s disease alert level to “red”, highest * More than half of total cases linked to a church in Daegu * Death toll rises to five from three a day earlier * U.S. State …
  • Iran’s health ministry raises death toll from new virus to 8 23 Feb 2020 10:12 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s health ministry says the death toll from the new virus in the country has risen to 8 people, confirming 43 cases of the illness in the Middle Eastern country. Spokesman for the Iranian health ministry Kianoush Jahanpour was speaking …
  • South Korea raises virus alert to 'grave' as infections surge 23 Feb 2020 09:28 South Korea raised its alert on the coronavirus to the highest level Sunday after reporting three more deaths and 169 new infections. The country has seen a rapid surge in the number of coronavirus cases since a cluster of infections emerged from a …
  • S.Korea raises disease alert to top level as virus cases soar 23 Feb 2020 09:16 * National cases rise to 602 from 433 a day earlier - KCDC * S.Korea raises the country’s disease alert level to highest * More than half of total cases linked to Shincheonji Church in Daegu * S. Korea’s death toll rises to five from three a day earlier * …
  • Expedia Group records growth in Saudi visitors to UAE 23 Feb 2020 09:12 According to the latest data compiled by Expedia Group from the fourth quarter of 2019, the number of travellers visiting the UAE from Saudi Arabia grew significantly. Recent data shows that Saudi Arabia is one of the highest traffic volume generators for …
  • Iran’s leader claims coronavirus ‘propaganda’ used to stifle voting 23 Feb 2020 09:08 Iran’s supreme leader has accused the country’s enemies of spreading “propaganda” over the coronavirus threat in an attempt to dissuade people from voting in parliamentary elections. Iranian officials usually release turnout figures a day after elections, …
  • China sees sharp fall in new cases, but fears grow over global spread 23 Feb 2020 08:55 CHINA reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the novel coronavirus yesterday, but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach. China had 399 new confirmed cases of …
  • Jaguar Project Vector 'Autonomy-Ready' Platform Concept Revealed 23 Feb 2020 08:21 JAGUAR LAND ROVER UNVEILS FUTURE OF URBAN MOBILITY Bold new concept vehicle as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission Project Vector ‘autonomy-ready’ platform offers solution to today’s urban mobility challenges with unparalleled interior …
  • South Korea raises virus alert level to 'highest' as cases surge 23 Feb 2020 08:12 South Korea reported two more deaths from coronavirus and another 123 cases Sunday, with nearly two thirds of the new patients connected to a religious sect. The national toll of 556 cases is now the second-highest outside China, apart from the Diamond …
  • S Korea leader calls for 'unprecedented' steps to stop virus 23 Feb 2020 08:10 Officials wearing traditional guard uniforms and masks stand in front of the Deoksu palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. South Korea and China both reported a rise in new virus cases on Sunday, as the South Korean prime minister …
  • Second evacuee group given all-clear to return home 23 Feb 2020 07:19 Australia’s chief medical officer professor Brendan Murphy confirmed today none had proven positive for the virus during their time in quarantine and were flying out of the Northern Territory.The group’s release comes as a seventh person from the Diamond …
  • S.Korea's virus cases soar, Israel refuses entry to Korean plane passengers 23 Feb 2020 07:11 * National cases rise to 556 from 433 a day earlier - KCDC * 55.6% of total cases linked to Shincheonji Church in Daegu * Fourth S. Korean coronavirus patient dies * U.S. State Department raises travel advisory for S.Korea * 18 S.Koreans who had toured …
  • 18 Koreans test positive for COVID-19 after Israel pilgrimage 23 Feb 2020 07:05 (Yonhap) Of 76 Koreans who traveled to Israel for religious pilgrimages in February, 18 tested positive for the deadly coronavirus upon returning home, local health authorities said Sunday. Two groups of Roman Catholic travelers stayed in Israel for about …
  • Smokers' Corner: Preaching without practising 23 Feb 2020 05:49 Illustration by Abro A report by the Association of Chartered Certified Acc­ountants (ACCA), on July 1, 2018, quotes a Saudi official stating that Saudi Arabia earns a revenue of up to 16 billion dollars every year from hosting Haj pilgrims from around the …
  • 18 S. Koreans infected with coronavirus after pilgrimage to Israel 23 Feb 2020 05:40 (Yonhap) Eighteen South Koreans who recently made a group pilgrimage to Israel have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, the health authorities said Sunday.  According to the authorities, 18 out of the 39 Catholic pilgrims tested …
  • How to save money on family holidays 23 Feb 2020 04:31 Just because you have children, it doesn't mean the holiday fun is over, writes Alexia Santamaria Once you have a family, international travel changes in so many ways. Different food, different accommodation and often, a very different budget to play …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea reports 123 new virus cases, fourth death 23 Feb 2020 03:31 SEOUL : South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking total infections to 556, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Sunday. More than half the additional cases were …
  • COVID-19: S.Korea confirms 4th death, UAE issues... 23 Feb 2020 03:21 South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking total infections to 556, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Sunday. More than half the additional cases were found to be …
  • COVID-19: Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran,... 23 Feb 2020 03:18 Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths, deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease. Most of the cases, including eight of the new infections …
  • CRT TV - Our Travelling Companion :: Kamal Baruah 23 Feb 2020 03:05 CRT TV - Our Travelling Companion Kamal Baruah * Once upon a time, Television set wasn’t so flat and as thin as nowadays. Have today’s generation ever wondered what difficulties were facing by families of transferable job for carrying a TV set while moving …
  • S. Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth death 23 Feb 2020 02:34 * National cases rises to 556 from 443 a day earlier * Fourth S. Korean coronavirus patient dies - KCDC * Catholic churches in Daegu, Gwangju suspend services (Adds details, background) By Jane Chung SEOUL, Feb 23 (Reuters) - South Korea reported 123 new …
  • Constable aims to strike at Noosa Open 23 Feb 2020 02:07 SURFING: Former world champion Josh Constable believes he is back to his best after a return to the longboard tour and now he has the Noosa and world titles in his sights. The 39-year-old is eager to strike against elite national and international talent …
  • Story Time Returning To WWE Network 23 Feb 2020 01:36 – Jerry Lawler revealed on his podcast that WWE Story Time is set to return to the WWE Network. Lawler will be providing the voiceovers for the show, taking over from the late ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund. The third season aired in the summer of 2018, a few months …
  • $150m Insta hotspot in middle of nowhere 23 Feb 2020 01:17 Luxury travel group, Club Med, is banking on tourists wanting to do exactly that with its latest opening, a $149 million eco-conscious resort located in an “untouched” – and extremely remote – part of the Dominican Republic. Miches Playa Esmeralda began …
  • How to pick the perfect paradise island in the Maldives 23 Feb 2020 01:03 The Maldives are the dream destination for sun-lovers, honeymooners and anyone who fancies a holiday on a classic treasure island.  But which of the many islands should you choose? At last count there were more than 100 resorts on almost as many different …
  • Canary Islands are engulfed by Saharan sandstorm causing travel chaos 23 Feb 2020 01:03 Canary Islands are engulfed by Saharan sandstorm causing travel chaos for holidaymakers with flights cancelled and airports closed A storm carrying clouds of red sand from the Sahara has hit the Canary Islands, severely reducing visibility   The conditions …
  • Jaguar Land Rover unveils its future of urban mobility 23 Feb 2020 00:58 J aguar Land Rover has unveiled the bold new concept vehicle, Project Vector, as part of the company’s Destination Zero journey, offering its vision of an autonomous, electric, connected future for urban mobility.     Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero …
  • Canary Islands suspend flights and carnival as Saharan sand storm rages 23 Feb 2020 00:25 Spain suspended all flights in and out of Gran Canaria and all flights leaving Tenerife on Saturday after storms of red sand from Africa's Saharan desert struck the Canary Islands. A spokesperson from Spanish airport operator AENA said at least 19 …
  • One on one with Sports minister Amina Mohamed 22 Feb 2020 23:21 By SUNDAY NATION REPORTER More by this Author This week, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed responds to your questions. 1. As we head to the Tokyo Olympics, we cannot forget the mess at the Team Kenya camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, four years ago. Our …
  • The Mexican Ministry of Tourism Has Been Recognised by Queer... 22 Feb 2020 23:03 The Mexican Ministry of Tourism Has Been Recognised by Queer Destinations and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association for the Promotion of LGBTQ+ Tourism Destinations, hotels and service providers join the LGTBQ+ Tourism Strategy of Mexico …
  • Commentary: The Philippines, home of many beautiful destinations – and the scourge of mass tourism 22 Feb 2020 22:54 MANILA: Imagine standing on high ground. Captured in the panoramic view is a volcano surrounded by a lake. At the foot of the volcano is a bustling human settlement nestled by swaths of vivid green and teeming with life. Advertisement Advertisement The …
  • Gran Canaria sandstorm causes travel chaos with flights cancelled and airports closed 22 Feb 2020 22:50 Flights have been cancelled and diverted after a fierce sandstorm caused the closure of Tenerife's two airports. Spain’s airport operator AENA suspended all flights all flights leaving Tenerife and flights in and out of Gran Canaria this evening after …
  • Malcolm X’s daughter on her father’s legacy and the new series “Who Killed Malcolm X?” 22 Feb 2020 21:07 Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. Earlier …
  • British charity moves show to Namibia 22 Feb 2020 21:00 A BRITISH charity has moved its biennual fundraising challenge from Mongolia to Namibia, due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China. The 2020 celebrity challenge of the charity Sports Relief, which is part of Comic Relief, was initially …
  • Christiane Ritter: Why this forgotten feminist nature writer deserves to be celebrated 22 Feb 2020 20:50 In 1933, an Austrian housewife called Christiane Ritter travelled with her hunter-trapper husband to spend the winter in the icy wilderness of Svalbard. Five years later, she published an extraordinary book about how “the peacefulness of nature” affected …
  • From the Great Wall to the Great Barrier Reef: Who is Australia's 'tourist X'? 22 Feb 2020 20:41 In 2009, 5.6 million short-term visitors headed to Australia, either for a holiday or on a work trip. By 2019 this climbed to 9.3 million. Arrivals from China alone grew to 1.4 million from 366,000. A decade ago, men were more likely to make the trip to …

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