Travel Ticket – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:42:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://corfulinastravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Travel Ticket – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ 32 32 Trip.com, China’s largest online travel site, posts Q2 profit as global bookings surge https://corfulinastravel.com/trip-com-chinas-largest-online-travel-site-posts-q2-profit-as-global-bookings-surge/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:42:55 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/trip-com-chinas-largest-online-travel-site-posts-q2-profit-as-global-bookings-surge/ Employees walk through the reception area of ​​Trip.com’s Shanghai headquarters in 2021. … [+] Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg © 2021 Bloomberg Finance L.P. Trip.com, China’s biggest online travel site, said today it turned a profit in the second quarter from a loss the previous year as global bookings improved despite the continued fallout of Covid-19 at […]]]>

Trip.com, China’s biggest online travel site, said today it turned a profit in the second quarter from a loss the previous year as global bookings improved despite the continued fallout of Covid-19 at home.

Trip.com earned 43 million yuan, or $6 million, in the three months to June, compared with a loss of 659 million yuan a year earlier. Revenue fell 32% from a year earlier to 4.0 billion “mainly due to continued disruptions resulting from the resurgence of Covid-19 in China”, the company said. Airline and hotel bookings on its global platforms were up more than 100% year-over-year in the second quarter, it noted.

“Despite challenges in China’s domestic market during the first two months of the second quarter, fundamental travel demand remained strong,” CEO Jane Sun said.

Executive Chairman James Liang said in a statement: “The global travel industry has made continued progress towards a full recovery. Recovery momentum in Europe and the United States remained robust, and the rebound in travel business in the Asia-Pacific region also accelerated due to further easing of travel restrictions,”

“We are confident in strengthening our competitive position and capturing pent-up demand,” Liang said.

U.S.-traded Trip.com shares are down 15% in the past year; they fell 8% today before the announcement.

Trip.com has three billionaires on its board – Baidu CEO Robin Li, Sequoia China founding managing partner Neil Shen, and H Group hotel chain founder Ji Qi. Shen and another member, JP Gan, were members of the Forbes Midas 2022 list.

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Penn State Men’s Soccer Set for a test drive at No. 8 Maryland https://corfulinastravel.com/penn-state-mens-soccer-set-for-a-test-drive-at-no-8-maryland/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:18:19 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/penn-state-mens-soccer-set-for-a-test-drive-at-no-8-maryland/ History links COLLEGE PARK, Maryland- Penn State Men’s Football will travel to College Park, Md. for a tough road contest against No. 8 Maryland. The match will be nationally televised on the Big Ten Network with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. GAME INFORMATION in Maryland Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | […]]]>

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland- Penn State Men’s Football will travel to College Park, Md. for a tough road contest against No. 8 Maryland. The match will be nationally televised on the Big Ten Network with kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

GAME INFORMATION
in Maryland

  • Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: College Park, Maryland | Venue: Ludwig field
  • Live statistics | Look: Big Ten Network
  • Admission: Free

Ticket information

General admission tickets to Ludwig Field are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. They can be bought here.

Last outing

· The Nittany Lions won their most recent game against Wisconsin, 1-0, in their Big Ten season opener and Mack Brady’s 10th annual game.
· Van Danielson scored the game’s only goal in the 86th minute, netting his first career goal. Matthew Henderson crossed the ball over Danielson in the box who headed it into the back of the net.
· Kris shakes made several crucial corner kick saves throughout the game to prevent the Badgers from scoring.
· Penn State outshot Wisconsin 9-3.
· The win marked the Nittany Lions’ sixth straight win in their series with Wisconsin.
· Penn State is now 7-1-2 in the annual Mack Brady game.

Nittany Lions vs. Terps

· The most recent game between Penn State and Marlyand ended with Penn State winning 3-2 in overtime.
· Penn State scored three unanswered goals, after trailing by two, to edge No. 7 Maryland in the game.
· Andrew Privet, Pierre Mangione and Seth Kuhn all scored goals for the Nittany Lions. Kuhn scored the equalizer and Privett scored the game-winner in extra time.
· Maryland leads the all-time series 20-25-6.
· The last four games between the two teams have been played in overtime.



Scouting Maryland

· Maryland was ranked No. 8 in the United Soccer Coaches poll last week.
· The Terps are 4-1-1 so far this season, their most recent game ending in a 2-1 victory at Michigan.
· They are on a three-game winning streak.
· Malcolm Johnson won Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (9/13). He scored a penalty to beat No. 21 Georgetown and had a goal and an assist against Virginia.
Niklas Neumann won Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (9/13). In the game against the Hoyas, Neumann made five saves and saved a penalty against Virginia.
· William Kulvik was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the first week of August.
Maryland finished the 2021 season 12-4-2 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to LIU.


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Migrants arrive in Sacramento from Texas but don’t know who paid for the plane tickets https://corfulinastravel.com/migrants-arrive-in-sacramento-from-texas-but-dont-know-who-paid-for-the-plane-tickets/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/migrants-arrive-in-sacramento-from-texas-but-dont-know-who-paid-for-the-plane-tickets/ A northern California advocacy group said it was helping eight migrants from Venezuela who arrived in Sacramento on two separate flights. Three men, 23 and one in his 40s, said they walked barefoot from Sacramento International Airport to the administrative offices of Catholic charities downtown. They said it was an address on their papers, 1107 […]]]>

A northern California advocacy group said it was helping eight migrants from Venezuela who arrived in Sacramento on two separate flights. Three men, 23 and one in his 40s, said they walked barefoot from Sacramento International Airport to the administrative offices of Catholic charities downtown. They said it was an address on their papers, 1107 9th St., the administrative offices of Catholic Charities. From there, they ended up at the Sacramento food bank, and the food bank was then called NorCal Resist. “I picked them up and took them to the grocery store. We got them a hotel. They walked from the Sacramento airport to the Sacramento food bank without shoes,” said NorCal Resist volunteer Goya Gutierrez. . A man who asked not to be identified said he couldn’t choose where he was going. He said the documents pointed to California. not just putting people on planes because they’re not going to sponsor them,” Gutierrez said. “I have no idea who actually sponsored them.” The man said he left Venezuela a while ago. 45 days and ended up at the Migrant Resource Center in San Antonio, Texas He said someone gave them free plane tickets for a flight to Sacramento The center is run by the City of San Antonio and doesn’t pay for migrants’ trips to other cities.” They were really confused. Two of them said they wanted to go to Utah and one wanted to go to Manhattan and somehow they ended up in Sacramento,” Gutierrez said. The men said they were in United States to find work, not for a vacation. They said that it is difficult to find job opportunities in Venezuela and that they have to support their families. “They were put on a plane bound for Sacramento where they don’t know anyone. They don’t have family here,” Gutierrez said. The Migrant Resource Center is reviewing the men’s claims. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office said his state was busing migrants to Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office is investigating whether they provided the plane tickets.

A northern California advocacy group said it was helping eight migrants from Venezuela who arrived in Sacramento on two separate flights.

Three men, 23 and one in his 40s, said they walked barefoot from Sacramento International Airport to the downtown Catholic Charities administrative offices. They said it was an address on their papers, 1107 9th St., the administrative offices of Catholic Charities.

From there, they ended up at the Sacramento food bank, and the food bank was then called NorCal Resist.

“I picked them up and took them to the grocery store. We got them a hotel. They walked from the Sacramento airport to the Sacramento food bank without shoes,” said NorCal Resist volunteer Goya Gutierrez. .

A man who asked not to be identified said he couldn’t choose where he was going. He said the documents spoke of California.

Gutierrez said the documents came from the Department of Homeland Security, which has scheduled a hearing later this month for the men to report to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“ICE doesn’t do that; they don’t just put people on planes because they’re not going to sponsor them,” Gutierrez said. “I have no idea who actually sponsored them.”

The man said he left Venezuela 45 days ago and ended up at the Migrant Resource Center in San Antonio, Texas.

He said someone gave them free plane tickets to fly to Sacramento. The center is run by the city of San Antonio and does not pay for migrants’ trips to other cities.

“They were really confused. Two of them said they wanted to go to Utah and one wanted to go to Manhattan and somehow they ended up in Sacramento,” Gutierrez said.

The men said they were in the United States to find work, not for a vacation. They said it is difficult to find job opportunities in Venezuela and they have to support their families.

“They were put on a plane to Sacramento where they don’t know anyone. They don’t have family here,” Gutierrez said.

The Migrant Resource Center examines men’s claims. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office said his state was busing migrants to Washington, DC, Chicago and New York.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office is investigating whether they provided the plane tickets.

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The Surprising History of Sentosa, Singapore’s Vacation Island https://corfulinastravel.com/the-surprising-history-of-sentosa-singapores-vacation-island/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:52:43 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/the-surprising-history-of-sentosa-singapores-vacation-island/ Editor’s Note – Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that sheds light on some of the most fascinating topics in the world of travel. September’s theme is ‘Build it Big’, as we share the stories behind some of the world’s most impressive engineering feats. (CNN) — It was formerly known as Pulau Blakang Mati. […]]]>
Editor’s Note – Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that sheds light on some of the most fascinating topics in the world of travel. September’s theme is ‘Build it Big’, as we share the stories behind some of the world’s most impressive engineering feats.

(CNN) — It was formerly known as Pulau Blakang Mati. Some politely translate the name as “the island of misfortune”, but the most quoted translation is “the island behind which lies death”.

Now it’s called Sentosa, from the Malay word for peaceful. Filled with theme parks, beaches, luxury resorts, casinos and other entertainment, it is Singapore’s main island for staycations and one of the city’s most popular destinations for international tourists.

But how did it all start?

Fifty years ago last September, the fledgling country of Singapore formed the Singapore Development Corporation (SDC), which – as its name suggests – was designed to transform a then rural, mostly uninhabited island into a urban playground.

A Malay Island

The 500-hectare island is shaped like the butt end of a smoking pipe, curved around the southern side of what is now Singapore. Its shape and position made it a perfect place for traders traveling to and from Malaysia – and a regular hiding place for the pirates who raided these ships.

There were three main kampongs (villages) here: Ayer Bandera, Serapong and Blakan Mati. Residents of the island were a mixture of Chinese, Malays and Bugis (from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi).

Then, in 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in what was to become the City of the Lion.

The British statesman left an indelible mark not just on Singapore, but on much of East Asia, which he explored and wrote about during his diplomatic posts there.

Sentosa has a smaller version of Singapore’s famous Merlion statue.

Sentosa Development Corporation

During the second half of the 19th century, the British began building fortifications around Singapore. On Sentosa there were four – Fort Serapong (near the center of the island), Fort Connaught, the Imbiah Battery, and Fort Siloso (at the far northwest tip).

While Singapore was controlled by the British, soldiers lived in Pulau Blakang Mati. Malay, Chinese, and Indian laborers did laundry, ran sampans, and cleared land for the white military.

Although Sentosa’s nickname was changed in 1970, history buffs will still recognize the names of many places dotted around the island. Fort Siloso – now a public park and history museum – is still there, but a beach, an elevated walkway through the jungle, and a tram station are also named after Siloso.

The old Imbiah Battery is now a lookout point for hikers, while the abandoned buildings of Fort Serapong are popular with urban exploration and “ruin porn” enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, the elegant seaside resort The Barracks was, as its name suggests, once home to British gunners. Although the accommodations are much more comfortable these days, guests can still sunbathe on the old parade grounds.

A Singaporean island

Much of Sentosa’s history parallels the country’s history of Singapore.

In 1965, Singapore officially declared its independence from Malaysia and began figuring out what kind of nation it wanted to be.

While commerce and industry grew in Singapore, Sentosa remained mostly rural and uninhabited. Most residents fled in the 1970s and resettled in Singapore.

The changes came quickly and drastically. In the 1970s, visitors to the island could take a cable car, but within a decade there was also an above-ground tram that made it easy to get from place to place. Then, in 1992, the Sentosa Causeway, connecting the two islands, was inaugurated.

Tourist attractions came and went as popular trends changed.

Underwater World, at the time the largest oceanarium in Asia, was due to open in 1989 but did not open until 1991. Visitor numbers fluctuated over the years and Underwater World eventually closed its doors. doors in 2016.

Another relic of the past was The Asian Village. This attraction was similar to Disney World’s Epcot, with different “villages” representing Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and other Asian countries, as well as a few rides. It closed in 2000.

The Apollo Hotel was the first tourist accommodation on the island. It opened in 1978 and closed in 1986.

Meanwhile, the island’s first resort was the Shangri-La, which welcomed its first guests in 1993. It took a decade, but eventually other major luxury brands aimed at international holidaymakers followed – the Capella in 2009, the W in 2012 and Sofitel in 2015.

A musical fountain light show was one of the casualties of development as it was demolished to make way for the Resorts World complex which includes Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park and some 1,700 rooms of hotel spread over several properties.

Also on the way out is Sentosa’s own Merlion, a sibling of the famous across the water in Singapore.

“As tourism continues, expectations are higher (and we need to) make room for something new,” Christopher Khoo, chief executive of international tourism consultancy MasterCounsult, told Channel News. Asian. “The renewal process means giving in.”

These days, he says, tourists are more interested in experiences than monuments.

The city’s constant heat and humidity have also created a market for nighttime activities. Digital creations and light shows are on the list of possible additions.

It used to be that ferries brought guests to Sentosa, but nowadays most people come by car.

It used to be that ferries brought guests to Sentosa, but nowadays most people come by car.

Sentosa Development Corporation

So much of what exists on Sentosa is new and brilliant that it’s understandable that the common misconception “it was a man-made island” continues to circulate.

Land reclamation can be the source of confusion. Pulau Blakang Mati had an area of ​​about 280 hectares, and since 1972 Sentosa has grown to about 500 hectares.

Despite all the hustle and bustle, it is possible to find that tranquility that the name Sentosa promises, especially by staying at one of the hotels on the island. The Capella Resort is surrounded by greenery and is a popular spot for sunset cocktails.

Although the military era is long gone, Sentosa made a surprising reappearance on the global political radar in 2018 when then-US President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella, where a small plaque records the property’s place in history.

A major change was to bring full-time residents back to the island. However, the modern residents of Sentosa bear almost no resemblance to the communities that lived on Pulau Blakang Mati.

Sentosa Cove, on the east coast of the island, is the only luxury gated community in Singapore. In a place where many people live in cramped quarters, this has quickly become one of the most sought after properties in the country.

These days, homes in Sentosa Cove can sell for up to 23 million Singapore dollars (US$16 million). Most of them have swimming pools, rooftop gardens, multi-car garages, and other high-end luxuries.
Sentosa Sensory Landscape Rendering

Artist rendering of Sentosa Sensoryscape, coming to the island in 2023.

Courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

What happens after

Singapore, always on the lookout for new development opportunities, is already thinking beyond Sentosa.

The new Sentosa will likely be Palau Brani, a trapezoidal land mass and former naval base between Singapore and Sentosa. These days, most visitors just notice Brani out of the corner of their eye as they travel between islands, but the ambitious Sentosa-Brani Master Plan will connect the two with a 90-mile Singapore link. million dollars (63 million US dollars).

This “Greater Southern Waterfront” initiative is a decades-long project that will push back some of the city-state’s commercial port spaces in favor of more tourist attractions and resorts.

Like almost every other major infrastructure project on the planet, this one was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic but restarted as Singapore abandoned restrictions and adopted a “living with the virus” strategy.

The plan sees the two islands divided into five sections – the waterfront, the heart of the island, the waterfront, the dynamic cluster (think thrill rides, event space, etc.) and the ridge front.

The first major initiative, a two-level “sensory walkway” across Sentosa that connects the northern and southern parts of the island, is set to open next year.

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Air transport has almost resumed. Airlines companies ? Not really https://corfulinastravel.com/air-transport-has-almost-resumed-airlines-companies-not-really/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:13:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/air-transport-has-almost-resumed-airlines-companies-not-really/ It’s hard to remember what a normal aviation market looks like. Yet we are getting closer to it week by week. Passenger traffic in North and Latin America in July was just 10% and 11.5% lower than levels in the same month of 2019, the International Air Transport Association said last week. In some places, […]]]>

It’s hard to remember what a normal aviation market looks like. Yet we are getting closer to it week by week.

Passenger traffic in North and Latin America in July was just 10% and 11.5% lower than levels in the same month of 2019, the International Air Transport Association said last week. In some places, the numbers are even healthier. In Brazil, the world’s fourth-largest domestic aviation market has been hit hard by 685,000 Covid deaths, sending its biggest carrier LATAM Airlines Group SA into bankruptcy. That’s reversed, with domestic traffic in July ahead of 2019 levels. Cancun and Las Vegas airports recently saw record passenger numbers.

Things look a little worse as you head east. Around the world, traffic is still down by a quarter, and in Asia-Pacific the numbers are down by almost half. And for air freight, which has exploded in 2021 thanks to land and sea freight congestion and the rush to consume post-Covid goods, the return to more normal pre-pandemic transport patterns is rather a bad news.

Yet Ryanair Holdings Plc’s passenger numbers in the peak month of August were 22% higher than the same level in 2019, and Qantas Airways Ltd. was confident enough in the future to spend A$400 million of its cash on share buybacks. The industry as a whole could return to profitability as early as next year, according to IATA.

While air travel puts Covid behind it, airline actions don’t seem to make the headlines. Last week, the Bloomberg World Airlines Index fell near its lowest point since November 2020 – a month when international traffic was operating at less than 12% of year-ago levels.

One thing is clear from these strong records for summer vacation, Cancun and Las Vegas: leisure passengers have been driving the recovery. Pre-Covid business spending was around 30% of revenue and a higher proportion of profits, but its path to better health has been longer. The Global Business Travel Association had predicted a return to normal in 2024, but last month pushed that forecast back 18 months to 2026.

There are short-term factors that explain this. In Asia, border lockdowns and restrictions persist months after they began to be lifted in the rest of the world. Hong Kong, the premier business-class destination, has seen just 124,100 visitor arrivals so far this year, less than a day’s worth of border crossings at its peak. In Europe, the war in Ukraine has meant that Russia – one of the world’s biggest spenders on foreign travel, spending $37 billion in 2018 ahead of spending by Japan, Italy or Australia – has been largely cut off from international travel.

However, underlying these issues is long-term change. By right, business travel should be doing well right now. Inflation, fuel, and ticket prices are generally not the drivers of demand for a cabin portion whose costs are paid from company accounts. Instead, it’s economic activity that opens the spending accounts – and corporate profits in the United States topped $3 trillion in the June quarter, up 27% from their highest level before the pandemic.

The fact that business travel is not picking up right now is a sign of how much the shift to video conferencing and moving away from burning fossil fuels in favor of in-person meetings has changed the nature of business. This is a potentially permanent development that will force airlines to rethink business models based on the resilience of premium class demand.

Seen in this light, the question we should be asking about the state of airline stock prices is not why they are so weak, but why they are so strong. The best-performing carriers so far this year are mostly those with the least to brag about – Asian airlines that still face largely closed airspace. The top five stocks are all based in developed Asia – Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Eva Airways Corp., Japan Airlines Co., ANA Holdings Inc. and Singapore Airlines Ltd.

It’s a sign that investors value the potential of a reviving aviation sector far more than they do the grim reality of airport queues, grumpy passengers, pressure from costs due to rising fuel prices and lingering pandemic-era hangovers.

The enterprise value of the Bloomberg World Airlines Index is approximately 6.6 times its expected earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. That’s well below its anomalous levels during Covid, when there were no expected profits to speak of – but it’s comfortably above where things were in almost any other month of the story.

The dismal performance of airline stocks lately is not the result of carriers posting disappointing results. Instead, it’s a sign that investors are slowly coming to terms with just how bad things really are.

More from Bloomberg Opinion:

• Airlines continue to abuse passengers. Regulate Them: Adam Minter

• Embattled US Airline Passengers Deserve a Bill of Rights: Brooke Sutherland

• Stuck in air transport hell? Blame the Long Shadow of Covid: David Fickling

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board or of Bloomberg LP and its owners.

David Fickling is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy and commodities. Previously, he worked for Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

More stories like this are available at bloomberg.com/opinion

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The Tennis-Core trend should include real tennis https://corfulinastravel.com/the-tennis-core-trend-should-include-real-tennis/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:34:43 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/the-tennis-core-trend-should-include-real-tennis/ Newsletter Marie-Claire Celebrity news, beauty, fashion tips and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox! Thank you for subscribing to . You will receive a verification email shortly. There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again. By submitting your information, you agree to the terms and conditions (opens in a new tab) […]]]>

In the post-lockdown world, tennis-core is perhaps the most obvious trend to emerge. Like other niche fads of recent times (I’m looking at you, coastal grandmother), tennis-core feeds our collective thirst for fully commit; escape by way of athletic cosplay. When Gen Z embraced it, they turned the tradition-bound sport into an online phenomenon, under a catchy new name. As they’ve proven, it’s a lifestyle first and foremost, which can be executed just as well in professional stadiums as it is on your TikTok page. The appeal of tennis-inspired fashion isn’t revolutionary or even new, but “Tennis-core” asks two questions: Why dress for the court when you can dress for the court? And what is tennis-core really without real tennis?

At the start of the pandemic, there were record increases in recreational tennis play (outdoors, socially distanced). With this, the demographics of viewers have also changed. “We find that entertainment and sports programs are hugely appealing to Millennials and Gen Z,” says Lindsay Ulrey, vice president of global brand sponsorship and experiential marketing at Wimbledon and American Express partner American Express. US Open. “Americans have always idealized these things,” she adds.

Tenniscore Tennis Fashion Ideas

The trappings of tennis-core fashion are often just a starting point in the fashion-to-viewer pipeline, and many people have taken to playing the sport in the process.

(Image credit: Kat Irlin)

In July, I was able to experience the lifestyle of the heart of tennis by attending Wimbledon with American Express, which, through its partnership with the tournament, offered VIP spectator packages and luxury on-site amenities like full lounges sunscreen, fans and Evian. – Brand face mist. While the tennis itself was a joy to watch, what unfolded beyond the stadium was equally entertaining. The normally members-only 42-acre All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club transforms into a flower-filled oasis of restaurants, shops, lounges and other “activations” (tennis-themed manicure stations, goggle cleanings) every year. free sun, etc.), each one more Instagrammable than the other. Although the hustle and bustle of the pitches on game day is reason enough to attend (you can even buy passes only through the legendary Wimbledon “queue” for only 21 pounds), I did delighted that I could retreat to private lounges to rest and refill my cup of Pimm as I pleased.

Like Wimbledon, the US Open attracts spectators interested in more than just sport. “People are more willing to travel for the good experiences,” says Antonia O., travel consultant at American Express. For some clients, she will organize an entire vacation around the tournament. While many are asking for the classic offerings of Amex’s Fine Hotels + Resorts properties (think: The Carlyle on the Upper East Side, or Casa Cipriani near Battery Park), “there’s more interest in trekking in Brooklyn or Queens” these days, she says. Just as one may travel to Iceland for the Northern Lights, others travel to New York for the earthly joys of a Grand Slam tournament in Queens.

tennis-core trend

Like the sunscreen-filled lounges of Wimbledon, the upscale respites of the US Open are quiet, uncrowded, and pleasantly well-appointed.

(Photo credit: American Express)

The tennis spectator experience feels like a luxury even without all the benefits. It’s the last weekend of the year to live out your tennis fantasies (at the US Open, until September 11). Whether you’re looking for the best value (tickets still sell for as little as $28) or are ready to splurge (meet me at Centurion Suite?), there is a way to have fun at all levels.

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Rollin’ With the Razorbacks Apps Open Today https://corfulinastravel.com/rollin-with-the-razorbacks-apps-open-today/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 05:15:33 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/rollin-with-the-razorbacks-apps-open-today/ Submitted by ASG Students from a previous Rollin’ trip form the A while waiting for the game. The Associated Student Government offers students the opportunity to apply for and participate in a trip in support of their Razorbacks. “Rollin’ with the Razorbacks” travels to Dallas on September 24 to see the Arkansas […]]]>



Submitted by ASG

Students from a previous Rollin’ trip form the A while waiting for the game.

The Associated Student Government offers students the opportunity to apply for and participate in a trip in support of their Razorbacks.

“Rollin’ with the Razorbacks” travels to Dallas on September 24 to see the Arkansas Razorbacks take on Texas A&M! This trip is open to all students currently enrolled at the U of A.

Applications must be submitted on HogSync and the student must pay electronically via CashNet. Both steps must be completed before a student’s application is considered. Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis and seats will not be reserved without a request and fee. The $35 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Trip includes round-trip transportation to Dallas by chartered bus, ticket to the game, Rollin’ with the Razorbacks t-shirt, snacks on the bus, and a hatchback meal. More details on the start time will be communicated to participants at a later date.

Applications will be available beginning at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, September 6, on HogSync. Tickets are limited and travel will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until noon on Thursday, September 15, or when all seats are filled.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities at osa@uark.edu.

The Associated Student Government of the University of Arkansas is a student-run organization that acts as an organized voice for all students and strives to effectively represent student interests. For more information about ASG, please email asg@uark.edu or call 479-575-5255. ASG is a program of the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Student Affairs Division: The Student Affairs Division helps students pursue their education, earn a degree, find meaningful careers, explore diversity, and connect with the global community. We provide students with housing, restaurants, healthcare resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We’re enhancing the University of Arkansas experience and helping students succeed, one student at a time.

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Good choice for police on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Highway https://corfulinastravel.com/good-choice-for-police-on-the-hamilton-section-of-the-waikato-highway/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 23:32:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/good-choice-for-police-on-the-hamilton-section-of-the-waikato-highway/ MARK TAYLOR/Stuff There were 22 speeding tickets issued during the opening week of the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway. Motorists were quick to flout the speed limit on New Zealand’s new stretch of road. In its first week open to the public, 22 tickets were given out on the Hamilton section of the Waikato […]]]>
There were 22 speeding tickets issued during the opening week of the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway.

MARK TAYLOR/Stuff

There were 22 speeding tickets issued during the opening week of the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway.

Motorists were quick to flout the speed limit on New Zealand’s new stretch of road.

In its first week open to the public, 22 tickets were given out on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway. The top speed was a motorist caught at 142 km/h, which earned them a $300 fine.

Rubber hit the road on the Hamilton section on July 14, just before 10 p.m. The 21 km section is the last part of the 110 km Waikato Highway.

Like all roads in the country despite a speed limit of 110 km, there is no speed tolerance.

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Figures obtained from police after an Official Information Act request showed that one of the first fines was issued on July 15, for a car traveling 119km – nine kilometers over the speed limit – costing the driver $30.

The fastest person at 146 km/h was also caught on the same day.

They were the only two motorists fined on Friday, while six were arrested on Saturday with the fastest driver at 133 km/h being fined $170, while a utility driver was also was fined $170 for being stopped at 131 km/h.

Seven people were arrested on Sunday breaking the speed limit – the fastest being 132km/h.

Seven other people were caught breaking the law on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – the fastest was a utility on July 21 which was 29km over the limit at 139km.

About 143,000 vehicles traveled on the Hamilton section of the highway during its opening week.

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About 143,000 vehicles traveled on the Hamilton section of the highway during its opening week.

Waikato District Highway Patrol Chief Jeff Peno was the officer who issued the 142km ticket, he said he didn’t have to say much to the offender.

“The infringement notice speaks for us.”

If there were motorists driving more than 50 km/h over the speed limit, they would not be included in the figures and would instead be dealt with by way of a hearing and court-imposed penalty.

At more than 50 km/h over the limit, drivers can be charged with reckless, dangerous or reckless driving and fined $630.

Penno said police will be on the highway. This will not be evident as the road is built, so there is no significant risk.

“There’s not much enforcement on this stretch of road because I have roads with 10 times more risk that need enforcement and I can’t do both.

“However, if people choose to go at a stupid speed, they can certainly expect to be apprehended.”

Waikato Highway Patrol Inspector Jeff Penno lets the infraction notice do the talking (file photo)

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Waikato Highway Patrol Inspector Jeff Penno lets the violation notice do the talking (file photo)

Penno said the issuance of 22 tickets during the week on this stretch of road is small compared to the number of tickets issued by officers that they issue in a week.

Waka Kotahi estimates around 143,000 vehicles used the Hamilton section in the first week of operation, with the busiest day being Saturday with around 25,000 vehicles.

The Waikato Highway from Cambridge to Hampton Downs has a maximum speed of 110 km/h, one of only two roads in the country with this speed limit. The other being SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road.

The Waka Kotahi roads designated with a limit of 110 km/h have been designed and built in such a way that they can withstand higher travel speeds without compromising safety.

Features that make it safer to travel at higher speeds include at least two lanes in each direction, a central median barrier, and no significant curves.

The 142 km speed ticket on the Hamilton section is not the fastest the Waikato Highway has seen.

In 2012, a 21-year-old man from Waiuku was arrested and his license suspended after an officer registered his Subaru Impreza on SH1 1 traveling about 120 mph. The incident happened between Taupiri and Horotiu.

In 2015, two racing drivers had their cars confiscated after allegedly speeding past a police speed camera on the Waikato Highway at 200 km/h.

In 2018, Tyler Phillip Knolles, then 22, from Auckland, was caught driving his mother’s Honda Civic at 130 mph near Tamahere.

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UAE offers multiple-entry tourist visa to FIFA World Cup ticket holders https://corfulinastravel.com/uae-offers-multiple-entry-tourist-visa-to-fifa-world-cup-ticket-holders/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 05:59:47 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/uae-offers-multiple-entry-tourist-visa-to-fifa-world-cup-ticket-holders/ According to a recent announcement from the UAE Government Media Office, FIFA World Cup ticket holders will soon be able to apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa for the United Arab Emirates. Holders of Hayya cards, which serve as identification for fans and are the necessary documentation to participate in tournament matches from November 20 […]]]>

According to a recent announcement from the UAE Government Media Office, FIFA World Cup ticket holders will soon be able to apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa for the United Arab Emirates. Holders of Hayya cards, which serve as identification for fans and are the necessary documentation to participate in tournament matches from November 20 to December 18, will get the visa.

Hayya app for FIFA World Cup

On November 1, applications will be accepted. The visa will cost AED 100 and will be valid for 90 days, with the option of an additional 90 day validity. Citizens of visa-free countries are not included as they can already come to live in the UAE under current regulations.

First, Hayya cardholders should visit the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) website. Then, after choosing the “Smart Channels” link, customers should choose “Utilities”.

Navigate here to go directly to the public services page, where you can see all the visa alternatives available. This will save you from having to click through many pages. You can complete the application form by scrolling down to “Hayya Card Holders” on this website.

The “Hayya Card Holders” option is currently not visible on the site. However, it will most likely be visible when the application process begins on November 1.

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New visas for ticket holders

Alongside this World Cup-specific visa, the UAE also announced the availability of a slew of new visas that would offer residents and visitors a variety of benefits.

With the implementation of this new system, the UAE will hopefully become a more welcoming place for international investors and wealthy individuals looking to establish a long-term presence there.

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Northern Rail will sell £1 train tickets on flash sale for September and October 2022 journeys https://corfulinastravel.com/northern-rail-will-sell-1-train-tickets-on-flash-sale-for-september-and-october-2022-journeys/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 07:34:45 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/northern-rail-will-sell-1-train-tickets-on-flash-sale-for-september-and-october-2022-journeys/ Northern will put over a million train tickets on sale for £1 today. The train operator’s flash sale will start at 10am. Advantage tickets for travel between Tuesday September 6 and Thursday October 20 will go on sale, although the cheapest fares may not always be available for popular routes. Northern says the sale is […]]]>

Northern will put over a million train tickets on sale for £1 today.

The train operator’s flash sale will start at 10am. Advantage tickets for travel between Tuesday September 6 and Thursday October 20 will go on sale, although the cheapest fares may not always be available for popular routes.

Northern says the sale is a chance for passengers to take advantage of cheaper breaks after the summer holidays. Its network includes Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, York, Lincoln and the Lake District, as well as the Tyne Valley Line in the North East and Cumbria. The sales travel period begins next week and ends just before the October mid-season holiday.

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Bookings for the £1 fare can be made online or via the Northern app while supplies last. These £1 tickets are valid for travel between Tuesday 6 September and Thursday 20 October 2022.

Mark Powles, Customer and Commercial Director at Northern, said: “Whether it’s a weekend in historic Chester, a night out in Newcastle, a day by the sea in Scarborough or a walking holiday in the Lake District, these fares will get you where you want to go for less. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, those wishing to take advantage of these great £1 fares should book early to avoid disappointment. When they left, they disappeared.”

About 5-10% of seats in the North will have tickets up for grabs during the flash sale. As things stand, no railway strike is currently scheduled for September, but Aslef announced on August 25 that conductors working for Northern had voted in favor of a strike, which could take place in September . The RMT union has also warned that further strikes are likely.

Go to https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/ to purchase tickets on sale. They will be posted online at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

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