Budget cut an important first step for tourism firms to survive winter

Without over-dramatising it, the budget was the most important day in the history of Ireland’s proud tourism industry. Budget 2021 at home and an international travel agreement at the European level were both hugely important to thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of jobs.

The good news is that Ireland, along with the rest of the EU member states, signed up to a common framework that should in time,

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City launches ‘Sioux Falls Alive’ to attract tourists in fall, winter months

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The City of Sioux Falls is launching an initiative to create safe fall and winter programming with the goal of engaging residents as well as attracting tourists, Mayor Paul TenHaken announced in a press release.

“Sioux Falls Alive” is a collaboration between the city and Experience Sioux Falls, alongside the Washington Pavilion and ASM Global, managers of the Denny Sanford

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No winter vacation in schools this year – Newspaper

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas announced on Saturday that there would be no winter vacation in schools of the province this year as there has already been academic loss due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He was addressing a press conference at the Quaid-i-Azam Academy for Educational Development.

Mr Raas said educational institutions reopened in phases from Sept 15 after six months or so and it was decided

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My boyfriend says we should skip our annual vacation, but I’ll go nuts if stay put all winter. Should I take off by myself?

I’m in the middle of a very frustrating debate with my partner. We’ve been super locked down since the pandemic began. Both of us work from home now. We haven’t left Alaska. Our social circle is extremely small and basically limited to one other couple; they also work from home, and our outings have mostly been backyard barbecues and hikes.

Before COVID-19, my partner and I took routine trips to

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Winter Is Coming for the World’s Airlines

(Bloomberg Opinion) — If you think your summer holidays were lackluster in an era of pandemic-induced staycations, spare a thought for the world’s airlines.

The industry typically earns some 40% of its profits in the third calendar quarter alone, as the surge in travel gives carriers the chance to finally fill up planes at prices that can pay off their wage, fuel and debt bills.

There were aspirations a while

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Holiday Lights Festival will make spirits (and the city) bright this winter

The pandemic won’t stop Milwaukee from powering up this holiday season as the city’s annual Holiday Lights Festival announced it will flip the switch on the bright winter tradition on Nov. 19.

Running through New Year’s Day, the Holiday Lights Festival will use more than 500,000 lights to transform three Downtown parks into “Community Spirit Park” (Cathedral Square Park), “Tinsel Town Express” (Pere Marquette Park) and “Polar Plaza” (Zeidler

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With winter looming, West Kootenay ski tour operators say they’ve adapted

On August 5, a bus pulled up to a helipad at Parson, BC, southeast of Golden. A group of about 30 individuals, all wearing masks, were decked out in ski gear, complete with helmets, gloves and boots – under the blazing sun, in 80°F (27°C) weather.

Crazy? Not really. The group was made up of employees of Canadian Mountain Holidays, the heli-ski tour operator. And this was a dry run

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Province urges people to reconsider winter travel



a close up of a flower: Saskatchewan reported nine new cases of COVID-19, including one hospitalization and 19 recoveries, on Monday.


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Saskatchewan reported nine new cases of COVID-19, including one hospitalization and 19 recoveries, on Monday.

The Saskatchewan government discourages non-essential travel this winter, especially travel abroad.

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Although interprovincial travel is still allowed, some provinces may require 14 days of self-isolation upon entry. A government media release on Monday noted that some airlines or international destinations may require proof of a negative COVID-19 test

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A Covid-19 surge in fall and winter could kill 2,900 Americans a day. Here’s why, and how you can turn the tide around



a man walking down the street: Two people wear protective face masks as they walk along a commercial street in the Gravesend section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The area has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to New York City health data. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented more than a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


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Two people wear protective face masks as they walk along a commercial street in the Gravesend section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The area has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to New York City health data. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying
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NOVOAIR offers winter holiday package for Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Chattogram tours – bdnews24.com

The package includes Air Fare and Hotel, Hotel Transfer at Airport, Breakfast and “many more” for two nights and three days, the airlines said in a statement on Wednesday.

NOVOAIR has partnered with 19 private banks so that their card members can enjoy the package with zero percent interest which is payable in six Equal Monthly Instalments or EMI.

The package will cost Tk 1,777 per person from Dhaka to

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Post-holiday travel tips to avoid headaches on your winter vacation

After preparing, hosting and celebrating the holidays, you may feel the need for a winter vacation, but before escaping to a well-deserved getaway, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

Travel expert Lee Abbamonte shared his best tips for post-holiday vacations including where and how

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Canadians Are Still Being Urged To Scrap International Vacations Ahead Of Winter

If you were hoping to take an international vacation soon, you might need to rearrange your plans. The government is still recommending against all travel outside of Canada.

Summer is officially over and it seems our dreams of an international fall or winter vacation could be, too.

While destinations across the world are reopening to tourists, the Canadian government is still advising residents to stay at home.

In a notice

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Hotels worried over a winter without aid | News

The hotel industry, nationally and in Vermont, says its sector was hit uniquely hard by COVID-19 restrictions, leaving it needing more federal aid to get through the winter.

Tim Piper, president of the Vermont Inn and Bed and Breakfast Association, said Wednesday that while nearly every industry was hit by COVID-19 restrictions, hotels, inns, and the like were unique in that they had to actively turn away their only real

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Should I risk booking a winter holiday? Latest advice as travel map shrinks

As the evenings draw in, the traveller’s map is shrinking fast. And, lurking in the shadows, are two worrying developments which threaten our general prospects of a winter escape and, most immediately, our last chance for a family break this year – the October half term week. 

The first increasing threat to our travelling freedom is the way that the quarantine rules and other restrictions on travellers are being

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Holidays: Safe holiday destinations for winter breaks – Italy, Greece, Turkey and more | Travel News | Travel

Holidays have to be undertaken with a great deal of precaution now. The UK government has very strict travel rules in place, with only a selection of destinations on the ‘safe’ list. What’s more, countries can be removed from this list with very little notice, making going on holiday even more stressful.

“It is difficult to commit to a winter holiday with the travel corridors constantly changing, but there are

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Winter escapes in Alberta amid the COVID-19 pandemic



a group of people standing on top of a snow covered mountain: The Marmot Basin ski resort in Alberta's Jasper National Park on Saturday. March 30, 2019.


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The Marmot Basin ski resort in Alberta’s Jasper National Park on Saturday. March 30, 2019.

The sun has set on the summer of 2020 and the first winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic is almost upon us.

As the colder weather approaches and Albertans are forced to spend more time back indoors, residents may be looking for an escape.

With several outdoor activities ready to enjoy,

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Irish hotels plead for Government support as winter occupancy rates plummet

Irish hotels have pleaded for an emergency Government support package after warning that tough new Covid-19 control measures have seen winter occupancy rates collapse to below 9pc in some areas.

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) revealed the weekly rate of new bookings has plummeted by 67pc after Dublin and Donegal were placed in Level Three lockdowns and four other counties now face the threat of lockdowns from Thursday.

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Report: Winter could bring nearly 5,000 closures to restaurant, lodging industry – News – Sturgis Journal – Sturgis, MI

HOLLAND — The cold months could lead to record closures in the restaurant and lodging industry.

That’s according to a report from the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association released Monday, Sept. 14, as part of its “Don’t Leave Michigan’s Hospitality Industry Out In The Cold” campaign.

The report warns that nearly 4,000 restaurants and 800 hotels in the state could permanently close over the next six months if more aid

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Wizz Air Cuts Winter Capacity On Travel Restrictions

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Central and Eastern European ULCC Wizz Air now plans to operate 50% of its prior-year capacity in October and potentially all winter, after recovering 80% of its former schedule in August. “In August…

 

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Minneapolis considers reopening 38th and Chicago for winter

Minneapolis has new plans to reopen the intersection of 38th and Chicago — the site of George Floyd’s fatal encounter with police — as it braces for the possibility that winter weather could further complicate travel in the area.

City staff are asking residents to provide feedback on two temporary solutions for the intersection, which has become a gathering place for people seeking to honor Floyd or protest racism in

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