New travel information released during online meeting

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By Makeida Antonio

New travel protocols and other local tourism industry information were discussed and shared during a virtual meeting held yesterday morning.

The Destination Antigua and Barbuda webinar on Zoom was attended by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association, and other key stakeholders in the industry. The introduction of new policies regarding vaccination of visitors, certified accommodations and the tourism tax levy were items listed on the meeting’s agenda.

Minister of Tourism, Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, told participants that a number of factors must be taken into consideration before the government requires

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The first PGA Tour event after 9-11 was a surreal return to a changed world | Golf News and Tour Information

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In the annals of professional golf, the short-lived Pennsylvania Classic was barely a blip on the radar, existing for only seven years with a series of title sponsors, held at several venues and largely won by a roster of passersby among the PGA Tour ranks. Except for one year—and we are not talking about the 2006 edition featuring Michelle Wie—the tournament was forgettable.

But that one year is crucially important. In fact, it could be argued that the edition in question holds a special place in the history of golf and the tour.

The 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic at Laurel

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A less vocal, ‘Brooksy’-less crowd greets Bryson DeChambeau on Day 1 at East Lake | Golf News and Tour Information

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ATLANTA — The PGA Tour didn’t post any videos of Bryson DeChambeau on Thursday, but the Golf Channel did, and commenters raced to make the same joke.

“Good shot, Brooksy.”

“Nice swing, Brooksy.”

“Let’s go Brooksy.”

This is no surprise; if social media’s takeover of society has made one thing clear, it’s that Keyboard Confidence is absolutely a thing. Brancitis69 or j_chonks—yes, those are real usernames—can fire that off from the comfort of their couch knowing they’ll never have to defend their comments to DeChambeau’s face. Even the fans who have seen DeChambeau’s face in person, at PGA Tour events,

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Possible Tuesday finish lingers at The Northern Trust | Golf News and Tour Information

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There will be a fourth and final round to the final edition of The Northern Trust, PGA Tour officials reiterating on Sunday night that the tournament plans to go a full 72 holes. Exactly when that final round will conclude, however, is unclear thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Henri lingering in the New York metropolitan area.

The storm that arrived on Sunday forced the postponement of the final 18 holes at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J., until Monday. But more rain is expected to fall Monday on a saturated course that received 9 inches of rain since Saturday

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Visitors to Stamford could find tourist information at St John’s Church

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Tourism looks set to receive a boost in Stamford thanks to the initiative of a town guide.

Jill Collinge, a Blue Badge tour guide for more than 25 years, sprang into action following the “worrying closure” of the town’s tourist information centre, based at Stamford Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street.

Under plans to streamline services and renovate the arts centre, tourist information services are being merged into the role of box office staff, who will also pick up some of the work of the South Kesteven District Council advisors who worked in the now-closed office in Maiden Lane.

Jill Collinge, who has worked as a tour guide in Stamford for 25 years, often dressing for the role
Jill
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Travel Alert: Important Information on COVID-19 Testing Requirements (13 August 2021)

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COVID 19 In Costa Rica:

Costa Rica has confirmed 426,474 cases of COVID-19 as of August 13, 2021.  902 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 378 of them in intensive care.  Costa Rica has reported 5,199 COVID-19-related deaths since March 2, 2020.

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative Covid-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of flight departure from Costa Rica.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check

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