Monthly Archives: January 2022

African Travel Inc. launches a series of romantic safaris

Luxury safari provider African Travel, Inc. has launched a series of romantic and honeymoon safaris in time for Valentine’s Day. In response to the growing interest in romantic trips to Africa, the company has curated the best safaris and experiences for weddings, anniversaries, honeymoons and other romantic getaways. THE ADVERTISEMENT …

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The Day – Mystic Seaport predicts a busy 2022

Stonington – After rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic with strong attendance figures in 2021, officials at the Mystic Seaport Museum plan to unveil two major new exhibits this year, enhanced food offerings and events, and more opportunities for visitors go out on the Mystic River in boats. Museum Seaport President …

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Iran is a safe destination for tourism: minister

Tehran – Iran is quite a safe and beautiful destination for international travelers, Iranian Tourism Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami said on Saturday. “Foreign tourists should be aware that Iran has the most beautiful and safest places for tourism, but the negative propaganda from Western media has tainted their minds, as those …

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Leon Farley Obituary (2022) – Novato, CA

Leon Alex Trevor Farley May 6, 1935 January 6, 2022 Leon Farley of Greenbrae died peacefully at his home on January 6, with wife Karen Metz by his side. Leon loved words. And a proper lunch. Anything UCLA. Premier League football. A cold beer after a long tennis match. He …

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Significant increase in nonimmigrant visa fees expected by September

The Biden administration has proposed raising fees on almost all nonimmigrant visas. While U.S. officials say the move is necessary to better align visa prices with what it costs to provide them, critics worry that unless the administration tackles visa wait times, rising costs could mean even fewer travelers and …

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Omicron update: Prime Minister Scott Morrison offers timetable showing when international tourists are set to return to Australia

International tourists could be allowed to return to Australia before Easter, according to the Prime Minister. As Omicron cases continue to rise across the country, Scott Morrison said tourists and other international travelers may be allowed to return once case numbers drop. Since the reopening of international borders at the …

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NYC struggles to recover after spike in Omicron cases

As the pandemic stretches into a third year, the Omicron variant has added another speed bump on New York’s path back to normal, injecting further uncertainty into the economic outlook and threatening to worsen the already lopsided recovery of the city. Office workers were again sent home, reversing the steady …

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Some tourism businesses worry as visitor arrivals continue to fall

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Beautiful sunsets, waves and sand still draw visitors to Hawaii, but new statistics show that numbers are dwindling at a faster rate than usual for this time of year. It’s a big concern for players in the tourism industry, like Carey Johnson, who runs Custom Island Tours. …

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OAG: Hawaiian and Delta Top 2021 N. American Airlines On Time

Hawaiian Airlines, closely followed by Delta Air Lines, tops travel data provider OAG’s list of the 50 most punctual airlines and airports in 2021 worldwide. Airline rankings are based on available seat-kilometres for the whole year, while airport rankings are based on departing seats with a minimum threshold of 2.5 …

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SD journalism groups condemn killings of Mexican journalists

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Journalism organizations in San Diego on Tuesday denounced the killing of three Mexican journalists in the past month and called for additional protections for reporters working south of the border. The murders, one in the eastern Mexican city of Veracruz and two in Tijuana, have not …

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PA Tourism Board releases 2022 Happy Traveler guide as unused vacation days rise

Guide encourages travelers to pursue national bliss for holiday day Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Today, the Pennsylvania Office of Tourism released Happy Traveler 2022, a dedicated guide to unique attractions and events throughout the Commonwealth and a resource for travelers to plan future getaways. The guide’s release is timed for the …

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IHG adds 11 new properties in Spain and Portugal

IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens its presence in Spain and Portugal with the signing of 11 new properties in the two Iberian countries. The new hotels are expected to open in the next few years and include IHG brands such as Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, Six Senses and Staybridge Suites. …

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HealthSearch Partners Recruits New CEO for Maury Regional Health

January 24, 2022 – HealthSearch Partners recently appointed Davin Turner as Managing Director of Maury Regional Health, a three-hospital health system located in Columbia, TN. This project was managed by Senior Director and Co-Founder Barry Cesafsky with assistance from Chief Operating Officer Laura Conley. Together, they worked closely with Maury’s …

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FBI and informant roles cloud Michigan governor’s kidnapping case

Defense attorneys using this same trove of evidence constructed an entirely different scenario of what happened. They portray the defendants as reluctant puppets trapped by FBI agents and informants who they believe invented the kidnapping plot. Within weeks of joining, Dan resumed training exercises, introducing a much higher level of …

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Montreal hotels say more government action is needed to keep the tourism industry alive

Montreal hotels say that even though they never closed during the pandemic, they are still losing a lot of money – and many could close if the government does not help. “We run our business on credit cards,” said Marc Saunier, who runs Hotel Monville in downtown Montreal. He says …

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Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians Travel Abroad Despite Omicron

Despite growing concerns around the world last fall about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Sandy Long and her husband left on November 28 for a 10-day vacation in Mexico. Long said they felt comfortable traveling as they planned to take strict security measures. Additionally, the couple hadn’t been overseas in …

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Clinical benefit obtained with pembrolizumab and chemotherapy in esophageal adenocarcinoma/GEJ

The KEYNOTE-590 study (NCT03189719) found patients in all subgroups at 12-month follow-up with esophageal cancer and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma treated with first-line pembrolizumab intent (Keytruda) plus chemotherapy produced clinical benefit, according to a presentation from the 2022 Gastrointestinal Symposium.1 The data came from an additional 12 months of follow-up. …

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Local company’s travel site in legal battle with American Airlines – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — Popular Red Ventures travel website The Points Guy is facing a legal battle with Charlotte’s dominant airline carrier American Airlines over its rewards management app. The app that allows users to sync airline mileage data violates trademark and privacy rules, claims American Airlines Group Inc. in a lawsuit …

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LRSD board hears plan to find superintendent

Consultants to help with the search for a new superintendent set out a process for the Little Rock School Board on Thursday that includes one-on-one interviews with board members next week, a March 5 application deadline, and selection of new superintendents. a school district leader before May 1. The research …

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Athletics head to Liberty and South Carolina meets this weekend

History links CULLOWHEE, North Carolina – West Carolina track teams will see split-squad action in two indoor meetings this weekend as the Catamounts travel to Lynchburg, Va. for the Brant Tolsma Invitational and Columbia, in South Carolina, for the Carolina Challenge. Live results from both competitions are available via links …

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Rwanda launches first hot air balloon to boost tourism

PIC FILE: Hot air balloon. /Xinhua PIC FILE: Hot air balloon. /Xinhua Rwanda has launched the first hot air balloon, an event that comes to boost the tourism sector which has been largely affected by COVID-19. Since Wednesday, the Royal Balloon Rwanda company has been operating two hot air balloons …

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Aviation industry recovery underway despite business travel challenges

The recovery of the “resilient” global airline industry from the Covid-19 crisis is “now underway in much of the world”, but business travel “remains more problematic” than leisure travel and some aircraft cabins will have to be reconfigured accordingly. That’s according to an aviation outlook report by accounting giant PwC. …

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COVID-19 updates: US begins taking orders for COVID testing as Oregon schools grapple with infection spike

The COVID-19 virus. OPB Many of the COVID-19 challenges Oregonians face today are deeply familiar. Nearly two years into the pandemic, the state is still trying to balance the risk of spreading the virus in the classroom with the benefits of in-person instruction in schools; struggling with access to testing; …

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BC hotel, tour operators offered property tax, hydro assistance – Cranbrook Daily Townsman

As B.C. tourism operators wait to see if they can avoid losing a third summer of business due to COVID-19 restrictions, the B.C. government is offering another assistance to help cover fixed costs such as provincial property tax and park permits. Tourism Minister Melanie Mark said the $15 million program …

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Cruise-dependent travel agents seek alternatives after another CDC warning

Skift grip Travel agents should have expected a development to make selling cruises difficult, as the cruise industry has been so volatile since the pandemic began. It is now clear for many agents to find ways to be less reliant on booking cruises. Rashaad Jordan Many travel advisers saw the …

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Dive into winter with these 11 seasonal events

Winter is in full swing and we have organized several events, both indoors and outdoors, to keep you active and having fun. Even with weather less than a wonderland and the disruptions brought on by omicron, Mainers can’t help but make the most of this longest of seasons, and we’ve …

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EMEA People News In Brief (January 17, 2022)

LONDON — Citigate Dewe Rogerson has hired former Hawthorn Advisors chief executive Lorna Cobbett as its new chief executive. The agency also promoted Kevin Smith and Caroline Merrell to managing directors. MD Chris Barrie leaves the agency after 22 years to become director of corporate affairs and investor relations at …

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Tourism fee plan gets mixed reviews

Foreigners in Thailand have expressed mixed reactions to the government’s plan to collect a 300 baht tourist tax from April. On Wednesday, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said a proposal to collect the fee from tourists under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ tourism promotion plan was under consideration. Foreigners coming …

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After the post-Covid festivities, prepare for the drop in business travel in the northeast

Stephen Gow: After post-Covid rejoicing, prepare for decline in business travel in the North East Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An …

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A personal zoom: Quitting my job improved my mental health and my mission

It’s too early to tell if 2022 will continue “The Great Quitting,” where millions of Americans in record numbers left their workplaces in 2021, wanting more money, flexibility or fulfillment. Even though my salary was low, I never thought I would join their ranks. Why should I? I loved being …

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Seattle Kraken Embraces Indigenous Traditions and Elevates Indigenous Voices

On Dec. 6, the Seattle Kraken hockey team warmed up on the ice wearing specially designed jerseys inspired by traditional Karuk basketry, while more than 200 invited members of the area’s Native American community watched from the bleachers. The Kraken, the National Hockey League’s new team, wore the unique pre-game …

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East of England Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the East of England Tourism Awards 2021-2022 were announced – and what a tough job it was for our judges! As organizer of the awards, Archant is delighted to recognize outstanding effort and achievement within the tourism and hospitality industry – see the full list of finalists …

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Franchise Business Review Names Cruise Planners #1 in Franchisee Satisfaction in the Travel & Tourism Category and #3 in the Top 200 Franchises of 2022 Overall

Independent Survey Ranks Cruise Planners 1st in Franchisee Satisfaction in the Travel & Tourism Category and 3rd Among All Franchise Brands CORAL SPRINGS, Florida., January 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cruise Planners, a Travel Representative of American Express, Continues to Thrive and Dominate as Franchise Business Review’s Leading Travel Franchise by …

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Movers & Shakers: Edelman, FGH, Citigate, FTI, APCO, Engine MHP, Blurred and more

Citigate Dewe Rogerson hired old Hawthorn Advisors general manager Lorna Cobbett as general manager. Meanwhile, General Manager Chris Barrie quits financial and corporate communications consultancy after 22 years for a senior corporate affairs position at Related British Foods. APCO in the world appointed Daniella Lebor and Tom Short as deputy …

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Yellowstone is approaching its 150th anniversary; the director of the park reflects on the changes; planned tribal events | State and Region

“We’ve come a long way together, but we also have a very, very long way to go,” he said. “We look forward to continuing our progress to protect this incredible park for the future, and we certainly need everyone’s help to make this happen.” Rick Hoeninghausen, director of hotels and …

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Thailand continues to push for tourism revenue despite Covid-19

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged all government agencies to support the “Amazing Thailand New Chapter” tourism campaign, which is ready to be launched by the end of January. According to a government spokesperson, the administration is pushing forward tourism plans that the struggling economy desperately needs, despite the growing spread …

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Norman Foster’s Architecture Firm Almost Doubles Profits | Annual results

The architectural firm headed by Sir Norman Foster nearly doubled its profits as it expanded in the Middle East and gained new business despite pandemic lockdowns. Total income fell from £ 33million to £ 200million in the year ending April 30, 2021, according to accounts from Foster + Partners, the …

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UNC plans MLK Day banquet and lectures on campus next week

Next Monday, January 17, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday commemorating the birthday of the civil rights leader. Here are some events taking place on campus next week to honor and celebrate his legacy. MLK Memorial Banquet On January 16, the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion …

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Dubai Expo 2020 Boosts Tourism Growth As Omicron Spreads Globally | To travel

Dubai’s business conditions accelerated last month, before the omicron variant began to spread, as the easing of travel restrictions and the Expo 2020 exhibit helped boost the city’s key tourism industry. Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz Dubai’s business conditions accelerated last month as the easing of travel restrictions …

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VIDEO: How DeFi Tokens Can Reinvent Traveler Loyalty

Conventional travel loyalty programs have long been a subject of debate and criticism. Consumers are routinely frustrated with complex rules regarding earning and burning of points, limitations on portability and interoperability, and – especially with travel limited by the pandemic – concerns about the expiration of points. Meanwhile, for travel …

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2022 Golden Globe winners announced on Twitter

If you missed the Golden Globes on Sunday, you weren’t alone. For the first time in decades, the show was not shown on live television or via a digital live stream, due to an ongoing PR crisis that took the event completely offline. . Why is this important: The Globes …

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Tourism industry awaits decision to allow visitors to Pilbara with low vaccination rates as WA borders reopen

Pilbara’s tourism industry says it needs concrete responses from the Western Australian government on whether the region will be cut off from the rest of the state, as vaccination rates in the region remain low. Key points: The WA government previously reported that tourists could be stranded in areas with …

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Ambani’s Reliance Reaches $ 98 Million Deal for Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries will pay $ 98 million to acquire a controlling stake in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City from a Dubai sovereign wealth fund. The hotel, which opened in 2003 and is located near Central Park, caters to upscale travelers – some suites ranging for …

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As Out-of-Town Group Court Metra, County Officials Navigate Management Privatization Option | Local news

Rep. Don Jones, HD46-Billing Pitman doesn’t deny that the incident happened, but he said the way he was characterized was wrong. It was never directed as a threat or intended to intimidate, he said. On the contrary, Pitman said he argues that if Metra’s current system does not work, the …

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Marson elected president of the national tourism association | Lifestyles

RUSSELL CO., Ky – Janette Marson, Executive Director of the Cumberland Lake Tourism Commission, has been elected 2022 President of the Kentucky Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (KACVB). KACVB is a state association focused on policy advocacy, public awareness and education for convention and visitor bureaus (tourist boards) across …

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Headwinds are picking up as business travel picks up again in 2022

A resurgence of business travel is critical to a full recovery of the travel industry and the global economy from the pandemic. Before the pandemic, company brochures constituted about 12% of total travelers and up to 75% of airline profits, and companies spent more than $ 300 billion annually on …

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Acorda Therapeutics: John Varian Joins Acorda Therapeutics Board of Directors – Form 8-K

John Varian Joins Acorda Therapeutics Board of Directors ARDSLEY, NY – January 3, 2022 – Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that John Varian has joined its board of directors effective January 1, 2022. “We are delighted that John has joined the Acorda Board of Directors,” said Ron Cohen, …

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Biden addresses nation a year after Jan 6 attack on Capitol – live updates

President Joe Biden has marked a year since the January 6 assault on the United States Capitol with a fiery speech berating violence and former President Trump’s attempts to overthrow the 2020 election that made Mr. Biden president. “We will make sure that the will of the people is heard,” …

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WARM WINTER: Snowmaking technology saves winter tourism on North Carolina ski slopes

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – When the snow is finally back, we can’t help but dance! Passionate skiers have counted the days, patiently waiting since November to hit the slopes. It’s the first layer of natural winter white… 8 inches of snow in Beech and Sugar Mountains fill the slopes with …

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After his son’s suicide and the January 6 attack, Rep Jamie Raskin isn’t giving up

A year ago, Representative Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Suffered two unimaginable traumas in the span of a single week. On New Years Eve 2020, her 25-year-old son Tommy committed suicide after succumbing to mental illness. Then, on January 6, 2021, just a day after Tommy’s funeral, Raskin was at work at …

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Augusta’s tourism industry hopes to rebound in 2022

AUGUSTA, Georgia (WJBF) – After shutting down for several months due to the pandemic, Michael Weldon said business is picking up at Psychotronic Records. Psychotronic Records is just a local business rebounding during the pandemic. Tourism executives are hopeful that many more will follow along with new ventures. “One of …

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Xiamen successfully won the Golden Rooster Awards and

Xiamen, China, January 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – On December 30, the 34th GOLDEN ROOSTER AWARDS held an awards ceremony in Xiamen. Xiamen has entered the “Golden Rooster Time”, the city’s attention is focused on this event. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Golden Rooster Awards and the …

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Sindh suffers without a viable tourism policy

KARACHI: Despite being a relatively untapped sector and with great potential to help Sindh’s economy, tourism has long been unable to gain momentum in the Southeast Province. Experts and stakeholders related to the scourge industry strongly believe that Sindh’s unique geography gives it great capacity for an exhaustive list of …

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New Year brings more canceled flights for air travelers | Economic news

By DAVID KOENIG, Editor of AP Airlines For air travelers, the New Year picked up where the old left off – with great frustration. As of late Saturday afternoon on the east coast, more than 2,600 US flights and nearly 4,600 worldwide had been canceled, according to the FlightAware tracking …

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