Holland America Line Retains Title as Top Alaska Cruise Line in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards

Bookings are open for 2021 and 2022 Alaska Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys

SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Maintaining its status as the number-one cruise line for explorations to The Last Frontier, Holland America Line was named the top pick for Alaska cruises in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards. This is the third time the cruise line has won the Alaska category in the award’s five-year existence.

The 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards are voted on by AFAR readers who select the cruise lines that capture their imagination and inspire their travel plans. All of the winners are featured online at afar.com/travelersawards and in the January/February 2021 print edition of AFAR magazine.

“The readers of AFAR are some of the most discerning travelers in the world, and to be awarded best in Alaska is a tremendous honor that validates all of the expertise that goes into crafting the perfect Alaska experience

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Second ship sets sail under cruise pilot programme, Singapore News & Top Stories

Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas yesterday became the second ship to start cruises to nowhere from Singapore, with stepped-up safety protocols to keep Covid-19 at bay.

It follows Genting Cruise Line’s World Dream, which launched Singapore’s first cruises to nowhere on Nov 6 amid the pandemic.

These round-trip cruises without ports of call are taking place under a pilot programme announced in October.

Royal Caribbean will have up to two cruises a week, departing on Mondays and Thursdays, with tickets starting at $374 per person for a three-night cruise.

The first voyage, a four-night cruise carrying more than 1,300 people, left yesterday at 9pm. Its second, a three-night cruise leaving at 9pm on Monday, will carry more than 1,700 passengers.

The Quantum of the Seas can serve up to 2,000 guests at full capacity during the pandemic, half of its usual of over 4,000 passengers.

“We want to

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Holland America Line Retains Title as Top Alaska Cruise Line in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards | State News

Bookings are open for 2021 and 2022 Alaska Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys

SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Maintaining its status as the number-one cruise line for explorations to The Last Frontier, Holland America Line was named the top pick for Alaska cruises in the 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards. This is the third time the cruise line has won the Alaska category in the award’s five-year existence.

The 2020 AFAR Travelers’ Awards are voted on by AFAR readers who select the cruise lines that capture their imagination and inspire their travel plans. All of the winners are featured online at afar.com/travelersawards and in the January/February 2021 print edition of AFAR magazine.

“The readers of AFAR are some of the most discerning travelers in the world, and to be awarded best in Alaska is a tremendous honor that validates all of the expertise that goes into crafting the perfect

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The Top Women’s-Only Travel Tours That Offer Flexibility For Booking

In the past few years, women’s-only tours have grown in popularity. Right now, travel is at a standstill and no one knows for certain when it will resume—but that isn’t stopping female-identifying people from booking future travels to remain optimistic and someday soon experience one of these tours for themselves.

Of course, you might be a little hesitant to book a tour right now. What you want is a company that prioritizes safety and allows you to book with confidence. What women’s only tours can consumers consider that offer flexibility with booking and a generous change policy? Here are TK tour companies to consider.

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Olympics: 18% of tickets sold in Japan to be refunded, Sport News & Top Stories

TOKYO (AFP) – About 18 per cent of tickets sold in Japan for next year’s coronavirus-postponed Olympics will be refunded, Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Thursday (Dec 3), with over 3.6 million seats still reserved domestically for the Games.

A three-week refund window for domestic tickets closed Nov 30, and organisers said about 810,000 of the 4.45 million tickets sold in Japan would be refunded and resold at a later date.

A refund application window for Paralympics tickets bought in Japan will run from Dec 1-21.

People who purchased tickets elsewhere in the world have been told to seek refunds from local retailers.

The Games were postponed in March in the first peacetime delay of an Olympics, and are now scheduled to start on July 23, 2021.

Organisers this week laid out a raft of safety measures they said would make it possible to hold the Games, even if the

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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is second ship to embark on cruises to nowhere from Singapore, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas on Thursday (Dec 3) became the second ship to start cruises to nowhere from Singapore, complete with stepped-up safety protocols to keep Covid-19 at bay.

It follows Genting Cruise Line’s World Dream, which launched Singapore’s first pandemic cruises to nowhere on Nov 6.

These round-trip cruises without ports of call are taking place under a pilot programme announced by the Singapore Tourism Board in October.

Royal Caribbean will have up to two sailings a week, departing on Mondays and Thursdays, with tickets starting at $374 per person for a three-night cruise.

The operator is offering three- and four-night Ocean Getaway cruises on the ship at a reduced 50 per cent capacity.

The first voyage, a four-night cruise carrying over 1,300 people, leaves on Thursday at 9pm. Its second, a three-night cruise leaving at 9pm on Monday, will carry over 1,700 passengers.

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Global Camping Headlight Market 2020 Key Performance, Top Players, Segmentation, Future Plans and Forecast to 2025

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Dec 02, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The report entitled Global Camping Headlight Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 compiled by MarketQuest.biz presents a new market research analysis that offers a detailed evaluation of the business vertical and a brief overview of the industry segments. The report includes an elemental introduction to the industry, market overview, scope, and product specification. The report aims to target the major images related to market growth, major types, and various end users applicable, regional analysis, productivity structure, current, and future market situation. The report provides a determined perception of the popular market situation that also covers market size in terms of value and volume. Important segment classification of this market includes global Camping Headlight market-leading players, major geographical regions, product types, and applications.

The report describes

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Top family-friendly camping spots in the Western Cape

Long, hot summer days on the beach or next to a river, sultry evenings by the braai and not a digital device in sigh. What better way to spend the coming holiday than in the great outdoors? 

Wolfkop Camping Village, Citrusdal

Nestled on a 100ha citrus-buchu-rooibos farm on the banks of the Olifants River, just 20km from Citrusdal, Wolfkop Camping Village is an ideal place to take the family for a relaxing and hassle-free break. 

The farm has six camping villages, each with a large bedouin-style marquee overlooking the river and three canvas tents pitched beneath with high-density foam mattresses, bedding, blankets and towels.

A fully equipped kitchen area is stocked with a braai grid, chairs, tables, electric lights, utensils and cooler boxes. 

Each village has power points, hammocks, and communal ablution facilities with hot showers and flush toilets. There are canoes and kayaks for rent, and don’t forget your

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‘Any Type Of Travel Needs To Stop,’ Says Top Critical Care Pulmonologist

With 157,000 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States is in the midst of an enormous surge that is not expected to peak until mid-January.

But, despite the CDC’s recommendation not to travel for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans did it anyway. In fact, air travel broke a pandemic record over the holiday weekend, according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) data.

Now one of the country’s top Covid-19 experts is urging folks to cancel upcoming trips for the immediate future. “Any type of travel needs to stop for all Americans. We need to stay put for the next few weeks,” said Dr. Vin Gupta on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning.

A noted critical care pulmonologist, Dr. Gupta is an assistant professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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Facing probe, Top Glove launches hunt for more workers’ accommodation



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: This file pic dated Nov 28, shows some of the Top Glove workers undergoing Covid-19 screening in Taman Dayang Maju. -NSTP/ASWADI ALIAS.


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This file pic dated Nov 28, shows some of the Top Glove workers undergoing Covid-19 screening in Taman Dayang Maju. -NSTP/ASWADI ALIAS.

KUALA LUMPUR: Top Glove Bhd is still in the process of sourcing for more accommodation for its large number of foreign workers – a move which will be completed by Dec 31.

“Top Glove wishes to clarify that efforts to source for more accommodation and to improve existing worker accommodations are ongoing, in view of the large number of workers we employ.

“This is in line with the government’s educational approach on employers in various sectors until the end of this year, so that they can comply with Act 466,” it said in a statement today.

The statement followed an announcement by the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia of a probe against six Top Glove companies under the Workers’ Minimum Standards of

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