Month: April 2020

A vibrant Malaysian island with a colourful capital – an expert guide to Penang

Why go?  Penang, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Orient“, is a vibrant mix of ancient and modern. Its state capital, George Town, has been a Unesco World Heritage site since 2008, and the Malaysian island offers a heady mix of 19th and early 20th-century architecture, soaring modern skyscrapers, and an impressive cultural heritage. Cruise port …

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Spending Some Time on The Sand Through Watching These Beach Web Cams

©loneroc/Shutterstock Klamath River Overlook, California With beachside vacations being put on hold with coronavirus-related closures, there’s an alternative way to access sand and surf – right from your screen. Across United States, the nation’s beaches are being represented on screen from coast to coast. Embrace these picturesque views across the United States through these web …

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German travel start-ups ask Google to wait for ad payments as coronavirus hits them hard

Johannes Reck, CEO of travel start-up GetYourGuide. Jens Kalaene | picture alliance | Getty Images German travel start-ups have called on Google to share the burden they’re currently experiencing, according to a letter seen by CNBC.   The start-ups pay Google millions every year in advertising fees so that they feature high up in Google search …

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Boeing seeks to cut 10% of its workforce in aircraft market ‘frozen’ by coronavirus crisis

An employee works near a Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing’s 737 Max production facility in Renton, Washington, U.S. December 16, 2019. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Boeing is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, as the company faces both coronavirus and the more than yearlong grounding of its best-selling plane, the …

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COVID-19 Fund Drive: PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF), Smart launch Text-to-Donate drive for COVID-19 health workers, frontliners

Text DONATE to 3456 to donate to PLDT-Smart Foundation Manila, Philippines — The PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) and PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. have launched a Text-to-Donate drive for COVID-19 frontliners that enables Smart, TNT, and Sun customers to contribute using their prepaid load or donations charged to their postpaid account. Aside from health workers …

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Argentina bans all commercial flights until September in response to coronavirus pandemic

Aerial view of Buenos Aires’s International airport Jorge Newbery with grounded planes on April 14, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Getty Images | Getty Images Argentina has proposed to ban all internal and international flights through to September 1 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. President Alberto Fernandez’s administration said on Monday that it …

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Boeing CEO says air travel could take two to three years to recover; board wins approval

A Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on on March 22, 2019. Stephen Brashear | Getty Images Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun told shareholders Monday that air travel demand won’t recover for two or three years, another challenge for the manufacturer that was reeling from the 737 Max grounding before the …

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Cebu Pacific Advisory – Cancellation of May 1 – 15 Flights

Manila, Philippines — All domestic and international Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights remain canceled from May 1 to 15, 2020. This is in line with the extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed over much of Luzon, and implementation of General Community Quarantine over other provinces. Restrictions are also implemented by local governments across the Philippines. …

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I bought a hotel by mistake

(CNN) — Anyone currently whiling away the long hours of lockdown with when-this-is-all-over dreams of a fresh start in life, should heed this as a cautionary tale. In 2011, at the age of 44, I had my own mid-life-crisis career swerve, ditching journalism to start a new life as the owner of a waterfront hotel, …

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Where to find the best cream teas in Cornwall, from fabulous locations to the freshest scones

More insider guides for planning a trip to Cornwall 48 hours Hotels Attractions Restaurants Pubs Beaches A proper Cornish cream tea is made by putting the jam on the scone before the clotted cream. The reason? The cream would melt on scones hot from the oven. A scone is something that must be freshly baked, …

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