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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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Covid: North Wales lockdown travel rules ‘disproportionate’

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Restrictions will be imposed across four different council areas in north Wales

Travel restrictions planned for north Wales are disproportionate, the region’s Tory MPs and Senedd members say.

They have urged Welsh ministers to reconsider lockdowns in four council areas, due to come into force at 18:00 on Thursday.

One MP, James Davies of Vale of Clwyd, said the changes were nonsensical and called for more targeted action.

The Welsh Government said the local restrictions will be kept under review.

Under the restrictions people will not be able to leave or enter Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham without a “reasonable excuse”.

That can include work, if you cannot work from home, and for education, but not tourism.

The restrictions are the same as those imposed in most of south Wales.

Earlier Flintshire’s council leader said people ignoring coronavirus rules by socialising in people’s homes

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Private jet execs reveal how they’re navigating international travel restrictions to ferry the wealthy using long-range jets

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A long-range Bombardier Global Express aircraft.
  • Private jet operators are reporting that their long-range jets have been the most affected during the pandemic has international travel has been greatly restricted by world governments.

  • Americans are only being welcomed into a handful of countries outside North America with most also requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test to avoid a quarantine. 

  • Repatriation flights have largely kept these aircraft flying with travelers still making their way home nearly six months into the pandemic. 

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A key selling point in private aviation is convenience and the ability to fly non-stop on routes not served by the airlines is of paramount importance to business executives and leisure travelers alike. 

The latest wide-cabin aircraft from Gulfstream and Bombardier pride themselves on being able to fly further than any private jets in their class, connecting city pairs previously

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South Africa to open up for international travel from Oct. 1, says President

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the country would open its international borders selectively for travel and tourism from Oct. 1, bringing much needed relief to a sector largely dependent on high-spending foreign tourists.

The easing of travel restrictions is part of the President’s announcement to shift the country to the lowest level of coronavirus lockdown in a five level system from September 21.

“We will be allowing travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other travel with effect from 1 October 2020,” the President said in a televised address.

Travel may be restricted to and from countries that have high infection rates and based on the travellers meeting certain conditions, he added.

The announcement comes after six months of imposing one of the strictest lockdowns in the world which hit the continent’s most industrialised nation hard, setting its economy back

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