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Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

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Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research Empty hotels, like the one pictured here, are the challenge for venture capital investors deciding whether to keep investing in the travel sector. Wendy Li / Adobe

Skift Take: Travel is a long-term megatrend because all across the globe people appreciate the value that it brings to their lives. This holds true across a vast range of human differences — cultural, geographical, religious, historical, generational, and more. — Seth Borko Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/should-venture-capital-be-betting-on-travel-now-new-skift-research/

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

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Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds A China Southern aircraft. All Chinese airlines use travel technology firm TravelSky's systems to manage their domestic businesses. China Southern

Skift Take: Travelsky, China's travel technology giant, said it will weather the coronavirus-related plunge in air travel without needing to lay off workers. Remarkably, in January it added a tool to its popular flight app that alerts a traveler if another passenger is later tested and found to have coronavirus. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/travelsky-puts-on-a-brave-face-as-chinese-flight-demand-slowly-rebounds/

Cruises with guests with covid-19

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Cruises with guests with covid-19 A cruise ship bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is carrying four passengers who have died from the coronavirus. According to a March 29, 2020, update from the Holland American Lines, currently 73 guests and 116 crew members out of the 1,048 passengers have reported flu-like symptoms aboard Zaandam. Two have tested positive for COVID-19.
After a screening, healthy guests were transferred on another Holland American Line ship, Rotterdam, on March 29. Currently, there are 797 guests and 645 crew on Rotterdam.
Both ships have transitioned through the Panama canal and on their way to Florida together. They are expected to dock in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.
Zaandam had departed from Buenos Aires on March 7 and was supposed to end at San Antonio, Chile, on March 21.
Guests have not been on shore since March 14 in Punta Arenas, Chile. They have been self-isolating since March 22.
According to CNN, Zaandam was docked off the coast of Panama for days. Th…

Best Colorado family ski resorts

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Best Colorado family ski resorts Colorado’s ski resorts are the darling of winter in the Centennial State, bringing in more than seven million visitors annually. But many of these ski resorts are equally fun in summer, especially when traveling with the family. Recent years have seen them outdo themselves, with crazy attractions even beyond the usual alpine slide, hiking trails, and zip lining courses. If Colorado is on your family’s road trip itinerary this summer, a visit to one (or more) of these mountain resorts will make for a memorable trip.
The bike park and Lost Forest — Snowmass
Photo: Daniel Bayer/Courtesy of Aspen Snowmass
What sets the Snowmass Bike Park apart is the sheer variety of trails: 11 downhill plus an entire system of cross-country trails. On the lower part of the mountain, easier trails like Verde flow past slightly more difficult options like Viking and Valkyrie, allowing riders to hop between trails as they choose rather than having to commit to one trail for t…

Astronomy Photographer of Year 2020

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Astronomy Photographer of Year 2020 Every year theInsight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest organized by the Royal Museums Greenwich gives people a glimpse into the wonders of the universe. This year, thousands of astrophotographers from around the world submitted their best work, and the shortlist of finalists in each category has just been revealed. According to competition judge and Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomer Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder, “The goal of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is to use these powerful photographs of space to engage the public with the big questions science is trying to answer, from the inner workings of a galaxy to how our Solar System came to be.”
These are some of the most stunning entries from each category in this year’s contest.
Aurorae
“Geysir Aurora” by Phil Halper (UK)
Close to the spring and autumn equinoxes, the earth’s magnetic field aligns with the incoming solar wind to create a bett…

Beluga whale underwater live cam

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Beluga whale underwater live cam Every year, more than 50,000 belugas leave the waters of the Arctic in the spring to swim in Canada’s Hudson Bay. They spend the winter under the sea ice and no one really knows exactly why they leave the area when it melts, but scientists are happy to be able to get a good look at the animals during that time and they’re enlisting your help.
Since 2013, an underwater camera attached to the Beluga Boat traveling on Manitoba’s Churchill River Estuary livestreams the thousands of belugas visiting the area. Anyone with an internet connection can observe and hear the marine mammals as they swim, eat, nurse around the Hudson Bay, but they can also do much more than oh and aw at the majestic creatures.

During July and August, the Beluga Bits research team asks that viewers become citizen scientists and capture screenshots of the undersides of the belugas they spot on their screens, as well as any beluga that has distinctive markings. From those images, expe…

Unschooling education method

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Unschooling education method Today’s pandemic has left families’ lives in upheaval, and many parents are scrambling for new ways of life inside the walls of lockdown. Suddenly, we have to be super-parents capable of working, housekeeping, and even educating our kids 24/7. For some, the biggest hardship may be the unprecedented arrival of forced homeschooling. Starting with that mountain of assignments and requirements, followed by the rigid schedule to fit it all in, it may have become clear rather quickly that public school programs weren’t meant for home.
If trying to do everything the way teachers do it simply isn’t working, and you have the flexibility to try something different, consider a thought-provoking alternative known as unschooling. To explain unschooling, we should clarify what it’s not. Despite that dancing little “un” at the beginning of the world, it’s not the reverse of education, anti-school, teacher hate, or stopping the act of learning.
It’s simply a re-evaluati…

Cheapest cities in the world

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Cheapest cities in the world Perhaps you’ve been reading all these year-end “Where to go in 2020” stories and thinking to yourself, “Well, that sure must be nice for people who have money to do stuff like travel.” But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Keeping your eyes on cheap flights can get you out of the country for less than the cost of a trip home for Thanksgiving. And a lot of cities around the world won’t cost more than $75 a day once you get there. Starling Bank took a look at the average costs of food, entertainment, and hotels in 35 of the world’s biggest cities and found 10 where even a tiny budget can take you a long way.
10. Warsaw, Poland
Average daily cost: $70.60
Photo: fotorince/Shutterstock
The lone European city to crack the top 10, the Polish capital won’t cost you more than $20 a day for food, with $2 beers in the city’s most popular pubs. Entertaining yourself won’t break the bank either, as you can score free admission to the Warsaw Rising Museum on Sundays …

What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

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What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

Skift Take: We head into 2020 with more question marks than any year of this cycle. Risks are rising and the global economy is slowing. Here's what you need to know to be prepared. — Seth Borko Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/what-to-watch-out-for-in-the-2020-travel-economy-new-skift-research/

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How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now

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How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now Hotels.com's Captain Obvious in its COVID-19 Social Distancing TV commercial. The company pivoted its advertising because of the pandemic. Hotels.com

Skift Take: Most travel brands aren't doing TV or much of any advertising now because of the pandemic. But for the ones still broadcasting spots, they'd better be very clever in terms of sensitivities, or risk brand damage. — Dennis Schaal Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/how-travel-brands-are-approaching-tv-advertising-now/

Travel Agency MisterFly Slams Airlines for Delayed or Denied Refunds

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Travel Agency MisterFly Slams Airlines for Delayed or Denied Refunds Nicolas Brumelot, co-founder and president of Misterfly, poses at the Paris headquarters of his online travel agency. Source misterfly MisterFly

Skift Take: Everyone in the travel industry is frustrated right now with much of the world frozen up. But Nicolas Brumelot, the co-founder and president of travel startup Misterfly, speaks for many agencies frustrated by alleged delays in refunds by some airlines. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/travel-agency-misterfly-slams-airlines-for-delayed-or-denied-refunds/

Phone data on social distancing

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Phone data on social distancing In a world where just about everything is traceable, it does not come as a surprise that Americans’ cell phones are now a great way to track who is self-isolating and social distancing. Unacast, a company that collects and analyzes phone GPS location data, just revealed its “Social Distancing Scoreboard” that shows which residents around the country are actually abiding by the behavior encouraged by health officials.
Unacast compared current location data to data collected on a typical pre-pandemic day, and noted changes in distance traveled, time spent around the house, and activity clusters.
States in which residents are excelling in social distancing are colored in blue while those needing improvement are colored orange.
Photo: Unacast
According to data collected from millions of cell phones recently, Alaska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC, are currently doing the best at following social distancing protocol. North Dakota, South Dako…