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35 Exciting New Hotel Openings Around The World For Fall 2020

As fall approaches, there is a sliver of good news in the travel industry as many hotels continue their plans to open across the country and around the world. While it may seem like an inopportune time, costs to slow or stop construction altogether can be greater than those of moving forward (even if hotels operate at limited capacity).

Many hotels opening now began work more than a year ago, and they were close to opening when Covid-19 hit. In addition to supporting local jobs, it can make sense for them to open now in hopes they can attract some business. 

According to a recent recovery insight study by Mastercard, smaller, independent hotels are recovering faster than larger properties. Its data, based on anonymized

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Campus Recreation outlines Fall 2020 opportunities for students, employees

Citing a desire to offer “as many recreational opportunities as possible,” Campus Recreation is in the process of implementing a Fall semester plan throughout its two primary facilities — Swann Fitness Center at Fike and Douthit Hills Fitness Center. Access will be limited to students and employees to appropriately reduce the number of individuals coming to campus and capacity within Campus Rec facilities.

Please note several changes inside Campus Recreation facilities:

  • All participants will be required to register for appointed workout times, which will be either 45, 60 or 75 minutes in length and offered throughout the day to accommodate varying schedules.
  • Face coverings will be required throughout the facilities, even when participating in physical activity.
  • All participants will be subject to temperature checks. Any person with a verified temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be able to access the facilities.
  • Court areas inside Swann Fitness Center have
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How pandemic could affect NH’s fall, winter tourism | Travel

As New Hampshire enters the foliage season, the “majority” of leaf-peeping bus tours have been canceled or postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s tourism chief said Monday.

It’s “too early to know the economic impact” of the cancellations/postponements, Lori Harnois, director of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development, said during a virtual roundtable discussion organized by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan.

Travel and Tourism is doing its best to get out the message that it’s safe to visit New Hampshire as well as promoting a “leave-no-trace” campaign, Harnois said.

Paula Kinney of the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce said that in Berlin and into the upper reaches of Coos County, which is crisscrossed with ATV trails, “we’re having trouble with people coming here.”

“They are just kind of trashing the place. A lot of rude people,” Kinney told the group, which also included Jessyca Keeler,

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A look at fall recreation programs in Dover, Sherborn and Medfield – News – Dover-Sherborn Press

The scramble continues.

After canceling and changing programs for the spring and summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, recreation department directors continue to keep one eye on the pandemic while staging programs for the fall.

“We want to make sure we do it correctly and safely,” said Medfield’s Recreation Department director, Kevin Ryder.

For the fall, Ryder said he and his staff are offering programs suitable for those working from home, as well as students in remote learning.

“We’re trying to navigate through all this,” he said.

Most of Medfield’s programs will be offered outdoors, with the Pfaff Center available in case of rain.

This includes morning yoga at Hinkley Swim Pond and a fitness boot camp, both led by local fitness instructors, as well as Puddlestompers nature exploration classes for toddlers, soccer leagues, after-school and music classes.

In all cases, face masks and social distancing will be required.

For

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NH virus updates: Fall tourism and latest numbers for state, UNH and Durham – News – seacoastonline.com

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and Tourism Development is emphasizing that visitors to the state this fall “Know Before You Go” online with regard to coronavirus-related requirements and restrictions.

Visitors can educate themselves while looking at the fall foliage tracker and at suggested scenic drives in the state, Lori Harnois, director of the division, said during a meeting on fall tourism hosted by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan on Monday.

Another campaign in the works is “Leave No Trace” to honor New Hampshire’s natural resources and be responsible travelers, Harnois said. This summer, New Hampshire received its share of visitors who wanted to take advantage of parks, forests, and other outdoor destinations. However, some also left an increase of roadside trash.

In spite of the visitors, it’s been a difficult season for the travel and tourism industry, with many events and planned excursions, such as leaf-peeper bus tours, canceled.

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Youth soccer, youth cross country, adult fitness programs highlight Wildwood Crest Recreation fall programs | Wildwood

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough Recreation Department will host an extensive variety of programs and activities this fall.

They are as follows:

• LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT SUNSET LAKE: Wildwood Crest will host live music at the gazebo at Sunset Lake (Louisville and New Jersey) at 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening from Friday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 26. Saturday evening entertainment will also include magic and variety shows for children. Entertainment on Friday, Sept. 25, will also include the screening of a movie at 7:15 p.m.

• OUTDOOR ADULT FITNESS CLASSES: Outdoor adult fitness classes will be held 10 a.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Centennial Park beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. The class will focus on cardio fitness and weight training for older adults. Cost is $5 per class or a punch card good for any 20 Wildwood Crest Recreation fitness classes can be purchased for $80.

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After Atypical Summer Tourism, Cape Cod Wants You to Visit This Fall

Cape Cod business leaders on Cape Cod have a message: it’s not just a great place to visit in the summer.



a group of people sitting at a beach: EASTHAM – AUGUST 5: Lifeguard Seamus Roche on Coast Guard Beach. Visitors enjoy the activities at the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park on Cape Cod. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


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EASTHAM – AUGUST 5: Lifeguard Seamus Roche on Coast Guard Beach. Visitors enjoy the activities at the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park on Cape Cod. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is trying to get word out that there is so much to see and do on the Cape and islands, even after Labor Day.

Among the highlights are the outdoor dining options that will still be offered, the warm water temperatures at area beaches and the free parking that doesn’t exist during the busy summer months.

But they also want to make sure tourists include the Cape in their fall plans as well, touting the numerous biking and waking trails here,

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New Milford sees spike in COVID-19 cases and cancels fall recreation sports

NEW MILFORD – A surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks has led to the cancellation of fall recreation sports.

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Mayor Michael Putrino said in a Facebook post on Saturday that the borough had recorded more than 60 confirmed cases in August, with 57 of them coming in the previous 15 days. He noted that was a huge spike from eight total reported cases in July.

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In an interview, Putrino put the blame for the increase on “unprotected social gatherings” among a cross-section of people and said he has been getting reports about such happenings around town.

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“Three weeks ago, our number was six, then it went to 29, then it went to 26 last week,” Putrino

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Stay Connected With Plano Parks And Recreation This Fall

August 14, 2020

Fall is just around the corner, and Plano Parks and Recreation has a variety of ways to help your family stay active, healthy, happy and connected!

From tennis classes and adult sports leagues to virtual classes/activities for children and adults, you can sign up for all of our classes through Recreation Online.

  • Explore Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve’s extensive trail system. At 800 acres, Plano’s largest park boasts eight miles of concrete trails and five miles of soft surface trails located along Rowlett Creek. The preserve’s lake is also a great fishing spot!
  • Take your pup for play day at one of Plano’s three dog parks (Bob Woodruff, Jack Carter, Windhaven Meadows). For updated closure information, call 972-210-2936 or visit our Rainout Line website.
  • Have a picnic at one of our neighborhood parks. Explore Plano’s parks and their amenities.
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Registration for Lafayette Recreation’s Fall Kids’ Club is now open

Lafayette Recreation announced its fall 2020 Bob Burger Recreation Center Kids’ Club class, according to a release.

The camps are geared to offer fun, challenging, physical activities while following all COVID-19 safety guidelines, the release stated. These classes, offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, are created to provide kids a fun transition from school activities.

Mondays will feature the Mad Science Club, allowing students to challenge their minds and get a little messy. Tuesdays is the Lego Adventures Club, including the world of Star Wars, Lego moving making and Lego robotics. Wednesdays is the Gym and Swim Club, including gym games followed by a dip in the indoor pool. Thursdays is the Sports of All Sorts Club, featuring a wide variety of sports to learn a new skill or strengthen an existing one. Fridays will be Artful Antics Club, featuring arts of various multi-media art platforms.

According

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