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Where to see rocket launches 2020

Rocket launches aren’t just for Florida anymore. Noting that the second-most-popular tourist attraction in Central Florida is the massive Kennedy Space Center, the rest of America — and the world – has begun developing tourism around the awe-inspiring experience of watching a rocket shoot into space. And many of them are in places worth visiting for more than just the launch. Though our American launch pads are easily the most accessible, if you were planning a trip to South America, Japan, o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Florida, California, China, Russia, US, America, Washington Dc, Paris, Sputnik, Moscow, Brazil, Tokyo, Rockets


Oil sinks 4% on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads - Reuters

:Oil prices slumped by nearly 4% on Monday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus in countries outside China added to investor concerns over the effect on demand for crude.Global equities also extended losses as worries about the impact of the virus grew, with the number of cases jumping in Iran, Italy and South Korea.Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell $2.20, or 3.8%, to settle at $56.30 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures fell $1.95, or 3.7%, to settle at $51.43 a barrel...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, China, Chicago, Reuters, Iran Italy, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group


South Korea sees rise in coronavirus

South Korea is now the second most-affected country in the coronavirus outbreak after China. As of Sunday, February 23, the World Health Organization reported 602 confirmed cases and five deaths linked to the virus. The sharp increase in cases has led the South Korean president to raise the infectious disease alert to its highest level. The maximum threat alert gives the government the power to quarantine cities and ban the movement of people both into and within the country. On Saturday, th...
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Oil slumps 5% on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads - Reuters

:Oil prices slumped by 5% on Monday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus in countries outside China added to investor concerns over the effect on demand for crude.Global equities also extended losses as worries about the impact of the virus grew, with the number of cases jumping in Iran, Italy and South Korea.Brent crude futures fell $2.96, or 5.1%, to $55.54 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped by $2.58, or 4.8%, to $50.80 a barrel.“As the virus spreads globally,...


MIDEAST STOCKS-Middle Eastern stocks slide on coronavirus jitters - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Middle Eastern stocks slide on coronavirus jitters - Reuters:Stock markets in the Middle East sufferedsharp losses on Monday, with Saudi shares falling the most, asthe rapid spread of coronavirus cases outside China darkened theoutlook for world growth. Brent crude was down $2.37, or 4.1%, to $56.13 abarrel by 1145 GMT.Global shares also extended losses as worries about theimpact of the virus grew, with the number of infections jumpingin Iran, Italy and South Korea.Saudi Arabia's ...
Tags: Travel, China, Global, Middle East, Reuters, Iran Italy, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Basic Industries, South Korea Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Al Rajhi Bank


Oil prices slide over 3% on demand concerns as virus spreads - Reuters

:Oil prices tumbled by more than 3% on Monday, as the rapid spread of a coronavirus in several countries outside China left investors concerned about a hit to demand. Global shares also extended losses as worries about the impact of the new virus grew, with the number of infections jumping in Iran, Italy and South Korea.Brent crude was down $2.16, or 3.7%, to $56.34 barrel by 0935 GMT. U.S. crude futures fell by $1.93, or 3.6%, to $51.45.“Oil prices will remain vulnerable here as energy traders ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, China, Reuters, Iran Italy, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OANDA, Edward Moya


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi leads Gulf lower as coronavirus fears escalate - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi leads Gulf lower as coronavirus fears escalate - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Most Gulf stock markets opened lower on Monday, tracking weakness in global shares and oil prices, as the rapid spread of a coronavirus in several countries outside China soured sentiment.Global shares extended losses as concerns about the impact of the virus grew, with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.Brent crude fell by $1.42, or 2.4%, to $57.08 a barrel by 0552 GMT,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Gulf, Riyad Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, South Korea Italy, Iran Brent, Agricultural Commodities Reuters, Saudi Basic Industries the world


Coronavirus causes 200,000 flight cancellations to, from and within ChinaCoronavirus causes 200,000 flight cancellations to, from and within China

Chinese airlines have scrapped 60% of all flights
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“We are Kinder Than Them.” Trump and Modi Don’t Reflect the Spirit of Gujarat.

President Donald Trump is due to make the first ever visit by an American head of state to Ahmedabad, the biggest city in the western state of Gujarat. It is the state that Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister, ruled for 12 years. It’s also where where generations of my family have lived. A big reason that Trump chose Ahmedabad is that the largest number of Indians in the U.S. – and the most fervent supporters of Modi – are Gujaratis. Trump is hoping that, by showing up in Ahmedabad to declare...
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, World, Unesco, Ideas, Pakistan, Brazil, Muslim, Bangladesh, Delhi, Donald Trump


Middle East #UAE News: 2019 Growth From Oil - Bloomberg

Middle East U.A.E. News: 2019 Growth From Oil - Bloomberg:Economic growth in the United Arab Emirates is estimated to have accelerated last year, but mostly because of oil.Excluding the hydrocarbon industry, the Middle East’s second-biggest economy expanded at the slowest pace since at least 2011, according to central bank forecasts released on Sunday. It grew 1.1% in 2020, compared with 1.3% a year ago, according to the lender’s latest quarterly review. Earlier calculations assumed there would ...
Tags: Travel, China, Iran, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oil Bloomberg


Travel News: February 24, 2019

US Raises Travel Alert to Japan Travel Pulse The U.S. State Department on Saturday raised the travel alert level to Japan from Level 1 to Level 2, calling for increased caution for American citizens traveling to the country. Officials said the coronavirus originating in China is spreading in Japanese communities via unknown infection routes. DOT proposes to clarify rule on airline deceptive practices Travel Weekly The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed a rule that would ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Singapore, US, Richard Branson, Branson, Caribbean, Dot, News And Deals, U S State Department, Department of Transportation DOT, Chan Chun, Singapore Trade and Industry


Israel and Middle East Stocks News: - Bloomberg

Israel and Middle East Stocks News: - Bloomberg:Israeli stocks fell the most in the Middle East as the country confirmed a coronavirus case and moved to contain its spread.The main gauge in Tel Aviv retreated as much as 2.5% on Sunday, while those in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar also fell. Israeli equities are highly correlated to moves in the U.S., where stocks sank on Friday.Last week, emerging-market currencies had their worst five days since August and stocks fell on mounti...
Tags: Travel, China, Israel, Tel Aviv, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabia Dubai Bahrain Kuwait


Is KLIA Busy Now?

Is KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Busy Now? We know many of our friends are not traveling due to the corona virus. Some of our friends have either cancel or postpone their travels as many are worried on the corona virus situation. We just travelled to Bangkok last week and we flew back to KLIA a couple days ago. You might be wonder is KLIA still busy now? We flew back to KLIA on weekday night and the airport was pretty calm and quiet. Even our Malaysia Airlines flight ...
Tags: Travel, China, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Airport, Headline, Bangkok, Osaka, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Brisbane Australia, Malaysia Detained, JFK Airport New York, KLIA Kuala Lumpur International Airport Busy Now, KLIA Departure Hall


write for rights 2019 #write4rights

Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day. The date commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the first document of its kind.Every year on December 10, Amnesty International holds a global letter-writing event: Write For Rights (in Canada). Hundreds of thousands of people around the world write handwritten letters calling for action for victims of human rights abuses, and offering comfort and support to political prisoners.Every year at this time,...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Activism, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Environment, Canada, Egypt, Philippines, Amnesty International, Death Penalty, Belarus, Indigenous Peoples, Civil Liberties, Cairo


toni morrison on good and evil in literature

Graphic viaStudents Exploring Inequality in Canada For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories of forgiveness and redemption. I believe endlessly in the human capacity for redemption, and that belief that has only been strengthened as I've seen more of the world.The stories that interest me the most are when people who suffer loss do not seek vengeance.I first came upon this idea in the book Dead Man Walking, the 1994 book by Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean is foundatio...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, China, Iraq, US, Canada, Aclu, New York Times, Death Penalty, Norway, Toni Morrison, September 11, Morrison, Harvard Divinity School, What I'm Reading, North Korea Iran


UPDATE 2- #Saudi economy set to grow this year, driven by non-oil sector - central bank - Reuters

UPDATE 2-Saudi economy set to grow this year, driven by non-oil sector - central bank - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s economy is expected to grow this year, supported by the non-oil sector, despite a challenging global economic backdrop, the Saudi central bank governor said on Saturday as the kingdom hosts the G20 meeting. Ahmed al-Kholifey said it was too early to see the full picture of the economic damage caused by the new coronavirus, which has emerged in China and spread globally.The Saudi Arabian...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahmed al Kholifey, Kholifey, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority


Oil slides 1% on renewed fears over toll from coronavirus - Reuters

Oil slides 1% on renewed fears over toll from coronavirus - Reuters:Oil prices fell about 1% on Friday on renewed concerns about crude demand being pinched by the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, while OPEC and allied producers appeared to be in no rush to curb output.The latest signs of infections outside the Hubei province epicenter in China spurred a selloff across financial markets, as G20 policymakers traveled to Saudi Arabia for talks on the global economy.Brent crude LCOc1 tum...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Opec, Reuters, Hubei Province, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Positive environmental news

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. For week three of The Climate Win, we’re debuting a new feature in the column: the Weekly Climate Resource. This will be something actionable that you can use as part of your travels. Some resources will help you calculate footprint — such as this week’s — while others will help you reduce it, offset it, or even eliminate it. Occasionally we’ll throw in a cool travel product or trip option born of envi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Obama, China, New York Times, Gulf Coast, Jeff Bezos, Basel, Amtrak, Kunming, All, Trump, Paris France, Bezos, ROME Italy, Interlaken Switzerland


China considers airlines bailout; OYO fights to keep hotels open - Daily Brief

OYO CEO Ritesh Agarwal told CNBC that his company is trying to keep as many of its hotels in China open as possible. Like its peers, the Indian budget hotel chain has seen a drop in occupancy. China is one of its biggest markets and OYO works with about 9,000 hotels there
Tags: Travel, China, Cnbc, Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo


Expedia suspends travel listings from mainland China amid coronavirus outbreak

ChinaTravelNews learned on February 14 that Expedia's Chinese website has temporarily taken down listings of hotels, flights and local tour offerings in mainland China.
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Marriott Extending Status, Waiving Cancel Fees and Points Expiration For Chinese Members

Following a similar move already announced by Hyatt, Marriott is extending elite status by a year for residents of China and its Special Administrative Regions (as well as Taiwan so as not to get in trouble by differentiating it) due to the coronavirus outbreak and concomitant drop in travel to and from the region. This is based on account address date as of February 1, 2020. Marriott is also extending Suite Night Awards and Free Night awards for these customers won't expire points in these memb...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, China, Taiwan, Marriott, Hyatt Marriott, Marriott Bonvoy, Coronavirus


A Deal to Antarctica Because of 2019 Novel Coronavirus — But Hurry

At least 2,129 of the greater than 75,748 people in 30 countries worldwide who have been infected with what is known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is now also known as COVID-19 by the World Health Organization as of Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — have died; and 15 cases of the disease have been confirmed in the United States... ...and although hundreds of hotel and resort properties in China have temporarily closed — and dozens of airlines have either issued travel waivers for passengers t...
Tags: Travel, Deals, China, United States, Antarctica, World Health Organization, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Vitol Sees Oil Recovery This Year After Big Slump From Virus - Bloomberg

Vitol Sees Oil Recovery This Year After Big Slump From Virus - Bloomberg:The oil market is poised for a recovery but will have to first tackle a severe virus-induced demand slump, the chief of Vitol Group said.The market is facing a 200 million-barrel demand loss in the first quarter, with a 4 million-barrels-a-day decrease in China currently as the virus hits economic activity and restricts travel, Chief Executive Officer Russell Hardy said. While that adds to similarly pessimistic views, inclu...
Tags: Travel, China, Opec, Libya, Venezuela, Bloomberg Television, International Energy Agency, Hardy, Vitol Group, Vitol, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Russell Hardy


Oil falls 1% as spreading virus compounds concerns over demand hit - Reuters

Oil falls 1% as spreading virus compounds concerns over demand hit - Reuters:Oil prices fell around 1% on Friday, pressured by growing worries about fuel demand as a coronavirus epidemic spread further beyond China, and as major crude producers appeared to be in no rush to cut output to buttress the market.Brent crude LCOc1 was down 64 cents, or 1.1%, at $58.67 a barrel by 0703 GMT, while U.S. crude CLc1 dropped 54 cents, or 1%, at $53.34 a barrel.South Korea’s fourth-largest city has become the...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak : Should You Be Worried?

Symptoms of a Covid-19 virus infection – other than breathlessness, very similar to other flu symptoms There’s never been such a massive response to any previous infectious outbreak as there has been to what was originally generically termed and described as a new type of coronavirus, and which has now been officially named as Covid-19.Is this massive response, all around the world, necessary, or is it a panicked over-reaction?  Is the outbreak now almost under control and the threat it origin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, California, China, Miscellaneous, US, Walmart, Iran, Canada, Current Affairs, Korea, Ikea


Hot, hot, hot! 2019 breaks records. Plus, Ige seeks instate testing for coronavirus, convicted ex-police chief seeks leniency, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cooling off at Waikiki ©2020 All Hawaii News It’s official: 2019 was Honolulu’s hottest year on record. Oahu had a sweltering 2019. In fact, it was the island’s hottest year on record, NOAA has determined. Hawaii News Now.Mayor says 2019 was Oahu’s hottest year ever and shares heat index mapping results. Last year, Honolulu residents may remember hot, sweltering days, with numerous record high temperatures, as well a summer that seemed to last longer than usual. Honolulu Has Mapped Just ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cdc, Senate, China, West Virginia, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Noaa, Bill, City Council, Federal Aviation Administration, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui


Thai Airways Cancels Flights in March 2020

Thai Airways Cancels Flights in March 2020 Singapore Airlines announced that they will be cancelling selected flights to various destinations three days ago and Thai Airways will cancel flights in March 2020 as announced yesterday on their Facebook Page. The Thai Airways flight cancelations will in be March 2020 and it covers destinations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Bangladesh and the United Arabs Emirates. The following are t...
Tags: Travel, China, Thailand, Dubai, Airlines, Headline, Boeing, Bangkok, United, Singapore Airlines, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Manila, Thailand - Bangkok, Okinawa, Thai Airways


Coronavirus and the Tokyo Olympics

With Japan being home to the second-highest number of people infected with the new coronavirus (there are currently 73 confirmed cases in Japan and 620 passengers tested positive aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently quarantined in the port of Yokohama), doubts about the safety of having Tokyo host the Summer Olympic Games are creeping in. In China, some Olympic qualifying tournaments have already been moved due to the virus, and with the Olympics starting on July 24, some are won...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, China, Summer Olympics, World Health Organization, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, All, Yokohama, Shaun Bailey, Tokyo Olympics, Coronavirus


Oil prices rise as U.S. crude stocks build less than expected - Reuters

Oil prices rise as U.S. crude stocks build less than expected - Reuters:Oil prices rose on Thursday after the U.S. government reported a much smaller-than-anticipated rise in crude stocks, but gains were capped by worries about the spread of Coronavirus outside China.Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that crude inventories rose only 414,000 barrels last week, compared with expectations of a 2.5 million barrel rise from analysts in a Reuters poll.However, scores of...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, China, Reuters, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S Energy Information Administration EIA



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