How the region is responding to S’pore’s idea of air travel bubbles, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Singapore is looking to form air travel bubbles with countries and territories that have managed the Covid-19 pandemic well. While most of them have some form of arrangement for business and official travel, especially within their own borders, many are reluctant to open up for mass travel as nations battle a resurgence of the coronavirus. Straits Times correspondents Elizabeth Law, Katherine Wei, Jonathan Pearlman, Chang May Choon, Claire Huang, Tan

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Region leaders scoff at Chicago possibly restricting travel to and from Indiana | Government and Politics

LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody, a Republican, likewise rejected the implication that his city isn’t doing all it can to combat the coronavirus.

“We take this pandemic very seriously and are sparing no effort to help protect the health and safety of our residents,” Dermody said. “Fighting COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, and we will do what we can to keep residents healthy while also keeping the economy going.”


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JetBlue Celebrates Holiday Season in September by Encouraging Customers to ‘Be an Early Holiday-er’ | Region


JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the airline will deliver some extra cheer to customers by starting the holiday season early – in September. Launching today, ‘Be an Early Holiday-er’ invites travelers to celebrate the holiday season now through digital and in-airport experiences, including $50 off per person on holiday flights and $300 off per flight and hotel package when booking through JetBlue Vacations for a

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Coulee Region hotels lose revenue with no Oktoberfest guests


a close up of a flower garden in front of a house: Country Inn and Suites in Sparta usually reaches capacity during Oktoberfest despite being cities away.

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Country Inn and Suites in Sparta usually reaches capacity during Oktoberfest despite being cities away.

Crowds of up to 150,000 people usually attend Oktoberfest USA in La Crosse.

All those visitors also require a place to sleep during the event.

The cancellation of the fest has also brought the cancellation of reservations for hotels all over the Coulee

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CVB director recommends in-state Labor Day vacations | State & Region

BLUEFIELD — Labor Day weekend is usually the time for a last burst of summer travel and summer vacation, but this year’s pandemic is changing how travelers coming in and out of the region can enjoy the last of their time off.

Executive Director Jamie Null of the Mercer County Convention & Visitors Bureau said that ATV traffic generated by the Hatfield-McCoy Trail “will definitely increase” this Labor Day. ATV

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GlobalPost Introduces USPS Canada DDP Service Allowing Shippers to Fast-track Packages to Canadian Customers | Region

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 22, 2020–

GlobalPost, the industry leader in affordable, innovative international shipping services, today announced the launch of USPS Canada Delivered Duties Paid (DDP) service for and Endicia shipping customers. USPS Canada DDP allows customers to prepay duties and taxes for their First Class Package International Service parcels to Canada. For a flat fee of $6.95, packages of 4 lbs. or less will be delivered directly

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