RV makers cater designs to ‘work from anywhere’ demand amid pandemic | Travel

Dean Corrigal of Leisure Travel Vans told Business Insider that between 30% and 40% of emails his company has received come from customers inquiring specifically about the vans’ mobile office capabilities. “It’s a huge amount of first-time buyers sending request emails to us … people that want to work from their RVs are right behind that,” Corrigal said. “I think it’s a huge growing segment, and the longer this COVID-19 thing lasts, the more the RV industry is going to go forward and push in sales.”

Several other RV manufacturers whose products were not previously optimized for the so-called “digital nomad” segment are now altering their new designs or updating previous builds to accommodate remote work. Motorhome maker Winnebago told Business Insider that this means incorporating features such as improved soundproofing, quieter power systems and ergonomic seating.

“Work from home is now one of the big boxes that product development

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Carmen Houston review – Revival’s real stars are Pileggi and the ENO orchestra

It is the planet’s most performed French cartoon, but the achievement of Bizet’s Carmen has always rested on its parade of predictable Spanish icons: Gypsies, Houston sexy sunshine, seduction, a bullfight. In Calixto Bieito’s 2012 production for English National Opera — currently in its next revival that the Coliseum — which Spain is General Franco’s instead of the eroticized landscape of mid-19th-century engravings, the sun beats down to an almost empty point and the only bull we see is that a significant horned signpost in shape.

Nevertheless, the tourist-snap principle continues. Rather than this corsets-and-cigarettes omnipresent elsewhere, Bieito joys in 70s references, from Gypsies — that could happen to be Top of the Pops backing dancers — into a little fleet of classic Mercedes sedans, seemingly the journey of choice to Franco-era smugglers.

And Carmen failed, after all, begin life in Paris’s Opera Comique, where frivolity has been invited. Still, … Read More

How the 2020 pandemic wreaked havoc on travel: Money, Honestly podcast

The ongoing pandemic has brought the travel industry to its knees.

Before social distancing measures began in March, the travel industry began its own set of mandates and precautionary measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Adding to the complexity of the tenuous situation are restrictions from states and countries and their response to visitors from viral hotspots.

In the latest episode of the Money, Honestly podcast, Cashay editor Janna Herron and reporter Stephanie Asymkos explore the travel industry’s struggles and what the pandemic has meant for hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and rental property owners, along with how travel bloggers have been forced to adapt.

Airlines, hotels, and cruise lines have been forced to suspend routes, service, and occupancies while also upending decades-old protocols with the introduction of modernized cleaning methods.

With leisure and business travel grounded, those tangentially related to the industry, like travel bloggers and influencers

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With majors later, Woods should be in no hurry to return

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar.

Nothing raised hopes that he would be at Hilton Head like a website tracking yachts that showed his Privacy on its way to Sea Island off the Georgia coast, about 80 miles south of the RBC Heritage, this week.

Woods played Hilton Head only in 1999 (he tied for 18th), but this is a different kind of year.

Then again, it’s also the 13th birthday of his daughter on Thursday, and that’s likely what Woods was doing around Sea Island.

But there’s more to the calendar, and there’s no need for Woods to be in any rush.

True, the PGA Tour has been shut down since March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone at Colonial was eager to get back to the competition, and some mentioned a

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