Phoenix hotels that opened or got remodeled during COVID-19

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic made this a rough year for everyone in the hotel and tourism industry, some Arizona hotels and resorts have used the pause in travel as an opportunity.

Several new resorts and hotels opened for business in metro Phoenix in 2020. Others used their temporary closures to update rooms and amenities without disturbing guests.

The CDC still recommends against nonessential travel. However, that doesn’t mean you

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Moving homelss into hotels slowed COVID-19 spread, WA study says

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The University of Washington did a study on the homeless initiative that moved homeless people into four King County hotels.

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Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, some cities in King County decided to move people out of homeless shelters and into hotels.

Researchers with the University of Washington conducted a study with the King County Department of Community and Human Services and determined the initiative helped

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How COVID-19 Impacted America’s Healthiest Communities | Healthiest Communities

Anticipating the coronavirus pandemic that smashed into New York City would crash over his suburban New Jersey community, John Bonanni, a county administrator, believed he’d prepared for the worst. But in early spring, as infections surged and hospital bedspace and ventilators ran short, Bonanni worried the worst might have been an underestimate.

Half a continent away, as Wyoming’s ski season wound down, Jodie Pond’s plan to fight the oncoming contagion

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Maricopa County offering hotels for COVID-19 patients to isolate | Coronavirus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Maricopa County has hotel rooms available for residents who don’t have a place to isolate after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Maricopa County communications director Fields Moseley said since the isolation hotel was made available in July, only 17 people have taken advantage of the resource.

“As soon as we know they need the help we can go ahead and place them in that hotel within a

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These 21 states and territories are NOT on N.J.’s latest COVID-19 quarantine travel advisory list

New Jersey’s coronavirus travel advisory re-added New Mexico Tuesday bringing the list back to 35 states and territories where travelers are asked to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the Garden State.

Those states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots because they had a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. The list is updated weekly

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‘Jurassic World’ sequel production suspended after positive COVID-19 tests

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Production of “Jurassic World: Dominion” from Universal Pictures has been suspended for two weeks after a few people on the set tested positive for COVID-19, director Colin Trevorrow said on Wednesday.

“All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks,” Trevorrow wrote on Twitter.

Filming on the dinosaur adventure movie resumed in England in July under stringent

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All the People in Trump’s Orbit Who Have Tested Positive or Negative for COVID-19

Though Dr. Michael Ryan of the World Health Organization (WHO) declined during a recent special session to directly agree with the assessment that Donald J. Trump’s reported COVID-19 diagnosis was “inevitable” given his general disregard for pandemic-appropriate behavior, one would be hard-pressed to approach anything nearing shock regarding the failed steak salesman’s current situation.

Instead, Ryan made a point to remind those listening that the oft-repeated health precautions—i.e. wearing a

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A Covid-19 surge in fall and winter could kill 2,900 Americans a day. Here’s why, and how you can turn the tide around



a man walking down the street: Two people wear protective face masks as they walk along a commercial street in the Gravesend section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The area has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to New York City health data. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented more than a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


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Two people wear protective face masks as they walk along a commercial street in the Gravesend section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The area has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to New York City health data. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying
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Cathay Pacific mulls smaller aircraft, business class cuts as Covid-19 crisis remoulds travel



a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Cathay Pacific is undergoing a restructuring process to help see it through the aftermath of the pandemic. Photo: Roy Issa


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Cathay Pacific is undergoing a restructuring process to help see it through the aftermath of the pandemic. Photo: Roy Issa

Cathay Pacific Airways is weighing up if it needs smaller aircraft with fewer business class seats, as Covid-19 reshapes travel habits and the airline industry.

No immediate changes are on the horizon, according to CEO Augustus Tang Kin-wing, but discussions are ongoing over the company’s restructuring plan, which

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Hotels offer Covid-19 safety amenities: Free health care, doctor visits and more

(CNN) — What feels like a lifetime ago in the days before Covid-19, hotels lured travelers with amenities such as complimentary breakfasts, cocktail hours and yoga classes at the spa.
The world has changed quite a bit since then. Though people are beginning to tiptoe out from their Airbnbs and homes — away from stockpiled toilet paper, sourdough starter and new puppies — and even hop on planes, the travel
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Trump’s COVID-19 illness will make financial markets even more volatile

President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test will likely create substantial turbulence within financial markets. We should expect much higher than normal volatility in equity prices and possibly interest rates while the president and the first lady quarantine, because their COVID test results create new economic and political uncertainty, and uncertainty almost always roils financial markets.   

This development creates enormous uncertainty on many fronts, some of which we have not seen before

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Eclipse Air Charter expands into Europe following rise in demand for private jet travel amid COVID-19

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2020 /CNW/ – On-demand, private aircraft charter service Eclipse Air Charter (Eclipse) is opening a new international headquarters in Mayfair, London this fall, having successfully navigated the complex COVID-19 business landscape.

By leveraging a network of aircraft worldwide, Eclipse offers access to a wide range of private jet charter options, backed by simple pay-as-you-go service with no long-term commitment, initial outlay, membership fee or management

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Hotels shelter evacuees amid COVID-19

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Published 8:39 a.m. ET Sept. 14, 2020 | Updated 3:15 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2020

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Dozens of wind-driven wildfires race through more than a dozen western U.S. states.

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SALEM, Ore. – Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during the West Coast wildfires into hotels to reduce the spread of

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World Leaders Send Support After Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis | Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG – Leaders and prominent figures from around the world Friday sent their best wishes to U.S. President Donald Trump and his family after he announced that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus.

The president revealed his diagnosis on Twitter early Friday, with leaders across the globe sending their well wishes.

The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, tweeted his wish

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COVID-19 travelers want the beach, so what’s happening to Tampa hotels?

TAMPA ― Jeny Guichardo sweeps through the Hilton Tampa Downtown hotel lobby at least once an hour.

She cradles a tub of Lysol wipes in her arms while clutching disinfectant spray and a rag. Wearing a blue surgical mask and plastic gloves, she wipes elevator buttons, handrails and table tops.

Hilton hotels have launched the “CleanStay” program. It calls for regular surface wipe-downs. Each guest room is sealed with a

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Air Canada is the latest airline to offer free COVID-19 insurance for eligible travelers



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Airlines and even certain destinations are continuing to roll out COVID-19 insurance packages.

Air Canada is the latest in a series of international airlines that are offering complimentary coverage for coronavirus.

In August, Virgin Atlantic introduced what it

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Hotels.com Travels Back to 2019 BC (Before Covid-19) With a Warning of What’s to Come

This time last year, if someone told you that in 2020 you’d live through a global pandemic, borders would close and grocery shoppers would physically fight over basic essentials like toilet paper, you’d think they were mad.

But 2020 has, by all measures, been an unpredictable year. Hotels.com makes light of the absurdity that is 2020 with a new ad that sees longtime brand character Captain Obvious get a visit

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Weakening Democracy Around the World, Report Finds

Governments around the world are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to restrict freedoms, punish independent news operations and attack minorities, according to a global survey by Freedom House, the U.S.-based nonprofit known for its annual assessment of global democracy.



a group of people standing in front of a flat screen tv: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace (C) at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.


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Dubai hotels warned of heavy penalties and closure in case of violation of COVID-19 regulations

Dubai: Dubai Municipality continues to carry out intensive inspection campaigns on hotel establishments to ensure compliance with COVID-19 precautionary measures.

According to Dubai Media Office tweet, non-compliant establishments will face a penalty and/or closure, as per the enforced regulations. The civic body has instensifed campaign to ensure prevention of violations related to COVID-19 guidelines.

Members of the public are strictly required to wear a face mask at all times when

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UPDATE 2-Irish High Court rules government COVID-19 travel advice is legal

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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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