UNWTO teams with IATA in effort to restore confidence in travel: Travel Weekly

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that it will work with IATA to help restart global tourism.

Under a new memorandum of understanding, The U.N.’s tourism arm will partner with IATA to focus on enhancing consumer confidence in travel while placing sustainability at the center of the recovery.

“UNWTO will use our expertise in innovation and our status as a connector of public and private sector leaders

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FIFA to ORDER teams to let South Americans travel for WC qualifiers

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FIFA are reportedly planning to order teams to release their South American players for World Cup qualifying duty, despite growing reservations across Europe of clubs not wanting their stars on long haul travel.

With the international break now upon us, many

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Raleigh-area junior hockey teams’ road trip turns into superspreader COVID event

In an object lesson of the difficulties of playing lower-level sports during a pandemic, two Triangle junior hockey teams may have spread COVID-19 to their Atlanta-area opponents last weekend.

The Junior Hurricanes Premier and Elite, teams for prospective college-bound players aged 16-20, traveled to Marietta, Ga., for games last Saturday and Sunday. Several players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the trip and were left at home, but

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To save the season, NFL, NFLPA should agree to put all teams in hotels now

On Tuesday morning, with three weeks and 48 games of the 2020 NFL regular-season in the books, it looked like the NFL had cracked the COVID code. By Tuesday night, everything changed.

From the the outbreak of the virus in Tennessee to the images of maskless stupidity in Las Vegas, what had seemed to be a sure thing quickly became tenuous and uncertain. The constant drip of stray positives pushed

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Irish COVID testing company teams up with American Airlines to kickstart international travel

An Irish coronavirus testing company has teamed up with American Airlines to launch a new pre-flight COVID-19 testing program that could kickstart international tourism. 

LetsGetChecked will begin offering a home coronavirus testing program for passengers traveling from Dallas Fort Worth to Hawaii, which will be rolled out on other routes if the trial program is deemed successful. 

The program is part of an initiative from the airline that could lead

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NFL Willing to Put Teams in Hotels for Remainder of 2020 Season

CINCINNATI — The NFL is dealing with its’ first coronavirus outbreak. The league already moved Sunday’s Steelers-Titans game to Oct. 25 after 16 members of Tennessee’s organization—eight players and eight personnel staff tested positive for COVID-19. 

The issues continued on Saturday morning when Patriots’ star Cam Newton tested positive. The team was scheduled to fly to Kansas City on Saturday afternoon. 

Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu also tested positive

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NFL is willing to put teams in hotels for the rest of the season; will the NFLPA agree?

Events of recent days make it more and more clear that the best way (perhaps the only way) to get all 256 regular-season and 13 postseason games played this year will be to put all teams in hotels, immediately.

Per multiple sources, the NFL gladly would do that. The question is whether the NFL Players Association would agree to it.

As one source explained it to PFT, the NFLPA balked

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Report: NFL ‘Gladly’ Would Put Teams in Hotels for Rest of Season Amid COVID-19 | Bleacher Report

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The NFL would “gladly” have players stay in hotels for the remainder of the season in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

In July, the NFL Players Association declined the option for players to stay in hotels from Thursday to Sunday each week, making it unlikely it would agree to full-time hotel stays for the remainder of the

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MLB playoffs: Making the case for each team’s World Series chances

After an eventful wild-card round played around the country, MLB’s postseason will now pivot to two locations: Southern California for American League teams and Texas for National League teams.

Eight clubs remain in the hunt to win the World Series, meaning it’s time to make a case for each of them to win it all. Yes, even the Marlins. Here we go.

American League

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays have

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Microsoft outage brings down Office 365, Outlook and Teams for users around the world

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Microsoft has said it is investigating an outage that brought down its cloud-based office services worldwide.

The firm reported issues with authentication for its cloud services, with users having issues logging into the likes of Teams, Outlook and Office.

It said a recent change it introduced likely caused a major outage, affecting users’ access to multiple Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook.com and Microsoft Teams.


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IPL Teams Not Required To Undergo Quarantine While Travelling For Matches: Report

The Indian Premier League (IPL) teams would not be required to quarantine themselves while travelling for their respective matches, sources within the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Tuesday. The schedule of the IPL 2020 is yet to come out, and it was being speculated that teams travelling to Abu Dhabi might be asked to quarantine when travelling to play their matches looking at the sudden spike in

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Ohio State athletics will cut jobs and wages, but not teams, to offset $107 million budget deficit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State athletics will implement layoffs, furloughs and other cost-saving measures to offset a projected $107 million deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the department announced this morning.

However, Ohio State said it does not plan to cut any of its sports programs, maintaining its status as the largest athletic department in the nation. It also will keep intact all scholarship funding and other support services and

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Exclusive: College football teams spend millions staying in hotels before home games | College Sports

Clemson came in with the highest total price tag, spending $52,392.47 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Oct. 19.

The lowest was the College of William & Mary, which spent $1,924.80.

The gap speaks to a larger disparity in college athletics. For the 2018-19 season, the Power Five conferences had an average operating budget of $97.6 million, while the “Group of Five” FBS conferences spent, on average, $32.8 million.


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Sharecare teams up with Forbes Travel Guide to ensure health security and safety within hospitality industry

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, to empower the hospitality industry to mitigate the operational and health safety challenges introduced by the pandemic. As part of this effort, Hermann Elger – most recently

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