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Germany: Politicians blamed as summer vacation bookings plunge | News | DW

The German tourism industry is showing few signs of recovery with the travel forecast for the upcoming summer looking gloomy, sector chiefs said on Sunday.

Bookings for 2021 are already down on last year’s poor figures, Michael Frenzel, the president of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW), told Welt am Sonntag.

“For the summer season,” Frenzel began, “bookings are 76% below the figures for the same period last year in terms of turnover.”

Indeed, in spring, cancellations had even begun to exceed bookings, according to the BTW.

There may be a glimpse of light at

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Cognetti appoints new Scranton parks and recreation director | News

Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti tapped a former teacher to serve as the new director of Scranton’s Parks and Recreation Department.

City council introduced legislation Tuesday approving Cognetti’s appointment of Brooke Newhart, 28, of Ferdinand Street, who started in the role March 29.

She replaces former Director Brian Fallon, who is now working in code enforcement as an inspector for the city, according to the mayor. The city posted the parks job in January.

A 2015 Kutztown University graduate who majored in elementary education, Newhart has worked in recent years as a teacher at St. Clare/St. Paul School and as a

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Big Foot Recreation coordinator earns certification | Local News



Megan Higgins helping her dog, Breckinridge, at a previous Doggie Egg Hunt. The event is scheduled to return to Fontana’s Duck Pond Recreation Area Saturday, April 10. Briana Sindahl, an assistant program coordinator for the Big Foot Recreation District, recently became a certified park and recreation professional and is credited with starting the doggie egg hunt. 




WALWORTH — Briana Sindahl, an assistant program coordinator for the Big Foot Recreation District, has become one of about 180 people in the state to become a certified park and recreation professional.

Sindahl received the certification from the National Recreation

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Holidays for the rich: Airlines slam UK travel restart plan | Aviation News

UK government’s traffic light COVID risk ranking system will make overseas flights too expensive for many, airline group says.

Airlines have criticised the United Kingdom’s plans for restarting international travel, saying that expensive testing requirements for trips to low-risk countries would mean that only wealthy people could take holidays abroad.

Under government proposals, airlines and passengers will not find out until early May whether international travel resumes from May 17, a plan which fell short of industry hopes for clarity.

Airlines and travel companies are desperate for a bumper northern hemisphere summer after a year of restrictions. Without a

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St. Clairsville recreation appointments lead to confusion | News, Sports, Jobs

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