Month: September 2020

Normally a bright spot in the Alaska recession, tourism outlook dims with coronavirus uncertainty

For the past five years, tourism has been one of the bright spots in Alaska’s struggling economy. This summer, it may dim down.

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and its associated illness, COVID-19, across the United States this spring has interrupted almost every aspect of American life. Air travel has plummeted, and cruise ships across the U.S. have voluntarily suspended all service for at least a month. Another record number of tourists, some 1.4 million, were expected to arrive by cruise ship this year according to the Cruise Line Industry Association-Alaska.

The Port of Seattle also announced March

2020 US Open odds, predictions, picks and PGA Tour best bets

Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York hosts this week’s 2020 US Open. The 144-man field features each of the top 21 golfers from the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings, including 2019-20 FedEx Cup champ and Tour Championship winner Dustin Johnson. Below, we look at the 2020 US Open betting odds, and make our PGA Tour picks and best bets to win the year’s second major.

Winged Foot GC will play to a par 70 measuring 7,477 yards. It’s hosting the US Open for the sixth time but the first since Geoff Ogilvy’s win in 2006.

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2020

BREAKING: Spain officially announces tourism can return from June 22 – but with conditions

SPAIN has announced that tourism will return to Spain from June 22. 

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in his press conference today that the ‘great wave’ of COVID-19 is over and that the country is ‘one step away from victory’, but urged people to remain vigilant.

He added that ‘the entry of foreign tourists in safe conditions’ will return in July and that ‘there will be a tourist season this summer.’

The PSOE leader offered his full backing to the vital hospitality sector, saying ‘the time has come’ to open the industry back up.

“We will guarantee the reactivation of

2020 Casey Aero Camping fly-in attracts over 100 aircraft

From Sept. 4 to 6, 2020, the 8th annual Casey Aero Camping fly-in took place near Casey, Que., on a cold-war era abandoned airstrip located in Haute-Mauricie. Each year, general aviation enthusiasts, pilots, aircraft owners and nature lovers gather at the isolated, abandoned airstrip during the Labour Day weekend to celebrate aviation and the freedom to fly.

Over 100 aircraft flew in from all over Quebec and Ontario for this year’s Casey Aero Camping event. Célian Genier Photo

This year, even though the weather was not in our favour (rain, hail, cold and strong winds), over 100 aircraft flew in

European vacation? Not in 2020 as pandemic turns summer tourism into lean season

BRUGES, Belgium — Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence.

“There are always people. Always,” De fauw said. That morning?

“Nothing. Nobody is on that large square” at the heart of one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, he said.

Six months later, as Europe’s meanest tourist summer season in history is starting to draw to a close, COVID-19 is yet to loosen its suffocating grip on the continent.

If