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Today, 9:41 am
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An interesting article from SVT (in Swedish but...

An interesting article from SVT (in Swedish but Google can translate it well):
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/coronans-verkliga-dodstal-borjar-bli-synligt-1

Excess mortality in Sweden was...
Yesterday, 6:12 pm
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The area sounds like a pretty good place to be,...

The area sounds like a pretty good place to be, irrespective of the party. Of course socialising carries some risk and anyone who attends an event like that must accept that they might get infected....
Yesterday, 8:14 am
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https://www.ft.com/content/34fc511e-852e-4d20-bd0e...

https://www.ft.com/content/34fc511e-852e-4d20-bd0e-92aad4117f78
Yet another example that having fewer restrictions leads to better results for the tourism industry than strict "health protocols".
Yesterday, 8:12 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,331
Posted By the810

The vaccine should definitely lead to fewer...

The vaccine should definitely lead to fewer people testing positive because it will prevent covid = no symptoms = no incentive to get tested. There was even a worry that vaccine may increase...
Yesterday, 7:52 am
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By the810

20% discount on award stays (Jan 2021)

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/rewards/offers/redeem-points-rebate
Radisson offers 20% discount on award stays booked by 20th January, valid for stays until 18th April. You need to pay full...
Yesterday, 7:47 am
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Posted By the810

It's a nice property and I would definitely pick...

It's a nice property and I would definitely pick it if the value is good but be prepared that rooms are relatively compact (that's usual in Nordics but normal rates at Royal would perhaps deserve a...
Yesterday, 7:42 am
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Views: 183,989
Posted By the810

My experience is that upgrades vary significantly...

My experience is that upgrades vary significantly between various markets. Maybe it's down to area managers or perhaps local operators?

I usually get insane upgrades in Poland - I was upgraded...
Yesterday, 4:59 am
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Views: 33,372
Posted By the810

But the same applies to travelling within the...

But the same applies to travelling within the country for a holiday. I don't mind Rutte's advice against holiday-making as much as his advice specifically about holiday abroad. There is no difference...
Yesterday, 3:46 am
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Views: 33,372
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When I'm out and about I can keep my distance. In...

When I'm out and about I can keep my distance. In a plane, I can't.

You don't get infected by walking around someone in a store or on the street. You get infected by spending a lot of time close...
Yesterday, 3:25 am
Replies: 342
Views: 32,310
Posted By the810

I took my last flight exactly one year ago. Zero...

I took my last flight exactly one year ago. Zero flying since then, despite me having an all-time high travel spending and all-time high number of nights in hotels in 2020.
Yesterday, 3:07 am
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Views: 33,372
Posted By the810

But the government is specifically discouraging...

But the government is specifically discouraging movement abroad. I understand advice to avoid close physical contact with others but I absolutely detest the notion that crossing a line on a map makes...
Yesterday, 1:43 am
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Views: 2,331
Posted By the810

Is this based on a random screening of vaccinated...

Is this based on a random screening of vaccinated people?
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Yesterday, 1:42 am
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Posted By the810

And how exactly does that help when most...

And how exactly does that help when most countries in Europe are performing better than NL?
Jan 13, 21, 6:44 am
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Posted By the810

I will not book any trip until travel is pleasant...

I will not book any trip until travel is pleasant again (no masks, no restrictions on movement and no border requirements apart from my ID). I see a very little benefit in advance bookings these days...
Jan 12, 21, 7:07 pm
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Posted By the810

There are few known outbreaks (the latest...

There are few known outbreaks (the latest example: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/health/coronavirus-airline-passengers-outbreak.html).

Of course the chance of someone close to you being...
Jan 12, 21, 5:07 pm
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Views: 33,372
Posted By the810

The single most important factor is how long and...

The single most important factor is how long and how close you were to an infected person (followed by what stage and degree of the illness are they experiencing). Going to a supermarket poses close...
Jan 11, 21, 4:15 am
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Views: 71,404
Posted By the810

I've considered Florida but masks seem to be a...

I've considered Florida but masks seem to be a thing there, that really puts me off. Otherwise I'd absolutely spend a few months there (probably using full 90 days visa-free period), while the...
Jan 11, 21, 4:12 am
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Views: 71,404
Posted By the810

The only things that were "tightened" yesterday...

The only things that were "tightened" yesterday are physical distancing rules in shops/gyms with a very low threshold of 1 person per 10m (and this is in lieu of previous advice to avoid those...
Jan 11, 21, 4:07 am
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Views: 33,372
Posted By the810

This theory keeps reappearing but I can't see...

This theory keeps reappearing but I can't see where it comes from. The plane is usually the only part of the journey where you can't keep distance and are close to the same people for a prolongued...
Jan 10, 21, 4:23 pm
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Views: 71,404
Posted By the810

Well, yes, if I were to ignore government...

Well, yes, if I were to ignore government guidelines I could (I know that as I indeed broke those guidelines on certain semi-essential occasions). But people are generally generally expected to...
Jan 10, 21, 2:46 pm
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Views: 71,404
Posted By the810

Until yesterday, it was advised to not visit...

Until yesterday, it was advised to not visit those places at all (even if it weren't legally binding). Now they can be visited again subject to physical distancing. That's not a tightening in my view...
Jan 10, 21, 11:05 am
Replies: 1,021
Views: 33,372
Posted By the810

Absolutely. I was contemplating a visit to Venice...

Absolutely. I was contemplating a visit to Venice back in June when things were fairly relaxed. Many of these major tourist destinations are beautiful places but were completely unattractive to visit...
Jan 10, 21, 10:43 am
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Posted By the810

Sweden has relaxed rules for shops, malls, gyms...

Sweden has relaxed rules for shops, malls, gyms and similar businesses. The recommendation to avoid these places has been withdrawn. Instead, there is a new physical distancing rule for these places...
Jan 10, 21, 3:45 am
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By the810

There's a huge difference between enforcing legal...

There's a huge difference between enforcing legal requirements and setting their own requirements. Of course airlines will check passenger's vaccination status if the destination requires it, but...
Jan 10, 21, 3:38 am
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Views: 33,372
Posted By the810

This of course depends on your nationality and...

This of course depends on your nationality and residency, as those influence where you can enter, as well as conditions for your return.

I've been in Sweden for couple of months now and I had a...
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