Stepping in as new travel habits form

Left  Locall Thailand, part of the Satarana social enterprise network, helps connect unemployed motorcycle-taxi drivers and tour guides to local restaurants in need of delivery services.
Left  Locall Thailand, part of the Satarana social enterprise network, helps connect unemployed motorcycle-taxi drivers and tour guides to local restaurants in need of delivery services.

In the post-pandemic world, where technology plays a more crucial role in reshaping habits, travel tech companies are connecting the space between technology and travel and accelerating the reboot of Thai tourism after being hit hard by the global health emergency.

When safety becomes the primary concern, new lifestyles that require social distancing practices are needed. Online booking processes can help make this available.


Rungsun Promprasith, chief executive of QueQ, a queue-management application, said that after the Covid-19 outbreak the company partnered with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to provide tourist advance reservations via the QueQ app to limit the number of tourists.

There is plenty of demand from tourists asking for online payment channels, which prompted the

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Tahoe ski resort reverses hated parking policy after legal battle

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Free parking, as precious to some skiers as virgin mountain powder, has returned to one Lake Tahoe resort but not before its corporate owner waged an expensive year-long legal battle with two season-pass holders.

An 80-year-old attorney and another man whose first job out of college was parking cars at the mountain now owned by Vail Resorts filed separate lawsuits when Northstar California replaced traditional free parking with $20 daily fees ($40 weekends) — after they’d purchased their passes.

Unlike visitors from San Francisco who spend the weekend skiing, locals like attorney Steven Kroll and Robert Grossman make a few quick runs in the morning then jump in their nearby cars to head for work.

Both navigated the steep slopes that way for decades. They never imagined the uphill battle they’d face when they learned months after they’d renewed their passes for 2019-20 it would cost

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European nations experience record spikes in coronavirus cases

Oct. 4 (UPI) — European nations are dealing with a new coronavirus outbreak after largely containing the pandemic earlier this year.

Four European nations are in the top 10 for most deaths — No. 5 Britain at 42,317, No. 6 Italy at 35,986, No. 8 France at 32,230 and No. 9 Spain at 32,086 — but the fatalities and deaths had subsided after high levels at the start of the pandemic in March.

On Sunday, the continent recorded 50,007 new cases and 385 additional deaths one day after 65,676 new infections and 592 additional deaths. The worldwide death toll surpassed 1 million in the past week and now stands at 1,040,398 with 35,320,099.

The United States continues to head the list with nearly 210,000 deaths and 7.4 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins tracking, followed by Brazil with 146,011 deaths, India with 101,841 and Mexico with 78,880.

On Saturday, Britain

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Forget Tom Cruise: This Was the Air Force’s Original Top Gun

On April 15, 1942, amid rumors of a Medal of Honor being headed his way, Butch boarded a plane from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco, where he’d soon be reunited with wife Rita, mother Selma, and all the rest of the family. On the same day, many of his VF-3 comrades sailed aboard the Lexington on what proved to be her final cruise. Three weeks later, in the Battle of the Coral Sea, she became the first U.S. carrier lost in World War II.

Official confirmation for Butch’s Medal of Honor came on April 16. Three days later, Butch and Rita arrived in Washington to face the media ahead of the April 21 meeting with President Franklin D. Roosevelt during which the medal would be bestowed.

In Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O’Hare, Steve Ewing and John B. Lundstrom’s outstanding 1997 biography of O’Hare, the authors wrote, “As

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where to travel for some winter sun

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As autumn truly sets in and the weather takes a cool turn, you may, like us, be dreaming of your next sunny trip abroad. Greece has always been one of Europe’s touristic hotspots, understandably so for its mouthwatering cuisine, mesmerising islands and the warm hospitality of its people.

MORE: Glamping in a shepherd’s hut – a staycation with a difference

Luckily, at the time of writing, the country is still safely on the travel corridor list with the exception of some islands. And as tourists are advised not to visit the likes of Santorini and Mykonos, Corfu may see even more of a rise in travellers. It certainly ticks plenty of boxes with its myriad of beaches, its natural beauty and its stunning Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site no less).

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Stay the night in one of these haunted Texas hotels . . . if you dare!

These historic Texas hotels offer guests more than a mere look back at the past. They may actually put its visitors in touch with it, courtesy of some spirited guests that just won’t check out.

A word of advice: If you do book a stay at one of these haunted accommodations, you might want to sleep with one eye open.

Menger Hotel, San Antonio

Built upon the battlegrounds of the Alamo a mere 23 years after its storied fall, the Menger Hotel, considered the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, is probably best recognized for its rich history and its proximity to some of San Antonio’s top attractions including the Alamo and the River Walk. But that’s not all its’ known for.

Not surprisingly, the state’s oldest hotel has acquired quite a reputation as a hotbed of paranormal activity. Since it opened its doors in 1859, apparitions have

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DIA, Southwest Airlines try to calm travelers’ nerves ahead of holiday travel season amid COVID-19

Tom Starr, Southwest Airlines’ general manager at Denver International Airport, donned a surgical mask and safety vest Tuesday morning. Just after 10 a.m. he called for the attention of the corporate travel managers gathered around him. He was about to lead them on a tour from the check-in counter to a Southwest gate on the airport’s Concourse C with a focus on COVID-19 safety and cleaning efforts.

“My goal is to walk you through what travelers will experience,” Starr said, “and help us all build some confidence in travel.”

National air traffic was down about 68% in late September compared to the same time in 2019, according to DIA officials. During the week of Sept. 20-26, 214,459 people passed through the airport’s security lines, 53% fewer than the same week in 2019, officials say.

But Denver’s airport is seeing more people than most.

“We have been about 10% above the

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JPMorgan: 2 Cruise Line Stocks to Buy, and 1 to Watch From the Sidelines

Few industries have been hit by COVID-19 as hard as the cruise industry, but the situation may be turning around. The industry is starting to reopen, partly on customer perceptions that corona is beginning to recede, and partly on business recognition that companies cannot live on credit forever.

The cruise line companies are taking precautions, and measures to improve health and prevent the spread of disease in the close quarters of a cruise ship include better ventilation systems with upgraded air filtration, simplified itineraries, and – where possible – a move toward smaller vessels. For passengers, this will likely mean forgoing buffet lines and finding smaller crowds aboard ship. For the cruise lines, it means the restart is moving slowly.

For investors, of course, there is a different set of questions. Some of these were addressed by JPMorgan analyst Brandt Montour.

“We continue to see value in shares for longer

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Magnitude 3.5 quake hits near Ukiah, Calif.

map: Shake map of the earthquake near Ukiah, Calif. (U.S. Geological Survey)

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Shake map of the earthquake near Ukiah, Calif. (U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday at 9:49 p.m. 13 miles from Ukiah, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred in Northern California 39 miles from Clearlake, 52 miles from Healdsburg, 59 miles from Windsor and 65 miles from Santa Rosa.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake

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