How Travel Specialists Can Help Plan a Stress-Free Trip Next Year

In this new world, where a border can close just as suddenly as it was reopened, a travel fixer’s nimble skill set is especially essential. In the early months of the pandemic, Alice Daunt of Daunt Travel leveraged a longstanding relationship with an Indian Ocean resort to hold—not book—rooms for clients of hers, a family that was wary of putting money down too far in advance of their Christmas vacation;

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City of Birmingham passes Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed budget for 2021 fiscal year

WVTM 13 JON PAEPCKE EXPLORES THE LATEST ON THE CITY’S BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS. A FEW WEEKS AGO WE REPORTED HOW FURLOUGHS COULD CLOSE ALL BIRMINGHAM REC CENTERS. TODAY, THE MAYOR TRIED TO PUT THOSE TO REST. >> THERE’S ENOUGH FUNDING TO PROVIDE THE CURRENT SERVICES THAT EXIST. >> IT STEMS FROM A $63 MILLION REVENUE GAP. IT WILL MAKE THE TOUGH CHOICES NOW AT $2.5 MILLION LESS THAN LAST YEAR. WHETHER … Read More

Airline workers brace for mass layoffs, with travel now down 70% compared to last year

DETROIT — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux.

In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off his income and health insurance. Unemployment and the money made by his husband, a home

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The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can save the planet.

  • Last year, over a dozen video-game companies announced an alliance to combat climate change in New York City.
  • “Playing For The Planet” was designed to bring companies together to share knowledge and make commitments to curbing emissions and encouraging planet-friendly actions among the gaming community.
  • Dr. Trista Patterson, the author of the “Playing For The Planet” study that serves as the basis for the alliance, talked to Business Insider about
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From resorts to RV parks, parents take school year on the road

In RVs, rental homes and five-star resorts, families untethered by the constraints of physical classrooms for their kids have turned the new school year into an extended summer vacation, some lured by the ailing hotel industry catering to parents with remote learners through “roadschooling” amenities.With the pandemic ongoing, the change of scene for desperate work- and school-from-home families boils down to “risk versus reward,” said Amanda Poses, a travel consultant … Read More

Luxury Escapes and Tourism Australia launch second campaign this year

Luxury Escapes has launched its second content and digital campaign in partnership with Tourism Australia’ ‘Holiday Here This Year’.

Off the back of the successful ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign partnership between online travel company Luxury Escapes and Tourism Australia, a second campaign will launch from Monday 14th September to Sunday 4th October.

‘Holiday Here This Year’ showed that Australians who previously travelled overseas are now booking domestic trips for

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Resorts to RV parks: Parents take school year on the road

NEW YORK — In RVs, rental homes and five-star resorts, families untethered by the constraints of physical classrooms for their kids have turned the new school year into an extended summer vacation, some lured by the ailing hotel industry catering to parents with remote learners through “roadschooling” amenities.

With the pandemic ongoing, the change of scene for desperate work- and school-from-home families boils down to “risk versus reward,” said Amanda

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Wigtown Book Festival review: “Sometimes it takes a plague year to appreciate the good things in life”

This year’s Wigtown Book Festival has taken audiences to some very dark places, but it has also been a celebration of life’s beauty and goodness, writes David Robinson

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a complete stranger to the Hindu goddess Durga. She first came into being, Neil MacGregor told the Wigtown Book Festival on Saturday, because the male gods

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7 mistakes you don’t want to make when booking holiday flights this year



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A big helping of stress almost always comes with planning holiday travel … even in a normal year. In 2020, it’s probably an oversized helping of stress and uncertainty.

But it doesn’t have to be completely awful or

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“Out on Film” festival enters 33rd year | News

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — The oldest LGBTQ plus film festival is underway. “Out on Film” takes place over the next 11 days here in Atlanta…

For its 33rd year we can expect films from all over the world that depict the humanity of queer characters. The movies will be viewed online because of the pandemic, but this doesn’t affect their ability to inspire.

The “Out on Film” festival has always

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Billie Eilish Doc to Premiere in Theaters, on Apple TV Plus Next Year

She’s got multiple hit singles, five Grammys, two Guinness World Records, and now, Billie Eilish is about to have her very own documentary. The Gen Z icon is the focus of an upcoming doc titled Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, which is set to premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in February 2021, Deadline reports.

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry comes from Apple Original Films

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Looking for travel opportunities in the last quarter of the year

Dianne Newcomer
Published 5:16 a.m. CT Sept. 27, 2020

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We’re in the last minutes of a very frantic game.  The clock is ticking down.  Everyone senses it. The pressure to seal a happy ending is on.  When every second counts, anything can happen.  No time to be timid, fearful, shy or doubtful. Good fortune favors the bold.

The 4th quarter always demands a strong finish.

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CALLERI: In a strange year, Toronto’s international film festival carries on | Night and Day

The world of film festivals has been upended this year due to the international health emergency. Many festivals have been cancelled.

In early September, the Italians ran a highly-regarded festival in Venice, which was socially distanced and required masks, with movie lovers actually sitting in theaters watching films. From all accounts, it was a success. Prizes were given out by an awards jury whose president was Oscar winner Cate Blanchett.

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Nearly 75% of hotels are expecting even more layoffs before the end of the year



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  • The US hospitality industry is struggling to weather the coronavirus pandemic. And it’s about to see even more layoffs, according to a new report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).
  • A survey of 1,000 hotels conducted in mid-September found that almost 75% of hotels anticipate more layoffs before the end
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Second Road Trip of the Year Presents Unique Challenges for the New York Jets

When the New York Jets take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, there will be 7,500 fans in attendance. While it will be only 11 percent capacity, that will completely change the dynamic from the fake noise pumped into their helmets in the Jets’ first two games.

The 7,500 fans allowed is triple the Colts’ first home game last Sunday in their 28-11 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Marion

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Ohio State Athletics Announces Projected Deficit, Budget Cuts for Fiscal Year 2021

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics announced details of an FY’21 budget Wednesday morning that includes department-wide budget cuts, furloughs and reductions in force. The efforts focus on mitigating a projected $107 million deficit as a result of the CoVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio State’s 36 varsity sports will remain intact and student-athletes will continue to have a fully funded grant-in-aid program, support services, and resources in the $180 million budget.

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This year or next might be the perfect time to visit Egypt: A reopening guide

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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or

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NUI Galway to refund students who don’t take up places in campus accommodation this year



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STUDENTS AT NUI Galway who no longer wish to take up places in on-campus housing this year are set to be refunded by the company in charge of the accommodation.

Students at the university were informed late in August that their time on campus may be limited during 2020/21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, many students had already booked accommodation at Corrib Village and Goldcrest developments

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The Bed Stuy House Tour Will Continue for the 42nd Year With a Virtual Event

While those eager to get a peek inside the architectural delights of Bed Stuy won’t be able to stroll through the houses in person this year, the annual house tour will go on. The 42nd annual Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant house tour is going virtual for 2020, joining the ranks of online public programs in order to keep the important community tradition alive in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

The

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7 Hotel Credit Cards That Guarantee a Free Night Every Year

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