UK amber list: Countries to spend 11 days in to avoid hotel quarantine


Explained: UK’s traffic light for travel system

The UAE remains red-listed for travel to the UK.

In Britain’s most recent update to its international travel rules, which came into effect on Tuesday, travellers cannot fly directly from the UAE to the UK without spending 10 days in mandatory hotel quarantine.

At a cost of £1,750 ($2,480) for a single adult, that’s an expensive investment for a largely uninspiring hotel stay. But other options exist for UAE residents keen to travel to the UK to visit friends and family this summer.

While green-listed destinations are few and far between, Iceland is

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The couple transforming a fearsome pub with a reputation into one of the classiest in Huddersfield


At one time The Bay Horse in Lindley was not for the faint-hearted.

Even popping in for a quick half while you waited for your Chinese takeaway from across the road seemed a risk too far.

And a YorkshireLive reporter vividly remembers how a former manager told him he had put the keys through the door one Saturday night because “he couldn’t face breaking up any more fights.”

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New landlady Mandina Draper recalls how on one occasion after she and partner Glenn Binger had taken over she

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez advances to second round at WTA Tour event


BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the second round of the Viking Classic Birmingham.

Fernandez, from Laval, Que., beat China’s Wang Yafan in the first round of the WTA Tour 250 grass-court event on Tuesday.

The 66th-ranked Fernandez won 76.1 per cent of points when she got her first serve in, well above her opponent’s rate (57.5 per cent).

It was Fernandez’s first match of the grass-court season. She lost in the second round of the French Open.

Meanwhile, Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Noventi

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Tahiti Welcomes Remote Workers With Coworking Vacation Packages


If you can work from anywhere, Tahiti has extended-stay packages ready for you.

The Tahitian Islands are open to U.S. travelers again as of May 1. To attract remote workers, several luxury hotels and resorts are offering special coworking vacation packages. With deals like these, you get to enjoy your vacation while also having a setup that allows you to work remotely.

If you’re interested in planning a summer vacation to Tahiti, here are all the details on its entry requirements and which hotels are offering coworking packages.

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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Foreign Office travel advice for Dubai, Turkey, Israel, Abu Dhabi and Egypt


The Foreign Office has updated its advice for people travelling to the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Direct flights from London terminals, including Heathrow, are taking place to Dubai.

And direct return flights to the UK are scheduled from Oman.

However, the Government has warned against “all but essential travel” to the whole of the region due to Covid-19 risks.

Let’s take a look at the rules and guidelines in place for those needing to visit the area.



From June 8, the Foreign Office said direct flights will run from England however travellers must depart from

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Fort Madison, Keokuk, look for hotel-motel tax revenues to rebound after summer travel soars


FORT MADISON (WGEM) — After a tough year for tourism, cities across Southeast Iowa are now assessing the toll the pandemic has taken on their revenues as they hope for a better year this year.

Fort Madison city manager David Varley said in a regular year, the city’s hotel-motel tax would bring in roughly a quarter of a million dollars.

“It will be down 30 percent hotel-motel revenue,” he said. “That’s about $56,000 compared to last year.”

Keokuk is facing a similar situation.

City manager Cole O’Donnell said in 2019, the city’s hotel-motel tax generated $298,000 but only generated $150,000

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