The year ended for San Francisco is thunderous applause but not by thousands of excited civilians looking towards the future. Ground shook & water clashed as San Francisco experienced a 3.6 magnitude earthquakes on the final day of 2020. Details regarding where the quake originated was detailed by America’s Geological Survey. The San Andreas Fault Line became alive on Muir Beach, South End. Tremors were felt throughout the regions of Martin County & San Francisco.
Millions were awoken from peaceful slumbers on December 31st, with the 3.6 magnitude earthquakes starting at 5:41am. It’s known the epicentre of this earthquake was the Golden Gate Bridge, which would’ve felt tremors throughout it’s supporting beams. The U.S Geological Survey noted no immediate concerns for the Golden Gate Bridge, with resistance towards earthquakes listed at 8.6 magnitudes.
Several civilians from San Francisco & dozens from Martin County issued reports of being awoken by tremors. There weren’t any reports of damage being made to housing, business, infrastructure facilities, and emergency services. American’s living alongside or on the San Andreas Fault Line will experience an inevitable 8.5 to 9.0 earthquake. Data indicates this region will separate from the United States in the next century. Tremors on the San Andreas Fault have prominently increased in recent years, with similar reports indicating the Mount Lassen & Mount Shasta Volcanoes have become more active. When San Andreas reaches its highest rates of activity, these hotspot locations will release volcanic ash-clouds & lava across the region.
Reports from Civilians
Feeling a 3.6 magnitude earthquake on December 31st provided those awoken by tremors a stark reminder of the impending doomsday awaiting California State. Civilians that experienced these shockwaves firsthand remarked their unsurprise that “2020” would provide San Francisco a final parting gift. Other individuals mentioned their apartment complexes shaking from the initial & subsequent shockwaves. Another individual from Martin County emphasised the tremors felt like a train passing through their home. This shows how powerful 3.6 magnitudes are around the epicentre location.
Legislative orders are being issued in New York State, enabling renter’s greater security over sadistic landlords willing to evict tenants during Covid-19. December 29th marks the date when legislative orders are entering effect, terminating any landlord from evicting their tenants during the continued pandemic. New York believes nobody should face homeless conditions in plague-like conditions, with NYC & the State sustaining thirty-seven thousand deaths.
Reports suggested that landlords were preparing for the year-end expiration dates for rental contracts, enabling an immediate eviction. Tenants in New York State were dreading January 1st after statistical reports noted upwards of 40% of renters would be evicted. That’s because renters haven’t been capable of making payments during the pandemic. Thousands in New York State have lost their jobs, eliminating finances for rent. Most landlords aren’t sympathetic towards their tenants & the hardships being faced during Covid-19. The legislative orders being enacted on December 29th eliminate landlords from evicting under any conditions. These orders are effective for sixty days until March 1st, providing two months for funds to become acquired by tenants for back-order rental payments.
Individuals believing, they won’t be capable of ascertaining those finances have additional options. Documents are available for submission, which would enable the prolonged effect of this order to 120 Days. Landlords across New York State have responded with volatile anger towards Governor Andrew Cuomo. Reponses from the New York Government express that it’s the landlord’s obligation to house renters during Covid-19 because those individuals selected real estate for investment opportunities.
The chances this legislative order would’ve been enacted before January 1st was minimal last month. Everything changes when President Donald Trump agreed to the $900 Billion Relief Package, which assists numerous industries across America & enables them to sustain operations amid lowering sales. New York State acquired $1.3 Billion to assist renters, with those funds expected to last a maximum of four months. Additional funds could be awarded to New York State if outbreak conditions are sustained across America.
Connecting flights for Americans & Canadians arriving in various locations throughout Europe has become more comfortable after an unexpected announcement from EasyJet. Confirmations from EasyJet noted that enhanced routes are planned for Spring 2021. Existing routes that were eliminated following the Covid-19 pandemic will resume operations under the same timeframe, with flights operating daily with an average of 66+ thousand seats permitted each month.
Main routes that’ll benefit Canadian & American tourists account for European-wide travel. Aberdeen in Scotland will host flights to Gatwick Airport in London. These are smaller flights meant for hour-long flights, with the longest route being between Glasgow in Scotland to Pula in Croatia. The confirmation of updated flight paths wasn’t made for international travels, with a higher focus on locals. Irish civilians needing passage to prominent hubs throughout Europe will find convenience through EasyJet.
These routes were announced previously by EasyJet, with cancellations evoked following the Covid-19 pandemic. Confirming new routes indicates that this aviation company has avoided significant losses associated with the pandemic. The flight path between Aberdeen & Gatwick will launch on May 2nd, 2021. Glasgow to Pula launches on June 28th, 2021.
EasyJet & AGS Airports Promise a Greater Future.
Statements regarding these routes were issued by EasyJet & AGS Airports. The Country Manager for EasyJet emphasized that travel demands are increasing & customers are growing confident with planning vacations in Spring/Summer 2021. Sentiments from EasyJet continued by promising updated international & domestic flights, meaning increased tourism access for Canadians and Americans.
The Chief Executive Officer of AGS Airports (Owners of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Southampton Airports) incentivized that continues discussions are being sustained with partners to ensure that consumers receive the much-desired travel options needed in 2021. CEO Derek Provan noted his happiness in seeing EasyJet support the European & International markets for an upcoming year of regrowth.
Statements from CEO Derek Provan ended with promises, which leaned towards guarantying customers & investors an operational environment that’s safe of Covid-19 by Summer 2021. That’ll be impossible for any airport to sustain until global vaccination of the international population is completed. Individuals prepared for the Pfizer & Moderna vaccine can book flight packages with EasyJet today.
An unfortunate terrorist event was witnessed in New York City on December 14th, 2020. St. John’s Cathedral in NYC saw an unknown gunman bear arms & open fire towards the church. This action was committed seconds after the Cathedral ended their outdoor concert, with no innocent civilians affected by this terrorist event. Responding police offices didn’t die while defending New Yorkers & attempting to assassinate the terrorist, a substantial positive from this horrible event.
Choir caroling had ended at the “Cathedral of Saint John, the Divine”. Churchgoers were seen outside the top steps before the gunman released two handguns & quickly approached the religious carollers. Bullets were shot into the air before being aimed towards churchgoers, giving them a short timeframe to return inside & avoid the impending fire.
The New York Police Department quickly attended the scene, with patrolling officers streets away from the event. An NYPD Sergeant & Two Officers determined that opening return fire was required, with one officer shooting the gunman in his cranium & prompting almost instant death. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea praised all three officers involved in this incident, calling them heroes of New York City.
On-scene witnesses were questioned by the media after this incident, with onlookers emphasising the man was continually screaming for officers to take his life. Motives behind this terrorist-shooters motives haven’t been revealed by NYPD. However, it’s known the man was aged 50 & survived for thirty minutes after being shot. NYPD Officers confirmed that this individual had died moments after arriving at Saint Luke’s Hospital.
Spokesman with Saint Johns Cathedral were grateful that nobody was stricken by the spraying bullets & that everyone could walk away from this event unharmed. It’s something that almost never happens whenever someone takes a terrorist mentality into a real scenario. Regardless, the church emphasised that the United States needs to eliminate these shocking & growing acts of violence. America is better suited as a strong collective, which serves to assist it’s fellow man & nation.
Vaccine distribution for New York City is beginning sooner than anticipated. NYCs Mayor informed reporters that shipments for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine are arriving by December 15th. Vaccination distribution wasn’t detailed to civilian populations, with government representatives negotiating which groups require immediate vaccination.
Most nations & largescale cities worldwide have determined that healthcare providers need Pfizer’s vaccine, with elderly civilian groups coming second. Individuals aged 18-65 are likely the last civilian group to receive a distribution of Covid-19, with their immune systems most robust at combating Covid. Global vaccination is hoped to finalize by December 2021. New York City’s Mayor was quoted saying the cavalry is coming, that the moment all NYC residents have waited for has arrived & citywide distribution is priority number one.
December 15th will witness 254+ thousand doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine arrive by boat to New York City. NYC isn’t risking minimal vaccination distribution, which resulted in 211+ thousand of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine being shipped to NYC on December 22nd. Those receiving last-minute vaccinations will receive the holiday present of seeing family without the risk of infection. It should be mentioned that neither Pfizer’s nor Moderna’s vaccine has obtained approval from the United States FDA. That hasn’t stopped largescale cities, states, and countries from purchasing the vaccine.
How to Distribute?
Doses awarded to civilian populations account for one of two required. Weeks after receiving the first vaccination, a second is being distributed to guarantee immunization from Covid-19. Healthcare workers have begun praising Moderna & Pfizer after learning the science behind modern-era vaccinations, which were approved into manufacturing following the coronavirus international pandemic.
Emphasis on individuals receiving the virus was provided by NYCs Mayor, clarifying that negotiations are accounting for outbreak burrows & long-term care facilities. There’s a possibility that New York City could divert from standard distribution strategies, locating to attack coronavirus head-on in outbreak zones like resident facilities. Details regarding the distribution strategy will release by the latest of December 14th.
Positive cases of Covid-19 are expected to increase tenfold throughout New York City. This follows after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that educational facilities throughout all five burrows would reopen by December. Healthcare experts have demanded that Mayor Blasio terminate government strategies to reopen schools & colleges, expressing how lives will be lost. Mayor Blasio has ignored the recommendations of healthcare professionals & America’s leading infectious disease expert, Doctor Anthony Fauci.
November 15th saw Mayor Blasio announce that America’s most active & prominent educational system will shutdown following increasing numbers of Covid-19. Two weeks later, Mayor Blasio has changed his mindset & believes NYC Teachers have the capabilities to eliminate outbreaks. When pressed that his decision will cause death in New York City, Mayor Blasio stated that Pre-Schools, Kindergarten Programs, and Elementary Schools would reopen by December 7th. Children requiring special services will attend classes by December 10th.
Mayor Blasio responded with cold vigour & ignorance towards the pandemic, a consistent issue that’s plagued New York City with higher infections than needed. Mayor Blasio confirmed that strategies revolving Middle & High Schools are still being debated. It’s been demanded by Mayor Blasio that anticipated plans finalize by December 15th, or older students will sustain similar protocols to elementary students.
An Incorrect Mayor
Sustaining in-school learning during the pandemic isn’t required, with “New York City’s District School Board” supporting the technology needed for home-base schooling. Mayor Blasio cannot provide ample evidence to back his claims that in-school learning is required. All New York City’s Mayor is accomplishing by reopening schools is spreading the virus tenfold. Experts are concerned that Covid-19 numbers in America could increase by 5 Million before December 31st, with New York City not expected to become a prominent hotspot for Covid-19. It should be noted that a maximum of 190,000 Students is permitted to resume in-school learning by December 7th to 10th.
New York City is finding themselves in a downward spiral for tourism, with an announcement being issued NYC Tourism Agency that activity has dropped by 60% in 2020. It’s the most prominent loss of tourist activity since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Detailed reports indicate that 22 Million visited New York City in 2020, instead of the standard volume listed at 66 Million. It’s a notable decline that’s reasoned to the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequent to the drastic loss of tourists, profit margins for the NYC hospitality market has lowered to deteriorating volumes. An average of $44 Billion is acquired through tourist activity, with reports indicating that spending has dropped by 80% since the Covid-19 pandemic inflicted global tourism operations.
Records regarding financial statistics for New York City from the 9/11 attacks suggest that it’ll take four years or longer to recovered from Covid-19. Statistics of this nature are being used because that was the timeframe needed for New York to regain normal tourist volumes after the attacks. Similar results could ensure following the Covid-19 pandemic. The reasoning for that is because most tourists entering NYC in 2020 were from America, with international visitors dropping to 2.4 Million this year. It’s an 83% drop from 2019.
2025 Recovery Date
NYC Tourism Agency is reporting that by years end, there will be a maximum of 22 Million visitors to the region. Profits will have dropped substantially & aren’t expected to begin recovery until Summer 2021. That’s because travel restrictions throughout the United States will remain effective, especially when considering the change of leadership coming in January 2021. NYC Tourism Agency is suggesting that it’ll take anywhere between 2023 to 2025 for recovery operations to be completed.
One benefit of these statistics was learning that in America, New York City was still the most travelled location nationwide. It shows that NYC is still the country’s most popular entertainment destination in the Covid-Era, and afterwards.
The Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Disneyland California spoke with investors via conference call on November 13th. Christine McCarthy informed prominent members on the “Board of Investors” that facilities would sustain closures until December 31st. Investors have advised bypasses in state regulations weren’t being permitted, and that executives didn’t have any option other than to obey lockdown protocols or face severe fines.
Executives at Disneyland California believe their exclusion from lockdown protocols isn’t fair treatment. CEO Bob Chapek of Disney clarified his disappointment to investors that Californian government personnel shouldn’t enforce closures after their proven record of protection since June 2020. Facilities being shut down also mean that employed person cannot resume their working duties, inflicting monetary challenges nobody anticipated. Liberalism associated with the state of California is prompting thousands of job losses, with more than 20+ thousand from Disneyland alone.
Disneyland’s proven track record against Covid-19 is accurate, with their confirmed infections at theme-park facilities being small. That’s because health & safety requirements were sustained around science, with new defences added into the protocols when learned by the global scientific community. California’s state government electing to ignore the pleas of Disneyland is prompting an entire region to get decimated. Orange County isn’t expected to recover if government personnel don’t reopen Disneyland by March 2021.
Walt Disney World Protocols
Tourists regularly checking the Disneyland booking website for new packages have seen all reservation options eliminated until 2021. All facilities in California have been closed for the foreseeable future. However, tourists can travel to “Walt Disney World” in Florida. That facility has been open since July 2020 with Covid-19 protocols in effect. Those protocols include social distancing, temperature checks, required face masks, and sanitisation of hand needed. There’s also a permanent ban on consuming food & drinks while traversing the park. Consumption is permitted in designated zones exclusively.
The 2020 World Travel Awards released their domestic winners of North America. Locations like Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Downtown New York, Downtown Toronto, British Columbia, and the Florida Keys have received awards. Named the “North America 2020 Winners Day”, we’ve listed which respective area has won awards in their sectors.
The title of “North America’s Leading Destination” was given to Miami Beach, which supports an abundance of artwork & decorations that sweep over miles of stunning beachfront. Those attributes are combined with the exciting & adventurous entertainment associated with the region. However, Miami Beach could find themselves challenged by Los Angeles for tourists. LA received the award for “North America’s Leading Break Destination”. That title was gifted to Los Angeles after their amenities and hospitality services defeated rivalling cities. Miami Beach will also see competition from Nevada, with Grand Canyon National Park being awarded “North America’s Leading Tourist Attraction”.
Downtown New York obtained the award for “North America’s Leading Hotel”. The specific hospitality facility gifted this title was The Conrad, which is known for offering luxurious amenities & exceptional dining services. Travellers entering the United States could be more compelled to stay with the Isla Bella Beach Resort, Florida Keys. This location was titled “North America’s Leading Resort”. There’s also the chance that tourists might be entering the borders of Canada, upon which the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto has been listed for “North America’s Leading Green Hotel”.
Canada Thrives in its Beauty
Another Canadian operator received a prominent award from the WTA. It was confirmed that the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association was received the “North America Responsible Tourism Award”. TOTA governed over a stunning & iconic region in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It’s untapped beauty & indigenous culture has created a culinary scene, unlike anywhere else in North America. It should be mentioned that all awards were voted-in by tourists that have attended these locations. Tourists & industry professionals spent months determining which hotels, resorts, cities, states, and provinces deserved awards in 2020.
The World Tourism Association hopes that North American’s will use their findings for domestic travel. Canadians & American’s often aren’t aware of the beauty or excitement located in their respective backyards.
The United States & Canada have been permitted re-entry into Bonaire Island. This Dutch-Caribbean nation has reopened their borders to its most prominent revenue source, North America. The official announcement was made by the Tourist Corporation of Bonaire, clarifying that multiple measures & protocols have been implemented to ensure that Covid-19 isn’t spread throughout their island.
Anyone considering immediate travel to Bonaire island will find themselves having to make connecting flights until Mid-November. The United States & Canada aren’t permitting direct flights until November 7th for Bonaire island, citing that planes are being refitted for enhanced sanitation. The national aviation corporation for Bonaire Island will sustain flights to America & Canada starting on the 15th. However, airlines located in America have provided different dates for sustaining flights to Bonaire island. Below are the announced dates from airlines in America.
United Airlines announced flights from Newark to Curacao on November 7th.
JetBlue is resuming flights to Curacao from New York on December 9th.
American Airlines is providing flights from Florida to Curacao starting December 2nd.
North American airline passengers give connecting flights
Those using airline suppliers from America will be provided connecting flight packages. Connecting flights are offered through “Divi Divi Air” and “TUI Fly Netherlands”. Both suppliers aren’t known by mass consumers by have admirable safety ratings. When travellers arrive to Bonaire island, they’ll be requested to show their PCR Test Result from 72-hours before their arrival. An additional test will be administered, with negative or positive readings being issued 24-hours after being received by a laboratory. Those found with a positive infection after their departure & arrival flights will be placed into a hotel-established isolation zone.
It’s also required that visitors complete a “Health Declaration Form” and display health insurance from their local banking institution. This guarantees that those requiring immediate access to healthcare cannot deny doctors in Bonaire & wait until their arrival back home. It should be mentioned that Bonaire has experienced low rates of Covid-19. Since March 2020, they’ve sustained 134 cases of the virus. 130 have recovered, meaning there’s been a death rate of two. One case is being sustained to date. This is one of the lowest case percentages worldwide.