Chairlift rescue: Teen dangling from ski lift at New York resort caught by rescuers below: VIDEO

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CANANDAIGUA, New York — A heart-stopping video shows rescuers catch a skier who was slipping off of a chairlift at a ski resort in upstate New York Sunday.

Witnesses said the 14-year-old girl dangled by her jacket for nearly two minutes at the Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua, about 35 miles south of Rochester.

Fortunately, the resort’s ski patrol responded quickly and helped break her fall using a safety tarp stretched out below.

The girl’s sister told “Good Morning America” that she had escaped from the incident unharmed.

“She was OK. She wasn’t injured. She was able to stand

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Budget 2021 Expectations for Travel Tourism sector expects pathbreaking Union Budget for post Covid recovery

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The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) is also looking forward to the Union Budget 2021 with great expectations. (Representative image by India in Congo Twitter)

Union Budget 2021-22 Expectations for Travel and Tourism: Hit hard by the Covid pandemic in 2020, the Travel and Tourism sector requires a pathbreaking Budget 2021, hope industry experts. However, given the massive Covid 19 vaccination program in India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may not be in a position to announce significant financial outlay. However, people associated with the Travel and Tourism industry are hoping that the Narendra Modi government’s Budget

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Shanghai Disney Resort says investigating travel platform over Uighur refusal : The Asahi Shimbun

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SHANGHAI–Walt Disney’s resort in the Chinese city of Shanghai said on Monday it was investigating after a travel agency apparently refused to let a member of the Uighur Muslim minority use a resort and lodging package sold by a hotel nearby.

Screenshots of a conversation between a customer who identified as ethnic Uighur and was looking to book a Disney resort package at the Aishabao Apartment Hotel in Shanghai, and travel booking platform Zlton.com, were shared on Chinese social media and on Twitter over the weekend.

The guest was shown a notification that the package was not open to Uighurs,

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A Q&A with three Caribbean tourism experts on 2021 trends: Travel Weekly

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Gay Nagle Myers

It was one helluva year, but we have finally said farewell and good riddance to 2020, a year that took its toll on millions of individuals, families and industries in hundreds of countries.

The pandemic continues to slam all of us across the board and borders: exhausted healthcare workers; struggling business and restaurant owners; travel advisors who are juggling cancellations and ever-changing entry regulations; housekeeping staff furloughed with no hotel rooms to clean; and beach vendors with no wares to sell or tourists to buy their coconut bowls and hand-woven straw hats.

One of my memories of

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 pictures

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(CNN) — While the prospect of travel was mostly out of reach for the majority of us in 2020, entries to the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) have provided great inspiration for future dreams and voyages.

Almost 25,000 entries were submitted to the annual competition from photographers in 147 countries. For the first time, a Russian has claimed the top spot, with Vladimir Alekseev scooping the prestigious overall title Travel Photographer of the Year 2020.

The competition drew submissions from amateur, semi-professional and professional photographers from around the world.

Categories include wildlife, islands, solitude and a section that was

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Tourists Behaving Badly – Are They Prompting A Tourism Backlash?

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Wherever there are tourists, there will always be a few that annoy the locals. Drunk and brawling teenagers in party destinations, tourists who litter, or try to take home parts of precious monuments. However, their actions rarely involved such a significant risk to health as ignoring Covid-19 protocols. 

Even though Covid-19 cases are rising again during a third wave, tourists flouting the rules is one factor that is leading to a backlash against international travelers in many destinations. The rise in high profile cases may be due to the increase in trips around traditional vacation periods such as Thanksgiving and

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Sympathy in short supply for snowbirds panning travel rules

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Most winters, Judi Sussman and her husband Les load up their car with their dogs and drive to Hilton Head Island in North Carolina. This year, with restricted travel at the borders, heading down south didn’t seem like a viable option, so the Toronto-based retirees stayed put.

“In this situation it seems imprudent to travel, especially with restrictions the government is laying on, she said to Yahoo Canada. “I mean I get it, the people down there seem very happy.”

Snowbirds — Canadians who winter in warm locales — are currently facing stricter protocols when it comes to travelling

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Bay Area hotel, fitness, store job cuts widen

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A coronavirus surge and more government shutdowns of businesses have unleashed a fresh bout of Bay Area job cuts, affecting the hotel, fitness, and retail sectors and delivering new blows to the region’s battered workforce.

The ominous spate of new job cuts planned in the Bay Area could foreshadow a slump — or worse — in the region’s economy, which has been reeling for 10 months from an array of side effects unleashed by the coronavirus.

Economists have warned that renewed business shutdowns ordered by state and local government officials to combat the deadly bug could also trigger more layoffs

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Big White limits resort to ‘locals only’ following B.C.’s extension of health restrictions

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Have plans to visit Big White Ski Resort? If you’re not an area resident, consider those plans scrubbed.

On Friday, the popular resort east of Kelowna announced that it was cancelling all bookings from non-local customers.

Big White said its restriction decision was in response to Thursday’s announcement by B.C. officials to extend health restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic until midnight on Feb. 5, 2021.

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“I have instructed our reservation teams to start the onerous task of calling excited guests and ski groups from all over the country

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7 Travel Agent Tips I Wish I’d Listened To

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The right travel agent’s tips can mean the difference between a holiday from hell and an idyllic trip you remember for years to come. Here are some great tips I wish I had heeded as they would have saved me heaps of grief.

1. Never Stay At The Best Property First

When helping me plan a trip to Hawaii, my travel agent said: “Never stay at the most luxurious property first. Anything after that will seem inferior, and you may come home disappointed.” I wish I’d heeded her advice when later booking a family holiday to Fiji.

Our first stay

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