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COVID-19 Travel Update

COVID-19 Travel Update This week’s COVID-19 Travel Update finds our country experiencing a full-frontal assault from the coronavirus with confirmed cases topping 100,000. Therefore, our greatest wish is that you and yours remain healthy, hunkered down, and practicing all of the preventative safety measures required. The U.S. State Department still has the Global Level 4 Health – Do Not Travel Internationally Advisory posted ( click here ).  Consequently, until this advisory lifts, traveling ove...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Viking, Travel News, U S State Department, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Travel Update, Too Will Pass


Thoughts from Amalfi during Coronavirus

Over the past 13 years, I’ve written a lot about the Amalfi Coast. About beautiful beaches, about my favorite hikes through quiet villages, about food, about the people, and really most everything in between. Plot twist. So here I sit at my tiny desk inside our small house right in the historic center of Amalfi. Thankfully, I can see a few lemon trees and the bright bursts of purple as the bougainvillea in the neighbor’s garden starts to bloom. We have a little balcony off the bedroom that overl...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Usa, Instagram, Lifestyle, America, Rome, Paris, Italy, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Amalfi, Positano, Nicki, Coronavirus


MGM Resorts International Addresses Financial Impact Of Covid-19 And Steps To Mitigate Covid-19 Impact

In light of the material unforeseen and unprecedented volatility in the financial markets, MGM Resorts International ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") is providing the following update on its results for the first two months of the year, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and an overview of the steps it is taking to help minimize the financial impact.
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Airports empty as traveler quarantine begins, COVID-19 cases pass 100, surge hospitals planned, unemployment claims skyrocket, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2020 All Hawaii News A noticeably empty airport marks Day 1 of Hawaii’s travel quarantine rules. Thursday marked the first full day of the state’s new rules requiring all travelers on incoming international and mainland flights to Hawaii to go into a 14-day quarantine at hotels or places of residence. Hawaii News Now.Arriving passengers face 14 days of mandatory quarantine, based on the honor system. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Travelers Quarantine: ‘I Think I M...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Fema, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Harbor, Guam


COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 key points on the Middle East and Africa (25 March)

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect hotel performance across the globe, the Middle East and Africa are no exception. At the time of writing, 52 hotel closures have been officially reported in the Middle East in addition to more than 1,200 in Africa. This is low, however, when compared to the just under 40,000 closings in Europe.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Middle East, COVID


Tech & Policy in India, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unprecedented and unexpected events often lead to systemic and permanent changes: India has over 1.3 billion people in lock-down, and work from home protocols have been imposed. Fear of human contact as well as of contact with surfaces touched by others is rife. There is uncertainty about who is infected with COVID-19, and worry about […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Editorial, Views, COVID


What you should know if you’re changing or cancelling a trip due to COVID-19

There is growing concern around the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the entire travel industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in service requests as travellers look to adjust their trips. These can be confusing and stressful moments, and we understand your need for timely answers and assistance. Please know our teams are working incredibly hard right now to make trip changes and cancellations as simple as possible. While we are adjusting our operations and policies, we do ask for yo...
Tags: Travel, Customer Service, Expedia, COVID, Expedia Customer Support Portal


COVID-19: DST sets up task force to fund market-ready technology solutions

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), has set up a COVID-19 task force to fund market-ready solutions including, among other things, data analytics for tracking, monitoring, and controlling the spread of coronavirus through AI and IoT based solutions. It will also fund solutions around masks and other protective gear, sanitisers, affordable kits for screening, […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Surveillance, DST, Department of Science and Technology, Coronavirus, COVID, Department of Science and Technology DST


Impact of virtual drinking trend

Life changed slowly in the beginning of 2020, and then all at once when the realities of COVID-19 set in. Restaurants and bars that were filled in February were shuttered until further notice by mid-March. Thousands of hospitality workers lost their jobs, and small-business owners had to make the tough decision to stay open for takeout, close for now, or close for good — decisions that will shape cities around the world for years to come. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next, b...
Tags: Travel, California, Politico, Los Angeles, Miami, Happy Hour, Kingfisher, Facetime, Wall Street Journal, Irl, All, Sanders, Durham North Carolina, Newman, Georgetown University, Hansel


It's Not a Good Time to Skip Town

If there are a lot of cases of COVID-19 in your city—which is pretty much everybody’s city at this point—you may feel tempted to visit rural relatives or take an impromptu vacation somewhere secluded. That’s actually a terrible idea, and here’s why.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Coronavirus, COVID


5 Actions Property Managers Can Take For COVID-19

The health and safety of employees, tenants and clients are top priorities for property managers. That means working proactively to protect against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is spreading across the globe, is mission-critical.
Tags: Travel, COVID


COVID-19 and Hospitality: 7 Alternative Ways to Cut Costs and Save Your Business...BEFORE Resorting to Layoffs | By Nicole Dehler

The hospitality industry is entering uncharted territory. As concerns surrounding the continued transmission of COVID-19 continue to mount, we find ourselves isolated in our homes, unsure of when this pandemic will pass. What does the future hold for our communities? Moreover, what will this crisis mean for those businesses who have ceased operations due to recent recommendations and mandates for complete shutdowns?
Tags: Travel, Nicole Dehler, COVID


Statement on Hyatt Corporate Workforce Actions in Response to COVID-19

Since COVID-19 has entered our lives and been declared a global pandemic, we are facing an unprecedented time for our world, our economy and the hospitality industry, which is seeing significantly decreased demand globally.
Tags: Travel, COVID, Hyatt Corporate Workforce Actions


Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, an Oxford Capital Group, LLC Affiliate, Partners with the City of Chicago to Provide Sanctuary During COVID-19

Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, an Oxford Capital Group, LLC affiliate, is supplying the City of Chicago with up to 1,100 rooms at some of its hotel properties throughout Chicagoland to support efforts against the spread of coronavirus. In addition to housing asymptomatic guests and those requiring isolation, the rooms will also provide sanctuary for first responders who are involved in the war against COVID-19.
Tags: Travel, Chicago, Chicagoland, COVID, Oxford Hotels amp, Resorts LLC, Oxford Capital Group LLC Affiliate Partners, Oxford Hotels Resorts LLC, Oxford Capital Group LLC


Horwath HTL Sentiment Survey: Singapore Hotels and the impact of COVID-19

This sentiment survey was conducted by Horwath HTL Singapore, in conjunction with the SHA (Singapore Hotel Association) to gauge the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, COVID, Horwath HTL Singapore, SHA Singapore Hotel Association


Delivery services are getting a boost during the COVID-19 recession | By Linchi Kwok

The impact of COVID-19 is devastating. Now, it is not a question of whether the coronavirus pandemic will cause a global economic downturn. The damage has made. It is about how much the economy will shrink.
Tags: Travel, Linchi Kwok, COVID


Netflix is currently down for many users around the world

Netflix is currently experiencing outages around the world, but affecting mostly users in the United States and Europe. According to Down Detector, users began reporting issues around 12PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, and many people are still unable to connect to the streaming service on different platforms, including mobile, PCs and smart TVs. Many people around the world are relying on Netflix for entertainment while under lockdown or quarantine measures to stop the spread of COVID-...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, European Union, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Streaming, Outage, Italy Spain, COVID-19, COVID


Politics forces Lt. Gov. Green off coronavirus response team, first COVID-19 death announcement was in error, tourism plummets, schools stay closed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii farmers market ©2020 All Hawaii News Farmers Markets Face Challenge In The Time Of The Coronavirus. As people learn new habits in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus, where and how people get good food is high on the list of new challenges. Hawaii Public Radio.Website launched to help keep Hawaii’s restaurants afloat. A new website developed by the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation hopes to support restaurants statewide by providing an updated list of locally owned busine...
Tags: Travel, Green, Hawaii, Kim, DOE, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Task Force, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


Best online language-learning tools

As most of us have been ordered to stay home to help control the spread of COVID-19, we’re all looking for ways to pass the time and learn new skills from the confines of our own houses. Because we will travel again when this is all over, and because speaking a foreign language is an incredibly useful part of our explorer’s toolkit, using our time at home to learn a new language is time well spent. Using a language-learning tool is a cheap, easy, and social way to pick up a new skill. You can...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Reddit, Duolingo, All, Tandem, Duolingo Duolingo, Language Learning Apps, Language Exchange, Italki, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speaky, Language Apps, Language Learning Websites


Whistle Joins Tech Companies Supporting The Hospitality Industry And Travellers During Pandemic

Hotel and guest messaging company Whistle™ is working with its hospitality industry partners around the world to continue guest communication and services as hotels navigate through the uncertainty of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pand emic.Whistle helps hotels stay in touch with guests via messaging from the moment a reservation is made through checkout, while simultaneously minimizing face-to-face interactions. With hotel occupancy down dramatically, Whistle is offering messaging services ...
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 11

France now has 1,331 fatal cases of Covid-19 in its hospitals, an increase of 231 in 24 hours. The number of people in intensive care rose from 2,516 to 2,827. "We are only at the beginning of the crisis,"  warned the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe. President Macron speaks to the nation from the heart of the worst hit city. A New Attestation It’s most likely the lockdown will go through April 28th now. And there’s a new attestation with additional boxes to check and a specific spo...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Indian Ocean, Health & Safety, Macron, Roissy, Mayotte, Around Town, Orly Airport, RATP, Mulhouse, Edouard Philippe, Eastern France, Coronavirus, COVID-19


WHO and UNWTO Calling On Innovators And Entrepreneurs To Accelerate Tourism Recovery

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19.
Tags: Travel, World Health Organization WHO, World Tourism Organization UNWTO, COVID


Aviation Gin is donating to service

In an attempt to encourage people to continue patronizing restaurants and help the service industry while social distancing, yesterday was Great American Takeout Day. Similar initiatives are popping up, aiming to alleviate the financial stress on our nation’s restaurant workers and bartenders, and the #TipYourBartenders movement might be on the verge of something big. Since most bars and restaurants in the United States have had to close their doors, bartenders are largely out of work. To sup...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Aviation, Ryan Reynolds, Aaron Paul, Donations, Bryan Cranston, Gin, Mezcal, All, Matador Network, Service Industry, United States Bartenders, Aviation Gin, Coronavirus


Calling On Innovators And Entrepreneurs To Accelerate Tourism Recovery

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19.
Tags: Travel, World Health Organization WHO, World Tourism Organization UNWTO, COVID


Horwath HTL Sentiment Survey: Indonesia Hotels & Restaurants and the influence of COVID-19

This sentiment survey was conducted by Horwath HTL Indonesia, in conjunction with the PHRI (Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association) to gauge the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was open from 6 - 13 March, received an unprecedented 676 responses, with the following key takeaways:
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, COVID, Horwath HTL Indonesia, PHRI Indonesian Hotel Restaurant Association


Americans Trapped in Peru Are Out of Meds, Money, and Time

When many think of Peru, Machu Picchu usually comes to mind, with its emerald slopes, stone walls, and astronomically aligned Temple of the Sun. It’s a place where travelers seek enlightenment and an escape from the chaos of life. When a pandemic like COVID-19 breaks out and borders close, however, lives are suddenly turned upside down. In conversation after conversation with The Daily Beast, Americans remaining in Peru tell stories of being stranded with no definite way home, struggling to find...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Time, America, Atlanta, United States, Italy, Marco Rubio, Peru, Miami, Ohio, State Department, Abc News, Lima, AAA


Statewide stay-at-home ordered for Hawaii, state sees first COVID-19 death, unemployment website bolstered, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

HI-EMA Director Ken Hara and Gov. David Ige announce stay-at-home order PC:Governor's Office Ige Orders Hawaii Residents To Stay Home. Full text of the proclamation Ige announces statewide business, travel restrictions to limit virus’ spread. On the same day that Hawaii reported its first death from the new coronavirus, Gov. David Ige announced hours earlier new statewide restrictions Monday on the movements and activities of Hawaii residents to try to slow the spread of the deadly disea...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, New Jersey, EMS, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaiian Islands, Caldwell, Hawaii News Now


Sex during coronavirus pandemic

Governments across the world have told us we should minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s pretty much impossible to practice ‘social distancing’ with those we share beds with, so where does sex feature in all of this? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is mainly transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, which are produced when someone sneezes or coughs. It’s also possible to catch the virus by touching ...
Tags: Travel, Sex, Skype, All, Safe-sex, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Social Distancing


Twitter withdraws revenue guidance for Q1 due to COVID-19, but daily users up 8% QoQ

Twitter withdrew its revenue and operating income guidance for the first quarter (January–March) of 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 on global economy and its “effect on advertiser demand”. However, its total monetisable daily average users (mDAU) reached 164 million in Q1, up 23% from Q1FY19 and up 8% from Q4FY19. This comes at […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Earnings, Coronavirus, COVID, Earnings Mar20


Twitter withdraws revenue guidance for Q1 due to COVID-19, but mDAU up 8% QoQ

Twitter withdrew its revenue and operating income guidance for the first quarter (January–March) of 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 on global economy and its “effect on advertiser demand”. However, its total monetisable daily average users (mDAU) reached 164 million in Q1, up 23% from Q1FY19 and up 8% from Q4FY19. This comes at […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Earnings, Coronavirus, COVID, Earnings Mar20



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