Washington Announces New Pandemic Protocols For Air Travel

SEATTLE — Washington state has announced a series of new protocols to further protect airlines and airports against the coronavirus pandemic.

At a news conference announcing the changes Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee was joined by representatives from the Port of Seattle, Delta, and Alaska Airlines.

“We’ve worked with airlines, the ports, the public to come up with these protocols,” Inslee said. “They’re going to help keep us safe in the

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10 of the best motorway stop-offs: readers’ travel tips | Food and drink

Winning tip: woods and waterfalls near Swansea

We discovered Penllergare Valley Woods off junction 47 of the M4, en route to Tenby. What a delightful find – its on-site cafe has ample parking, delicious snacks, cheerful staff and sparkling clean toilets. As we sampled our treats on the terrace overlooking an amazing garden, the resident robin accompanied us and shared crumbs. Later, we took a leisurely walk around the woods,

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Egyptian Documentary “Lift Like A Girl” Premiers At Toronto Film Festival To Widespread Applause

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Egyptian documentary film “Lift Like A Girl” just premiered at the ongoing 45th edition of the legendary Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to widespread applause.

The film, which was directed by Mayye Zayed, follows Zebiba, a 14-year-old girl from Alexandria who has a dream of being a champion weightlifter and her intense relationship with her coach Captain Ramadan who despite being hard on his athletes has

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COVID-19 testing now part of hotel group’s room packages

COVID-19 testing now part of hotel group’s room packages

(Philstar.com) – August 28, 2020 – 1:05pm

MANILA, Philippines — In partnership with the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), three signature hotels in Resorts World Manila (RWM) will be offering accommodation with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing packages exclusively for CEB passengers.

Beginning August 27, Holiday Inn Express Manila, Savoy Hotel Manila and Belmont Hotel Manila will

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces Pricing Of An Additional $150 Million Of Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.’s 3.50% Senior Notes Due 2030

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) (the “Company”), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust, today announced that Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (“Host L.P.”), for whom the Company acts as sole general partner, has priced its offering (the “Offering”) of an additional $150 million aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Senior Notes due 2030 (the “Notes”). The Notes are being

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Schoharie crash limo operator says victims should have known dangers

ALBANY — The people who perished in the Schoharie limousine crash should have known the risks they faced when they climbed into the doomed vehicle, lawyers who represent the limo company’s operator are arguing in response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the passenger who rented the limo.

Lawyers for Nauman Hussain, whose limousine service supplied the 34-foot stretch Ford Excursion that killed 20 people when it … Read More

Chiefs-Chargers game made for road trip like no other for veteran sportswriters

Over about the last three decades, now that I think of it, I’ve spanned the country with Blair Kerkhoff covering the wide world of sports.

We’ve attended dozens of the same road events, probably hundreds if you count all the Final Fours and bowl games we both covered at the same time during my 25 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Back then, we traveled together on the Big 8

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New Survey Uncovers Demand for Luxury Vacations

Results from a Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) survey revealed that affluent travelers are spurring demand for luxury vacations in 2020.

a living area with a sunset in the background: Panoptis Escape Villa, Mykonos, Greece

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Panoptis Escape Villa, Mykonos, Greece

The survey, which was conducted in partnership with Liz Hall Hotel & Travel Consulting and gleaned results from 6,000 members of SLH’s INVITED loyalty program, also found that upscale travelers are willing to fly and

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Best vacation rentals for fall foliage in the US

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Leaf Peeping vacation rentals 4X3

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Ever paused to admire the vibrant colors of the changing leaves on an autumn evening walk? Or posted a photo of a particularly beautiful leaf outstretched in front of the camera on social media? If so, congratulations, you’re a leaf-peeper. In the US, “going leaf peeping” is a cute way

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Listening to woodland sounds from around the world is now a click away

Wild Rumpus, a group that produces outdoor arts events, organizes a three-day festival in central England every July. It’s a celebration of human connection to trees through music, art and other creative ideas.

Since organizers canceled the festival due to the coronavirus, they came together to think of a unique way to celebrate nature.

“Once the restrictions around movement and gatherings were in place due to the global pandemic back … Read More

CDC Doctor Talks Travel Tips Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As we approach Labor Day Weekend and summer’s last hurrah, many people are once again confronted with the perils of vacationing during a pandemic and the inherent risks that come with travel these days.

a piece of luggage: Traveling international during the coronavirus pandemic

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Traveling international during the coronavirus pandemic

TravelPulse spoke one on one with Dr. Kristina Angelo in the CDC’s Travelers’ Health Branch to find out what types of travel are safe, if any,

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9/11 fear sent scores of jets to Canada

GANDER, NEWFOUNDLAND – The passengers staggered into the vast terminal, bewildered and bleary-eyed, hours after their planes touched down.

They hadn’t seen the towers fall. They knew little of the attacks – only what they’d gathered from scattered cellphone conversations before their batteries died or from their pilots, who shared radio news reports. It was incomprehensible.

Few had any idea where they were. They stared at a map someone had

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The Best New Luxury Hotels And Resorts In Europe

Every year, the World Travel Awards celebrates the very best across the tourism and hospitality industries. Postponed this year due to the pandemic, the Awards will now take place in Antalya, Turkey, in late October.

Among the nominations this year, which are selected by travel professionals and the public, are properties from emerging tourism destinations like; Baku, Azerbaijan-Batumi, Georgia-Bydgoszcz, Poland-Derry, Northern Ireland-Kutná

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Three European Resorts Offering New Wellness, Family and Luxury Experiences, Safely

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

When it’s safe to travel again, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Marbella Club, and Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort — will welcome guests back with a treasure trove of exciting, reimagined experiences and offerings, whilst always keeping in mind the safety and comfort of all guests. 

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay — an imitable five-star Balearic hotspot on the shores of tucked away, Talamanca Bay — has launched

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Thailand’s new ‘Special Tourist Visa’ offers simple 25-step solution to restarting travel

The Land of Smiles is grinning and bearing ahead with its plan to welcome tourists back to its shores in October – but there’s a catch, or 25.

A recently released infographic plots out all the hoops potential visitors will have to jump through before being allowed anywhere near the country, from submitting a visa application to four different branches of the Thai Government, to agreeing to a mandatory

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5 Wellness And Travel Tips For Fall

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lock down measures meant that many people were forced to spend their summer indoors. Combating quarantine blues can come in different ways, from redecorating to starting a business. Here are 5 tips for fall’s approach and ways to still enjoy life during the pandemic:

1.    Change your look: In lock down, many were without access to

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Flight Centre’s $850m loss as travel industry suffers from COVID-19

Flight Centre has reported a staggering loss as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to paint a bleak outlook for the global travel industry.

The embattled Queensland-based travel group has posted an eye-watering loss of $849 million for the 2020 financial year, with the entirety of the financial woes a direct result from coronavirus pandemic restrictions in March through to June.

The loss is a complete contrast to the company’s 2019

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Singapore and Thailand agree to speed up talks on essential business travel through reciprocal green lane, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore and Thailand have agreed to speed up discussions on setting up a reciprocal green lane for essential business travel between them, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The two Asean nations also had productive talks on strengthening the resilience of supply chains and connectivity networks during the meeting done via video-conferencing, added the ministry in its statement.

Held on Wednesday, the discussion during

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Joe Judge, a stickler for detail, prepares Giants for an unusual road trip

The New York Giants take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, which means the team will travel as a unit for the very first time this year.

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The prospect of traveling during a pandemic presents a unique set of challenges — it won’t be the usual short flight to Chicago or quick trip back to East Rutherford.

Rather, the itinerary for

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14 Charities That Fight Hunger Around The World

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Hunger impacts millions around the world. In fact, it’s believed that 820 million people internationally face hunger in some way, a number which has increased in recent years. Many charities and organizations have dedicated their missions to combatting this and lowering that number—whether in specific communities, focused on specific people, or more generally around the world.

We’ve rounded up some of the best and most highly

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