Popular annual ‘Day of the Dead’ exhibit at National Museum of Mexican Art goes virtual

Noble Horvath

Another tradition modified by COVID-19, this year’s “Day of the Dead” exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art is being presented virtually, via periodic online tours.



background pattern: Ester Hernández artwork "Tejido de los desaparecidos (Weaving of the Disappeared)" is part of the National Museum of Mexican Art permanent collection, and included in the Chicago museum's 2020 virtual exhibition "Sólo un Poco Aquí: Day of the Dead."


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Ester Hernández artwork “Tejido de los desaparecidos (Weaving of the Disappeared)” is part of the National Museum of Mexican Art permanent collection, and included in the Chicago museum’s 2020 virtual exhibition “Sólo un Poco Aquí: Day of the Dead.”

So instead of the elaborate commemorative ofrendas, or home altars, from traditional Mexican craftspersons that are typically created for the annual show, the museum is going mostly local, either by looking into its own vaults or commissioning new work from the area.

“This is our 34th year of ‘Day of the Dead,’ and I must say it’s probably the biggest break with the traditional format that we’ve had,” said chief curator Cesáreo Moreno. “And so what it basically

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Away’s September 2020 Luggage Sale Features Up To 50% Off This Popular Carry-On Bag

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Your big summer travel plans may have been put on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Away is giving you a reason to refresh your luggage to prepare for when you can jet-set again. The company known for its modern suitcases is having its first-ever sale, which means you can score coveted items like The Carry-On, for up to 50% off its regular price. Here’s what to know about Away’s September 2020 luggage sale, so you can score you deep discounts on suitcases, bags, and other travel essentials.

Away announced its inaugural sale, aptly called “We’re Having A Sale,” on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and according to an email from the company sent to Elite Daily, the sale will run from Wednesday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 15. During the sale period, you can score up to 50% off regular prices on limited-edition items as well as Away’s core baggage.

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NZ’s most popular holiday destinations for the upcoming school holidays

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New Zealand’s school students have two weeks off after finishing on Friday and for a lot of Kiwi families, that means it’s time to take a holiday somewhere around the country.

Travel booking website Expedia says it saw a 45 percent jump in searches last week compared to the week before, thanks to COVID-19 restrictions being eased.

Queenstown is the most popular school holiday travel destination, according to Expedia, which is backed up by Air New Zealand saying flights to and from the tourist hotspot are up 125 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Expedia’s top five most popular destinations for the upcoming school holiday period are as follows:

  1. Queenstown
  2. Auckland
  3. Wellington
  4. Taupo
  5. Canterbury

This time last year,

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Revealed: NZ’s most popular school holiday destinations, according to Expedia

Noble Horvath

Queenstown is the most popular school holiday travel destination, according to Expedia, which is backed up by Air New Zealand saying flights to and from the tourist hotspot are up 125 percent compared to the same period last year.

Expedia’s top five most popular destinations for the upcoming school holiday period are as follows:

  1. Queenstown
  2. Auckland
  3. Wellington
  4. Taupo
  5. Canterbury

This time last year, Expedia says New Zealanders were booking school holiday trips to Fiji, Bali and Australia instead.

“The pandemic has definitely impacted the way Kiwis travel, with waves of restrictions, the ability to plan ahead has been challenging,” says the website’s New Zealand communications manager Justine Yusi.

“However New Zealanders are not letting it dampen their holiday mood and it’s encouraging to see Kiwis still keen to get out and support the local tourism industry. With the situation changing every day, our advice for families planning a school holiday

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10 most popular travel destinations for Australians in 2021

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Man Looking At Kuala Lumpur Cityscape

Naturally, Bali made the cut, but so did Kuala Lumpur, Broome and New Delhi.

Booking website Skyscanner has crunched the numbers on where its customers are booking their 2021 trips – and the destinations may surprise you.

While the rest of 2020 is very much a domestic affair, the top 10 places Aussies are headed to next year are predominately international.

Top 10 most popular travel destinations for 2021

  1. London
  2. Tokyo
  3. Broome
  4. Kuala Lumpur
  5. Bali
  6. Athens
  7. Gold Coast
  8. Bangkok
  9. Cairns
  10. New Delhi

Top of the list is London. No stranger to Australian visitors, it’s one of our most popular overseas destinations to visit year on year. It’s got history and pubs for Aussies to sink their teeth into. It’s also often used as a gateway into Europe.

On top of its obvious draws, it’s likely soared up to the ranks as expats seek to return home for long-overdue visits

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As more people travel with Fido, these Carolinas vacations are most popular for pets

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As more people are venturing out of their homes for long-delayed vacations, rental companies around the U.S. report spikes in travelers’ interest in taking a little, or large, piece of home with them — Fido.

Hospitality and vacation rental companies Expedia, AirBnB and Vacasa all say they have seen either spikes in searches for pet-friendly lodging or increases in people booking stays with their pets.

Vacasa, an Oregon-based rental company, reported that Sugar Mountain, N.C., stood at the top of its list of most popular pet-friendly destinations. Folly Beach and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina followed close behind as the third- and fourth-ranked cities, respectively.

“Pets have become part of the family and add to vacation fun, especially for those staying in a vacation rental. Due to COVID-19, we’ve seen increased demand for vacation rentals that have access to the great outdoors and access to water,” Vacasa said in

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SC, NC vacation cities most popular for travelers with dogs

Noble Horvath

As more people are venturing out of their homes for long-delayed vacations, rental companies around the U.S. report spikes in travelers’ interest in taking a little, or large, piece of home with them — Fido.

Hospitality and vacation rental companies Expedia, AirBnB and Vacasa all say they have seen either spikes in searches for pet-friendly lodging or increases in people booking stays with their pets.

Vacasa, an Oregon-based rental company, reported that Sugar Mountain, N.C., stood at the top of its list of most popular pet-friendly destinations. Folly Beach and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina followed close behind as the third- and fourth-ranked cities, respectively.

“Pets have become part of the family and add to vacation fun, especially for those staying in a vacation rental. Due to COVID-19, we’ve seen increased demand for vacation rentals that have access to the great outdoors and access to water,” Vacasa said in

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Ras Al Khaimah emerges most popular destination among residents in dnata poll

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Dubai: A majority of domestic travellers want to experience more of the UAE in 2021, according to a survey by Dnata Travel.

As much as 91 per cent of respondents replied positively to considering more domestic travel for the remainder of 2020 and the whole of 2021. Ras Al Khaimah emerged as the most popular destination in the country, with 55 per cent of respondents stating they would like to explore more of the emirate next year.

Fujairah and Dubai followed as the next popular choices. Half the respondents picked “beach breaks” as the most ideal kind of trip, followed by “outdoor/adventure holiday” and “island escape”.

“For dnata Travel, the UAE currently is, and always has been, the number one travel destination of choice for its residents,” said Emily Jenkins, Head of Retail and Product. “With some of the world’s best hotels and resorts to choose from, we find locations

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Most Popular Japanese Destinations to Re-visit in 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic forces most of us to stay at home and travel domestically and to destinations near where we live. The number of Japanese overseas travelers in July 2020 was about 20,000, which declined by 98.8% compared to the previous year. 

From July 2020, the number of Japanese overseas travelers is gradually recovering as a result of the easing of restrictions on the entry of Japanese to Europe. However, restrictions on re-entry to Japan and difficulties in international air travel encourages people to travel domestically.

Agoda has joined the Japanese government’s GOTO Travel initiative and launched its GoLocal domestic travel campaign in Japan, to incentivize and support local destinations through responsible domestic travel.

“People are keen to travel again and to support their local tourism by either rediscovering old haunts or visiting new places within Japan.  The beauty of Japan is the diversity of all that is on offer,

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