Day: September 13, 2020

Travel industry fears Covid-19 crisis will cause more holiday companies to collapse

a close up of a sign: Photograph: Luke Dray/Getty Images

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The travel sector is bracing itself for the collapse of yet more holiday companies as businesses continue to struggle to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis.

Several longstanding travel companies have failed during the pandemic, among them touring company Shearings in May and round-the-world ticket specialist STA in August. On Monday, Cities Direct ceased trading. It had been operating for 20 years.

Industry bosses have voiced concerns about the closure of the government’s furlough scheme at the end of October, as well as the ongoing slump in overseas bookings, a double whammy that may be the death knell of more businesses. In a statement issued by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (Aito) – of which Cities Direct was a member – executive director Martyn Sumners said many formerly vibrant companies are now in desperate straits because of the pandemic.

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‘Hotel Paranormal’ Episode 10: Malicious spirits that once checked in but never left terrorize guests and staff

Just like it is good and bad in the world, there can be good and bad contained within a single building. Some entities can be nice and helpful, while others more malicious with intentions to bring harm to anyone that dares to interrupt them. In the season finale episode of Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Paranormal’, Kamran Kamrava, Shelley Wade and Kaitlyn are attacked by the evil residents in their hotel – residents that once checked in, but never checked out.

Kamran Kamrava – West Coast, 2012

Kamran Kamrava (Travel Channel)

A swanky and luxurious hotel on the West Coast, it has always attracted the rich and famous with its eclectic interiors and a great reputation for service. Kamrava was just promoted to head of security, and he was thrilled with his new position and responsibility. One of his main duties was to make sure that the property was properly monitored round

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‘Parks And Rec’ Cast Reuniting Again For A ‘Town Hall’ Election Special

The Parks and Recreation cast is reuniting again to help get Joe Biden elected

What did we ever do to deserve not one, but two (TWO!) Parks And Recreation reunions in 2020? Clearly sensing our desperate need for something nostalgic and joyful, the cast of Parks and Recreation has decided to get together again online and this time they’re doing it to help get Trump out of office.

Sorry not sorry to all the “stick to acting and stay out of politics” types, but Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Jim O’Heir, Retta, and show creator Michael Schur are getting together online for a special “Parks and Recreation Town Hall” in support of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Not only did Leslie Knope crush hard on Joe Biden (the Presidential hopeful was also famously in an episode), but Wisconsin is one of several crucial battleground states in the

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