Category: Travel Organizer

Taiwan offers fake flights for travel-starved tourists

By Ann Wang

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Starved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution – a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave.

Taipei’s downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travellers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere.

Around 7,000 people applied to take part, the winners chosen by random. More fake flight experiences will take place in coming weeks.

“I really want to leave the country, but

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Is it safe to travel to Spain this summer? Latest Foreign Office advice and restrictions

Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock
Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock

As countries around the globe tentatively begin to relax restrictions on travel, the promise of tapas al fresco and long, lazy sun-filled days beside the sea come top of the travel wish-list for many tourists.

Spain has long topped the list as one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, with more than 18 million British tourists visiting in 2019 – a fifth of the country’s overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we

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New Yorkers who visit states with high COVID-19 infection rates will be ineligible for sick leave

ALBANY – Don’t go to a state with a high COVID-19, come back to New York and expect to get paid sick leave benefits.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday that strips the paid sick leave protections for New York employees who voluntarily travel to high-risk states after June 25.

“If we are going to maintain the progress we’ve seen, we need everyone to take personal responsibility,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“That’s why I’m issuing an executive order that says any New York employee who voluntarily travels to a high-risk state will not be eligible for the

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Ireland to ease travel restrictions with some countries from July 9

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland plans to lift from July 9 a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from countries that have also suppressed the coronavirus, acting prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.

Ireland will produce a “green list” of countries where the 14-day quarantine will not apply by the July 9 resumption date, Varadkar told a news conference, approving Ireland’s move to the third of the four-phase plan for reopening its economy.

Varadkar said the list of countries and criteria for so-called “air bridges” would be co-ordinated at an EU-level but also cautioned prospective holiday-makers that the list would be

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32 Anthony Bourdain Quotes to Live By

After Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, 2018, it seemed the food world and beyond came to a screeching halt to mourn and remember why we adored him in the first place. On what would have been his 63rd birthday the following year, fellow chefs and friends José Andrés and Eric Ripert declared June 25 Bourdain Day. This year, we’re celebrating the author, chef and documentarian with some of our favorite Anthony Bourdain quotes about food, travel and life, all laced with his signature wisdom, humor and devilishly charming je ne sais quoi. Here are 32 Anthony Bourdain quotes to

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