Norwegian Cruise Line canceled all cruises to Asia, part of the passengers transferred to the eastern Mediterranean

first_img“In addition, we have proactively implemented several preventive measures to reduce the potential exposure and transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the health, safety, well-being and well-being of our guests and crew. These measures include improved pre-boarding and embarkation health protocols that are above normal operating procedures. We refuse to board any guest and crew who have traveled, visited or passed through airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macao, within 30 days of boarding, regardless of nationality. The standard incubation period recognized by the WHO and US CDC for this virus is 14 days. Guests who are denied boarding will be refunded when they provide proof of travel. For all guests, we will continue standard health reporting and assessment before boarding. All guests who become symptomatic undergo medical assessments prior to boarding, including, but not limited to, temperature checks if deemed necessary. Any guest who shows symptoms of any respiratory illness while on board will undergo an additional examination at our ship’s medical center and may be subject to potential quarantine and disembarkation. We implemented additional cleaning and disinfection protocols on all trips. These protocols will be implemented in accordance with the existing strict sanitary standarde ”point out in the statement and add that at the moment there are no significant restrictions on travel outside Asia and that they will continue to closely monitor the situation and consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). actions as needed. CEO Frank Del Rio said the company decided to take this radical step by canceling its cruises to Asia because it did not want to repeat what happened to the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that had multiple coronavirus cases and quarantined more than 3.700 passengers and crew. . “The safety and well-being of our guests and crew is our number one priority. We are aware of new travel advice recently issued by the US State Department. We are closely monitoring the situation and out of caution, and as a result of uncertainty about entering the port and the availability of connections to various destinations in Asia, we have previously made the decision to cancel all trips to Asia through our three brands. A total of 40 voyages were canceled, modified or diverted, including 24 voyages on the Norwegian Cruise, 10 on Oceania cruises and 6 on Regent Seven Seas cruises. Following these changes, we do not have any vessels deployed in Asia until the end of the third quarter of 2020. ” a Norwegian Cruise Line spokesman said in a statement. Also the virus forced them to cancel, modify or redirect 40 trips to all three of their brands and provide compensation to customers. Twenty-one canceled trips to Asia on his cruise ship, the Norwegian Spirit, have diverted him to the eastern Mediterranean for the summer of 2020. It is expected that part of these arrangements will end up on our coast as well.center_img Source and photo: Norwegian Cruise Line Any guest or crew who has traveled to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the past 30 days, regardless of nationality, is not allowed to board Norwegian vessels. They also point out that it is too early to fully take into account the effects of coronaviruses on their business.last_img read more

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Leading hoteliers at the HOW Online conference

first_imgThe full program and list of panelists is available at official conference page, and you can sign up via of this link. Olog Karlsson, Regional Director for Poland and Southeast Europe, Radisson HotelsSrdjan Mileković, Senior Vice President, Operations for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, HyattJoanna Świerkosz, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience for Eastern Europe, Accor HotelsEnrico Noack, Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Meliá Hotels InternationalDean Amburn, Regional Revenue Management Director for Eastern Europe, Marriott International The focus of the conference is the new changes that pose a great challenge to all hoteliers: care for the health and safety of employees and guests, revenue management strategies, professional and consistent marketing communication and household. Experts and representatives of world hotel companies in interesting discussions and interviews will present their solutions, ideas and examples of good practice to the participants, thus making it easier for them to adapt to the current situation.  Speakers at the upcoming conference are: center_img And many others. In two days (May 21.5), the first online edition of the only conference on hotel operations will be held – HOW Online!last_img read more

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The CES has announced the conditions for receiving support for June

first_img• Transport and storage – primarily passenger transport (rail, land, air and water) Employers who perform activities of a seasonal nature, regardless of the form of registration of the business entity, may use the support provided that they have registered activities and registered in the HZMO insured system by February 29.02.2020, XNUMX, and that at the time of application active status. Accommodation and food and beverage service activitiesAdministrative and support service activities – only rental and leasing activities and travel agencies, tour operators and other reservation services and related activities More details attached. Employers from the following sectors can apply for June support: Side dish: Support for job preservation in activities affected by Coronavirus (COVID – 19) for June 2020 Employers need to prove that in May 2020 they had a decrease in income by at least 50% compared to May 2019, based on the submission of the VAT form for May 2020. and May 2019. Tax Administration. Agriculture, forestry and fishing – only crop and livestock production, hunting and related service activities and fishing • Arts, entertainment and recreation only creative, artistic and entertainment activities, entertainment and recreational activities and production and screening of films and video films, sound recording and music publishing activities and their distribution • Organizers of cultural, business and sports events, organizers of fairs and weddings, and related activities such as companies for equipment rental, audio and video recording, ticket sales, hall rental and other companies that generate most of their income from events and public gatherings At the session held on May 29.05.2020, XNUMX. The CES Board of Directors has introduced Support for job preservation (COVID – 19) for June 2020., continuing support for job retention for eligible sectors whose business cannot be opened for objective reasons or have a decline of at least 50%, and caused by the COVID – 19 crisis, which seeks to avoid the dismissal of workers from the activities actually affected and the sudden entry of workers into the unemployment register. The Croatian Employment Service (CES) has announced the conditions for support for June with the aim of preserving jobs for employers whose economic activity has been disrupted due to a special circumstance caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). • Other service activities – repair of computers and personal and household goods and other personal service activities onlylast_img read more

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Schenectady still has a bright future

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I have enjoyed following Schenectady’s revitalization over the last 15 years, thanks to the efforts of countless stakeholders. However, after losing multiple landmarks, I believe we’re missing opportunities to make lasting change while reversing the antiquated message that growth requires a choice between past and future. I’m confident that we have everything we need to implement sustainable building practices, create connected and vibrant neighborhoods citywide, and move toward reducing our reliance on government and outside funding to thrive.I was raised here by hard-working parents who understood the opportunities the city afforded. I’m a proud product of the public school system and community-supported initiatives. My first job was as a newspaper carrier for The Gazette. High grades earned me numerous scholarships, including from local public-benefit organizations. Schenectady got a bad rap back then, and my parents were often heard proudly defending the city, its unique heritage and its untapped potential. These days, I find myself doing that, too, wondering why people fail to realize that urban centers will always share good and bad, and we are no exception.Our local constituents offer invaluable insight into green design alternatives like salvaging demolition materials. Many well-meaning organizations are struggling to remain viable while advocating healthy communities. With a little ingenuity, we can harness the collective power of these groups and make Schenectady a leader in smart growth, sustainable construction and interdependent community. In my graduation speech 21 years ago, I spoke about a bright future and I still believe those words.Caroline (Benedict) BardwellSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img read more

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Mayor throws down planning gauntlet in London

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The end of final salary pensions could sound the death knell for retirement

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Top Birmingham agents plan new niche firm

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Crossing continents

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Unfinished business

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IMF chief sees ‘mild’ virus impact on global economy

first_imgIt is too early to tell the economic toll from the virus outbreak in China, but the hit to global growth should be “mild,” International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday.The death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic in China has climbed past 1,350, but hopes have risen that the outbreak could peak later this month.The IMF is expecting a “V-shaped impact,” with a sharp decline in activity in China followed by a sharp recovery, meaning there likely will only be a “mild impact on the rest of the world,” Georgieva said on CNBC. But she cautioned: “It is still too early to make projections,” and the global economy is “somewhat less strong” than it was when China faced the SARS virus epidemic in 2003.”China was different, the world was different. This virus is clearly more impactful and the world economy then was very strong,” she said.The IMF projects China’s economy will grow 6.0 percent this year, compared to 10 percent in 2003.US officials likewise are reluctant to provide forecasts but say the impact on the American economy probably will be short-lived.”There’s no question it’s having a significant impact in China,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told legislators Wednesday. But for the US economy “I don’t expect that the coronavirus will have an impact beyond this year.”He echoed the comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying, “we’re obviously monitoring very carefully.” Topics :last_img read more

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