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Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemic

Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants

BRUSSELS — Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Friday that “when people travel, the virus travels with them.”

He said visitors from Britain, South Africa and South America will have to quarantine for ten days to make sure they don’t bring dangerous variants into Belgium.

The move came one day after the 27 European Union leaders said that borders within the bloc needed to remain open to

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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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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.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SHORTAGES LOOM AMID BACK-TO-SCHOOL 

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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RV makers are rushing to cater to the new ‘work from anywhere’ crowd as the pandemic continues to force people to rethink their lives

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  • The pandemic and the subsequent rise in remote workers has encouraged many Americans to take up the “digital nomad” or “work from anywhere” lifestyle.

  • Many camper van, RV, and travel trailer makers have noticed the rising popularity of this community and are tapping into the potential client base by adding updates on existing builds or creating new floor plans.

  • Companies like Bowlus Road Chief and Leisure Travel Vans already have remote work-friendly builds, but will continue adding updates as needed.

  • Road travel makers Winnebago and Airstream are taking a different approach by creating completely new designs, some of which will be unveiled soon.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Many RV, camper van, and travel trailer makers have started catering their road travel builds to accommodate the rising popularity of digital nomads and “work from anywhere” crowd amid the pandemic.

A study by MBO Partners

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