Japan keeps tourism freeze despite plunge in virus cases | Nation & World Business

TOKYO (AP) — Filled with pink and fuzzy things and cuddly bears, 6%DOKIDOKI, a tiny store in the heart of Tokyo’s Harajuku district, is bursting with “kawaii,” the Japanese for “cuteness.”

What it doesn’t have enough of, as in zero, are foreign tourists. And it could sure use some.

Like much of Asia, including Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia, Japan’s borders remain closed to tourists. While other Asian countries are inching

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The Row Lodge Recognized By Travel & Leisure As Prime A Hundred Resort In World

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Dave Bartholomew | Focus your work day with lists | Business World

What do you do first thing every work day?

When I have asked this question of business people, I usually get answers along the lines of checking emails or answering phone messages. This reactionary way of time organization is not recommended. You are literally allowing other people — the ones that made the call or sent the email — to set your priorities.

One of the most productive life strategies

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How the ‘most lauded chef in the world’ is feeding Dallasites in crisis

When disaster strikes, chef Jose Andres and his team at World Central Kitchen (WCK) always seem to be ready.

Andres’ crew has been in Dallas since Friday, Feb. 19, serving free meals to people suffering from power outages or who are hungry and thirsty, after a wave of ice and snow blanketed the state. The World Central Kitchen team remains in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, with plans to

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Vaccinating smokers put too many people on line with seniors; Active rec in Liberty State Park mustn’t harm restoration; Topsy-turvy world in Jersey City politics | Letters

State must rethink vax plan

I have read with great interest the opinion piece in The Jersey Journal (“Vaccine rollout a massive failure for seniors”; Jan. 29) and agree with everything written in the article. It was spot on, as were the letters by senior citizens relating the problems in securing an appointment for the vaccine, as I speak from experience. 

At the beginning, it was understood the seniors would

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How Will Our Homes Adapt to a Post-COVID World?

Photo credit: Illustration by Leonie Bos
Photo credit: Illustration by Leonie Bos

From ELLE Decor

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc on our way of life, it’s become clear that things may not return to the way they were. And that’s not a bad thing. Residential design has always evolved during times of crisis, meeting the demands of the moment. Here, the experts forecast how our homes will change after the dust

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The Latest: Hong Kong Re-Imposes Restaurant Dining Bans | World News

HONG KONG — Hong Kong is re-imposing a ban on in-restaurant dining after 6:00 p.m. and closing gyms, beauty parlors and other businesses and public venues as it tries to get a grip on the latest wave of coronavirus infections in the territory.

Restaurants may only provide takeout between 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and while open, must limit numbers of patrons at 50 percent of capacity with diners restricted

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The Latest: Texas Reports More Than 15,000 Daily Virus Cases | World News

DALLAS — Texas on Tuesday reported more than 15,000 newly confirmed daily cases of the coronavirus amid spikes in cases and hospitalization as winter approaches.

The Texas Department of State Health Services also said 9,028 people were hospitalized across the state. Last week marked the first time Texas surpassed a daily count of 9,000 hospitalizations since a deadly summer outbreak.

During the summer outbreak, the state saw the numbers of

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Japan’s Super Nintendo World Looks Amazing, Sure, But Also Kind Of Small

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Yes, we can all probably agree that the upcoming Super Nintendo World looks incredible. On the inside, it’s amazing, but on the outside, it looks somewhat small.

This is something that we’ve previously heard. When Bloomberg’s Kurumi Mori checked

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‘A leap of faith’ | Three businesses make their debut amid pandemic | Business World

Opening a new business can be a daunting, stressful and exhilarating adventure under normal circumstances. Imagine adding a pandemic and a set of debilitating and ever-changing restrictions that come with it into the mix — not exactly an ideal recipe for success.

How do you build a customer base, get established in the community, or quite frankly, survive your first year while adhering to mandated guidelines and dealing with all

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Visits with Santa looking very different in a COVID-19 world


Many of the usual places children can see Santa Claus are still inviting him from the North Pole, but have several precautions in place due to COVID-19.

Visits with Santa Claus will be a little different this Christmas season. (Photo: ToddKuhns, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Add a facemask to the red suit and floppy hat for ol’ Kriss Kringle this year.

Despite a world that looks incredibly different this holiday season,

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Sport is an antidote in a world where black women are told to get back in our boxes and to tone ourselves down

You would be forgiven for thinking the sheer volume of black female athletes who have reached the top levels of their sport is proof that this industry is unaffected by the racism and misogynoir that pervades other areas of society. But sadly, this is not the case. Sport does not exist in a vacuum; it is subject to the same hierarchies and inequalities that affect every other kind of structural

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Intercultural Roots Launch New Response Project RIPPLES on World Mental Health Day

Featuring seven artists from seven continental time zones, Ripples reaches out to people across the world asking the question ‘What matters to you?’

Intercultural Roots Launch New Response Project RIPPLES on World Mental Health Day

This weekend, International Roots launched their new initiative Ripples to create a global collage of hopes, challenges and the things that matter to people the most. The project aims to amplify diverse voices across the seven continental time zones by creating a platform for artistic responses to

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World Travel Market London will go virtual!

Forget the rush on the tube, forget expensive hotels! Reed Exhibition, the organizer of the World Travel Market London decided to go virtual.|
Look forward to this again in November 2021 facing a new normal for the travel and tourism industry.

In the meantime, rebuilding.travel is working on a global virtual discussion to discuss WTM with leaders on Tuesday, September 21. To be invited to participate in the Q&A and

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Fox World Travel First to Adopt ‘Traxo for TMCs’

Fox World Travel has become the first travel management
company to adopt travel data aggregator Traxo’s tool for capturing off-channel
booking data, the companies announced Wednesday. Fox has made Traxo’s service
available to clients, effective immediately. 

The move will allow Fox clients access to travel spending
data for itineraries booked outside the TMC, according to the companies. Traxo
interfaces with corporate mail servers to identify email travel confirmations,
then collates

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The female travel community exchanging postcards to explore the world

Members of a female travel community on Facebook have been exploring the world through a postcard exchange during the covid-19 pandemic.

From beating the travel blues to discovering more about one’s roots, thousands of postcards are flying across the borders each week as fellow travel lovers share a glimpse into each others’ lives and cultures.

Since its creation in 2015, the Facebook group Girls LOVE Travel has been a platform

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TREK TRAVEL REINVENTS THE WAY WE TRAVEL – See the world your way in 2021

Aspen, Boulder, California Wine Country, Norway, and Costa Brava are just a few of the new and redesigned bike tour destinations. Expanded travel styles, including self-guided, a la carte, private, custom, and trips close to home, offer more ways to see the world by bike in 2021.

MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) September 18, 2020

Trek Travel, a leading active vacation tour operator specializing in bicycling vacations, unveils a new standout roster

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World Golf Awards headed to Dubai next month | News

Park Hyatt Dubai and the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club will play host to the seventh annual World Golf Awards on October 29th.

Leading names from the golfing world will join VIPs and figureheads from the golf travel industry for what will mark the first World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony to be staged in Dubai.

The red-carpet event will take place at Park Hyatt Dubai on the evening of

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World Food Travel Association Supports the UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

LONDON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) announced that it has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, a project led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

World Food Travel Association
World Food Travel Association

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution.

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Virtual travel offers tourists a chance to see the world

JAMTSO, MY TOUR GUIDE in Bhutan, was scheduled to show us a famous Buddha statue. But under lockdown restrictions, he instead gave us a tour of his colorful wood-beamed house, where his wife, Gyelmo, showed us how to cook a popular Bhutanese dish (lots of hot peppers!).

He also introduced us to his mother. As many Bhutanese people do every day, she was praying for peace for all the world’s

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