Irish High Court rules government COVID-19 travel advice is …

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DUBLIN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Ireland’s High Court ruled on Friday that the government’s advice against non-essential travel to most countries due to the risk of COVID-19 infection was legal, dismissing a case brought by low-cost airline Ryanair .

Ireland has some of the strictest COVID-19 travel advice in Europe, advising against non-essential travel to all but four countries – Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein. Those four

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Lou Johnson, Dodgers 1965 World Series hero, dies at 86

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and 1965 World Series champion “Sweet” Lou Johnson died Thursday, the team announced. He was 86.

“Lou Johnson was such a positive inspiration at Dodger Stadium with our employees and our fans as well as throughout the community in the appearances he made on behalf of the organization,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said in a statement. “Dodger fans will always remember his important home

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No Extra Tax Guidance for Virus Travel Issues, Officials Say

The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service don’t have any current plans to provide additional tax relief or guidance for foreign individuals stuck in the U.S. due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, government officials said Friday.

Treasury and the IRS issued guidance in April mainly because people who couldn’t leave the U.S. due to the pandemic didn’t know whether staying in the country “would jeopardize their entire tax position,”

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Who wins the presidential election if the same 2016 mistakes are made

  • While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was heavily favored to win the presidential election in 2016, election results surprised many pollsters when now-President Donald Trump emerged victorious.
  • Numerous circumstances led to erroneous state polling in 2016, including undervaluing non-college educated voters and vast amounts of undecided voters.
  • A report from the New York Times examines what the outcome of the electoral college will be this November if state polling proves to
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Fla. Hotels Must Face Victim’s Sex Trafficking Claims

Law360 (October 1, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) — A number of South Florida hotels and motels must face claims from a sex trafficking victim who says they did nothing to help her despite various red flags indicating criminal activity, a Florida federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas said on Wednesday that the victim, who sued as Jane Doe, has alleged enough facts to support her negligence

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MLB playoffs: Making the case for each team’s World Series chances

After an eventful wild-card round played around the country, MLB’s postseason will now pivot to two locations: Southern California for American League teams and Texas for National League teams.

Eight clubs remain in the hunt to win the World Series, meaning it’s time to make a case for each of them to win it all. Yes, even the Marlins. Here we go.

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Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays have

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Apec failed to see the urgency of restarting travel and tourism. Can Hong Kong take a lead?

a group of people standing next to an umbrella: Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE

Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE

Fulfilling their responsibility to provide advice to leaders and government officials across the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group, members of Apec Business Advisory Council (ABAC) two weeks ago drafted

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7 Safe(r) Travel and Adventure Ideas for Fall 2020

The pandemic put a real damper on our spring and summer plans, and the reality is that we still need to continue taking necessary precautions as we venture into fall and winter. Luckily, there are certainly ways to venture outside of the house with minimal risk of catching or spreading coronavirus. The key is to wear your masks and to avoid crowded, enclosed spaces.

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Visit Jacksonville CEO says local hotels, tourism rebounding

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly 40% of hotel workers in Florida have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, and industry lobbyists warn that could reach 70% this winter without further assistance from Congress.

Michael Corrigan, the CEO of Visit Jacksonville, said hotel occupancy in the River City is in the 54% range, which he adds is better than most cities in the state and across the country.

He attributes

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Travel Co. To Pay $5.8M To End Claims Of Cuba Transactions

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts Sells Residence Inn Boston Cambridge For $107.5 Million

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) (“Xenia” or the “Company”) today announced it has sold the 221-room Residence Inn Boston Cambridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a price of $107.5 million, or approximately $486,500 per key. The sale price represents a 11.6x multiple and a 7.8% capitalization rate on the hotel’s 2019 Hotel EBITDA and net operating income, respectively. In connection

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The Best Travel Insurance For Your Holiday Vacation Trip

American travelers are looking forward to the holiday travel period like nothing else in recent memory. But given the pandemic health concerns, they’re also trying to find the best travel insurance for a holiday vacation.

A new report by American Express finds travelers are cautiously optimistic about traveling in the next six months. Just over half (55%) of

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TurboRes is Helping Rebuild Travel & Tourism With New Website

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TurboRes, a trendsetting platform in the hospitality industry has launched a new website to prepare for increased travel in the coming months. The new website is designed to help businesses seamlessly book travel for their employees. It also helps hotels and restaurants gain more visibility and enhances the direct booking process. TurboRes helps these clients by providing intelligent qualified exposure, distribution

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BS-VI Royal Enfield Himalayan Review: An astonishing adventure

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BS-VI Royal Enfield Himalayan Review: An astonishing adventure

The Royal Enfield Himalayan, first launched in 2016, took off almost immediately under the brand’s name and the kind of adventure abilities it provided. But it was plagued with production issues and the low quality of parts prompted some customers to file lawsuits against the brand for either a refund or compensation. Now four years later and two emissions

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How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

Large groups of Chinese visitors have become a pillar of the global tourism industry. Coronavirus has not only put paid to this enormous source of income for major cities and sights around the world, it is having a massive knock-on effect for the luxury goods business.

For any tourist, buying souvenirs is a key part of the holiday experience. They might be trinkets such as keyrings or fridge magnets, a

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Hotels Brace For Remote Work’s Impact

Office owners are far from the only ones wondering about the short- and long-term effects of remote work.

With millions of Americans still compelled to work outside their offices, the hospitality sector is adjusting its current offerings and anticipating longer stays from future business travelers.

Hotel properties are being decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, with hotel executives looking for ways to navigate through a multiyear recovery period and find success

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IHG Hotels & Resorts reveals new data about the U.S. summer vacation in 2020

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Staycation’ was undoubtedly the travel buzzword of 2020. With travel restrictions limiting people jetting off to far-flung destinations for some of the summer months this year, Americans looked to explore what was on their very own doorstep more so than ever before.

IHG Hotels & Resorts, which includes brands such as Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites and Kimpton, reveals new data about

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Durham travel specialist offering virtual, interactive, live vacation experience

A local travel specialist is looking to innovate while most people are still avoiding flying.

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She’s doing so by launching a live virtual travel experience, with the hopes of giving tourists a look at the Caribbean.

“Even though I can’t put planes back in the sky, I can bring the world to people’s living rooms,” says Tracy Turberfield, who started the service after her business was stopped

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Global Online Travel Agent Market Value Expected To Reach $820.18 Billion By 2023

“Online Travel Agent Market Global Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Growth And Change” Is One Of The Largest Players In The Online Travel Agent Market, According To The Business Research Company’s Online Travel Agent Market Global Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Growth And Change

(Companies Covered:, Expedia, Inc., Ctrip, TripAdvisor, Trivago, eDreams Odigeo, Despegar, MakeMyTrip, Lastminute, On the Beach)

The global online travel agent market is expected to decline from

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Sailors Trapped by Covid-19 Fight Exhaustion and Despair

Many stranded crew members said governments should do more to accommodate crew changes. “Ports and countries want the cargo, but when it comes to the crew who are bringing the cargo to them, they are not helping us,” said Nilesh Mukherjee, the chief officer on a tanker carrying liquid petroleum gas, who is from India.

Even in normal times, replacing a crew member involves complex logistics, said Frederick Kenney, director

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