Readers offer their best travel tips – Lifestyle – Times Record

Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed over the past months, but as things open up now and in the future, make sure you pack these tips to help save time, money and maybe even a few frazzled nerves.

Photocopies Just In Case

Before you leave, make two photocopies of everything in your wallet, both front and back (credit card,

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Federal Budget 2020 reveals Australia headed to record debt of almost $1 trillion

Billions of dollars in fast-tracked tax cuts and younger worker wage subsidies underline the Federal Government’s budget recovery pitch, as Australia’s recession sends debt and deficits to record levels.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s coronavirus-delayed Budget includes $50 billion to bring forward tax cuts and $4 billion in subsidies for businesses to hire unemployed workers aged between 16 and 35.

The focus of the Budget is getting those who lost their jobs

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Philippines’ Duterte scores record high rating, despite virus crisis

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his fourth State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating has hit a record high, an opinion poll showed on Monday, despite a stubborn coronavirus crisis that has ravaged the economy and caused millions of job losses.

The Pulse Asia survey,

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Japan Budget Requests Hit Record of $997 Billion, Fuelled by Pandemic Spending | Investing News

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s ministries have asked for a record $997 billion in initial budget for the next fiscal year, the finance ministry said, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s new government juggles the need to rein in the pandemic and revive the economy.

The general account spending requests for the fiscal year that begins next April totalled 105.4071 trillion yen ($996.85 billion), exceeding the previous high of 105 trillion sought

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Australia to Run Record Budget Deficit as Government Cuts Tax, Boosts Job Support | Investing News

By Sam Holmes and Colin Packham

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia pledged billions in tax cuts and measures to boost jobs on Tuesday to help pull the economy out of its historic COVID-19 slump in a budget that tips the country into its deepest deficit on record.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government has unleashed A$300 billion in emergency stimulus to prop up growth this year, having seen the coronavirus derail

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Coronavirus pandemic tests Southwest Airlines’ record of no furloughs

A bird flies by in the foreground as a Southwest Airlines jet comes in for a landing at McCarran International Airport on May 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The coronavirus pandemic’s toll on air travel demand is testing a point of pride at Southwest Airlines: It has never furloughed or cut worker pay in its nearly 50 years of flying.

The Dallas-based airline late

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Trump administration seeks record low number of refugees

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Local refugee resettlement leaders are denouncing the Trump administration’s decision to cut the maximum number of refugees to be admitted to the U.S. to a historic low.

After years of leading the world in refugee admissions, the number of refugees

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De Blasio Says He Has A Plan To Bring Back NYC’s Economy As Record Number Of Hotels Are Closing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a sobering view of the economy in New York City.

A record number of hotels continue to close. In fact, it’s one of the hardest hit industries.

Ninety percent of hotel workers in the city were laid off, and 25,000 of them have been without work for six months. A total of 200 hotels have completely shuttered.

As CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports, this is

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CDC says seasonal flu hit record low around the world

Social distancing may have kept cases of the flu at historic lows around the world, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

Data from Australia, Chile and South Africa shows a tiny fraction of influenza cases from April to July, the months that constitute the typical flu season in the Southern Hemisphere.

In those three regions, there were just 51 influenza positive specimens among 83,307

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CDC says seasonal flu cases hit record lows around the world

Social distancing may have kept cases of the flu at historic lows around the world, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

Data from Australia, Chile and South Africa shows a tiny fraction of influenza cases from April to July, the months that constitute the typical flu season in the Southern Hemisphere.

In those three regions, there were just 51 influenza positive specimens among 83,307

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Rafael Devers hits 3-run homer, Nathan Eovaldi strikes out 7 as Boston Red Sox beat Marlins, end tough road trip with winning record

Rafael Devers continued his September to remember in a big way for the Red Sox in Miami on Tuesday afternoon.

Devers, who entered the day hitting .370 in 12 games this month, was 2-for-4 in Tuesday’s win, hitting a three-run home run off Marlins reliever Johan Quezada in the seventh inning. The Red Sox won, 5-3, to close out their nine-game road trip with a series win over Miami and

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Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts Maintains Record Number Of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards

“In a year of uncertainty and challenge for our industry, it is even more important that Four Seasons continues to maintain the service and quality excellence that our brand is known for, effectively adapting to the changing needs of our guests,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Whether staying with us or visiting one of our spas and restaurants, we want guests to feel

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