Central Otago ‘road trip’ added to national tourism map

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will add the new Central Otago Touring Route to its drive tourism map.

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The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will add the new Central Otago Touring Route to its drive tourism map.

A nationally-recognised 336-kilometre “road trip” through Central Otago will make it easier for Kiwis explore their own backyard.

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has approved a Central Otago Touring Route through Central Otago when travelling from Dunedin to Queenstown or vice versa. The route goes via Middlemarch, Ranfurly, Alexandra,

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13-Year-Old Gave COVID to 11 Relatives Across 4 States During Family Vacation: CDC

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Nearly a dozen people across four states were infected with the novel coronavirus by a 13-year-old girl during a three-week family vacation over the summer, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The teenager, whose identity remains anonymous, was exposed to COVID-19 during a “large outbreak” in June, leading her to take a coronavirus test four days later. She tested negative and was

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Air travel numbers on the rise as coronavirus pandemic continues

Air travel across the country is down dramatically as the coronavirus pandemic continues, but this holiday weekend drew a spike in fliers we haven’t seen in months. It begs the question, “Is this a sign of air travel confidence growing?”

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They are the champions! Queen + Adam Lambert’s ‘Live Around the World’ album bows at #1 on U.K. chart



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Queen + Adam Lambert‘s new concert album, Live Around the World, has debuted at #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart.

The new record, which is Queen‘s first-ever release with the one-time American Idol finalist, is the band’s 10th album to reach the top of the U.K. chart and its first in nearly 25 years to ascend to #1 in the group’s homeland.

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City moves to sell Margaret Martin building to owners of Dunleith – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ — City of Natchez officials are preparing to sell Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center to the owners of Dunleith Historic Inn.

Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson announced in a Tuesday regularly scheduled meeting of the Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen that Natchez resident Mike Blattner and his business partners with the J Collection, a New Orleans-based hotel group that purchased Dunleith in November, would also purchase the historic building

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New York’s Storied Roosevelt Joins Growing List of Prominent Hotels to Close Their Doors

New York City’s once seemingly indomitable hospitality industry sustained another blow this week when the owners of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a 96-year-old Midtown institution, announced that the 1,025-room hotel will cease operations on Oct. 31.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in the fall of 1924, and its Italian Renaissance façade of chiseled marble and limestone has been an unchanging fixture of the Manhattan streetscape ever since.

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Spirit of Adventure debut pushed back into 2021 | News

The latest addition to the Saga ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over earlier in Emden, Germany, by shipbuilder Meyer Werft.

Spirit of Adventure is the second purpose-built boutique cruise ship for the brand, joining Spirit of Discovery which became part of the Saga Cruise fleet with much fanfare in July last year.

Spirit of Adventure has 554 all balcony cabins and can accommodate 999 passengers with a

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Delta Says Air Travel Recovery Still Far Off Amid Pandemic

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offered cautious optimism that demand for travel is starting to return but said its losses were mounting, as the coronavirus pandemic looks likely to continue weighing on travel for years.

“The virus has had a much broader impact over the course of the year than any of us were suspecting,” Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in an interview.

Delta had hoped it would be able

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Indiana, 3 Other States Added To Chicago Travel Quarantine Order As Cases In Hoosier State Continue To Surge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and New Mexico have been added to the list of states and territories covered by the city’s emergency travel order, which requires people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from COVID-19 hotspots.

Effective Friday, the city’s travel quarantine order now applies to 25 states and Puerto Rico. The list now includes: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi,

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Katy Budget Books recommends these spooky reads for Halloween

Since Halloween is just around the corner, Katy Budget Books has some spooky book recommendations for readers of all ages.

After more than 30 years around the same Fry Road intersection, the bookstore moved to 870 S. Mason Road, Katy, in December 2019. This month is its 37th anniversary. It carries an extensive selection of new and used books, greeting cards, jigsaw puzzles and other items that make great gifts.… Read More

Resorts World Casino to open hotel at Aqueduct Racetrack

This is a real gamble.

Many New York hotels are sitting largely empty because of lost business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the owner of Resorts World Casino NYC at Aqueduct in Queens announced plans Monday to open a new $400 million Hyatt Regency-run hotel next to its gambling facility, which is located near JFK airport.

The hotel will be called Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York

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Greece: 225-pound heroin stash found in vacation home

ATHENS, Greece — Police in Greece Tuesday said they have found 102 kilograms (225 pounds) of heroin in a vacation-rental apartment in central Athens.

The drugs, in shrink-wrapped packages and stored in four duffel bags, were found when police raided the apartment near the city’s main train station.

The apartment had been rented since Sept. 24 and was raided Sunday. No one was present and no arrests have been made.

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Nikon reveals the 20 most incredible microscope pictures of the year

  • The Nikon Small World contest highlights the best microscope images taken each year.
  • This year, the contest received more than 2,000 entries from people in 90 countries.
  • The winning image of 2020, of a young zebrafish threaded with neon-orange lymphatic vessels, reveals the species could help researchers find treatments for brain diseases. 
  • Other winning images include a rainbow snail tongue, a curled-up chameleon embryo, and the intricate mesh of a
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Southwest Airlines to add service from O’Hare Airport in 2021

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Belfast man Richard Molloy, who died after travelling to Turkey for dental treatment laid to rest today

The funeral of Turkey tragedy victim Richard Molloy will take place today.

he 33-year-old north Belfast man, who was known as ‘Richie’, died last Saturday after travelling out to the port city of Marmaris for dental work.

His two friends, father-of-two Declan Carson and Aaron Callaghan, a former player for St James’ Swifts Football Club, were left critically ill.

Mr Molloy’s body returned to Northern Ireland this week following the

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You Can Spend Thanksgiving Privately At These Hotels

Going out for Thanksgiving is always a popular option rather than having one family member take on the responsibility of putting on the dinner. A weekend at a hotel or resort is also popular right now given the months spent in quarantine by many families without

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Inside Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar’s New York City adventure. See photos



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Ankita Konwar and Milind Soman recently took off to the US for a vacation. The couple have been sharing snippets on Instagram, giving their followers a sneak peek of their holiday fun.

WHERE DID MILIND SOMAN AND ANKITA KONWAR GO?

Ankita and Milind visited the New York City and shared pictures from various tourist spots around the city. The couple visited the Empire

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COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help

Tourism to Nepal can mean a lot more than climbing Mout Everest in Nepal.

One out of three people in the United States experiencing mental issues during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. FInding back to oneself, getting inner-peace, and explore the potential in ourselves is what a niche in tourism could mean for a new age of travelers. Lord Budda may help with it, and Nepal is the birthplace.

This may

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Soul Review Roundup — Here’s What Critics Think Of The New Pixar Movie

Like all film studios, Pixar is not having the year it expected. The company had two big movies scheduled for 2020–Onward, which was set for a March release, and Soul, which would follow in June. But Onward had barely hit theaters before it was pulled from release and rushed onto digital platforms, and by early April it was already available on Disney+.

As for Soul, the release was initially pushed

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Hyatt and Genting Americas Announce Plans for Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Genting Americas announced today plans for a new hotel located at Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC). Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2021, and will be an eight-story 400-room four-star hotel with residential-inspired guestrooms and premium suites with energizing design and insightful in-room technology. The hotel will

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