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In Vienna, Horse-Drawn Carriages Deliver Food to Locked Down Residents

Even though tourists are missing from the city center, the Fiaker – the city’s horse-drawn carriages that still connote fin-de-siècle Vienna – are out and about, delivering food prepared by the InterContinental Vienna’s kitchens to the city’s elderly.
The Fiaker have long been a fixture of the cityscape, drivers with bowler hats and formal dress offering tourists a unique glimpse of the city and the opportunity to – for the duration …

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, and Norway Plan to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions ‘Little by Little’

Four European countries – Austria, Czech, Denmark, and Norway – are planning to take baby steps in loosening some restrictions that were put into place to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
While the number of new infections seems to be achieving a plateau, the changes don’t mean a return to normalcy, to borrow the term coined by President Warren G. Harding. Rather, it signifies the beginnings of a plan …

Miss Broadway? Here’s How to Stream Great Theater to Your Home

Socially distanced and sequestered.  New phrases entering the vocabulary reflect the reality of the Broadway world.  No doubt composers of musical theater are already thinking of songs featuring those very words.
What survived hurricanes, blizzards, and SARS, hadn’t met Covid-19:  The promiscuous way in which the virus spreads led to an almost worldwide closing of live theater and there is no end in sight.
Fortunately, the pandemic is occurring in an age …

April 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 – and what a month it’s been!
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 asking on which European country the novel coronavirus has had the greatest impact (the answer was Italy) had the highest share of …

Number of Coronavirus Cases Surpasses One Million Globally

Just a short while ago, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the world hit the one million figure, although the actual number of people with the virus could be much higher.
It took just four months to reach that figure since the virus first surfaced in December in Wuhan and it was recognized by the World Health Organization as a “public health emergency of international concern” on …

Study Urges Large Companies to Tell Employees to Stay Home but Dress to the Nines for Online Meetings

IN THE ETHER, April 1 — On the opening day of its annual meeting, this year held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the American Service Society of Corporate Ambulatory Managers, or ASSCAM, announced findings of a research report that underscored similar research from three years earlier, namely that its members should encourage their employees to stay home and use videoconferencing.
The group officially returned to Hell, a village in the …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2020

A year from now, the “Great Moments” monthly feature will presumably include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.
Still, the month of April is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons …