Could a secure health app help get international air travel out of the pandemic dumps
By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer
October 21, 2020, 2:39 PM
• 3 min read
FRANKFURT, Germany — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they’ve complied with COVID-19 testing requirements. It’s an attempt to help get people back to flying after the pandemic sent global air travel down by 92%.
The Switzerland-based Commons Project Foundation was conducting a test Wednesday of its CommonPass digital health pass on United Airlines Flight 15 from London’s Heathrow to Newark Liberty International Airport, using volunteers carrying the app on their smartphones. Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Customs and Border Protection were observing the test.
The system looks forward to the day when travel may be determined not only by
Holidays are usually for gatherings but many get-togethers are complicated or canceled because of COVID-19.
If you don’t want to be haunted by procrastination guilt, book your holiday trips by Halloween and you’ll be rewarded with low airfares unseen in recent years, an online travel booking service is recommending.
Travel costs are dramatically lower this year because fewer people are willing to make their traditional journeys home or to be with loved ones because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The service, Hopper, says in its 2020 Holiday Guidance Report that only 39% of those surveyed say they plan to travel this year, with 55% of them saying it will be their first trips since the pandemic began.
Other surveys have noted the relatively low percentage of holiday travelers this year. AAA’s survey found 67% are uncertain about taking a vacation and travel site Travelocity discovered 57% say they
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Halloween is a time to indulge our darkest fears and live out our wildest fantasies. For those who like the spooky side of life, it’s become a yearly event. In the two-hour special, Travel Channel’s paranormal experts, including talent from: “Ghost Brothers” (Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey); “Kindred Spirits” (Amy Bruni, Adam Berry); “Destination Fear” (Chelsea Laden, Dakota Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Alex Schroeder); “Expedition Bigfoot” (Russell Acord, Ronny LeBlanc, Mireya Mayor, Bryce Johnson); “The Holzer Files” (Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza, Shane Pittman); and “Ghost Nation” (Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango), share their best Halloween stories in a nostalgic look back at everyone’s favorite haunted holiday. From creepy costumes to the scariest pranks they’ve ever pulled, it’s a sweet and spooky trip down memory lane.
If you ever saw the high-tech African safari movie Congo, you probably know where the state-of-the-art in travel gadgetry is – tent air-conditioners, laser detectors to catch animals roaming too close, and so on. There is another way to go about traveling too, and that involves roughing it. You set forth into the wild with nothing more than a couple of sticks to rub together to make a fire, and maybe a tube of mosquito repellent. But for now, for the rest of us, let’s go the other way – with travel gadgets that cost no more than $50, ones that we’d really need if we weren’t Crocodile Dundee.
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In today’s competitive era, a lot of organizations still manage their travel expenses in a very unorganized manner. The traditional way wastes employee time and productivity and increases the stress of Account payable and Finance team in managing the process manually. To gain competitive advantage, organizations need to move to travel expense management platform that integrates travelers, approvers, travel desks, travel agents, accounts payable and finance on one portal to reduce miscommunication and streamline the process. Unnecessary trips and wasteful cancellations are decreased, travel is only with authorized vendors and travelers function within the recommended procedures and systems. This saves both time and money. Below mentioned are few benefits of an efficient Travel Expense Management Software:
Structured Travel Policy
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The speed of light is approximately 300,000 kilometers per second, Did you know electrons that give use electricity also travel very close to this speed. The information travelling on the internet also travels close to this speed. The information or modulated electrons, travel somewhere around 60% of the speed of light in most conductors.
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