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  • U.S. diplomat offers some hope regarding border reopening
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    U.S. diplomat offers some hope regarding border reopening

    U.S. diplomat offers some hope regarding border reopening | Local News | buffalonews.com We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, call (800) 777-8640. Read further. More

  • Chinatown murder-mystery tour honoured at Singapore Tourism Awards
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    Chinatown murder-mystery tour honoured at Singapore Tourism Awards

    SINGAPORE – When the Covid-19 pandemic decimated tourist arrivals, local tourism player Tribe, like many others, found itself grappling with having to entice a home-grown crowd to enjoy tours of a country they were already familiar with. It decided to create a game-tour of Chinatown, where participants would be part of a murder mystery. Participants had to catch a serial killer by solving a series of puzzles around Chinatown while learning more about the culturally rich district during the two-hour tour. The novel tour concept, which skilfully wove the history of communities in the area with gameplay, won Tribe an […] More

  • Homeland Security extends restrictions on non-essential activity - KYMA
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    Homeland Security extends restrictions on non-essential activity – KYMA

    Top Stories Directly affects Canadian, Mexican travel DESERT SOUTHWEST (KYMA, KECY) – In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and newly discovered Delta variant, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently extended restrictions on non-essential activity to Saturday, August 21. Despite these restrictions, the Department ensures that the flow of essential trade and travel will continue as normal. “Essential travel” includes (but is not limited to): U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the U.S. Individuals traveling for medical purposes (e.g., to receive medical treatment in the U.S.) Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions Individuals traveling to […] More

  • UK reopening plans face critical test as summer starts in earnest
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    UK reopening plans face critical test as summer starts in earnest

    Boris Johnson’s reopening plans face several major tests this weekend as events reopen across the country for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced in March last year. Festivals in particular are now able to go ahead with the Latitude event in Suffolk this weekend expected to attract 40,000 people. Early arrivals yesterday had to show proof of two vaccinations or a negative Covid-19 test to get in but social distancing measures are not in place in the trial event and there is no requirement for facemasks, though marquees will be open-sided or equipped with air purifiers. A huge weekend […] More

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    Monolink to Perform Concert on Gaathafushi Island in Maldives

    (23 July 2021) Marriott has partnered with Cercle, the French media company known for filming and broadcasting music performances in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places, for a live concert at Gaathafushi – the private castaway island at W Maldives. Streaming live on 26 July 2021, the 75-minute set will feature a performance by Berlin-based electronic musician Monolink with the island’s white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon serving as the stage. “From our Sound Suite recording studios to our intimate Living Room stages and DJ booths, there is always live music happening at a W hotel somewhere around the […] More

  • Phil Hogan’s new job, Davy’s bonanza and the devil in the budgetary detail
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    Phil Hogan’s new job, Davy’s bonanza and the devil in the budgetary detail

    Five ex- top Davy executives, who were involved in a controversial bond trade that led to a Central Bank fine in March, are set to net €180 million from the sale of the firm’s assets, writes Joe Brennan. He also recounts how the broker ended up where it did. Former EU commissioner Phil Hogan has taken on an advisory role with a business that has been in repeated contact with the cabinet of his successor as Ireland’s European commissioner, Mairead McGuinness, in recent months. Naomi O’Leary reports from Brussels. Two electricity plants whose shut-down added to a squeeze on energy […] More

  • UAE-US tourism to boom with new Emirates flights to Miami
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    UAE-US tourism to boom with new Emirates flights to Miami

    The new route has the potential to generate $275 million in revenues. Emirates Airlines’ first-ever passenger service between Dubai and Miami can generate an estimated $275 million in revenue, said officials at the Miami-Dade County aviation department. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said that the new direct route between Dubai and Miami would play a role in pandemic recovery by boosting tourism and commerce. “We’re thrilled to finally welcome Emirates into our community,” said Cava. “We’re looking forward to seeing the important economic impact the four weekly flights will bring to the county, which will expand options […] More

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    Video: Why Emirates’ Miami flight is a big deal

    Emirates flight EK213 is welcomed by Miami International Airport with a water cannon salute. Image Credit: Twitter Emirates’ first flight to Miami touched down to a rousing welcome in Florida’s second largest city. For the first flight to Miami, Emirates flew the Boeing 777 ‘Gamechanger’, featuring its unique First Class private suites. Launch of Miami flight, among eight flights added by Emirates in July, signals renewed confidence in travel recovery amid COVID-19 The new flight will link travellers from Miami and Southern Florida, South America and the Caribbean to over 50 points across the Middle East, West Asia, Africa, Far East […] More

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