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

Segway – the end of an era?

Just announced, the demise of the Segway after only 19 years. Production will cease shortly on the two wheeler self balancing vehicle that is a regular sight in shopping malls across America. Most cities have companies that offer Segway tours of their most popular sights but here in the UK they can’t be used on public roads or footpaths so have never taken off here. … Continue reading Segway – the end of an era?

Coronavirus – Covid surcharge tax being added to restaurant bills

For those contemplating a visit to America post Coronavirus I just discovered that rather than increase menu prices some restaurants are adding a Covid surcharge to patrons’ bills and then charging tax on the total. It has been reported that some of the more upscale restaurants in Las Vegas Casinos are adding between 4 and 5%. Apparently you can ask for this to be removed … Continue reading Coronavirus – Covid surcharge tax being added to restaurant bills

Coronavirus – Current Status Travel to the States

The exchange rate remains poor so even if you could jump on a flight tomorrow it is going to be expensive. There is going to be a new normal and there has to be a new awareness of socialising. Currently UK citizens are prohibited to travel to America and on arrival must self isolate for 14 days. If you are planning a visit in 2020 … Continue reading Coronavirus – Current Status Travel to the States

Coronavirus – Las Vegas 04 June to open

Nearly three months have passed in the Nevada desert without the constant bells, whistles, neon lights, clanging coins or cheers of people. Las Vegas is set to reopen on 4 June. After the state has recorded two straight weeks of declining numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospital admissions Governor Steve Sisolak set 4 June to reopen casinos across the state. ¬†According to the Nevada Resort … Continue reading Coronavirus – Las Vegas 04 June to open

Coronavirus – PPE Vending Machines

The world is awaking like a bear coming out of hibernation. Slowly but surely the ‘new normal’ is evolving. TSA across USA airports report their third busiest day since mid March. Seems so long ago doesn’t it? In a first but what will soon be seen everywhere Las Vegas McCarran International Airport has installed PPE vending machines. Dispensing masks, hand sanitiser, towels and gloves the … Continue reading Coronavirus – PPE Vending Machines

Coronavirus – Disney Springs Phased Opening from 20 May 20

Disney have lost billions since closing all their owned hotels and parks around the world. As countries deemed to have past the peak of the pandemic start to slowly introduce the ‘new normal’ to see if the ‘R’ rate remains low corporations are deciding on how to proceed. Apparently Shanghai Disneyland is opening on Monday 11 May with limited capacity to try and keep social … Continue reading Coronavirus – Disney Springs Phased Opening from 20 May 20

Coronavirus – Hits U.S Tourism Hard

Whilst the world continues to produce graphs and charts to demonstrate the impact on daily life due to the Coronavirus Pandemic there are some shocking numbers showing the impact that it has had on the tourist industry. Each country is offering help in its own way and in the US every adult is receiving a stimulus cheque for $1200 from President Donald J. Trump printed … Continue reading Coronavirus – Hits U.S Tourism Hard