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Museums release coloring books

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Museums release coloring books If you’re feeling restless during the coronavirus lockdown, there’s one fun way to keep you busy that does not require any particular craft skills: coloring. Hundreds of libraries and museums have released coloring books based on their popular book collections, available for free download.
Since 2016 the New York Academy of Medicine invited libraries, cultural institutions, and archives to offer printable PDF pages based on their collections, and given the current circumstances, over 100 new organizations have joined the campaign. The New York Botanical Garden, the Smithsonian, and the University of Oxford are just some of the notable institutions that have joined the project and contributed materials.
Photo: New York Botanical Garden
Photo: Wangensteen Historical Library
To check out some pages from these coloring books, monitor the #ColorOurCollections hashtag on Twitter.
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Great American Takeout Tuesdays

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Great American Takeout Tuesdays Though everyone in America is feeling the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, few industries have been negatively impacted on the same scale as the restaurant industry. Just a few weeks ago, our nation was experiencing a renaissance of fresh food and local chefs, but now nearly all have seen their dining rooms shut down in the past couple of weeks. And though some have been able to stay open for takeout and delivery, thousands of servers, bartenders, and other staff have already lost their jobs.
While there are ways you can donate and help those immediately affected, this Tuesday, March 24, the restaurant industry is asking you to do the easiest thing possible: eat.
A coalition of restaurants including Panera Bread, El Torito, Noodles & Co., and others are promoting the Great American Takeout to encourage everyone in America to order at least one delivery or pick-up meal to help the struggling foodservice industry.
“This is no longer about the survival of…

Expedia Brass Rallies Workers and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

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Expedia Brass Rallies Workers and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week Expedia Vice Chairman Peter Kern sent a memo to employees this week to encourage them to help in away travel partners hurt by coronavirus. Expedia

Skift Take: In digital news this week, Expedia Vice Chair Peter Kern sought to rally his workforce by saying it was time to focus and help the company's travel partners suffering in the wake of coronavirus. Plus, Trip.com Group said it would likely see a 50 percent drop in first quarter revenue but offered some hope that travel was slowly recovering in China. — Faye Chiu Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/expedia-brass-rallies-workers-and-10-other-top-digital-stories-this-week/

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week Roastery Toastery is a cafe tucked into a wall next to the entrance to the Chalk Farm Tube station in northwestern London. It's an example of a place that new travel startup Bimble considers worth sharing with other travelers. Roastery Toastery

Skift Take: This week, travel startups Bimble and Pruvo announced they had raised more than $1 million each in funding, despite the coronavirus crisis. Keep hope alive. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/bimble-raises-1-5-million-for-trip-inspiration-travel-startup-funding-this-week/

Free grocery delivery in Jersey City

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Free grocery delivery in Jersey City As reports flood in from across the country of toilet-paper shortages and grocery store shelves picked clean, it’s difficult to not feel disheartened by inconsiderate neighbors. Food shortages created by panicked shoppers add more unnecessary stress for those who are especially vulnerable, like elderly, pregnant, and immunocompromised people. And then there are the people who simply can’t afford to stock up the one month’s worth of food they’ll need during shelter-in-place edicts, like service industry workers and freelancers who face shorter work hours, layoffs, and closed restaurants and bars that were once a source of their entire income. But there’s hope for humanity yet: Community-led, grassroots efforts are providing much-needed staples from fresh produce to toilet paper for people in need. One such effort is taking place just a short distance from my home, in Jersey City.
David Trotta founded Whealth Kitchen in Jersey City’s Journal Square…

Exercising outside while distancing

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Exercising outside while distancing If ever there were a time to be a couch potato without feeling guilty or unproductive, it’s now. But staying home doing nothing gets old pretty quick for those used to being active outdoors, particularly when spring has sprung and the sun is shining over your favorite local trail. But is it safe to walk, hike, bike, or go for a run during a global pandemic?
While specific situations vary, the general answer is a cautious “yes.” Simply stepping outside into the fresh air is not going to expose you or anyone else to COVID-19. That said, the two words that will inevitably come to define this period in popular culture — “social distancing” — should remain at the core of every step you take. Here we answer your questions on bicycling, walking, hiking, and running, during the age of coronavirus.
Can I go for a bike ride?
Photo: Oleksiy Rezin/Shutterstock
Hear us loud and clear on this one: Get on your bikes and ride. Bicycling is the best form of transport…

The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

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The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

Skift Take: There are so many technologies that can and will impact the travel industry, but it's hard to poke through all the hype and see what will fundamentally change the future of travel. We investigate four technology buckets with the largest potential. — Wouter Geerts Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/the-impact-of-emerging-tech-in-travel-post-coronavirus-new-skift-research/

Lastminute.com Optimistic Bookings Will Start Returning by May

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Lastminute.com Optimistic Bookings Will Start Returning by May An image from a recent Lastminute.com campaign. The parent company is optimistic about a bounceback in demand later this year. LM Holding

Skift Take: Given that we still don't know enough about the coronavirus, is this a case of overoptimism? Whatever happens, an online player like Lastminute.com is probably more resilient than asset-heavy travel companies. — Patrick Whyte Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/lastminute-com-optimistic-bookings-will-start-returning-by-may/

Garment Bags Clothes Suit Dress Hanging Travel Dust Cover Storage Closet Home

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Google’s Outsize Impact on the Travel Industry and 7 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

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Google’s Outsize Impact on the Travel Industry and 7 Other Top Digital Stories This Week Google's influence on the rest of the travel industry cannot be understated. Russell Harper / Skift

Skift Take: In digital news this week, Google is so omnipresent that even a small tweak to the way that its searches work can have an impact on the rest of the travel industry. Plus, Skift talks with Booking.com's new chief marketing officer about his hopes for the company. — Danielle Hyams Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/googles-outsize-impact-on-the-travel-industry-and-7-other-top-digital-stories-this-week/

Loyalty Prime Raises Funding for Subscription-Based Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Loyalty Prime Raises Funding for Subscription-Based Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week An image of The Sagamore, a property that belongs to Sagamore Preferred Hotels Group. Loyalty Prime, a startup that creates enterprise software to run loyalty programs, has raised $5.4 million (€5 million) in Series B funding, and the service is used by Preferred Hotels Group. Preferred Hotels Group

Skift Take: Several travel companies, such as Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Frankfurt Airport, have used the services of Loyalty Prime, a startup that builds next-generation software for running loyalty programs. Loyalty Prime's new funding is part of a wave of investment that we expect to see in loyalty tech companies. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/loyalty-prime-raises-funding-for-subscription-based-tech-travel-startup-funding-this-week/

Expedia Versus Airbnb’s Industry Recovery Plans and 10 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Expedia Versus Airbnb’s Industry Recovery Plans and 10 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week A Chinese traveler at an airport May 27, 2020. Expedia Group launch a recovery plan to stimulate travel demand. Adobe

Skift Take: In our coronavirus-related stories this week, Skift covered Expedia Group's industry recovery plan, the United Airlines CEO's hopes to avoid bankruptcy, hotel rate negotiations with corporate travel agencies, and what 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. means for the future of travel. — Dennis Schaal Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/expedia-versus-airbnbs-industry-recovery-plans-and-10-other-top-coronavirus-travel-stories-this-week/

Comfy Hanger Travel Airplane Footrest Hammock Foot Made with Memory Foam Premium

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What is the coronavirus, where is it

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What is the coronavirus, where is it An outbreak of human coronavirus, a virus causing respiratory illness in people, was detected in China in December 2019. It is rapidly spreading throughout the world, affecting 25 countries on five continents. Here is everything you need to know about the new coronavirus.
This is a developing story. This piece was last updated on February 21, 2020.
What is the coronavirus?
Where did the coronavirus outbreak start?
How can one be infected by the new coronavirus?
What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?
Is the new coronavirus dangerous?
Can the new coronavirus be treated?
How to prevent being infected by the new coronavirus
Where is the new coronavirus now?
How many people have been infected by or died from the new coronavirus??
What is being done to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus?
What travelers in or to China need to know

What is the coronavirus?
There are seven types of human coronavirus known in the world, including the infamous SARS and MERS…

The origins and history of Nando’s

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The origins and history of Nando’s Ask any Brit what their favorite takeaway spot is and they’re sure to mention Nando’s. Ask them about the origins of Nando’s menu, and they’ll probably say Portugal. It’s a reasonable answer. Its logo is the Rooster of Barcelos, a famous Portuguese symbol. The food is seasoned with Portuguese spices and Portuguese bread rolls are among the restaurant’s many sides. However, to label Nando’s a product of Portugal isn’t strictly true. Nando’s was in fact born in Johannesburg, South Africa, making this beloved fast-casual spot a mashup between Portuguese and African cuisines. Here’s everything you need to know about the origins of Nando’s, and its effort to celebrate and support South Africa.
The complex origins of Afro-Portuguese cuisine
Portuguese cuisine has long been a vital part of Africa’s diverse culinary landscape. In the 15th century Portuguese explorers began their expedition around Africa in search of gold and black pepper. In the early 1500s…

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings Enney Ranch is an 850-acre cattle and grain ranch in Paso Robles, California, which is open to guests who book tents via Tentrr, an online service. Tentrr

Skift Take: The great outdoors is appealing to many people who have been cooped up under stay-at-home restrictions. It's no wonder that several booking services for camping and related services are reporting growth. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/rv-and-outdoor-recreation-companies-see-a-boom-in-bookings/

Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week The Wuhan Narada Grand Hotel, part of the Narada Group, a chain that uses the services of GreenCloud, a hotel tech company that has raised another round of funding. Narada Group

Skift Take: Travel startups that have raised fresh funding include GreenCloud, a hotel software firm, Bobobox, a pod hotel brand, React Mobile, a maker of panic buttons, and Cabana, a luxe camper-van firm. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/trip-com-groups-venture-arm-bets-on-greencloud-hotel-tech-travel-startup-funding-this-week/

Tripadvisor’s Executive Shake-Up and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

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Tripadvisor’s Executive Shake-Up and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week Tripadvisor is restructuring in an effort to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded field. Shutterstock

Skift Take: Tripadvisor — in a fight to maintain its share of the travel market — is beefing up Viator and will start treating the tours-and-activities booking agency as its own brand. Plus, after years of criticism for prioritizing its own travel products above others, Google is changing the way it monetizes its flight search. — Danielle Hyams Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/tripadvisors-executive-shake-up-and-14-other-top-digital-stories-this-week/

What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia?

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What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia? Barry Diller, chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp and chairman of Expedia Group, spoke during the WSJ D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on October 17, 2017. Diller has been making changes at Expedia Group. Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg

Skift Take: It increasingly looks like what we expected will happen will come true: Chairman Barry Diller is likely to make Expedia Group's acting boss Peter Kern the permanent CEO. It's very probable, too, that Diller is shopping the online agency giant to potential buyers. But who would buy? — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/whats-behind-barry-dillers-patient-approach-to-expedia/

Wex Buys Enett From Travelport for $1.7 Billion in a Travel Payments Mashup

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Wex Buys Enett From Travelport for $1.7 Billion in a Travel Payments Mashup A shot of Melissa Smith, Chair and CEO of payments company Wex, while speaking during a Ted Talk. Smith led the acquisition of eNett, a travel sector payments company. Wex

Skift Take: With this deal, Wex now becomes a powerhouse in assisting business-to-business travel payments worldwide. The deal also gives cash to seller Travelport, which might use the money to expand its airline tech offerings. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/wex-buys-enett-from-travelport-for-1-7-billion-in-a-travel-payments-mashup/

Seattle Museum Month: The Arts & Culture-Lovers Tour

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Seattle Museum Month: The Arts & Culture-Lovers Tour Seattle Museum Month, February 1-29, offers Seattle visitors staying in one of our 60+ partner hotels an unbeatable value: 50% off admission at 41 museums, including many of Seattle’s most popular attractions.
You can go to as many museums as you like during your stay, and up to four people staying in the hotel room are eligible to use the discount, so it’s perfect for trips with friends or family. You’ll find the entire list of museums at seattlemuseummonth.com – but how to choose? Let’s dive in and I’ll try to make some suggestions according to your interests.
Today’s topic is: arts & culture immersion! Here are some of my suggestions if you enjoy art.
Seattle Art Museum, or SAM, has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. In the heart of downtown Seattle, light-filled galleries invite you to wander through permanent collections and special exhibitions. SAM’s diverse holdings include…

Seattle Museum Month:Fun for the Whole Family

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Seattle Museum Month:Fun for the Whole Family Seattle Museum Month, February 1-29, offers Seattle visitors staying in one of our 60+ partner hotels an unbeatable value: 50% off admission at 41 museums, including many of Seattle’s most popular attractions.
You can go to as many museums as you like during your stay, and up to four people staying in the hotel room are eligible to use the discount, so it’s perfect for trips with friends or family. You’ll find the entire list of museums at seattlemuseummonth.com – but how to choose? Let’s dive in and I’ll try to make some suggestions according to your interests.
Today’s topic is: family fun! Here are some of my recommendations if you have kids in the mix.
New for 2020 is the Burke Museum. Re-opened in late 2019 in a newly constructed, purpose-built facility, the new Burke is a brand new kind of museum experience, making the research and scientific discovery accessible to visitors. With amazing fossils, dinosaur bones, minerals, cultural art…