Passenger with no flying experience lands plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated

Could our Globe Aware volunteers imagine doing this!? Sometimes travel can go terribly wrong, but this passenger did something astounding to save everyone on a flight.


Passenger with no flying experience lands plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated

By Jamiel Lynch, Dakin Andone and Pete Muntean
CNN
11th May 2022

“I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”

The pilot on his single-engine Cessna 208 had “gone incoherent,” the passenger was telling air traffic controllers Tuesday afternoon, according to audio from LiveATC.net.

It was, he stressed, a “serious situation.”

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Machu Picchu, Peru should be on every traveller’s wishlist

When it comes to wish list travel spots, Peru’s Machu Picchu is a favorite, and is now open again to travelers. A guided tour can be arranged with Globe Aware when booking your Peru volunteer vacation, as a separate excursion.


Why Machu Picchu, Peru, should be on every traveller’s wishlist

14 May, 2022
NZ Herald
By Sara Bunny

After a string of closures due to Covid precautions, Peru’s ancient Inca trails are again open to visitors.

When it comes to wishlist travel spots, Peru’s Machu Picchu is a perennial favourite. The jewel in the crown of the Inca Empire, it’s a crumbling citadel of more than 100 buildings and a network of walkways and terraces, dating back to about 1450. Perched on a dramatic mountain range where the Peruvian Andes meet the Amazon Basin, the lack of tourists has made it unusually quiet of late. But recently, the Peruvian Government reopened most of the area’s famous trails.

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Cambodia reports zero new Covid-19 cases for first time in over a year

Cambodia reported no new Covid-19 cases on Saturday night (May 7), the first time since the third wave of community transmission broke out in February last year, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said. This is great news for volunteers wishing to vacation in Cambodia. Feel free to contact a Globe Aware team member in regards to entry regulations and safety.


Cambodia reports zero new Covid-19 cases for first time in over a year, says PM Hun Sen

08 May 2022
The Star

PHNOM PENH, May 8 (Xinhua): Cambodia reported no new Covid-19 cases on Saturday night (May 7), the first time since the third wave of community transmission broke out in February last year, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.

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Mask-wearing mandate lifted in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lifted the government-instituted mask-wearing mandate, leaving it to people across the country to decide for themselves. Globe Aware volunteers should know that mask-wearing requirements, however, still apply to enclosed settings such as air-conditioned offices, meeting rooms or movie theatres.


Mask-wearing mandate lifted in Cambodia

Borneo Bulletin
May 8, 2022

PHNOM PENH POST/ANN – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lifted the government-instituted mask-wearing mandate, leaving it to people across the country to decide for themselves.

Mask-wearing requirements, however, still apply to enclosed settings such as air-conditioned offices, meeting rooms or movie theatres.

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Thailand To Launch New Vaccine Passport For Entry

Thailand has removed all testing requirements for vaccinated tourists, which includes Globe Aware volunteers. Entry procedures have been simplified and the country is planning to launch a new vaccine passport soon.


Thailand Plans To Launch New Vaccine Passport For Entry

Here we go again. After Thailand removed all testing requirements for vaccinated tourists, many believed it was finally prepared to abandon its infamously strict Covid policies. Although entry procedures have been simplified, those who had been expecting a full reopening to follow will be surprised to learn the country is, in fact, planning to launch a new vaccine passport soon.

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Four new Google trip-planning tools

Today, Google is launching a new set of travel search tools that can help you plan for your dream Globe Aware summer vacation. The set of four new functions will enable you to better customize searches and works on your desktop or mobile device.


Check out these four great new Google trip-planning tools

By Bill Fink
The Points Guy
May 2 2022

Today, Google is launching a new set of travel search tools to help you plan for that upcoming weekend escape, summer vacation or long-delayed dream getaway.

The set of four new functions will enable you to better customize searches and quickly sort through targeted destination, pricing and lodging choices before saving all the results in a personalized tab that works on your desktop or mobile device.

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