Category: Travel Influencer

Catalans Dragons ditch budget travel as Super League collapses scrum

Paris (AFP) – Rugby League enters a new era on Sunday with scrums abandoned amidst the coronavirus, plans made to speed up play and cash-conscious French club Catalans Dragons reluctantly ditching budget travel.

Super League kicks off with champions St Helens facing the Dragons and Huddersfield playing Leeds Rhinos.

Scrums, rarely the set-piece physical test of strength which so dominates rugby union, will be scrapped from the 13-a-side code.

It’s chiefly on health grounds after research showed that the “micro-climate” of at least six players in such close proximity numerous times a game increased potential virus transmission.

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Japan braces for coronavirus spike amid domestic travel campaign

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Mari Saito

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is bracing for a surge in the number of coronavirus infections after new daily cases exceeded 1,000 for the first time, a week after the start of a national travel campaign to revive the tourism industry.

The country had 1,264 new cases on Wednesday, according to a tally by national broadcaster NHK, surpassing the previous record of 981, with infections spreading rapidly not only in Tokyo, but also in other regions including remote islands.

Northern Japan’s Iwate prefecture, which had been the last-remaining prefecture free from coronavirus infection, had its

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Five new countries added to FCO ‘travel corridor’ list

As of today, Slovenia is now on the list of countries Britons can visit without going into quarantine on return - Getty
As of today, Slovenia is now on the list of countries Britons can visit without going into quarantine on return – Getty

 

As of today, five new countries have been added to the UK’s quarantine-free list.

Britons returning from Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and St Vincent and the Grenadines can do so without the need to self-isolate for 14 days.

The update to the list, which was announced on Friday but comes into force today, comes just days after the Government controversially added mainland Spain to the UK’s quarantine list. Yesterday, the Balearics and Canary Islands were added to that

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The coronavirus has reinvented what people want when they travel — and it’s bringing 2 classic Americana staples back into style

The summer of 2020 might be the summer of RV travel.
The summer of 2020 might be the summer of RV travel.

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  • The coronavirus has disrupted how travelers want to spend their money.

  • As lockdown restrictions ease, industry experts expect travelers to stay closer to home and take road trips rather than flights.

  • RV dealers are seeing an influx of new customers who want to buy or rent. 

  • Traveling by RV is inherently socially distanced because travelers are in self-contained units and can control their surroundings, the chairman of the RV Industry Association told Business Insider.

  • Roadside motels may also see a surge in popularity because their design

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U.K. Sets Out Roadmap for Recovery from Coronavirus – Variety

The U.K. will begin adjusting certain coronavirus restrictions this week, with quarantine measures to be enforced for anyone travelling into the country, and a July 1 target for the reopening of the hospitality industry and other public places, including cinemas.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pre-recorded televised address on Sunday night has been highly anticipated over the last week as the U.K. lockdown, first enforced on March 23, enters its eighth week. In a 14-minute speech, Johnson laid out a “roadmap” to recovery, offering the first glimpse of how the country will begin restarting its economy.

Johnson said the lockdown will

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