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C&C Travel Hub - Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive (Photo: Christopher Crouzet / Unsplash)

Planning a Road Trip During the Pandemic? 11 Tips for Before You Leave, While You’re on the Road, and When You Arrive

As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season.

To ensure your trip is memorable in the best rather than the worst way, here are some things you and your fellow travellers can do to reduce the risk of becoming infected with, or spreading, COVID on your trip.

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Hagia Sophia: Turning This Turkish Treasure Into a Mosque Is at Odds With Its UNESCO Status

The Hagia Sophia has just opened to receive Sunni Muslim worshippers for the first time since 1931. The decision to convert the building in Istanbul, Turkey from a museum back into a mosque has divided opinion. Many Turkish inhabitants commend the transformation while mostly secular Turkish inhabitants and much of the international community find it inconceivable.

CCTravelHub - The Sun Is Setting on Unsustainable Long-Haul, Short-Stay Tourism — Regional Travel Bubbles Are the Future

The Sun Is Setting on Unsustainable Long-Haul, Short-Stay Tourism — Regional Travel Bubbles Are the Future

James Higham, University of Otago Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed. While New Zealand’s handling of the pandemic has been hailed as a global masterclass, and the prospect of travel bubbles promoted as a way to restart the tourism economy and save jobs, it is clear there is no quick fix. The inherent dangers of reinfection from travel to and from countries with uncontrolled community transition, and the challenge of protecting New Zealand’s borders, mean international tourism is grounded for the time being. Nevertheless, planning for recovery is underway. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) wants to restore confidence and restart tourism without delay. The European Union recently opened its borders to travellers from certain countries, including New Zealand. But the proposed trans-Tasman and Pacific bubbles will likely be among the first safe international travel zones in the world. A Tasman-Pacific bubble …

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This Landscape Hotel Lets You Experience Nature Beyond Expectations

Aside from the kind people and the excellent public services, Sweden features its natural scenic sights and unique architecture. The fact that it’s one of the best places to see the northern lights puts the country in everyone’s bucket list. And sure, like any reasonable tourist, when you get there, you’ll tend to stay in a simple hotel and spend money on the attractions instead. But this landscape hotel in Harads will let you feel differently about choosing to stay in luxury hotels. The Treehotel will let you stay in rooms where you can enjoy both the country’s views and its unique architecture. You will surely feel at home here while you’re away from all the noise of your busy life. Here, you can choose to stay in various themed rooms, like the ones below, where you can enjoy the northern lights. The Mirrorcube The Mirrorcube is exactly as it reads–a cube with walls made of mirrors. A tree trunk is enclosed by an aluminum frame and grows through the room. The interior is boarded …