Category: Travel Advice

British caddies facing extended quarantine periods around PGA Tour restart

Harry Diamond, Rory McIlroy’s caddie, is just one of several British bagmen resigned to spending up to eight of the next 13 weeks in quarantine in order to appear at the PGA Tour’s forthcoming restart. 

Diamond arrived in Florida at the weekend to start to fulfil the segregated fortnight required to make him eligible to work for the world No 1 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas, the first event back after a three-month hiatus on June 11. 

McIlroy is also due to play at the following RBC Heritage in South Carolina and the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Diamond

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Everything we know so far about his lockdown drive to Durham

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The country has been in uproar since Friday evening over revelations that Downing Street senior aide Dominic Cummings and his wife drove 260 miles to his parents’ home in Durham while the country was in lockdown. 

After much discussion in Downing Street today, Boris Johnson has concluded that Mr Cummings, as a father to a young son, acted in the best interests of his child and would be staying on in his role. 

Whether this announcement will draw a line under the issue remains to be seen. This is everything we know so far

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Restaurants are for Republicans now

If restaurants reopen in your state and you decide to go out for a bite, there’s a good chance everybody around you will be a Republican.

As nearly every state begins to lift stay-home restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus, consumer attitudes regarding what to do next are taking on a surprisingly political tilt. While slightly more than half of both Republicans and Democrats think their state is reopening at the right pace, Republicans are more likely to say it’s going too slowly, and Democrats more worried that it’s going too fast.

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll

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Expedia signals May rebound as cancellations stabilize

By Sanjana Shivdas

(Reuters) – Online travel booking company Expedia Group Inc <EXPE.O> on Wednesday pointed to demand recovering in May as cancellation rates stabilize, overshadowing a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and sending its shares up nearly 4%.

U.S. airlines have signaled slower ticket cancellations and an improvement in bookings on some routes, as countries ease lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus that had crippled the global travel industry.

“What we’ve seen is green shoots in the areas you would expect, places where movement has become possible, where people can now start to think about their summer holiday,”

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John Oliver takes aim at UFC’s ‘Fight Island’; Dana White calls it ‘selective facts’

John Oliver and “Last Week Tonight” took on sports in the age of COVID-19 on Sunday night, focusing on how leagues can plausibly return to game action. As is always the case, Oliver took swipes at a bevy of characters — including calling Philadelphia fans a “horde of inhuman monsters” — but the focus of the segment came down to the UFC and Florida’s choice to host sporting events.

Jacksonville hosted three events for UFC and president Dana White, but it was the promotion’s decision to host a “Fight Island” sometime later this year that got him going.

Oliver goes

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