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England publishes list of countries travellers can go to without being quarantined on return

No 10 accused of ‘shambolic’ handling of air bridge list after publication beset by delaysCan Britons book a summer holiday now?Coronavirus – latest updatesA host of popular European tourist destinations are on a confirmed list of 59 countries and territories English holidaymakers will be able to visit in so-called “air bridge” arrangements without having to quarantine for a fortnight on their return.Passengers arriving from France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Greece are among those who will be ex...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Greece, France, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Italy, Air transport, Portugal, Transport, Rail transport, Coronavirus outbreak, France Spain Germany Italy

A change at the helm of IntercityHotel GmbH after more than three decades

Frankfurt am Main, Joachim Marusczyk will hand over executive responsibility for IntercityHotel GmbH to Christian Kaschner with effect from 14 September. Mr. Marusczyk, who is stepping down of his own accord, has turned IntercityHotel GmbH into one of Germany's most successful hotel brands since its formation in 1987. He expanded upon the original design concept to develop a company which now operates over 40 hotels across three continents and introduced numerous innovations which continu...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Frankfurt, Lastminute, Deutsche Bahn, Joachim Marusczyk, InterCityHotel GmbH, Deutsche Hospitality, IntercityHotel, Thomas Willms, Christian Kaschner, Marusczyk, Kaschner, Management Board of NH Hotel Group, Central Northern Eastern Europe UK Africa, Sabre Holdings Corporation

England's quarantine to be dropped for Spain, Italy, France and Germany

Rule change to come into effect on 10 July, with full list of countries published on FridayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEnglish holidaymakers will be able to visit Spain, Italy, France and Germany without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return and travel restrictions on up to 60 other countries and territories are also set to be lifted.The government’s rule change will come into effect on 10 July with the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, describing it a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, France, Germany, Spain, UK News, Italy, Grant Shapps, Spain Italy France, Coronavirus outbreak

Lufthansa offers COVID-19 tests

Starting on July 29, 2020, Lufthansa will offer rapid COVID-19 tests to inbound and outbound travelers on its flights at the Frankfurt and Munich airports. In Frankfurt, the test takes place at a special facility in the airport and results are available via an app from six to eight hours for a regular test and three hours for an express test. Travelers will have to pay for the tests, and costs are 59 euros ($66.50) for a regular test and 139 euros ($156.50) for an express one. The PCR tests...
Tags: Travel, Germany, US, Eu, Frankfurt, Munich, Medicare, Lufthansa, All, Travelers, Centogene, COVID-19

Traditional fermented foods

Fermentation is an ancient culinary technique used around the world. It was originally developed to preserve food during harsh winters and food shortages before the time of refrigeration. Vikings traversing the oceans on long voyages needed a supply of edible fish so they didn’t starve while at sea, so they invented lutefisk. Too dangerous to fish on the ice in the winter? The Inuit people have an answer: Stuff a seal carcass with birds and bury it underground until it ferments. And if you’re...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Minnesota, China, Germany, Africa, Turkey, Iran, Philippines, Hawaii, New York Times, Smithsonian, Azerbaijan, Norway

Banking platform solarisBank raises $67.5 million at $360 million valuation

Despite the Wirecard fallout, German fintech startup solarisBank has raised a Series C funding round of $67.5 million (€60 million). Following today’s funding round, solarisBank is now valued at $360 million (€320 million). solarisBank doesn't have any consumer product directly. Instead, it offers financial services to other fintech companies through a set of APIs. With solarisBank, you can build a fintech startup and leverage solarisBank’s line of products to do the heavy lifting. It’s an i...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Germany, American Express, Penta, IBAN, solarisBank, Roland Folz, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Trade Republic, Vulcan Capital Samsung Catalyst Fund, Layla Qassim, Splitpay, Germany American Express

What Narendra Modi and Nirmala Sitharaman can learn from the Mughals, the Marathas—and the Maharaja of Mysore—on direct cash transfer to India’s needy

With millions suddenly thrown out of jobs due to closures and shutdowns following the COVID outbreak, or deprived of a source of livelihood, governments across the world have rushed to cushion the blow. The quantum of support has varied but in most developed economies, citizens—workers, self-employed, freelancers—-have been front and centre, as they should be. Japan gave $930 (Rs 70,000) to every one of its 12 crore citizens. Germany paid $5,000 (Rs 300,000) in assistance to freelancers; Ameri...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Australia, France, Germany, India, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Ireland, Malaysia, Italy, Denmark, Union, The Netherlands

Top 10 stories of the week: June 22nd to June 28th 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 28th June 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: , for their support. Enforcing Net Neutrality in India: what to know before TRAI’s open house discussion The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will hold an open house discussion on traffic management practices and a committee to enforce Net Neutrality regulations on June 24. Read it here The National Health Stack is shaping up: doctor registry in th...
Tags: Travel, Google, Home, Facebook, Hollywood, News, Germany, India, Netflix, Telecom, Zomato, Kashmir, Bangalore, Trai, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Reform Government Surveillance

Oil dives over 5% as U.S. crude stocks hit record, COVID cases mount - Reuters

Oil dives over 5% as U.S. crude stocks hit record, COVID cases mount - Reuters:Oil prices tumbled over 5%, or more than $2 a barrel on Wednesday, after U.S. crude storage hit another record and coronavirus cases rebounded in countries like Germany and surged in heavily populated areas of the United States.The United States had its second-largest rise in infections since the pandemic began. Mounting infections there as well as in China, Latin America and India have unnerved investors and pressure...
Tags: Travel, Germany, India, Reuters, Saudi Russia, Stamford Connecticut, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, United States The United States, China Latin America, Gene McGillian, Tradition Energy

German top court orders Facebook to stop harvesting user data

Germany’s top court, on Tuesday, that Facebook abused its market position by illegally harvesting user data from multiple sources in the country, directing the company to comply to a similar decision which was made by the country’s antitrust watchdog last year. The ruling essentially prohibits the company from processing users’ data that it collects from its own services such as WhatsApp and Instagram, and other third-party websites and apps, without their consent, thus dealing a potential blo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, Germany, Bloomberg, Dusseldorf, Canada, New York Times, Antitrust, Data Privacy

UK ministers in talks to create air bridges with 'core' European nations

Plan could allow Britons to holiday in Spain, Italy and other countries without quarantining on return Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are in talks to create “air bridges” with a number of “core” European countries including Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Turkey and Croatia to let holidaymakers go abroad this summer without having to quarantine on their return.Austria and Germany are also among the countries officials are considering, the Guardian understands...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Greece, Germany, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Spain Italy, Coronavirus outbreak

Spotify tests in-app offers, an interactive ad format for podcasts

Spotify is testing a new, more interactive ad format designed for podcasts: the in-app offer. Instead of prompting listeners to remember a coupon code or visit a specific website address, the in-app offer allows users to redeem an offer at a time that’s convenient for them. This is done by way of a visual reminder within the Spotify app which displays the sponsors on the podcast episode’s page. Below the podcast and description, a new section titled “Episode Sponsors” will appear, allowing li...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Media, Podcasts, Germany, Advertising, Ads, Harry, Ad Tech, Consumer Electronics Show, Kim Kardashian West, Joe Rogan, DC Warner Bros, Joel Withrow

Life after lockdown on Germany's Baltic coast

The mood in the seaside town of Warnemünde is upbeat as tourism begins to recover, but foreign visitors are still thin on the ground despite the opening of Germany’s borders this weekIt’s the middle of June and it feels like a perfect summer day in Warnemünde. The pretty canal-side promenade is thronged with people eating fish and chips out of paper cones and gorging on soft Danish ice-cream (a speciality here). Gaudy tour boats drift breezily along the canal every few minutes, and shops selling...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Germany, Camping Holidays, Europe Holidays, Germany Holidays, Backpacking Holidays, Rostock, Warnemünde, Ostsee East Sea, Mecklenberg Vorpommern

UK gives up on centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app — will switch to model backed by Apple and Google

The UK has given up building a centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app and will instead switch to a decentralized app architecture, the BBC has reported. This means its future app will be capable of plugging into the joint ‘exposure notification’ API which has been developed in recent weeks by Apple and Google. The UK’s decision to abandon a bespoke app architecture comes more than a month after ministers had been reported to be eyeing such a switch. They went on to award a contract to an...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Health, Google, Mobile, Apps, Europe, UK, England, Bluetooth, Privacy, Germany, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Smartphones

UNESCO Gets Started On Project To Restore War-Ravaged Mosul

“Restoration work funded by Germany has begun on the Al-Aghawat mosque, houses are being refurbished with the aid of the European Union, and the rehabilitation of the Dominican Al-Saa’a church is under way with funding from the United Arab Emirates. Brendan Cassar, the head of UNECSO’s culture unit in Iraq, says the projects grouped under its ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ initiative are ‘modest attempts’ to rehabilitate the devastated city, whose full reconstruction would cost hundreds of billio...
Tags: Art, Germany, Iraq, European Union, Unesco, United Arab Emirates, Issues, Mosul, 06.15.20, Brendan Cassar, UNECSO

EU opens antitrust cases against Apple’s App Store and Apple Pay

The European Commission, on Tuesday, opened two antitrust investigations into Apple’s App Store and Apple Pay practices. One of these investigations will assess whether Apple’s rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules. The other will look into why Apple limits a certain technology to only its payments system. Incidentally, both these antitrust investigations come just a day after Apple promoted findings from a study which claimed that th...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, News, Germany, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, Nfc, App Store, Rakuten, Financial Times, Apple Music

Venice: Better than we can Imagine - European Travelers Return

Basilica of San Marco with Seagull - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) On June 3, Italy reopened its borders to travelers from Europe. For the first time since March 8, Venice could welcome visitors from outside Italy. The question was, after three months of quarantine, would the outside world return? I am happy to report that not only are visitors beginning to return, new travelers are coming to Venice to see the Lagoon city for the first time, and bringing with them a new sense of wond...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Italy, Venice, Lola, Puglia, San Marco, Nico, Elizabeth, Venice Italy, Rialto, Sergio Boldrin, Piazza San Marco, NAVI, Caffè Florian

Balearic islands prepare to welcome 11,000 German tourists

‘Safe corridors’ scheme aims to reactivate Spain’s travel sector, following Covid-19 disruptionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 11,000 German holidaymakers will begin arriving in the Balearic islands from Monday as part of a pilot scheme to help Spain reactivate its tourism sector, following disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.The “safe tourist corridors” initiative will serve as a trial run as Spain prepares to reopen its borders to countries in the EU’s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Spain, World news, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Mallorca Holidays, Balearic, Balearic Islands holidays, Coronavirus outbreak, EU 's Schengen

Here’s a new way to do study abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

With the U.S. and much of the world engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and health risks have threatened to make study abroad difficult, if not impossible. But that doesn't mean students won't still want to learn about other cultures and see how people in other parts of the world approach different issues, such as climate change, income inequality or human rights. Ideally, students would learn about these things in different cultural contexts by actually going to other c...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Learning, Education, Germany, India, Israel, Public Health, Italy, Innovation, Denmark, Institute Of International Education, Department Of Education, University of Buffalo, University of Freiburg, Pandemic

BLM protests around the world

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington was the largest major civil rights demonstration in United States history. And right now, images from all over the country are evoking the memory of that historic event. For the second week in a row, people have been gathering in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in protest of George Floyd’s murder by a white police officer. The incident occured on May 25 in Minneapolis, but since then, demonstrations have spread around the ...
Tags: Travel, Minneapolis, Australia, Washington, Germany, US, Los Angeles, United States, Protests, Philadelphia, Black Lives Matter, BLM, All, Osaka Japan, Toby Harriman, George Floyd

How to visit the D-Day beaches

To this day , the shrapnel remains sprinkled in the sand, a hard-hitting reminder of the bravery of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in battle. For the D-Day beaches are no mere pleasure spots by the sea, but meaningful memorial locations, celebrating the moments in World War II when Western Europe was led to freedom. One of the most important historical events commemorating the relationship between France and the USA is that of the D-Day Landings. Here, along with British and Canadi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, Usa, UK, England, France, Germany, Disney, US, David, Britain, Normandy, Paris, Winston Churchill, Omaha

Berlin theater reopening

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our entertainment and cultural events in a number of ways. We’ve seen festivals and exhibitions resurrecting the drive-in to ensure social distancing and now, an iconic venue in Berlin, Germany, is giving us a glimpse of what theaters may look like once they reopen. Photo: /Berliner Ensemble The Berliner Ensemble theater group that performs at the 19th-century Theater am Schiffbauerdamm has removed 70 percent of its seating in the last 10 days in an effor...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Theaters, All, Powder Highway, Berlin Germany, British Columbia Canada, Schiffbauerdamm

Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues to Expand in the First Quarter of 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic*

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the close of the first quarter of 2020, Europe's hotel construction pipeline expanded to near-record highs with 1,840 projects and 294,047 rooms, a 10% increase in projects and a 15% increase in rooms, year-over-year (YOY). Projects under construction stand at 878 projects, with an all-time high of 142,185 rooms; while projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months stand at 522 projects with a record-high 82,229 rooms. P...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Germany, Dusseldorf, United Kingdom, Paris, Portugal, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Poland, Hamburg, Lisbon, Holiday Inn Express

Norway and Denmark drop mutual border controls - but exclude Sweden

Scandinavian neighbour barred for now because of higher coronavirus death tollNorway and Denmark are to drop border controls between the two countries but have excluded their Scandinavian neighbour Sweden, which has taken a lighter-touch approach to the Covid-19 pandemic and suffered a far higher death toll.The Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, told a news conference in Copenhagen on Friday that restrictions on Norwegian nationals entering the country, as well as on citizens of Iceland a...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Sweden, Germany, World news, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Copenhagen, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus outbreak

Hotel Reopening Strategies to Engage with Guests Online

Countless hotels have been forced to close their doors in the recent months, but now the opportunity of welcoming guests again has become a reality for many. At The Hotels Network, we've been using our data to closely monitor the evolution of hotel bookings trends around the world and update daily our dedicated COVID-19 in Hospitality page. As restrictions have begun to loosen up, we're clearly seeing some signs of hope for recovery. Markets where hotels are opening already, such as Germa...
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5 European digital ministers argue for digital sovereignty amidst COVID-19, call out Big Tech for ‘imposing standards’

Asserting “digital sovereignty” as “the basis for Europe’s sustainable competitiveness”, digital affairs ministers of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal released a statement on May 26 that castigated “digital global players” for “imposing technical standards” on Europe. Despite not naming Apple and Google, it is obvious that the statement takes aim at the companies’ contact […] ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Europe, News, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany France Italy Spain, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing

Wordless Wednesday: Lucky Strike

Orange Blossom; Orange Juice, Aperol, Elderberry, Lemon, Vodka, Rosemary Amuse Buche; Seitan Sausage & Cucumber Slaw Lemongrass Coconut Soup with Red Lentils & Pumpkin Seed Wonton Wasabi Praline, Sesame Crunch, Avocado, Mango Salad Tandori Tofu, Green Pea Couscous, Spiced Jackfruit Balls, Mint Yogurt Quinoa Potato Burger, White Asparagus, Orange Sauce Crispy Seitan, Black Rice, Edamame, Chicory Gratin Rhubarb Cheesecake, Nut Praline, Cookie Ice Cream Hazelnut Slice, Chocolate Crumble, P...
Tags: Travel, Food, Germany, Berlin, Restaurant, Baking, Vegan, Fine Dining, Food Photography, Berlin Germany

Drive-in art exhibit

Starting on June 18, art lovers in Toronto, Canada, will have the chance to be fully immersed in the impressionist world of Vincent Van Gogh at a drive-in exhibit cleverly titled “Gogh in your car.” The digital art show will be held at a 4,000-square-foot warehouse and will admit 14 vehicles at a time. The show is designed to be a mesmerizing experience, as guests will be surrounded by paintings, evoking the sensation of floating in a sea of color. Visitors will remain in their cars througho...
Tags: Travel, Art, Exhibits, Germany, Toronto, Paris, Van Gogh, All, Toronto Star, Toronto Canada, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Art Exhibits

Most popular types of German sausage

Here in America , if we don’t have an opinion on where to go to dinner or what color shirt to buy, we say, “It’s all the same to me.” If a German guy doesn’t care what the office wants to order for lunch, he might say something like Das ist mir wurst, which translates literally to, “This means sausage to me,” but really means something closer to, “It doesn’t matter to me.” The sausage talk doesn’t end there. In Germany, in fact, a great many idioms are based around the sausage. “Everything ha...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Berlin, America, Eu, Frankfurt, Austria, Poland, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Wurst, All, Cincinnati, Sausage

Austria like you’ve never seen it before

Austria has an almost-exclave, connected to the motherland via a single dot on a mountaintop.Habsburgs were so fancy, they were buried in three different locations across Vienna.These and other absurd and obscure facts about Austria are the subject of a highly entertaining Twitter account. Unless you're into skiing, double monarchies or "The Sound of Music," you probably don't give Austria much thought. Yet everybody's second-favorite Alpine republic is a locus of many weird and wonderful fact...
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