12 books by black authors to read

Just when the Black Travel Movement was gaining so much speed, we now all find ourselves confined to our houses. While the onset of COVID-19 has put the entire world on the no-fly list, we don’t have to pass this time idly. Instead, we can use these weeks we’ll be grounded to absorb the work … [Read more…]

Best online language-learning tools

As most of us have been ordered to stay home to help control the spread of COVID-19, we’re all looking for ways to pass the time and learn new skills from the confines of our own houses. Because we will travel again when this is all over, and because speaking a foreign language is an … [Read more…]

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

Skift Take: We are headed into a winter for travel startups. But travel won’t be gone forever. And history teaches us that startups are often the first to pinpoint our industry’s new direction as we exit a crisis. — Seth Borko Read the Complete Story On Skift

Travelzoo to Exit Asia-Pacific as Coronavirus Proves Too Much

Travelzoo’s Toronto office. Travelzoo Skift Take: Businesses in the times of coronavirus are damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Travelzoo’s decision to exit Asia-Pacific when signs of recovery are being spotted in China is a good example of that. — Raini Hamdi Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case … [Read more…]

National parks closing for COVID-19

To combat the spread of coronavirus and encourage social distancing, many national parks are closing to the public or modifying their operations, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Although, thanks to their sizes, parks might seem somewhat safer than other public gathering places, they attract large numbers of visitors, which poses a health risk. View this … [Read more…]

Wales national forest project

Wales is embarking on an ambitious ecological program to create a large national forest, extending across the entire country. The initiative, led by First Minister Mark Drakeford, would connect existing protected woodland with large-scale tree-planting projects, with the aim of restoring biodiversity loss, fighting climate change, and protecting the local community. The forests would store … [Read more…]

Second Life Targets Corporate Sector as Travel Lockdown Bites

A virtual meeting in Second Life. Second Life Linden Lab Skift Take: Second Life has every right to reach out to businesses figuring out new ways to work remotely and to better engage potential customers, but there’s a lot of competition right now. — Matthew Parsons Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID … [Read more…]

COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Visitor Centres and Visitor Services

Home » Learning Hub COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Visitor Centres and Visitor Services By Rebecca White Published on March 23, 2020 We’re living in a very surreal world with the complete halt of our beloved Tourism industry. Visitors are no longer visiting, many local communities are self isolating themselves from all people, all … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]