Disney World & Universal Studios, Fl- no Masks Outdoors

As the world still is still juggling with the grip of Covid-19 some semblance of normality is being announced in some of America’s theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are allowing guests to be outside without wearing a face covering. The wearing of masks is still enforceable in lines, on rides and anywhere inside. Daily visitor capacity is going to increase as well. … Continue reading Disney World & Universal Studios, Fl- no Masks Outdoors

Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Disney is testing OPTIONAL facial recognition technology for entry to the Magic Kingdom. The experiment is being assessed between 23 March and 23 April. Guests must remove hats, visors and sunglasses but their MASKS must be worn. Apparently the image taken converts to a number which is then associated with the point of entry to get into the park. There is a dedicated lane for … Continue reading Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Coronavirus – White House Considers Lifting Travel Bans from Europe

Whilst in Europe Thanksgiving remains an American holiday, news is breaking that President Trump and his administration are considering rescinding entry bans for most non U.S citizens in Europe. Can European travellers give thanks? Although most European countries have banned U.S visitors do European travellers want to enter America at this time. Covid-19 appears to out of control in America and the numbers are still … Continue reading Coronavirus – White House Considers Lifting Travel Bans from Europe

Coronavirus – CDC to allow US Cruise Sailings

For the first time since March 14 the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) is to all sailings for cruise ships that operate with more than 250 passengers – WITH CONDITIONS. Cruise lines are going to have to build lab capacity onboard to be able to test for Covid-19 on crew members that are allowed to disembark in the USA. Ships also need to prove that … Continue reading Coronavirus – CDC to allow US Cruise Sailings

Las Vegas – MGM Resorts to Re-start Live Entertainment

It has been almost eight months since the bright lights of Las Vegas last had a live show on the famous Strip. An announcement from MGM Resorts is putting a change to the darkness. Starting next month the hotel chain will start to bring back live entertainment starting with Las Vegas regular David Copperfield (MGM Grand). The date announced is November 6 as team members … Continue reading Las Vegas – MGM Resorts to Re-start Live Entertainment

Coronavirus – Disney to shed 28,000 staff!

Today the Disney Corporation announced that it is having to shed up to 28,000 staff. The losses will be mostly at it’s US theme parks. It will also affect Disney Experiences and Product Segment at all levels. Disney’s parks in California were due to reopen in July but due to the strict restrictions applied by the Californian Government because of the Coronavirus Pandemic the parks … Continue reading Coronavirus – Disney to shed 28,000 staff!

Coronavirus – More Bad News for Shoppers

The Coronavirus continues in it’s quest to cause as much disruption as possible. Two giants of a New York Shopping Weekend have had to throw in the white towel. Admittedly one of these well known names was going to out of some folks budget but the other was almost an attraction of New York in it’s own right. Lord & Taylor of 5th Avenue closed … Continue reading Coronavirus – More Bad News for Shoppers

Coronavirus – Impact on US Economy from Abroad

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) latest research indicates that, with this year’s COVID-induced collapse of international tourism, the U.S. economy is set to lose $155 billion in 2020. This catastrophic upset to the American economy is tantamount to a shortfall of $425 million a day, or almost $3 billion per week. International travel spending in the U.S. during 2019 reached $195.1 billion, accounting for … Continue reading Coronavirus – Impact on US Economy from Abroad