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Could Coronavirus Save the World from a Rough Flu Season?

For the past couple of months, health officials and doctors have been warning about the quickly approaching flu season, saying that a devastating one-two punch of the seasonal virus plus the coronavirus pandemic has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. health-care system.

However, ongoing global efforts to curb the further spread of the coronavirus—which include face-mask mandates, social-distancing measures and stay-at-home directives—could mean that the flu season won’t be a major factor in the United States this year.

Moreover, experts have said that limited air travel have already helped some countries reduce the importation of the flu, which could ultimately keep their numbers low.

A milder flu season would be welcome news during this global pandemic, as it has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

According to a 2017 collaborative study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and global health partners, between 291,000 and

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Amid COVID-19 travel restrictions, these UK-based Aussie mums are organising their own flight to bring their babies to Australia

Australian Hannah McLean says going into labour during the coronavirus lockdown in the United Kingdom had its advantages.

Her son Callan arrived so quickly he had to be delivered by paramedics in her London home on the Easter weekend.

“They came very quickly because there was no traffic on the road,” she told the ABC.

“I got in the bath and 10 minutes later we had a baby.”

But she soon discovered the downsides of the restrictions. The lockdown meant she could not see friends or family.

Worse still, her parents could not travel from Australia to meet their grandchild.

“I was thrown into depths of anxiety,” she said.

“What kind of world was I was bringing my baby into?”

As COVID-19 was taking hold around the globe, the Federal Government warned Australian travellers they should return home while airlines were still operating regular services.

But for Ms McLean, that

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Chinese airlines’ losses mitigated by domestic travel

China’s biggest airline on Saturday reported less severe losses in the second quarter as domestic travel picks up with the coronavirus outbreak brought largely under control.



a person standing in front of a plane: China Southern Airlines reported a lower loss in the second quarter and said the aviation market in China would be the first to rebound from the pandemic


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China Southern Airlines reported a lower loss in the second quarter and said the aviation market in China would be the first to rebound from the pandemic

The country where the disease first emerged last year has reported no new deaths since May — allowing for a tentative return of business and tourist travel within its borders, even as the virus wreaks havoc elsewhere.

China Southern Airlines, the nation’s largest carrier in terms of passenger numbers, posted losses of 2.9 billion yuan ($422 million) in April-June, compared with 5.3 billion yuan in the first quarter from January to March.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has exerted a long-term and profound impact globally,” the company said in its results announcement, predicting further uncertainty.

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Filipina Explorer Tet Toralba Discusses Slow Travel and More

Before she was a world explorer, Tet Toralba was a photographer who, with her trusty camera, would run off to Sagada every month to capture nature’s beauty. Some weekends, she’d find herself on a diving trip to Batangas or flying an ultralight plane in Pampanga as she tried to destress from her then corporate job in Manila. Other times, she’d be off riding a surfboard in Baler or La Union or pulling an overnighter in Davao with her friends.

This was Tet’s travel life then. Having travelled to 60 of 81 Philippine provinces and 38 United Nations countries and territories, the Makati-based Filipina explorer and travel entrepreneur is now a master of slow travel, or seeing the world in a much more relaxed way. In this interview with TripZilla, Tet also talks about experiencing the underrated gems of Central Asia and being her own girl boss in the travel industry.

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Will US-UK ‘travel bubble’ jumpstart world’s most revenue-generating route?

According to the latest reports, US and UK government officials are mulling the idea of creating a regional air bridge between the two countries, in an attempt to jump-start the world’s most revenue-generating route.

Limited travel bubbles could allow for British quarantine exemptions for US travelers from low-infection rate areas, such as New York, and help restart across-the-pond travel.

Even as the UK removes more and more European countries from its quarantine exemption list, talks seem to be moving ahead on a travel corridor with the US. Regional “air bridges” could allow people arriving from areas with low infection rates to forego the 14-day quarantine requirement currently in place.

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Before COVID-19 restrictions were imposed, London-New York was the world’s most revenue-generating route, with over $1 billion in annual sales.

Business travelers to the UK from the US spent $1.4 billion in 2019. This is far more

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‘Life is a delicate thing’ Man escapes the rat race to travel around the world on his motorcycle

A man has spent the last five years travelling the world on his motorcycle, sleeping beneath the stars and living off his savings.

Paolo Cattaneo has biked through Australia, South America, North America and Europe often riding up to 12 hours a day.

But the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to his wanderlust in Greece and he has spent the last few months in Italy, his homeland.

The 39-year-old intends to resume his life-on-the-road and explore Asia and Africa once borders reopen.

Paolo keeps his living costs down by camping and he has been able to travel the world without getting a job for the entirety of his travels.

“Wild camping is beautiful, you can enjoy amazing nights by yourself, it’s very quiet and very relaxing,” he said.

“It becomes the highlight of the trip sometimes.”



a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Paolo Cattaneo in Eduardo Avaroa National Park, Bolivia


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Paolo Cattaneo in Eduardo Avaroa National Park, Bolivia

He was

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See The World From Home: Participate In Discoverlist’s Travel From Home’s Virtual Travel Event – Press Release

In a historical time where the very-traveled millennial has to quarantine and is anxiously waiting to get back on a plane, Discoverlist, the travel app for millennials, hosts the first edition of its virtual travel event on Saturday 15th August 2020. The ninety minute long virtual event began at 2:00pm EST and opened attendees to the idea of virtual traveling. Discoverlist’s travel community from around the world came together to hear from Discoverlisters LIVE in Romania, Ghana, Nigeria, Somaliland, Mexico and others. Discoverlist helped fill the need to travel to millennials through this event.

“The objective of Discoverlist is to provide information that guarantees travel lovers through Discoverlist, a successful, less stressful travel experience, and a bucket of fun memories,” Discoverlist’s co-founder Henry Stanley disclosed in his opening remarks about the community and the app, in the virtual event. Co-founder Susana Zazueta reinforced that the Discoverlist app was built

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Bill and Ted 3: Why It Took Over a Decade to Make Face the Music

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was never supposed to be the beginning of a franchise. The comedy, released in 1989, was written almost on a lark by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. The two never even dreamed that their screenplay would someday become a movie. “It was just this fun burst of energy and laughter,” Solomon recalled when I spoke to him on the New Orleans set of Bill and Ted Face the Music last summer. But become a movie it did – and then some. The goofy and affable time-travel comedy struck a chord with audiences, as folks endeared themselves to Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter’s charming performances and the story’s lack of cynicism. The studio demanded a sequel immediately, which resulted in 1991’s Hell-set Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, but despite that film’s somewhat lackluster box office performance, Bill and Ted endured for years to

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Christchurch mosque attack sentencing hearing begins as Brenton Tarrant faces court

The moment of truth has arrived for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks, dozens of whom will attend court for the terrorist’s sentencing.

Victims and family members of the 51 people murdered by Australian man Brenton Tarrant have travelled from across the world, Australia and New Zealand to take part.

Sixty-six will be offered the chance to speak and share their loss in a Christchurch court over four days, beginning Monday.

Justice Cameron Mander will bear their suffering in mind when giving his sentence at the end of the lengthy hearing, which is expected to be life imprisonment, and possibly with no chance of parole.

The moment of truth has arrived for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks, dozens of whom will attend court for the terrorist’s sentencing

Sixty-six will be offered the chance to speak and share their loss in a Christchurch court over four days, beginning Monday

Sixty-six will be offered the chance to speak and share their loss in a Christchurch court over four days, beginning Monday

Victims and family members of the 51 people murdered by Australian man Brenton Tarrant have travelled from across the world, Australia and New Zealand to take part

Victims

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Increasing Consolidation of Online Travel Agencies a Key Driver

“Global Online Travel Booking Platform Market 2020-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global online travel booking platform market is poised to grow by $204.81 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

This report provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

The market is driven by the increasing internet and smartphone penetration and differential packaging methods used by vendors. The study identifies the increasing consolidation of online travel agencies as one of the prime reasons driving the online travel booking platform market growth during the next few years.

The global online travel booking platform market is segmented as below:

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