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Camping records set at Tennessee State Parks in 2020 as people ‘stay home’ outdoors

In the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, record numbers of people “stayed home” in tents, campers and RVs they took with them to Tennessee’s state parks.

Camping in the last two months of 2020 reached historic highs in state-run parks, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation that oversees them. Four of the top 10 camping months ever in state parks happened in 2020, most likely driven by visitors seeking the outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, TDEC Commissioner Jim Bryson attributed the surge to the search for well-being.

“The impact of COVID-19 simply underscores a

New attractions set to boost tourism next year

New attractions, restaurants and accommodations are in store for Central Florida hot spots.



a group of people in front of a building: Epcot


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Epcot is adding “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” and “La Creperie de Paris” to the France pavilion.

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be adding its Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Legoland will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with its largest LEGO cake ever.

SeaWorld will have its first launch coaster, the Ice Breaker, and the list goes on.

Tourism leaders say all of this, paired with pent up demand to travel plus a COVID-19 vaccine, should be a good combination

California Covid-19 stay-at-home orders set to take effect Sunday night

Roughly 33 million of California’s 39 million residents, about 85% of the nation’s most populous state, will be under the orders beginning Sunday evening.

Almost 6 million will be under the orders after six Bay Area governments decided not to wait for ICU capacity to fall below that threshold.

As of Sunday, ICU capacity in Southern California, the state’s most populous region, had fallen to 10.3%, according to the state’s Covid-19 website. In the San Joaquin Valley region, encompassing much of central California, that metric dipped to 6.6%.

The state reported more than 30,000 new cases on Sunday, a

Israel to set up ‘tourism islands’ in desert where hotels and attractions can reopen

Israel is setting up so-called tourism islands in the desert resort town of Eilat, where hotels and some attractions will reopen and visitors will be required to take regular Covid-19 tests.

The plans were approved by the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on Wednesday and are part of the government’s efforts to slowly and carefully scale back a second nationwide lockdown imposed in September. 

Under the proposals, holiday makers must pass a coronavirus test 72 hours before arriving and must then take subsequent tests each week. 

The measures will only apply to the remote town of Eilat and the Dead Sea

ECOWAS Court set to resume from extended vacation on Oct. 7

ECOWAS Court set to resume from extended vacation on Oct. 7

The ECOWAS Court will be resuming its activities on Oct. 7, after its three months vacation.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the media office of the justices.

The court will deliver judgment in nine cases filed against eight some member states.

It added that the cases were also filed against Nigeria’s Cross River State and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) and listed in the latest course list released by the Registry of the Court for the period Sept. 25 to Oct. 28.

According to the court, among those listed for