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An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail

An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail

KNOXVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Jim Santos is touching the hearts of his readers in his latest book, “An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail”. Already a successful author in the travel and retirement fields with work published in venues like The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and several International Living magazines and e-publications, Mr. Santos in his latest book has turned instead to a sometimes brutally honest personal account of dealing with two very serious issues; the Survivor’s Guilt felt by the surviving spouse of a cancer victim, and the long-term effect of childhood abuse. These events left him unsure of his own worth as a person, and led ultimately to years of depression and weight gain – reaching 320 pounds at one point.

This is not your typical Inca Trail book. Although you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with inspiring pictures and stories as Jim and Rita make their attempt, you will find much more. There is the story of pain and loss leading up to a new life that should be a happy ending, but instead is tainted by guilt, feelings of unworthiness, and self-destructive behavior.

To tackle these sensitive subjects, the author has divided the book into two sections. The first part moves back and forth in time, weaving together the background story using a journal of the first few months following the death of his first wife, present day reflections on surviving his childhood trauma, and the diary of his attempt to overcome his past by getting in shape to hike the 26-mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The second part of the book is the day-by-day struggle of the hike itself.

Despite the difficult themes, the book contains lighter moments and even humor in an emotional journey every bit as filled with ups and downs as the Inca Trail itself, just to get to that first checkpoint at Kilometer 82 in Piskacucho, Perú.

Available on Amazon in both the Kindle format with full color photos and a black and white paperback, reader reviews have been excellent, with comments including “rich and soulful documentation of one man’s journey towards healing”, “an incredible and inspiring story”, and “a guide to help you open your mind, release an inner demon or two, and share tears, laughter, beauty, and the frailty of self-growth.“

A free preview of the electronic version is available on Amazon or visit the Author’s Page at http://amazon.com/author/jimsantos

About the Author: Jim Santos is a freelance writer and voice over artist, currently based in east Tennessee after 6 years of living in Salinas, Ecuador on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, exploring that country and three others in South America. He has written and published almost 200 articles about living in Ecuador and travel to other locations around the world for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and various International Living magazines, e-newsletters, and web site content.

In addition to the just released "An Uphill Climb: Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" and "The Galápagos Islands: On Your Own and On a Budget" he is the author of "Ecuador Scouting Trip Itineraries and Travel Guide: An International Living Report" and has edited/updated IL's "Escape to Ecuador" book every year from 2017-2019. He has been a popular speaker on various aspects of life in Ecuador at six expat conferences held in Ecuador and the USA. His blog site (http://jimsantosblog.com) recently surpassed the 100,000 readers mark, and he is the host of the upcoming podcast “International Living’s New Rules for Retirement” which will be available (hopefully) later in 2020.

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If you would like more information or to acquire a Reviewer’s Copy, please contact Jim Santos at 865-283-0729 or jimsantos@mac.com

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Discover Secret Central America this Winter, Safely

Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras are preparing to welcome travelers back to paradise

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Central America is preparing to welcome travelers to a haven of hot sun, warm sands and exhilarating adventures – and there are plenty of surprises, hidden delights and enchanting secrets to discover as travelers will see on newly launched travel portal secretcentralamerica.com. This winter, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras beckon visitors – once it’s safe to travel – with an array of unforgettable sights and activities perfect for families, couples and groups of friends seeking a much-needed escape into the sun.

Nicaragua – Claiming the largest tropical rainforest north of the Amazon – home to seven percent of the planet’s biodiversity – Nicaragua is a land of volcanoes, mountains, lakes and vibrant colonial towns, bookended by the dazzling Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Here, outdoor enthusiasts will find a picturesque playground boasting thrilling adventures like sandboarding down the 728-metre Cerro Negro, an active volcano whose summit rewards hikers with panoramic views; climbing Maderas, one of two volcanoes on Ometepe Island, where petroglyphs, waterfalls and a romantic lagoon in the volcano’s crater transport visitors to an otherworldly paradise; and ziplining atop unspoiled rainforest, enhanced by vistas of majestic volcanoes and songs from jungle birds.

Guatemala – A cultural hotspot in Central America, Guatemala houses historic colonial architecture, charming cobbled streets and intriguing Mayan ruins. The ruins of Tikal, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Central America, is an ideal place for cultural explorers of all ages to learn about Mayan culture, with more than 3,000 traditional structures ranging from pyramids and plazas to temples and an acropolis. The ruins sit in Tikal National Park, a biosphere reserve home to monkeys, tropical birds and other wildlife. Also a must-visit: Antigua, a unique city that has preserved its traditional architecture, with ruins incorporated into newly constructed buildings, and several churches and museums bringing the country’s cultural heritage to life.

Belize – Belize is paradise for divers, swimmers, snorkelers and sea kayakers, with the glittering waters of the Caribbean Sea attracting sun-worshippers from around the world. The Instagram-worthy Blue Hole Natural Monument is a must-see: here, mesmerizing azure waters, reef sharks and plenty of nearby caves lure newbie and expert divers alike. Glover’s Reef Atoll is just as beautiful, comprising a series of islands perched atop a submerged mountain ridge; wildlife on show includes stingrays, turtles and colourful fish. For a more intense thrill, pay a visit to Shark Ray Alley, where the moody predators circle among coral and other marine life; or, tube float along the river winding through Nohoch ch’en Caves, deep beneath the earth’s surface.

Honduras – Relaxation and wellness take centre in stage in Honduras, which is home to idyllic beaches, tranquil lakes, lush jungles and the Bay Islands, where opportunities to beach-hop are plentiful. The largest of the islands is Roatán, ringed by abundant coral reefs and boasting clear waters, gently swaying palm trees and a small town where visitors can visit with dolphins and stroll pretty gardens. In La Tigra National Park, travellers will find a soothing sanctuary soaring 2,270 metres into the sky where a cloud forest harbors ocelots, pumas, monkeys and tropical birds like toucans and trogons. And in Cayos Cochinos, an undeveloped archipelago, rustic eco-resorts, huts and hammocks await visitors seeking a quiet escape from the everyday.

Currently, US citizens are advised to refrain from international travel as a precaution against COVID-19. Some countries in Central America have reopened their borders and airports, with enhanced screening procedures in place for travellers and stringent health protocols implemented at hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities. For up-to-date travel information, visit Central America Tourism Agency’s COVID-19 resource page.

To learn more, or to book your winter getaway in Central America, visit secretcentralamerica.com.

About Central America Tourism Agency:
Central America Tourism Agency (CATA) is the tourism promotion agency of participating Central America countries Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. CATA’s primary objective is to promote multi-destination travel to Central America by sharing each country’s culture, history and coveted natural surroundings. ww.visitcentroamerica.com/en

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Nene Musik Launches Phase 1 of Their Official T-Shirt Line Featuring La Bouche, The Mad Stuntman, Veronica & Biagio

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The Official Nene Musik T-Shirt Collection Is Available Online to Over 40 Countries

The pandemic has made it difficult for fans to attend music concerts or meet and greets. Fans still want to connect with their favorite Artists, TV/Film Celebrities and Sports Entertainers.”

— Ruben Dario Martinez

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nene Musik, a thirty-year leader in the Music Industry has partnered with Music Industry Legends to launch Phase One of its official T-Shirt Line. The Nene Musik T-Shirt collection is now available online http://nenemusik.com/merchandise.html to over 40 Countries.

Phase One of this must get T-shirt line includes International multi-platinum recording artists:

La Bouche – known for their hits “Be My Lover”, “Sweet Dreams” and “Falling In Love”.

The Mad Stuntman – known for his hits “I Like To Move It, Move It” (As heard on the Madagascar hit movies, tv shows and video games) and “It’s Your Birthday”.

Veronica Jackson – known for her hits “Someone To Hold”, “Release Me” and “Outta Control”.

Biagio – known for his hits “Shaddap You Face”, “One Night” and “C’e La Luna”.

There are nine shirts in the launch including Official Nene Musik brand shirts to promote its business line aimed at music fans of all ages worldwide. The designs have been fashioned implementing the current trends of casual wear.

After this initial launch, Nene Musik will launch Phase Two (Fall 2020) featuring International multi-platinum recording artists, TV/Film Celebrities and Sports Entertainers:

Grant Fuhr – NHL Hockey Legend.

Richard Kline – best known for his character Larry Dallas of the hit TV show Three’s Company.

Sin With Sebastian – known for his hits “Shut Up And Sleep With Me” and “Golden Boy”.

Grupo Extra – Latin/Tropical Bachata greats known for their hits “Me Emborrachare”. “Hoy Se Bebe” and “Lejos de Ti”.

“We are super exited for this new venture with our exclusive clients. It is a difficult time in the world with the Covid 19 pandemic. The pandemic has made it difficult for fans to attend music concerts or meet and greets. Fans still want to connect with their favorite Artists, TV/Film Celebrities and Sports Entertainers. The Official Nene Musik T-Shirt line gives fans an authentic way to support the entertainment industry which is not doing well in today’s climate” says Ruben Dario Martinez (CEO of Nene Musik).

Phase Three of Nene Musik brand will feature additional International multi-platinum recording artists, TV/Film/Podcast Celebrities and Sports Entertainers with the aim of the company to gradually increase the number of personalities in this new collection.

About Nene Musik:
Nene Musik Productions, Llc. (http://nenemusik.com/merchandise.html) was established in 1989. Today, it is a boutique Artist Management and Consulting Agency that services Multi-Platinum Recording Artists, International DJ's and Celebrities. La Bouche, The Mad Stuntman, Grant Fuhr, Bruce Buffer, Dennis Rodman, Michael Buffer, Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base, Cascada, Frank Reyes, Milly Quezada and the production team Tune~Adik's are just of few on Nene Musik's client roster. Nene Musik's experience and commitment to excellence have earned them the reputation as one of the best Artist Management / Consulting companies in the World.

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How SMART Can a City Get? It is really upto the will of the Mayor or local Government to draw this line, We Cover it All

A Smart City

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IPgallery’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Data-driven Smart City Command & Control Center

IPgallery’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Data-driven Smart City Command & Control Center

Avihai Degani, CEO IPgallery

Avihai Degani, CEO IPgallery

Rohan F. Britto

Rohan F. Britto

THE NEW CITYWHOLE – Even though the term "smart city" has become a buzzword, it can be difficult to determine which smart-city initiative is the most advanced

Data means that we know more about our environment and about the consequences of what we do.”

— Avihai Degani, CEO – IPgallery

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Even today, every second person worldwide lives in cities, and by 2050 it will be around 70 percent of the world's population. This development is not only associated with enormous stresses on infrastructure and the environment, it also places high demands on the conception and organization of urban coexistence.

The smart city wants to provide answers to these questions. Digital technologies should help master the economic, social and political challenges of current and future generations, for example in the areas of the environment and resource consumption, population growth and demographic change.

THE NEW CITYWHOLE is our philosophy which we believe and partner with Cities to deliver an integrated holistic smart city strategy implementations at scale.

We provide cities with artificial intelligence (AI) based City Services & Citizen Centric Applications to enable the Day2Day as well as situation efficient and effective operations. Solutions are tailored to City’s requirements and priorities as defined by Mayor and Stakeholders. "Data means that we know more about our environment and about the consequences of what we do. quipped Avihai Degani, CEO – IPgallery" Not every city has the benefit of starting from scratch. It is more usual to have to find ways to introduce new technology into existing infrastructure. This requires good leadership at the political and civil service level, he further added.

We aim to enable cities to:
* better serve their residents and visitors in day-to-day routines and during situations,
* improve the quality of life of their citizens,
* increase citizen engagement,
* automate business processes,
* improve efficiencies, and
* monetize on their Data.

Our long-standing experience has led us to starting with an integrated strategy is how we help cities to become smarter in three main aspects: Smart City, Smart Municipality, and Smart Communities.

At IPgallery we walk the talk and to shed some light on our solution essential components leading to our unique platform include:
*Metadata & IoT Data Analytics Platform
*Data Lake comprised of Real-time and Big Data structured databases
*Main Command & Control Operation Interactive Dashboard with advanced management and optimization tools, analytics, anomaly detection, predictions, and reporting

To visualize the depth of what we can reach, below please find some sample Mix & Match cross-vertical services supported by our AI driven platform which include:

# Efficiency & Cost Savings
*Smart street lighting
*Water leakage detection
*IoT data share with ERP

#Environment and Energy
*Handle flood / Heat wave
*Handle air quality event
*Energy & Power management – street, grid and EV

#Citizen Engagement
*One Citizen App for multiple City services
*911 reporting (voice, text & video)
*Sentiment analysis

#Transportation & Mobility
*Traffic management
*Public transportation monitoring
*Parking management (street, lots, special)
*Shared & micro-mobility (zipcar/bike/ scooter/..)
*Multimodal trip plan management
*EV charging stations (location/availability/optimization)
*Dynamic infrastructure optimization
*Park & Ride
*Pedestrian safety
*Connected Cars
*AV V2X/X2V

#Public Safety
*Emergency event handling
*Send alerts & notifications
*Push evacuation instructions
*Share data with First Responders and other agencies
*City Resiliency

Our expertise is our most important asset. Our network of decision makers in the private and public sectors is just one source for our latest thinking in this regard. Managing smart cities means managing complexity. Many communities feel overstrained but at IPgallery our experience has taught us the science behind doing this with surgical precision ended Rohan F. Britto, IPgallery Gulf Countries Consultant.

Our Story
We are passionate about new technologies leading to the greatest impact on humanity. IPgallery is acknowledged for innovative software development and integration expertise, delivering customized real-time AI/ML based solution implemented at scale. We're innovation pioneers that design, architect, develop and deploy Smart City and Urban Mobility solutions that power the entire urban ecosystem and transform the urban landscape for the benefit of the city’s stakeholders, citizens and businesses. Together with global ecosystem partners, our aim is to transform our World into a safer, better, smarter and cleaner place to live, work and play in, one City at a time. IPgallery's Platform, Services and Apps utilize advanced AI/ML, IoT, 5G, Edge Compute, Real-time algorithms and optimization mechanisms, that provide holistic, yet modular, integrative and innovative solutions tailored to address cross-vertical key domains including Public Safety, Transportation, Traffic, Parking, Multimodal Mobility, Environment, Citizen Engagement, Connected Cars in an intelligent urban environment, EV charging stations optimization, AV Shuttles and Fleets, Urban Logistics and more.

Drop a note with your challenges to rohan@thebrittos.com to know how IPgallery can help you use the best resources available at hand to guide you using AI and Big Data to make your city truly SMART as it should be.

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Caribbean Tourism Industry To See Boost From Private Jet Travelers According To New Survey

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One in six private jet users say they plan to visit the Caribbean/Central America region before the end of the year, making it the most popular destination outside the Continental U.S. Photo credit: Private Jet Card Comparisons

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The Caribbean's struggling hospitality industry will benefit from private jet travelers during the Fall and Holiday season, according to new research

Private jets can really help the region's economies counter decreased airline flights”

— Doug Gollan

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — One in six (17%) private jet travelers plan to visit the Caribbean/Central America this Fall and Holiday season, according to a just-released survey of private aviation users, making the region the most popular destination outside the Continental U.S.

Half (50%) of the respondents visiting the region said they will be staying in a second home they own with the same amount citing a rental villa. In a boost to the tourism industry, 42% will stay at a resort hotel, with 16% noting an owned or charter yacht, and 12% mentioning an Airbnb.

Nearly 4 in 10 respondents (38%) said they plan to visit Florida at least once before the end of the year, the top destination for private jet travelers from the new research by Private Jet Card Comparisons, a buyer's guide to private jet membership and jet card programs. Mountain destinations were a close second, noted by 34% of respondents.

Private jet users spend an average of $85,000 per trip in the destinations they visit, meaning the influx of private jet travelers will provide an economic boost for the Caribbean and Central America's COVID-19 impacted travel and tourism industry.

Overall, 90% of respondents are expecting to travel by private jet this fall. According to the survey, 51% of respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, with 31% reporting their companies are expanding usage of private aviation services.

The survey analyzed individuals' upcoming plans to fly private between September and the festive period, with 36% of respondents identifying as new or returning users and 64% representing existing users who were flying private prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The fact that 42% of respondents said they will be staying in a resort hotel is truly a green shoot for the travel and tourism industry in the Caribbean and Central America," said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Outside of the Continental U.S., the Caribbean/Central America, noted by 17% of respondents, was a clear-cut favorite compared to Mexico (7%), Hawaii and Europe, both at just 3%.

Key highlights from the survey include:

– 51% of all respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, while 28% expect to make the same number of flights, and 21% anticipate decreasing their private flight usage

– 50% of those visiting the Caribbean/Central America plan to stay in a second home they own, the same number as rental villas. Resort hotels (42%), charter or owned yachts (16%), and Airbnbs 12% will also see significant private jet visitors.

– Among all respondents who are either new or returning users of private aviation services, 89% are planning to fly privately
– Of those who were already existing private aviation users prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 38% expect to make the same number of flights while 30% are planning to increase their private travel usage during this timeframe, and 32% plan to decrease their use of private aviation
– 72% of all respondents are flying privately to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19, including 87% of new or returning private aviation users and 63% of existing users
– 29% of new/returning users expect to fly privately for business travel, compared to just 13% of existing users who plan to increase private flights for business
– Of the respondents whose companies are expanding private jet access for business travel, 92% report their companies are expanding the type of trips for which private aviation is being used, with 28% saying their companies are expanding the number of employees who can use private aviation and 20% expanding both.
– 53% of new and returning users expect to continue to use private aviation after concerns about the pandemic recede
– Respondents reported their top destinations for leisure trips as Florida (38%), followed by mountain destinations (34%), the Caribbean/Central America (17%), and big cities (16%)
– The majority of all respondents (69%) cited second homes as their primary accommodations for leisure trips as well as resort hotels (31%), city hotels (20%), rental villas (17%), owned/charter yachts (10%) and Airbnb (6%)

Separate research from Argus TRAQPak shows 97% of domestic private aviation departures were for flights within the Continental U.S. through August. Private flights are projected to reach 90% of pre-COVID-19 levels by November. Currently, TSA numbers show airline passenger counts at 30% of pre-pandemic levels.

"Private jets can really help the region's economies counter decreased airline flights," said Gollan.

The survey was conducted online from September 18 to 22, 2020, via Survey Monkey to subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons, a buyer's guide that enables users to compare over 250 private aviation membership options in order to identify the programs that best fit their needs in minutes, saving weeks of research.

Subscribers also have unlimited access to Quick Compare Pricing, enabling them to view flight costs between various options. The website's news blog features educational articles, tips, and breaking news about private aviation jet card and membership providers, a multi-billion dollar market.

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Dynamic Escape Rooms Named ‘Best Escape Room’ in Phoenix in 2020

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Dynamic Escape Rooms was recognized in the 42nd annual Best of Phoenix issue published by the Phoenix New Times.

TEMPE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dynamic Escape Rooms is thrilled to announce that they have been named the Best Escape Room in Phoenix in the New Times’ Best of Phoenix Reader’s Choice 2020.

“We are thrilled to receive this award. There are several amazing escape rooms in Tempe and the entire Phoenix valley so we are very honored by this recognition from the public” said Adam Stroth, owner of Dynamic Escape Rooms, “We are so grateful to our customers and fans who made this possible.”

Dynamic Escape Rooms offers completely immersive and exciting custom-designed games, including several science-fiction time travel adventures: ‘Deja Vu’ and ‘Nemesis’, as well as a mystical archeological escapade: ‘The Secret Gallery’.

Readers were able to cast their vote for a variety of categories of local businesses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. For a full list of ‘Best of Phoenix’ winners, visit: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/best-of/2020/readers-choice

About Dynamic Escape Rooms
Dynamic Escape Rooms was founded in 2018. It is locally owned and operated in Tempe, Arizona. Their mission is to offer unique, custom-designed immersive experiences for their guests. Visit dynamicescaperooms.com or follow the company on social media to stay up to date with company news.

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Emil Malak Pens an Op-ed: Could Continuous Rapid Testing Eliminate the Need for Lockdowns?

Emil Malak, CEO Voip-Pal, well versed in global politics, culture and health

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Emil Malak presents his Testing Plan that Would Allow all Businesses to Reopen

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We need to accept the fact that the coronavirus is not going to disappear the way MERS and SARS did. COVID-19 is a completely different animal and it will be with us for years.”

— Emil Malak

WACO, TEXAS, US, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — CEOCFO Magazine, an independent investment publication that highlights important technologies and companies, today announced it has published an op-ed (https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/emilmalakoped092220.html) by Voip-Pal CEO Emil Malak. Voip-Pal.com Inc., Voip-Pal (OTCQB: VPLM), a Bellevue, Washington based company is an inventor and pioneer of the switching technology now being used by many of the world's largest telecommunication and social networking companies, without which they could not connect Landline phone calls to Internet phone calls. Mr. Malak has other business ventures and is well versed in global politics and culture.

In this most recent article Mr. Malak urges businesses to think “outside the box” and come up with solutions to keep the economy open. Malak wrote, “Businesses can provide their own solutions, by thinking outside the box and leaving cumbersome government bureaucracy behind. Business owners need to take matters into their own hands while abiding by the law. I have proposed a way to accomplish widespread rapid testing by placing converted ambulances as mobile testing centers on every corner. https://ceocfointerviews.com/emilmalakoped090220.html

Since the start of the pandemic, Emil Malak has advocated for widespread rapid testing as the way to keep the economy open and allow people to freely go about their business. Adding to his previous proposal of converting ambulances into mobile testing units, Mr. Malak has a new proposal for rapid result COVID-19 testing booths. Malak suggests, “Rapid results self-testing machine booths can be placed in business establishments and public buildings so people can regularly test themselves for the virus. These booths would be equipped with testing machines that deliver instant results to the person’s mobile phone within 2 to 5 minutes.” He continues, “Additionally, rapid results self-testing machine booths can be placed in business establishments and public buildings so people can regularly test themselves for the virus. These booths would be equipped with testing machines that deliver instant results to the person’s mobile phone within 2 to 5 minutes.”

Mr. Malak also discusses the recent rise in Coronavirus cases throughout Europe, saying, “On September 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning about the recent spike in coronavirus cases across Europe, calling the new surge in cases “alarming.” They labeled it as a "very serious situation" unfolding across the continent. In recent days, Europe has experienced the biggest rise in daily coronavirus cases since the virus began. France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Belgium are seeing record numbers of new cases. Even Israel is now imposing a second lockdown after seeing 4000 new cases in a single day last week. French President Macron has also raised the possibilities of forcing another nationwide lockdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the coronavirus pandemic is likely to worsen in coming months. Enforcing a draconian style lockdown is not as easy to do in western democracy as it is in autocratic China. We need to accept the fact that the coronavirus is not going to disappear the way MERS and SARS did. COVID-19 is a completely different animal and it will be with us for years.”
https://www.wral.com/who-warns-of-very-serious-situation-in-europe-with-alarming-rates-of-virus-transmission/19291033/

Malak also pointed out how lockdowns have failed and have society. “Lockdowns have proven to be mostly futile as evidenced by what is taking place in Europe right now. They are going back to the same numbers they had at the beginning of the pandemic. People’s lives cannot be put on hold any longer, especially knowing the virus will be back. The economy must keep moving.”

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Florida Resorts And Yachting Industry To Get Boost From Private Jet Travelers According To New Survey

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Private jets on the tarmac at Miami International Airport (MIA). Photo credit: Private Jet Card Comparisons

Florida's struggling hospitality industry will benefit from private jet travelers during the Fall and Holiday season

38% of private jet users say they plan to visit Florida before the end of the year, the top destination, according to new research by Private Jet Card Comparisons”

— Doug Gollan

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Florida is the top destination for private jet travelers this Fall and Holiday season, according to a just-released survey of private aviation users.

Nearly 4 in 10 respondents (38%) said they plan to visit Florida at least once before the end of the year, the top destination for private jet travelers from new research by Private Jet Card Comparisons, a buyer's guide to private jet membership and jet card programs. Mountain destinations were a close second, noted by 34% of respondents.

While 73% of visitors to the Sunshine State said they will be staying in a second home they own, 31% will be staying in a resort hotel, 20% will use a rental villa, 17% will be taking an owned or chartered yacht, and 10% will stay at an Airbnb.

Private jet users spend an average of $85,000 per trip in the destinations they visit, meaning the influx of private jet travelers will provide an economic boost for Florida's COVID-19 impacted travel and tourism industry.

Overall, 90% of respondents are expecting to travel by private jet this fall. According to the survey, 51% of respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, with 31% reporting their companies are expanding usage of private aviation services.

The survey analyzed individuals' upcoming plans to fly private between September and the festive period, with 36% of respondents identifying as new or returning users and 64% representing existing users who were flying private prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The fact that nearly one-third of respondents said they will be staying in a resort hotel is truly a green shoot for the travel and tourism industry in Florida," said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Key highlights from the survey include:

– 51% of all respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, while 28% expect to make the same number of flights, and 21% anticipate decreasing their private flight usage

– 73% of those visiting Florida plan to stay in a second home they own, followed by resort hotels (31%), rental villas (20%), and charter or owned yachts (17%)

– Among all respondents who are either new or returning users of private aviation services, 89% are planning to fly privately
– Of those who were already existing private aviation users prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 38% expect to make the same number of flights while 30% are planning to increase their private travel usage during this timeframe, and 32% plan to decrease their use of private aviation
– 72% of all respondents are flying privately to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19, including 87% of new or returning private aviation users and 63% of existing users
– 29% of new/returning users expect to fly privately for business travel, compared to just 13% of existing users who plan to increase private flights for business
– Of the respondents whose companies are expanding private jet access for business travel, 92% report their companies are expanding the type of trips for which private aviation is being used, with 28% saying their companies are expanding the number of employees who can use private aviation and 20% expanding both.
– 53% of new and returning users expect to continue to use private aviation after concerns about the pandemic recede
– Respondents reported their top destinations for leisure trips as Florida (38%), followed by mountain destinations (34%), the Caribbean/Central America (17%), and big cities (16%)
– The majority of all respondents (69%) cited second homes as their primary accommodations for leisure trips as well as resort hotels (31%), city hotels (20%), rental villas (17%), owned/charter yachts (10%) and Airbnb (6%)

Separate research from Argus TRAQPak shows through August, private jet departures from Florida were down 13.8% compared to a national decline of 28.1%. Florida has the most private aviation flights of any state – 168,699 – ahead of second-place California (134,483), and third-place Texas (131,637). The latter two saw drops of 29.4% and 27.9%, respectively. According to TSA, airline passenger counts remain about 70% below pre-COVID levels, making private jet users even more critical to the economies they visit.

The survey was conducted online from September 18 to 22, 2020, via Survey Monkey to subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons, a buyer's guide that enables users to compare over 250 private aviation membership options in order to identify the programs that best fit their needs in minutes, saving weeks of research.

Subscribers also have unlimited access to Quick Compare Pricing, enabling them to view flight costs between various options. The website's news blog features educational articles, tips, and breaking news about private aviation jet card and membership providers, a multi-billion dollar market.

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The state of hotel cleanliness in Europe. Where to look when interested in booking clean hotels?

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NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cleanliness plays a crucial role not only in our everyday lives but also in the world-wide accommodation industry. Many tourists attach great importance to the hygiene and cleanliness when booking hotel. It has come to the point where some platforms perform studies on the cleanliness of hotels and help you make up your mind. We’ve taken a close look at one of these studies to find out – which countries offer the cleanest hotels?

The tourist industry is constantly changing and evolving to adapt to the needs of tourists and customers. At this point, it goes without saying that adhering to the tastes of travelers goes a long way in securing the position of resorts and hotel chains. The same is true for standalone hotels. Considering that cleanliness of hotels is one of the most important factors taken into consideration when deciding whether to book a given hotel or not, hotel owners should step up their game and satisfy this need. Fortunately, as relayed to us by Lastminutes.deals, some countries already offer a higher standard of hotel hygiene!

Hotel cleanliness by rating from highest to lowest:

1. Slovakia – 8.75
2. Moldova – 8.61
3. Germany – 8.53
4. Austria – 8.52
5. Poland – 8.52
6. Croatia – 8.51
7. Switzerland – 8.51
8. Portugal – 8.49
9. Romania – 8.48
10. The Czech Republic – 8.46

The least clean hotels in Europe:

Unfortunately, not all countries offer hotels as clean as above. A ranking of the least clean hotels in Europe shows that Denmark offers the lowest hotel hygiene with a score of 7.70, followed by Norway and the United Kingdom with 7.81 and 7.83 respectively. Further down the ranking, we find the Netherlands with 7.77 and Belgium with 7.76. These countries should certainly look into introducing higher standards of cleanliness in their hotels if they want to attract tourists in the upcoming season.

Studies show that most of the respectable hotel chains and resorts around Europe works towards increasing their cleanliness ratings. However, standalone hotels still have a long way to go before they can be safely recommended as truly hygienic and clean.

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New Survey Shows New Users & Business Travel Will Bolster Private Jet Travel For The Fall

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31% of respondents say their companies are expanding private jet usage to more employees and trips, according to research by Private Jet Card Comparisons

According to the survey, 51% of respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, with 31% reporting their companies are expanding usage of private jet services.”

— Doug Gollan

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Private Jet Card Comparisons has released the results of a new survey that reveals 90% of new and existing private aviation users are expecting to travel by private jet this fall. According to the survey, 51% of respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, with 31% reporting their companies are expanding usage of private aviation services. The survey analyzed individuals' upcoming plans to fly private between September and the festive period, with 36% of respondents identifying as new or returning users and 64% representing existing users who were flying private prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Fundamentally, it looks like a combination of new users to private aviation and steady, continued usage from existing users will offset an overall drop in business travel between now and the Christmas holiday season," said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons. "What's more, at least half of new users are planning to continue using private aviation after the COVID-19 pandemic is over."

One respondent noted that private travel "was always more a curiosity than a reality until COVID-19, but now flying private is the only way we travel", while another commented, "I never used private aviation before COVID… now I will not fly commercial." One newcomer added, "The convenience and efficiency have caused me to consider purchasing a jet of my own for regular use."

Key highlights from the survey include:

– 51% of respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, while 28% expect to make the same number of flights, and 21% anticipate decreasing their private flight usage

– Among respondents who are either new or returning users of private aviation services, 89% are planning to fly privately
– Of those who were already existing private aviation users prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 38% expect to make the same number of flights while 30% are planning to increase their private travel usage during this timeframe, and 32% plan to decrease their use of private aviation
– 72% of all respondents are flying privately to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19, including 87% of new or returning private aviation users and 63% of existing users
– 29% of new/returning users expect to fly privately for business travel, compared to just 13% of existing users who plan to increase private flights for business
– Of the respondents whose companies are expanding private jet access for business travel, 92% report their companies are expanding the type of trips for which private aviation is being used, with 28% saying their companies are expanding the number of employees who can use private aviation and 20% expanding both.
– 53% of new and returning users expect to continue to use private aviation after concerns about the pandemic recede
– Respondents reported their top destinations for leisure trips as Florida (38%), followed by mountain destinations (34%), the Caribbean/Central America (17%), and big cities (16%)
– The majority of respondents (69%) cited second homes as their primary accommodations for leisure trips as well as resort hotels (31%), city hotels (20%), rental villas (17%), owned/charter yachts (10%) and Airbnb (6%)

The survey was conducted online from September 18 to 22, 2020 via Survey Monkey to subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons, a buyer's guide that enables users to compare over 250 private aviation membership options in order to identify the programs that best fit their needs in minutes, saving weeks of research.

Subscribers also have unlimited access to Quick Compare Pricing, enabling them to view flight costs between various options. Its news blog features both educational articles, tips, and breaking news about private aviation jet card and membership providers.

Douglas Gollan
Private Jet Card Comparisons
+1 917-328-6518
email us here

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