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Introducing the Coronavirus Morning Newsbrief Newsletter

Accura Media Group, the parent of Frequent Business Traveler and The Travelist magazines, announced the launch of a daily morning newsletter dedicated to summarizing key issues relating to the novel coronavirus, the Coronavirus Morning Newsbrief.
The newsletter will be published weekday mornings and will cover key business and travel topics that virtually everyone today needs to be aware of. Subscriptions can be ordered online by clicking here.
“It is important that managers in …

February News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

How up-to-date are you with travel and aviation news from the past month. Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, the question about what “Eyjafjallajökull” is the name of (the answer was The volcano that erupted in 2010, closing down European air space) had the highest share of correct answers, …

Ballet Review: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ at New York City Center

Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” which had its première in 1877 and which tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, is one of the most popular ballets of all time.   Fast forward almost 120 years to the première of Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” in 1995, which uses Tchaikovsky’s music and elements of the plot while replacing the traditionally female corps-de-ballet swans with far …

Theater Review: ‘Das Barbecü’ at Hill Country Barbecue Market

Richard Wagner’s epic “Der Ring der Nibelungen,” known as “The Ring of the Nibelung” in English, is a four-opera cycle that tells of a hoard of gold that is being guarded by the Rhinemaidens.
Seeing the entire cycle takes 15 hours but the folks at On-Site Opera, which presents immersive opera performances in unusual spaces, can take you through a somewhat shortened parody, “Das Barbecü,” in about two and a half …

Great Moments in Travel History – February 2020

February is the shortest month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It has 28 days in common years, that is years with 365 days, and 29 days in leap years, such as 2020.
In addition, February is the third and final month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and the third and final month of meteorological summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
The month’s name, February, is a …

Brexit: Britain Leaves the European Union

Britain officially left the European Friday at 11 p.m. GMT.  The move was accompanied by the removal of the U.K. flag from EU buildings in Brussels and numerous celebrations in the United Kingdom.
It took three prime ministers, 43 months, and thousands of debates and newspaper editorials from both sides to get Brexit done.  The moment was marked by a pre-recorded address by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Johnson declared a “new beginning” …

Brexit is Happening on Friday: Here’s What You Need to Know

Brexit, the departure of the United Kingdom or Britain from the European Union, will take place Friday at 11 p.m. GMT.
Britain is leaving the bloc following a 2016 referendum in which 17.4 million people voted in favor of Brexit, giving the so-called Leave side 52% of the vote.
Despite the hoopla, little will change immediately.
A transition period begins immediately after Brexit and will continue through December 31, 2020. During this 11-month period, …