China banned all group tours leaving the country, beginning this week, in an attempt to halt further spread of the coronavirus. Currently, more than 56 million residents in nearly 20 cities are affected by the restrictions.
As of Sunday, the virus resulted in 56 deaths with numbers climbing.
China’s National Health Commission announced 688 confirmed cases, 1,309 suspected cases and 15 deaths, all in the past 24 hours.
The virus originated in the capital of Hubei, Wuhan city, and spread to 29 Chinese provinces. Now, more than 20 cases were reported in Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, France, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Australia and Vietnam.
Hong Kong classified the viral outbreak as an “emergency,” the city’s highest warning tier. The 2020 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was canceled due to the severity of the virus. Disneyland and Ocean Park in Hong Kong are closing until further notice, along with Shanghai’s Disneyland.
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IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.
Marriott International recently opened its first Aloft property in Bali. Aloft Bali Seminyak is an urban-inspired, new-build hotel created with music lovers and tech-savvy travelers in mind.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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