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New European Union Travel Plan Could Bring Clarity, Relief for Airlines

Charles de Gaulle Airport on Day France Reopens Its EU Borders

Photographer: Adrienne Surprenant/Bloomberg

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The European Union’s battered aviation industry may soon get some relief from the confusingly wide range of travel curbs across the continent, as the bloc’s governments seek agreement on a common threshold for imposing restrictions.

Under a proposal

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Muscatine’s Merrill Hotel wins Best of the Best award, ranks 20th in the country | Muscatine



MERRILL HOTEL AT NIGHT

The Merrill Hotel in downtown Muscatine, as it looks at night. 




MUSCATINE — The Muscatine Merrill Hotel has received more national recognition.

Last week, the hotel earned a Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Award of 2020 from Tripadvisor. It means the hotel is ranked 20th out of all the hotels in the U.S.

The Merrill is also ranked in the top 1 percent of all hotels in the

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IVGID to revisit recreation fee rebate; discuss Diamond Peak ops

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees will again talk about a possible rebate for recreation and beach fees for 2020-21 during their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Because of COVID, IVGID temporarily closed their recreational venues and during the Aug. 12 meeting, the board asked staff to provide cost estimates for providing rebates for the closures.

Staff has given the board several options

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Linden Department of Recreation Offers Various Virtual Classes for Youth

LINDEN, NJ – The City of Linden’s Recreation Department announced a variety of virtual youth classes that began in the month of October.

The classes being offered are the following:

Preschool Drawing: Participants ages 4-5 enthusiasm for art will be encouraged. The class will be held Wednesday, October 28 through December 9, from 4:00-4:45 p.m. (No class November 25) and repeated Thursday, October 29 through December 10, from 1:00-1:45 p.m.

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TUI Plans $1.8 Billion Fundraising Once Travel Demand Returns

(Bloomberg) — Holiday giant TUI AG could seek to raise about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) through a rights issue and asset sales once bookings recover and the company starts generating meaningful revenue again.



a plane parked on the side of a road: SEATTLE, WA - MAY 31: Boeing 737 MAX airplanes from TUI Airways sit parked in a parking lot at a Boeing facility adjacent to King County International Airport, known as Boeing Field, on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Boeing 737 MAX airplanes have been grounded following two fatal crashes in which 346 passengers and crew were killed in October 2018 and March 2019. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)


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SEATTLE, WA – MAY 31: Boeing 737 MAX airplanes from TUI Airways sit parked in a parking lot at a Boeing facility adjacent to King County International Airport, known

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Cancelled convention season means millions in losses, but this hotel just reopened its doors



a woman in a blue shirt: Heather McKinnon, interim general manager of the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's, says the business had to open its doors to cover some costs after being closed for duration of pandemic.


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Heather McKinnon, interim general manager of the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, says the business had to open its doors to cover some costs after being closed for duration of pandemic.

Business continues to be slow for many hotels across the province, but one of the largest in St. John’s has reopened its doors for the first time since being closed during the early stages of the

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Sacramento River Discovery Center still at the Red Bluff Recreation Area



a car parked on the side of a road: Pictured is the Sacramento River Discovery Center. (DN file)


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Pictured is the Sacramento River Discovery Center. (DN file)

The Sacramento River Discovery Center was not evicted in July and the US Forest Service is working on a permit that will allow it to continue to educate people of all ages about how to preserve and protect private and public lands and appreciate the birds of the air and fish of the waters.

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Outdoor sports and recreation set Fort Dodge apart

Outdoor sports and recreation set Fort Dodge apart

From biking trails to water parks, Fort Dodge has really put an emphasis on outdoor recreation and making sure people of all ages have something to love.


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You may not expect to see these kind of hills and jungle like atmosphere in Fort Dodge, Iowa, but it’s here. Thea opportunity for

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Majorca Joins the World Tourism Organisation

Majorca has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as an affiliate member through the Majorca Tourism Foundation (FMT), becoming a part of a tourism organization of great international importance.

The island can be used as an example in the development of tourism, Majorca’s objective to contribute to the creation of a more ethical and responsible sector, focused on the benefits of the international community.

Membership to the organization is based

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2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions.



People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon city, Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Public schools will hold online classes using electronic gadgets and educational materials provided to students as the opening got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


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People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon

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Bellanca Hotel Is a Breath of Fresh Air in Avalon

Jill Weinlein

The newest hotel in the Mediterranean-style city of Avalon, is the Bellanca Hotel. One of Eat, Drink, Sleep Hospitality Group’s newest acquisitions, they renovated the former Portifino Hotel into a hip and relaxing property, featuring 40 rooms, some with harbor and Pacific Ocean views. 

Jill Weinlein

The easiest way to get to Catalina, the most populated of the Channel Islands, is by the Catalina Express ferry boats. They

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Local tourism marketing gets federal aid | Local News

As fall foliage develops in Western Maryland, the Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to share more federal aid with the local tourism bureau to promote tourism opportunities.

After hearing how the first $80,000 distribution of federal aid helped market local tourism, the commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to share another $210,000 with Visit Hagerstown, the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

“We very much appreciate the county commissioners’

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Better Living through Time Travel

I recently took my oldest offspring to the airport for a flight to Los Angeles that marked her official journey into adulthood. A new college graduate (minus the COVID19-canceled graduation ceremony), she’s now settling into an apartment and independent life 3,000 miles from her childhood home. She couldn’t wait to leave. Given my KPI in parenting has always been to raise a strong, independent woman, I suppose I succeeded. But

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US man spends two nights in jail for writing negative review of Thailand hotel



a tree next to a body of water: A beach in Koh Poda island near Krabi, Thailand Photo: Reuters (For representation)


A beach in Koh Poda island near Krabi, Thailand Photo: Reuters (For representation)

A man from the US could face time in prison after he posted negative reviews of a hotel in Thailand. Yes, you read that right.

According to The New York Times, American expat Wesley Barnes, who teaches English in Thailand, had written a negative review for a hotel, Sea View Koh Chang resort on the island of

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Park & Recreation Commission To Hold Public Hearing On FY2021 Community Matching Fund

Sep 25, 2020 at 7:35 PM

Park & Recreation Commission to
Hold Public Hearing on FY 2021 Community Matching Fund

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2020

The Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public
hearing to receive information and recommendations from staff on the applications
received for the Fiscal Year 2021 Community Matching Fund on Thursday, October 15 at 7
p.m. Following the public hearing, the
Commission will hold

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Annual tourism income projected to reach $25b by 2025: minister

TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism revenue is projected to reach $25 billion by 2025, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.

Attracting 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2025, and designating the tourism sector as one of the important foundations of the country’s economy is amongst the government’s priorities, Mounesan added.

Noting that the arrival of each foreign tourist is equal to the export of 40 barrels of oil, he said

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Death of Colorado man at Glen Canyon Recreation Area under investigation | Local



Glen Canyon National Recreation Area -- Lake Powell



National Park Service officials announced last week they had discovered the body of a Colorado man who had been missing in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for three days.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 22, 50-year-old Robert Sanders of Centennial, Colorado was discovered after three days of searching by foot, air and water. His death is still under investigation.

According to the National Park service, Sanders

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Research paper: State tourism forecast sluggish

A paper released this week by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization suggests that Hawaii tourism could take years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic — if it does at all.

The paper, titled “The Future of Travel and Tourism After the COVID-19 Pandemic And Implications for Hawaii,” draws comparisons between the nationwide impacts to the tourism industry caused by the pandemic and 9/11, pointing out that, even in

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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions by State

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in the U.S., Newsweek takes a look at the current travel restrictions for each state.



a person holding luggage: Stock image: Travelers should check ahead for state restrictions before venturing on vacation.


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Stock image: Travelers should check ahead for state restrictions before venturing on vacation.

At the time of writing, the U.S. has 6,814,696 confirmed cases, with India and Brazil having the second and third highest case numbers respectively, as shown in the below graphic. The

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