EU calls on Western Balkans to create a single economic area

PRISTINA, Kosovo – The European Union’s enlargement commissioner on Thursday urged the countries of the Western Balkans to create a single economic area to better feel the benefits of the bloc’s investment plans.

Oliver Varhelyi was in Kosovo as part of a tour of the Balkans. He urged Kosovo to “speed up the reforms because these investments go hand in hand with the reform efforts.”

The EU this week approved

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Best Western CEO fears for the industry’s future: ‘It’s really bad’

  • Best Western CEO David Kong is seeing the damage to his industry up close.
  • “This situation we are in now, it’s not sustainable. It’s really bad,” Kong told CNBC.
  • Some 38,000 of the nation’s 57,000 hotels will close within six months without further government assistance, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

David Kong wearing a suit and tie: David Kong, chief executive officer of Best Western International Inc., listens during a meeting with tourism industry executives and U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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David Kong, chief executive officer of Best Western International Inc., listens during a

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Future Travel: Drawn to the Edge in the Western Balkans

A forward-thinking cross-border collaboration between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro shines a light on one of Europe’s most beautiful regions.


The bordering municipalities of Foca and Plužine are in different countries—Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro respectively. That’s about where the differences end. What they share is one mountain-, lake- and river-strewn landscape, an ancient culture, and a combined reputation as the up-and-coming adventure-travel star here in the

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Where to Travel Locally This Fall, From Tiny Cabins to Remote Western Resorts

Want to really, really get away from it all? Go to The Lodge at Blue Sky. Set upon 3,500 acres (yes, you read that right, its in the thousands) this Utah resort opened quietly last summer and, like so many, had to shut down in March due to COVID-19.

However, now Blue Sky is back and better than ever. A place that embraces its vastness, the activities list is almost

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Western Cape government’s mid-term budget bosberaad ends

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Cape Town – Tuesday was the final day of the Western Cape government budget bosberaad to discuss the provincial funding priorities for the medium-term budget policy statement.

These discussions were part of the process to evaluate how the province will deliver over the next three years, said Premier Alan Winde.

Discussions, which commenced at the

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Accommodation to feel strain of limited Bathurst 1000 attendance | Central Western Daily

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The Central West’s accommodation sector is set to experience a very different Bathurst 1000 race week this year with vast limitations on regular crowd numbers. With the great race to allow only 4000 spectators a day and camping banned, ticketed spectators will only be allowed entry to watch the race from along Pit Straight, Murray’s Corner and Hell Corner. The restrictions on crowds has, understandably, impacted Bathurst’s hotels

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Specialist Disability Accommodation helps Bev Warn win back her independence | Central Western Daily

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Bev Warn used to joke with her kids about them putting her in an aged care home once she was 90, but then a life-altering injury saw her forced into one at just 52. It had all started several years prior when she fell down some steps at the back of her house and the severity of her injury had taken some time to be detected. Eventually though,

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13 Things You Should Know About Camping In Western Australia

An Australian camping trip sadly might not be on the cards for a while for UK residents but when you are finally allowed back into the country, Western Australia has an amazing coastline to explore, awesome hiking, incredible panoramic landscapes and of course, plenty of opportunities for camping!

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Pitched up at RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

This summer we spent a whole month on the road camping and staying at

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COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact hotels across western Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Fall in New England is usually a busy time for hotels as tourists from all over come to take in the picturesque like scenery, but COVID-19 concerns continue to impact businesses. 

In the fall, the owners of the Allen House Inn in Amherst are usually preparing for plenty of customers. 

But COVID-19 concerns have been affecting its major demographic, brought in by college events like family

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