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Covid Testing Requirement for International Passengers Entering the US

By Carol Schaer, Director, Operations and Leisure Programs Starting January 26 onward, the U.S. government will require all inbound international passengers to test negative for COVID-19, and present proof, before boarding flights into the United States, including Americans returning from abroad. All air passengers must get a viral test within...

The BRIDGE

By Dr. Lidziya Yaromenka, Director, Educational Travel Construction of the Morandi Bridge or the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa was completed on July 31, 1967 and was a "brave and grandiose work", as Italian President Giuseppe Saragat referred to it at the time. It was an impressive eleven-span structure, with a...

La RINASCENTE. The REBIRTH.

By Dr. Lidziya Yaromenka, Director, Educational Travel Bright Rinascente posters declare: “We also believe that the contribution of each of us is important so that we can return to normal as soon as possible. Breaking the rules is no longer fashionable. Respecting them has never been so cool.” The legendary...

BREATHING NEW LIFE

By Dr. Lidziya Yaromenka, Director, Educational Travel Carlo Forlanini Hospital, named after the great Italian doctor, was finally closed in June 2015 … The largest in the world, it specialized exclusively in pulmonary diseases and was part of the great idea of the famous physician and politician Eugenio Morelli to...

All About Flight Delays

Flight delays are one of the more stressful and frustrating parts of the travel experience.  As we’re in the dead of winter, many travellers assume that flight delays will get worse due to winter weather conditions - but this is not necessarily the case. This month we explore data on...

The Environment and Airline Travel

During September 2019, much of the world’s attention was focussed on the environment – centered around the UN Climate Action Summit were numerous other events including a series of international climate strikes. During any conversation about climate change and emissions, aviation is typically a focal point. What is the real...

Saving Your Battery from the Impact of Roaming

Our society’s reliance on mobile devices has caused most people to either carry extra battery packs or become experts in battery-saving techniques and settings. However, the impact of battery drain on our mobile devices is accelerated when we travel. There are 3 key reasons for this, all of which relate...