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

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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Discover America’s National Parks – Virtually

As the lockdowns continue around the world due to the Coronavirus Pandemic I guess many of us are yearning to be free of this new world order that has been created for us and by us. Airlines have parked their aircraft neatly in lines waiting for the all clear. Hotels are barely functioning if at all. Restaurants that are still open are operating take out … Continue reading Discover America’s National Parks – Virtually

Coronavirus – ‘Lockdown’ Cannonball Run Record will it stand?

I never knew that the Cannonball Run was actually a thing. I knew it was a movie with Burt Reynolds back in the day but didn’t realise that it was based a real rally. Taking advantage of the ‘Lockdown’ due to the Coronavirus Pandemic a new team driving a 2019 Audi A8 Sedan claim to have created a new record for the 3,000 mile journey … Continue reading Coronavirus – ‘Lockdown’ Cannonball Run Record will it stand?

Coronavirus – CNN Reporter Upsets President Trump

Alongside the BBC and SKY News in the UK I have been turning to CNN to get a more world wide picture of the Pandemic. The commercial breaks are irritating and too frequent but the coverage has been really comprehensive and informative. It is a pity that this kind of thing happens because it isn’t helpful and only demonstrates what a poor speaker Mr Trump … Continue reading Coronavirus – CNN Reporter Upsets President Trump

Coronavirus – US Cities see Air Quality Improve

Some positives from California during this Coronavirus Pandemic at last! Apparently the air quality over major cities of America has improved because of the ‘Lockdowns’. Traffic movement has reduced by approximately 70% and the air quality is the winner here. Cities seeing the best improvement in air quality are Los Angeles, Seattle and New York which probably is expected. Air Quality improves due to the … Continue reading Coronavirus – US Cities see Air Quality Improve