Coronavirus – Simon Malls, Mills and Outlet Centers

If Walmart can show shoppers on their website what precautions are in place to encourage social distancing and hygiene during this ‘new normal’ why can’t Simon Malls do the same? On their website you can search for a center and if you scroll down the page of each property is a section on what Simon Malls are doing for their communities but not about the … Continue reading Coronavirus – Simon Malls, Mills and Outlet Centers

Coronavirus – Black Friday Cancelled

The American tradition of recent years to queue outside major stores for ‘Door Buster Sales’ is in danger (or otherwise) of being cancelled due to the surging cases of Covid-19 in many states. Walmart who have at least 4,750 across the whole of the USA announced last week that all of it’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Today Target who itself have over 1,800 … Continue reading Coronavirus – Black Friday Cancelled

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Virtual Queue – Rise of the Resistance

As park hopping is not available throughout Walt Disney World and no Fast Pass in place due to preventing guest build up. The newest and most popular ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the ‘Rise of the Resistance’ in the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge section of the park. Disney with enhanced safety and hygiene in mind have created a virtual queue so that all guests … Continue reading Disney’s Hollywood Studios Virtual Queue – Rise of the Resistance

Coronavirus – Get Virus Tested to visit Alaska & Hawaii

As the world continues to struggle massively with the impact of Covid-19 the decisions to travel remain a difficult choice to make. In America most states require you to self quarantine for 14 days before you can step out at your own expense. Alaska have taken a positive approach to entice tourists back to enjoy the small summer window left before the season changes. If … Continue reading Coronavirus – Get Virus Tested to visit Alaska & Hawaii

Coronavirus – ‘Safecation’

A new category of holiday has emerged recently due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. As international travel is put on hold for many residents of their mother country are giving up on wanderlust and choosing ‘Safecations’ instead. I suppose these are going to be Staycations with extra precautions built in so that comfort and hygiene are adhered to and controlled by each party. Knowing where you … Continue reading Coronavirus – ‘Safecation’

Coronavirus – Still Causing Problems

USA, Canada and Mexico have all kept their borders closed to travellers, visitors and non essential traffic. The closure to all border crossings has been extended until at least the end of August 2020. A recent IPSOS poll in Canada shows that the majority of Canadians are in favour of the borders remaining closed until the end of 2020 at the least. The epicentre of … Continue reading Coronavirus – Still Causing Problems

Coronovirus – Magic Kingdom Open Again

Amid over 10,000 new cases reported in the Sunshine State on 11 July it didn’t prevent the re-opening of the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, the Magic Kingdom. Entry is strictly by appointment only and admissions are around 50% of normal occupancy. This must be a blessed relief to visitors to be able to roam around at a safe distance. Character photo opportunities are no longer … Continue reading Coronovirus – Magic Kingdom Open Again

Coronavirus – TUI cancels all Florida programmes until at least December 2020

TUI, Britain’s largest surviving tour operator has just announced that their Florida programme is to be grounded until the end of November 2020. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the stresses on International Travel the company has decided to suspend all operations to the Sunshine State. Even with Disneyworld continuing to slowly re-open TUI thinks that the measures will have a negative … Continue reading Coronavirus – TUI cancels all Florida programmes until at least December 2020

Coronavirus – Tri States introduce Quarantine Rule

As New York, New Jersey and Connecticut has seen a decline in Coronavirus cases it has legislated that American arrivals from the following states, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas have to go into quarantine for 14 days in an attempt to protect it’s citizens. Washington State was on the list but due to a discrepancy in reported cases has … Continue reading Coronavirus – Tri States introduce Quarantine Rule