Tourist with fake ‘Maderna’ vaccine card arrested in Hawaii: Court docs

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A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled “Maderna,” according to court documents.

In order to bypass Hawaii’s 10-day traveler quarantine, she uploaded a vaccination card to the state’s Safe Travels program and arrived in Honolulu Aug. 23 on a Southwest Airlines flight, the documents said.

“Airport screeners found suspicious errors … such as Moderna was spelled wrong and that her home was in Illinois but her shot was taken at Delaware,” Wilson Lau, a special agent with the Hawaii attorney general’s

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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
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Eight feared dead as Russia tourist helicopter crashes into lake | The Guardian Nigeria News

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This handout photograph taken and released by the Kamchatka regional government, on August 12, 2021, shows Emergency Situations Ministry workers taking part in the rescue operation at the spot where a Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed into Kuril Lake in the Kronotsky nature reserve on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia outside Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. – A helicopter carrying 16 tourists and crew on a volcano sightseeing trip in Russia’s far east crashed into a lake on August 11, 2021, leaving eight people feared dead and two others in serious condition, local officials said (Photo by Handout / Russian Kamchatka Regional Government / AFP) /

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Vankleek Hill Tourist Information Centre back to help visitors

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Vankleek Hill’s tourist information centre is back for 2021, providing information for visitors inside the Creating Centre at the corner of Main and High streets.

The centre is operated by the Vankleek Hill Business and Merchant Association (BMA), which has leased space in the Creating Centre for the months of July and August, during the height of the village’s tourist season. The info centre is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Wednesday through Sunday.

Compared to non-pandemic years, the visitor count is down, but has picked up since August 1, says info centre student Erin Cassidy.

“People are

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Here’s how rapport with co-travellers impacts overall tourist satisfaction | Travel

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According to a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University, getting along with the tourists you are co-travelling with leads to a more satisfying group experience.

The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Tourism Management’.

While building rapport has been well-studied between service employees and customers, little has been studied in terms of its role in group tourism.

How do you measure rapport?

SFU researchers, together with a team of European researchers, conducted interviews with managers, tourists and tour guides representing various types of guided group activities–from wine and restaurant tours to recreational and educational activities–

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Plea to open tourist info centres at Buddhist sites | Patna News

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GAYA: Tourist Guide Association of Bihar has urged the state government to open tourist information centres at important sites of Bihar under Buddhist circuit. The association has also demanded introduction of bus services between Bodh Gaya and tourist destinations like Rajgir, Nalanda, Dhungeshwari, Vanavar and Gurpa.
Association president Rakesh Kumar met the state tourism minister Narayan Prasad during his Bodh Gaya visit on Sunday.
“The tourist information centre in Bodh Gaya is at a distance of about 1km from the Mahabodhi temple. It should be located around the Mahavihara near the office of Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee so that
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