Day: February 4, 2021

This Beloved Groundhog’s Shadow Will Help Determine Your Next Stateside Vacation

There’s no elegant way to put it… For most of us the past year has passed in a series of Groundhog Days; weeks that blend together, months that fly by without holding any significance, and before we know it, we’ll be going into the second full year of the pandemic.

But while all the days feel like they blend together lately, this Groundhog’s Day is set to be one

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WHO team tours Wuhan market linked to COVID-19 outbreak

A World Health Organization team investigating the roots of the coronavirus visited the Chinese food market that was previously linked to many early infections.

Health workers spent about an hour at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan Sunday.

Scientists once suspected animals sold in the market were linked to the December 2019 outbreak there. That theory has since been largely ruled out, but WHO workers say the site could provide hints as to how the deadly virus spread so quickly.

“Very important site visits today — a wholesale market first & Huanan Seafood Market just now,” Peter Daszak, a zoologist

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Emirates to resume flights from select cities

a large jetliner sitting on top of a body of water: UK-UAE travel ban: Emirates to resume flights from select cities

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UK-UAE travel ban: Emirates to resume flights from select cities

In a fresh travel update issued by Emirates airline on Monday, the Dubai-carrier said it will resume flights from select UK cities to Dubai.

Last week in January, a travel ban was placed between the UAE and the UK. Announced by the UK mission in UAE, the suspension took effect from 1pm UK time on January 29.

“You will not be able to fly directly to the UK from the UAE after this time,” the embassy tweeted on Thursday.

Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said

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Top 10 trending travel destinations of 2021 unveiled on National Plan for Vacation Day

Tuesday marked National Plan for Vacation Day, and with the hope that the world will exit the grips of the coronavirus pandemic this summer, Tripadvisor named the 10 top trending US destinations and top 10 emerging destinations globally.

Domestically, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, was named the United States’ top trending travel destination for 2021. Gatlinburg is near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is home to thousands of vacation homes and chalets. It is also adjacent to nearby Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood. Pigeon Forge also ranked highly on the list, coming in

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