Resuming campaign travel, Trump to return to Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to travel to Johnstown on Tuesday, his first visit to Pennsylvania following his positive coronavirus test a few days after he was last in the battleground state.

The evening rally is at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, in a coal and steel county that, once a supporter of Democrats, delivered a 37 percentage-point victory for Trump in the 2016 election.

The county also delivered strong results for Republicans in the 2018 election and, in recent weeks, Republicans overtook Democrats for the edge in the county’s voter registration.

Trump’s visit follows a visit there by Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who also visited Erie on Saturday.

Since 2016, Democratic registration has shrunk in Cambria County by more than 7,000, while Republican registration has risen by more than 6,000.

Trump was resuming campaign travel Monday after he was hospitalized and then quarantined at the White

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Carnival cruise brands Costa, AIDA return to seas in Europe

While would-be cruise passengers in the U.S. remain on dry land amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some European cruise lines have been able to return to the seas.

Carnival Corporation said on Thursday that one of its European cruise brands has resumed limited operations and another is set to soon.

In Italy, the Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema have already carried guests on successful voyages after its coronavirus shutdown, and the German cruise line AIDA is set to return to sailing next week, according to Carnival.

CRUISE LINE ASSOCIATION SAYS ALL PASSENGERS, CREW WILL NEED COVID-19 TESTS BEFORE BOARDING

Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corp., said in a written statement that the company has “come full circle from initiating a suspension in the early days of the pandemic, to transitioning the fleet into a pause status, right sizing our organization and, now, embarking on the phased resumption of

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Will they return or are they a casualty of COVID?

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Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.

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As the cruise industry’s Nov. 1 restart date approaches, companies have implemented new health protocols and submitted them to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, slowly painting a picture as to what cruising might look like when it returns.

But one question remains unanswered: Will the buffet, a beloved part of the cruise experience, return?

The answer varies by cruise line. In many cases, the buffet is still going to be a dining option – but it will be different. In other words, it will no longer be a free-for-all where you grab what you want yourself.

‘Hygiene is the new luxury’:  How cruise ship design could evolve to ward against outbreaks

Royal Caribbean lines: Look but don’t touch

A view of the Windjammer

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Bali could be last place Aussies return to amid exploding virus deaths

The coronavirus death rate is exploding in Bali, sparking fears it’ll be among the last places to welcome Aussie visitors again.

Business is suffering so severely even major chains are permanently closing, including McDonald’s in the centre of usual-hotspot Kuta.

READ MORE: Travel to Bali ruled out until at least 2021



a group of people on a beach: The coronavirus death rate is exploding in Bali, sparking fears it'll be among the last places to welcome Aussie visitors again.


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The coronavirus death rate is exploding in Bali, sparking fears it’ll be among the last places to welcome Aussie visitors again.

Deserted beaches resemble those of the 1980s before the island’s tourism boom and Kuta’s party strip has an undeniably eerie vibe with dance floors and bar tables empty and rarely a reveller in sight.

During the September school holidays Waterbom Bali’s water slides would normally host 1200 thrill seekers. Instead it’s temporarily closed.

“Tourists gave people a life and it’s so sad,” CEO Sayan Gulino said.



a row of beach chairs and an umbrella: Deserted beaches resemble those of the 1980s before the island's tourism boom.


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Deserted beaches resemble those of the 1980s before

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Bali could be last place Aussies return to amid exploding virus death rate

The coronavirus death rate is exploding in Bali, sparking fears it’ll be among the last places to welcome Aussie visitors again.

Business is suffering so severely even major chains are permanently closing, including McDonald’s in the centre of usual-hotspot Kuta.

READ MORE: Travel to Bali ruled out until at least 2021



a group of people on a beach: The coronavirus death rate is exploding in Bali, sparking fears it'll be among the last places to welcome Aussie visitors again.


© 9News
The coronavirus death rate is exploding in Bali, sparking fears it’ll be among the last places to welcome Aussie visitors again.

Deserted beaches resemble those of the 1980s before the island’s tourism boom and Kuta’s party strip has an undeniably eerie vibe with dance floors and bar tables empty and rarely a reveller in sight.

During the September school holidays Waterbom Bali’s water slides would normally host 1200 thrill seekers. Instead it’s temporarily closed.

“Tourists gave people a life and it’s so sad,” CEO Sayan Gulino said.



a row of beach chairs and an umbrella: Deserted beaches resemble those of the 1980s before the island's tourism boom.


© 9News
Deserted beaches resemble those of the 1980s before

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Cruise ships’ return to Hawaii remains in muddy waters

Come Nov. 1, larger cruise ships could return again to Hawaii’s waters — but it’s probably not going to be smooth sailing at first for the floundering cruise ship industry.

In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory saying U.S. citizens, particularly those with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. Then, the CDC issued a “no-sail” order for vessels with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

The CDC had wanted the order, which was due to expire on Wednesday, extended to keep cruise shops docked until mid-February. However, the White House intervened, and the order was only extended through Oct. 31, a date that most of the industry had voluntarily agreed to honor anyway.

It’s still unclear how many cruise ships might return to Hawaii this year or what the state’s public safety plan is

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Lufthansa’s India Spat Highlights Barriers to Long-Haul Return

     

Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s decision to scrap flights to India following a clash over coronavirus-related travel curbs illustrates just how difficult bringing back inter-continental flights is proving.

Europe’s biggest airline said Tuesday it was pulling 23 weekly flights for the next three weeks after India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation declined to sign off on the schedule. It complained that Germany had imposed stricter entry restrictions leading to an “inequitable distribution of traffic.”

The falling-out, which shatters an accord in place for several months, shows how attempts to reopen international routes are being frustrated by parallel efforts to halt the virus’s spread. Germany has one of the lowest death-rates from Covid-19 in Europe, while India has the highest infection total after the U.S.

Transport Industry Leaders Speak At Business And Technology Forum

Deutsche Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

“Air bubbles only work when implemented between countries with similar infection levels,” said Mark

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Cruise industry plans for a safe and healthy return to the seas

Many cruise companies are looking ahead and hoping to welcome guests by the end of this year. Sponsored by AAA Travel.

SEATTLE — It’s no secret that the cruise industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many companies are planning for a comeback with new health and safety measures.

“It definitely has changed,” said Lisa Anciaux, Director of Travel Products at AAA Washington. “The last six months, the cruise lines have been very proactive and really preparing to get ready to go out on the high seas again.” 

The Cruise Line International Association represents 95 percent of the global ocean-going cruise capacity. The organization has adopted protocols to be implemented as part of a phase-in plan to get cruising operations back in the United States. 

Cruise lines are planning to take aggressive measures to prevent COVID from entering ships & assure all passengers stay protected:

  • Screening and
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Cunard announces return to Mediterranean cruises and overnight European stays

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 29 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cunard’s new 2021 itineraries on Queen Elizabeth go on sale today.

The iconic ship will chart three to 14 night voyages around Europe before making her way through Asia to Australia to end the season.

Cunard president, Simon Palethorpe, said, “We are thrilled to announce such a broad new program for Queen Elizabeth, with sailings from Southampton and, later in 2021, from Barcelona.

“Guests wanting to explore Europe can experience captivating journeys from a scenic voyage exploring the British coast, to sailings visiting Norway to Iberia.

“And, for the first time since 2014, Queen Elizabeth will also be sailing a series of fly-cruises in the Mediterranean, departing from Barcelona, and featuring calls including the French Riviera, the west coast of Italy and the islands of Majorca and Corsica.

Queen Elizabeth will finish her season with a transit

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Can Oil Project Approvals Return to Pre-Coronavirus Level in 2022?

Reeling under a global health emergency, people across the world wait in anticipation to see the chain break. Concerted efforts are being made by a unified force in every sphere to eradicate the novel coronavirus pandemic from the face of the earth. However, this task seems daunting and time-consuming. In fact, no sector Or could escape this fast-evolving deadly virus, especially the energy space.

Oil Price Plunge

The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude has declined more than 34% since the beginning of 2020. Strict lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 dented global energy demand, thereby dragging the oil price down. Along with the commodity price slump, the Zacks Oil-Energy sector has declined 45.1% year to date against the S&P 500 Index’s 0.8% rise.

Moreover, oil prices are unlikely to improve any sooner as commercial passenger flights remain curtailed. Particularly, the usage of distillates, such as aviation

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