Qatar Airways giving teachers free plane tickets during pandemic

Teachers’ hard work during the pandemic is being rewarded with some much-needed travel and leisure.

Qatar Airways is hoping to celebrate educators everywhere by giving away 21,000 round-trip plane tickets, the airline announced Monday, Oct. 5, on World Teachers’ Day.

Qatar Airways is giving away 21,000 round-trip plane tickets to teachers globally. 

Qatar Airways is giving away 21,000 round-trip plane tickets to teachers globally. 
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Teachers and classroom professionals, including teaching assistants, substitutes, tutors, senior leaders, student counselors and ESL teachers, among other educators across the globe, are eligible to apply for a chance to win by submitting a form on Qatar’s website. The promotion will run through Oct. 8, and those applying must live in a country where Qatar Airways operates direct flights through Doha and submit documentation to prove their employment.

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Educators who register successfully will get an economy class return ticket anywhere on the airline’s network of more than 90 destinations worldwide. They’ll

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Daniel Berger wins Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial as PGA Tour returns

Daniel Berger was playing some of the best golf that no one noticed. Three months away because of the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow his momentum, and he made it pay off Sunday with a victory at Colonial.

The PGA Tour made a healthy return to golf at the Charles Schwab Challenge with a somewhat sickly finish. Berger saved par from behind the 17th green on the first playoff hole and won when Collin Morikawa missed a 3-foot par putt.

Berger closed with a 4-under 66, his 28th consecutive round at par or better dating to Oct. 11 at the Houston Open.

Even over the final hour, a half-dozen players were still in the mix. All that was missing was the sound and energy of a gallery, with the PGA Tour not allowing spectators for the opening five events in its return.

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Singapore — Leisure travel between Singapore and Hong Kong is expected to begin again soon, with officials from both sides working on a travel bubble that will allow people to fly in and out safely. However, the cost of testing for Covid-19 could add as much as S$800 to each traveller’s expenses, according to a report in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Tuesday (Oct 20).

Therefore, there is a need for less expensive testing methods for Singapore to revive its travel and tourism industries, which are among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

Under the travel bubble, visitors will no longer be required to serve a quarantine period or only be allowed to go to specific places, but they will most likely need to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which cost around S$200 per test in Singapore.

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