Re-opening the World? La Biennale in Venice Announces 2020 International Festival Schedule

Photo: La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy) Like all public gatherings where large groups of people congregate, La Biennale di Venezia's schedule has been upended by the COVID-19 coronavirus. As everyone knows, Italy was hit hard and early by the virus, forcing the International Architectural Exhibition to postpone its opening, which was scheduled for May 23. La Biennale has announced the new dates for all its different international sectors — real-life events, not cyber.The Architectu...
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Ramadan, Dubai and CoronaVirus: Dos and Donts

Ramadan is a month of socializing, people do suhour and iftar together, there are iftar tents and majlis everywhere – not to mention Taraweeh, the night congregational prayers. All in all, Dubai bustles with activity during the Ramadan. However, this year is different due to the ongoing CoronaVirus pandemic. There’s an extensive disinfection drive in […] The post Ramadan, Dubai and CoronaVirus: Dos and Donts appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Honolulu mayor wants Kauai, 'some neighbor island,' to be test case for reopening; visitors keep slipping through the cracks, private sailboats unregulated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Rainbows on Kauai ©2020 All Hawaii News Honolulu Mayor Slammed For Offering Kauai As Coronavirus Test Case. Mayor Kirk Caldwell backed away from comments suggesting reintroducing tourism on Kauai could show whether it was safe statewide. Civil Beat.Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell criticized for suggesting Kauai could be a ‘test case’ for restarting tourism. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is being sharply criticized today for suggesting in a televised interview Wednesday evening that Kauai or “...
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Day 32 of the lockdown

Day 32 of the lockdown.Day 38 otherwise.It is after a few days that I feel human myself again.And what is this myself? Well, someone who's up and about early (as I write this, its 8 AM. Been up since 7 and puttering around the house, and right now I am sipping on to my coffee (with coconut oil and turmeric)). I feel that there is a lot to be done and no not in an overwhelming manner - in a good way. I am generally hopeful about life and work and all that. I know times are hard and things are t...
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Resistance and Remembrance: The Importance of Liberation Day in Italy

Italy celebrates Liberation Day every year on April 25. Learn more about its origin and importance.The post Resistance and Remembrance: The Importance of Liberation Day in Italy appeared first on Italofile.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels All Cruises Until July 1

Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to cancel all cruises that were scheduled to depart through June 30, 2020.  The newly extended suspension date is, as Norwegian states in their email, “taken in an abundance of caution” and “aimed at contributing to efforts to contain the Read More The post Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels All Cruises Until July 1 appeared first on .
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Show Aloha Challenge Keiki Stimulus Drive to donate treats to kids

On our , co-host Lanai Tabura spoke to us about the work that the Show Aloha Challenge is doing to help feed Hawaii’s vulnerable senior population curing the COVID-19 global pandemic. He also let listeners know about the Show Aloha Challenge Keiki Food Drive the organization is holding on Sunday, the Keiki Stimulus Pack at […] The post Show Aloha Challenge Keiki Stimulus Drive to donate treats to kids appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Tiers for Cheers! Afternoon Tea Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow

No stay in the UK is complete without an afternoon tea and the one at Mackintosh at the Willow is as much about exquisite cakes as it is about the soul of Glasgow through its most famous architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, born in Glasgow.
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12 rangers among 17 killed in attack in DR Congo's Virunga park

At least 17 people, including 12 rangers were killed on Friday in an attack in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said. It said that civilians were the apparent target of the attack. Virunga is a UNESCO-listed site which is spread over 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 square miles) over the borders of DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
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Oil Buoyed by Production Cuts Even as Glut Looms Over Market - Bloomberg

Oil Buoyed by Production Cuts Even as Glut Looms Over Market - Bloomberg:Oil edged lower for the week after paring losses following the dramatic collapse on Monday that saw prices in New York plunge below zero for the first time in history.West Texas Intermediate for June delivery rose 2.7% Friday, closing the curtain on a tumultuous week of wild price swings. U.S. operators have started to shut old wells and halt new drilling, actions that could reduce output by 20%. Russia’s seaborne exports f...
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Stop Travel Memories From Appearing in Your Social Media Feeds

Our stress levels are at an all-time high right now, which means our attentiveness to our own self-care should be, too—especially those of us with wanderlust. Traveling from the living room to the kitchen and back is no one’s ideal of a vacation, yet here we are. On top of that, our social media platforms seem…Read more...
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Lockdown measures are like having a "no peeing" section in a swimming pool.

I have a lot of empathy for those who are upset with current lockdown measures, there is a lot of damage being done.  And I'm not just talking small scale personal pain and discomfort either.  The UN is now warning of a global famine of Biblical proportions due to global lockdown measures. and human health are not mutually exclusive constructs, each one impacts the other. Har...
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Oil heads for another weekly slide on coronavirus turmoil - Reuters

Oil heads for another weekly slide on coronavirus turmoil - Reuters:Oil prices rose on Friday, but both the Brent and U.S. benchmarks were on track for their third straight week of losses as global production shutdowns failed to keep pace with the collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The oil market has experienced unprecedented turbulence since U.S. prices fell into negative territory on Monday for the first time ever and international benchmark Brent sank to two-decade lows.Inv...
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Where to Travel in an RV Right Now

For travelers across the nation, keeping up with the newest restrictions has become a daily task. With so many grounded flights and advisories dictating what to do when crossing state lines, many of us are dreaming of escape. Is life in an RV (recreational vehicle) the way to find one right now?Read more...
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Essential requirements to reopen your hotel when the pandemic ends

In light of the new standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and social distancing, HotelFriend, as a global IT company and the only one solution provider on the market can help every hotelier reopen safely and fast after coronavirus lockdown.
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Fun Excursions for You and Your Guests to Replace Your Destination Welcome Party!

As friends and family get more spread out, destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. But, planning a destination wedding is more than just planning a wedding, it is essentially planning a mini-vacay for all of your guests. Most guests will arrive 1-2 days before the actual event, and you’ll want to make sure that you have some fun activities on the schedule for them so they can make the most out of their getaway while you and your wedding party continue to prep for the big day. Tr...
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Experience New York City’s Fabled Mid-Century Nightclubs in an Interactive, COVID-19-Era, Student-Designed Exhibit

It’s been over a month since public health precautions led almost every school in the United States to switch to online instruction. While there are obviously much greater tragedies unfolding daily, it’s hard not to empathize with students who have watched countless special events—proms, commencements, spring sports, performances, hotly anticipated rites of passage—go poof. In New York City, students in Parsons School of Design’s Narrative Spaces: Design Tools for Spatial Storytelling co...
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China As Tourist Destination Will Take Long Time To Bounce Back From COVID-19 As Brand Image Must Be Restored, Says Globaldata

Pre COVID-19, China was predicted a steady CAGR of 2% between 2016 and 2020 reaching 63.9 million international arrivals, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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New Amtrak CEO William Flynn on What a Post-Covid-19 Railroad Might Look Like

Many companies allow a new CEO to take a few weeks to ease into the job. William Flynn hasn't had that luxury. The veteran transportation executive, who'd most recently run charter operation Atlas Air Worldwide, was tapped to be Amtrak's new chief on March 2--just as it was becoming clear that the coronavirus was going...
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After 160,000 accounts are compromised, Nintendo shuts down NNID logins

Nintendo today confirmed earlier reports of account breaches dating back over the past few weeks.The gaming giant issued an update (via Nintendo Japan) noting that around 160,000 Nintendo Accounts were impacted, which found multiple being used to purchase digital items without the owner’s consent. Along with the purchasing powers, the offending parties may have also gained access to personal information, including D.O.B. and email addresses. The issue appears frequency of account access appe...
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‘Namma’ Uday Kumar has a small story to tell about how #Coronavirus has changed his life. When you see someone like him tomorrow morning, it is good to keep him in mind and say ‘Namaskara’.

  Something about the creeping crisis in Indian media doesn’t smell right. On the one hand, media barons, who should be steering clear of government if they value their freedom, are seeking tax holidays and customs duty cuts and higher rates for ads to tide over #Coronavirus—while merrily ignoring the Prime Minister’s call to not sack people or cut their income. On the other hand, media houses are putting out videos of their printing and packing processes, and getting certificates from do...
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New Report Shows Severity Of COVID-19 Impacts On Hotel Industry

As COVID-19 continues to devastate the hotel industry, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released new data today showing that 70 percent of hotel employees have been laid off or furloughed as eight in 10 hotel rooms across the nation remain empty. As this crisis progresses beyond what anyone could have projected, the impact to the travel industry is nine times worse than 9/11, with forecasted occupancy rates for 2020 hitting record lows worse than rates in 1933 during the Gr...
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Preferred Hotels Surveys Loyalty Program Members on Future Travel Plans

This month, Preferred Hotels & Resorts conducted a global future travel survey with members of the brand's loyalty program - I Prefer Hotel Rewards - inviting them to share their aspirations and plans for future travel when restrictions are lifted or eased.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Kahala Golden Sand Beach

Mahalo to Cynthia Randolph for sharing this beautiful shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Cynthia’s photo was taken at the beach fronting the Kahala Resort on Oahu. Even though this photo was taken many months ago, the emptiness of the beach is very representative of what most Hawaii beaches look like now. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it’s currently forbidden to sit on a beach or sunbath or just stand around. While on the topic of the coronavirus, there was a new development sinc...
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Wald on What #SaudiArabia Can Do to Lead on Oil (Radio) - Bloomberg

Bloomberg:Dr. Ellen Wald, President of Transversal Consulting and a Bloomberg Opinion contributor, discusses column on what Saudi Arabia can do to lead again on oil, with Bryan Curtis and Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.Running time 07:48 [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Qatar's emir says to make economy less vulnerable to oil prices volatility - Reuters

Qatar's emir says to make economy less vulnerable to oil prices volatility - Reuters:Qatar’s emir said on Thursday he directed the government to carry out structural reforms to reduce the economy’s vulnerability to oil prices volatility, Al Jazeera television channel reported.“Our economy should not be held hostage by fluctuations in oil prices and I directed to carry out structural reforms to liberate our economy,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was quoted as saying.He added that the gove...
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#Kuwait cutting oil output ahead of schedule, minister says - Arabianbusiness

Kuwait cutting oil output ahead of schedule, minister says - Arabianbusiness:Kuwait said it has started cutting oil output ahead of May 1, the date when suppliers worldwide plan to start slashing production to counter a devastating glut.The fourth-biggest member of OPEC “felt responsibility to respond to market conditions” and acted on its own, Oil Minister Khaled Al-Fadhel said, according to the official Kuwait News Agency. He didn’t specify whether Kuwait has reduced production by the full amo...
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Oil heads for steep weekly slide after coronavirus turmoil - Reuters

:Oil prices rose on Friday but headed for their third weekly loss as production shutdowns failed to keep pace with sliding demand due to the coronavirus crisis.Brent crude LCOc1 was up 58 cents, or 2.72%, at $21.91 at 1215 GMT, having risen 5% on Thursday, and U.S. oil CLc1 rose 51 cents, or 3.09%, to $17.01 a barrel, after rising 20% the day before. Both contracts traded within a range of around $2 a barrel.Prices are heading for their eighth weekly loss in the last nine, with Brent on course f...
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Network18 expects flat ad revenue till September; 172 M visitors across digital

Network18’s digital revenues were impacted by the weak ad environment, but the impact was lesser than that on broadcasting.’s Indian languages sites have been displaying continue ad growth, “despite an uncertain macro-environment”. “Digital continues to benefit from consumption tailwinds that have been further boosted during the lockdown,” the company said, without specifying further. Network18 […] ...
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Minister Of Tourism Of Saudi Arabia Discusses Travel And Tourism Sector Response And Recovery To COVID-19 With Global Private Sector Industry Leaders

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) this week hosted a virtual meeting with His Excellency, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Tourism, and leaders from across the tourism industry. During the meeting, WTTC shared data, revealing the potential global economic impact of COVID-19 on Travel & Tourism.
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