Thailand Tourism Economy Struggles Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Bella Breakdown Thailand is a large tourism country accounting for one-fifth of the country’s economy but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically decreased with travel bans and lockdowns. In response to the lack of tourists, the Thailand tourism industry attempted to attract more tourists with a reopening experiment but has seen little success so far. One of Thailand’s most popular tourist beach destinations, Patong Beach, is completely empty due to the lack of tourists as a majority of European tourists visit during the winter. Thailand has been closed to a majority of visitors since late March but is now...

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After Being Grounded For Two Years Boeing 737 Max Commissioned For Flight

Bella Breakdown The Boeing 737 Max jet was officially grounded in 2019 after two fatal controversial crashes with no survivors. Today marks the first U.S. commercial flight of a Boeing 737 Max jet in two years since the airplane model was grounded worldwide. The Boeing 737 Max jet was banned from flight in March 2019 following two fatal crashes of the Lion Air that crashed in Indonesia in October 2018 (189 fatalities) and five months later Ethiopian Airlines crashed (157 fatalities). The frequency of the crashes caused concern in the aviation industry leading to the grounding of the 737...

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Creative Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Bella Breakdown Christmas might be celebrated all around the world but different cultures celebrate this holiday with some creative traditions. We celebrate some of the most unique Christmas traditions around the world. The Christmas Tree Pickle This fun tradition started in Germany around the 16th century in which a pickle is hidden somewhere within the Christmas tree and the child who finds it gets a gift as a prize. The origin of this tradition has ties with Spain after two young boys were held as prisoners in a pickle barrel who were reduced by Saint Nicolas and brought back...

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Super Nintendo World Is Coming To Osaka In February 2021

Bella Breakdown The legendary Nintendo character Mario is finally getting his own theme park in Osaka, Japan that will be opening in early 2021. Though the long-awaited theme park will be opening next year, they’ve provided a sneak peek to get fans excited for the opening. Japan's #SuperNintendoWorld will open on Feb. 4, 2021 in [email protected] gets a world’s first look at @USJ_Official's real-life #Mario Kart. More: https://t.co/T9nUMnB1UB #任天堂 pic.twitter.com/oZku1gwQTj — Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) November 30, 2020 Super Nintendo World will be featured in Universal Studios Japan but features a couple of cool rides that are ready to operate...

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Airports Support The Safety Of Travelers With New Virus-Killing Robot

Bella Breakdown The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the aviation industry with a majority of airports shut down and changing operations in accordance with recommended health guidelines to keep travelers safe. A new robotic innovation is helping airports keep facilities clean and combat COVID-19. This $125,000 germ-zapping LightStrike robot kills COVID-19 and is being made in a Waukegan factory. https://t.co/Ys9ne0pdiv — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 26, 2020 The first LightStrike robot to be featured in a major airport at San Antonio International Airport in Texas and other airports are starting to consider investing in this UV light sanitizer device....

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Disneybounding Dress-Up Trend For True Disney Fans

Bella Breakdown The massive Disney fandom has millions around the world flocking to Disneyworld and Disneyland theme parks, especially the annual pass holders. The diehard Disney fans love to dress up in costumes but face the possibility of being denied entry due to the somewhat strict and prohibit guests older than 14 from wearing costumes (with the exception of certain Halloween events). Though older guests aren’t allowed to wear a costume but some fashion-savvy Disney fans invented a fashion trend of creating Disney-themed outfits known as Disneybounding. This unique style trend is a fun way to celebrate your favorite...

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Lindt Unveils World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain

Bella Breakdown Lindt may have made headlines in August for a factory malfunction that infused the factory’s cocoa powder in the air with snow, causing a town in Switzerland to be covered in chocolate snow. Now the world-renowned chocolate company has opened the doors to the world’s largest chocolate museum by breaking the record for the world’s largest chocolate fountain. The Lindt Home of Chocolate museum in Zurich celebrates the grade opening on Sept. 13 and unveiled the world’s largest chocolate fountain over 30-feet tall. The fountain depicts the iconic Lindt logo with a giant golden whisk pouring a...

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Affordable Vacation Destinations In The U.S.

Bella Breakdown Everyone loves a vacation but hate to break the bank just to have a fun time away from home and work. There are a couple of places in the U.S. that are fun and affordable for thrifty travelers. St. Augustine, Florida St. Augustine was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the continental U.S. that train tycoon Henry Flager made famous. This area offers a lot of kid-friendly attractions with affordable hotel options by the water for a fun beach vacation. Denver, Colorado Denver is an affordable travel destination offering quality accommodations for the good...

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