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Los Angeles

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Naomi

Tour coordinator

Elephant Tour

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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The most popular attraction in Los Angeles is that the theme parks, each with its own unique characteristics, are gathered in close proximity!
It has been half a year since attractions around the world closed their doors due to the influence of the coronavirus.
As attractions around the world are making progress in reopening efforts in consideration of the risk of corona infection, here in California, the protocol rules for opening the park submitted by the state government are very strict. Almost all attractions have not been reopened.
Both your favorite Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm with cute Snoopy have their doors closed tightly.
Meanwhile, the California Attractions and Theme Park Association (commonly known as CAPA), to which many theme parks belong, has requested each association to cooperate in signing activities.
This is a signature for California Governor Newsom to request the reopening of the theme park. The spread of corona infections around the world is very serious, but the current situation of theme park closures may be wasting not only the economy but also the opportunity to make memories of the family and precious time. It is a heartfelt appeal.
I hope that everyone's voice will be taken up and the theme park will be reopened in a safe manner.
https://reopencaamuseme…

UNITED STATES
Los Angeles

Oct. 24, 2020

Naomi

Tour coordinator

Elephant Tour

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Nice to meet you! My name is Naomi from the Elephant Tour and I will send you information about Los Angeles on the west coast of the United States. It's already been 30 years since I came to Los Angeles.
I look forward to working with you.
The first post is downtown Los Angeles as seen from the Dodgers stadium parking lot. The sky is good in California! !!
I would like to occasionally upload nice sky photos to match the Los Angeles information.

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UNITED STATES

Oct. 21, 2020

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Live camera at Deerfield Beach, Florida
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#Introducing live footage from around the world
#video #live

CANADA
Ontario

Oct. 20, 2020

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The Niagara Falls Tourism Board has launched SafetoPlay.ca (https://safetoplay.ca/) to provide an information site that summarizes your safety and tourism. The site introduces the number of people who can enter the attraction, advance reservations, touchless and card payment promotion.
Niagara Falls, one of the three major waterfalls, is a tourist destination where you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons throughout the year. We are waiting for you with further sanitary facilities until the day when the border opens and you can move safely.

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CANADA

Oct. 19, 2020

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After Thanksgiving in October each year, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Royal Canadian Legion, will begin fundraising for Memorial Day on November 11.

Due to the influence of the new Corona this year, instead of distributing the symbolic red poppy on the street corner, an electronic donation box for card payment will be installed unmanned. Poppy goods are sold online.

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New York

Oct. 19, 2020

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ディレクター・コーディネーター

Harlem Global NYC Inc.

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<UNIQLOが、NY市の特別支援学校にマスク寄付>

UNIQLO announced at a regular press conference of the Mayor of New York that it had donated 25,000 masks (airism) to a special needs school in New York City, and I am grateful and grateful as a Japanese.

In the wake of the corona, New York was the first state in the United States to "mandatory wearing masks"
If you don't wear a mask
Attention,
Provided a mask,
If you still refuse, you will be fined.

Please note that a mask is required when you come to New York.


★ Here is the secret that New York, which had no mask habits, had a 95% mask wearing rate ↓

"NY Harlem Mask is a new fashionable item" I❤️Mask ""
https://ameblo.jp/harle…



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CANADA
Alberta

Oct. 13, 2020

Banff and Lake Louise

Business Development Manager

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

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6 WINTER ADVENTURES TO TRY IN BANFF & LAKE LOUISE

The first dusting of snow brings endless possibilities.

As lakes freeze and snow piles up, an insatiable appetite for adventure emerges from all Canadians. Whether you feel most at home on a frozen lake or shredding the slopes of the backcountry, Banff National Park has something for everyone.

Here’s our list of essential winter experiences you need to try this season.

*Operations in winter 2020 may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check directly with the activity provider for the most up-to-date information.

https://www.banfflakelo…

Canada

CANADA
Alberta

Oct. 13, 2020

Banff and Lake Louise

Business Development Manager

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

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3 DAYS OF SOLO REJUVENATION IN BANFF AND LAKE LOUISE

Let’s face it: life can be busy. Amidst hectic schedules and demands from all sides, we need to plan the odd escape, especially in these unusual times. Sometimes that means leaving it all behind, including travel companions.

Solo time helps you focus on you. In Banff and Lake Louise, you’ll find a steady stream of spa and wellness experiences, but you can also carve time out for yourself by carving turns down a mountainside. Because everyone has their own idea of what relaxation looks like.

Here’s how to reset, refocus and rejuvenate in the mountains.

https://www.banfflakelo…

Canada

CANADA
Alberta

Oct. 13, 2020

Banff and Lake Louise

Business Development Manager

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

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21 REASONS WHY BANFF NATIONAL PARK IS THE PLACE TO FIND THE ULTIMATE CANADIAN ESCAPE

If you type “Canada travel” into Google image search, guess what you’ll find? Images of the stunning, blue-green lakes and snowcapped peaks of Banff National Park. People all over the world envision Banff and Lake Louise when they think of Canada – a destination that inspires the ultimate Canadian holiday experience.

https://www.banfflakelo…

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UNITED STATES
New York

Oct. 13, 2020

松尾公子

ディレクター・コーディネーター

Harlem Global NYC Inc.

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<Broadway musical, closed until the end of May 2021>

One of the fun things about New York is
In the Broadway theater district, in glittering neon all year round,
It's a musical with new works and long-run performances, but


This year is the Corona Pandemic,
All theaters were closed all at once from March 12th.

Initially scheduled to close by April,
Closed until September
Furthermore, the museum will be closed until January 2021.
...... Every time, the resumption is delayed,


In the latest announcement
The entire building will be closed until May 2021 next year.


Michael Jackson's musical "MJ" and
It's a pity that we had a lot of fun new works such as Hugh Jackman's "The Music Man".

I'm sure that much
Next year will be a spectacular restart! I want to expect it to be.



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New York

Oct. 11, 2020

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Live camera in Times Square, New York
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#Introducing live footage from around the world
#video #live #street #downtown

CANADA

Oct. 9, 2020

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During this time, if you drive to the suburbs, you may see dark pink fields.
This is a cranberry field, and early October is the harvest time.
The unique harvesting method of watering the fields surrounded by banks and floating them for harvesting is worth a visit, and some farms offer tours.
10/12 (Monday) is Canada's Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day. Cranberry sauce is indispensable for turkey dishes. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Day meal by arranging homemade cranberry sauce on the table.

Canada

CANADA

Oct. 8, 2020

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It is the situation of the aurora viewing tour as of October 7.

<Whitehorse Aurora Viewing Tour>
You can apply if you live in the following states and territories in Canada.
When traveling, please bring your ID or documents that can prove your residence in the state.
https: //yukon.ca /.../ border-enforcement-during-covid-19
・ British Columbia ・ Northwest Territories ・ Nunavut Territories

<Yellowknife Aurora Viewing Tour>
At this time, the Northwest Territories, where Yellowknife is located, has not yet begun accepting tourists from other states, so the tour is undecided.

Unfortunately, Japanese customers cannot participate because they cannot enter Canada for sightseeing purposes yet, but we hope that the border will resume soon.

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

Oct. 6, 2020

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On October 3rd, we brought a customer from VELTRA to the Grand Canyon!
I was so happy to participate in the tour from Japan that I almost cried (thanks).
As you know, Japan still has strict restrictions on returnees from overseas after returning to Japan, so I was really surprised because I thought that it would be a long time before customers could come to the United States, let alone overseas.
Thank you very much for coming all the way with the preparedness for corona inspection and voluntary quarantine after returning to Japan! !!
He was also pleased that he took measures against corona and organized the tour, and he said, "I recommend the tour to the people around me with confidence," which was a great encouragement.
I can't feel free to come yet, but I am waiting for you to be ready to guide you locally.
The photo shows Mercer Point and Seligman (Route 66) in the Grand Canyon National Park.

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

Oct. 6, 2020

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Antelope Canyon has been closed since March due to the influence of the new coronavirus, but it was announced that the lower canyon will be closed by the end of the year (until December 31st).
For more than a month, the tour operators have shown to the Navajo settlement government an operational plan for the Upper Canyon to reopen, but there is still no prospect of reopening.
The infection in the Navajo settlement has been recovered for a while, and preparations have been made for resumption, but it has been said that the infection situation has worsened recently.
In the United States, the news that President Trump has been infected is the same, but the fight against the coronavirus is still going on.
The photo is Horseshoe Bend taken during the tour that took place the other day. It is very close to Antelope Canyon. Many tourists were visiting.

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UNITED STATES
New York

Oct. 1, 2020

松尾公子

ディレクター・コーディネーター

Harlem Global NYC Inc.

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<Food and drink in a restaurant in New York City has finally started>

From 9/30 (Wednesday), finally at a restaurant in New York City,
Eating and drinking in the store has resumed.

First of all, only 25% of capacity,
In the future, if the infection can be suppressed, it will be increased to 50%.

● Temperature measurement when entering the store ● Take a good social distance ● Masks are required for everyone except when sitting in a seat and eating and drinking ● Collect contact information of representatives for tracking ● BAR cannot be used

There are rules such as.

Outdoor dining (outdoor eating and drinking) is not limited to a limited time,
It's just been approved all year round,


It's getting chilly in NY, so

The start of this indoor dining is good news.


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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

Oct. 1, 2020

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The Bellagio Hotel Conservatory has been transformed into an autumn outfit.
The climate in Las Vegas is still sunny in midsummer, with temperatures above 35 ° C daily.
This year, the summer was hot and there was no rain at all, and there has been no rain for more than 160 consecutive days.
This may be the only place in Las Vegas where you can feel the fall.

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CANADA

Sept. 30, 2020

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In residential areas, houses with Halloween decorations have gradually become noticeable.

At Vancouver's popular attraction, Flyover Canada, you can enjoy the Halloween version of "Howlover Canada" for a limited time from October 01 to November 01. Visitors wearing costumes are also welcome!

You can also buy pumpkin baked goods, pumpkin, spices, latte, etc. at the cafe.

https://www.flyovercana…

UNITED STATES
New York

Sept. 28, 2020

HOKUTO_NYC

旅行企画・手配会社

ホクトインターナショナル

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September 27th is World Tourism Day!
World Tourism Day
https://www.un.org/en/o…

At present, there are many people who cannot easily enter the travel mode due to this corona vortex. Due to the fact that countries around the world are affected at the same time, the situation where they cannot move freely across countries continues.
Including them, the United Nations is calling for an opportunity to reexamine the way of safe and environmentally friendly "travel" because we are facing this pandemic.

It is said that one in ten people in the world is currently engaged in the tourism industry, and this pandemic has affected 100 to 120 million people involved in the tourism industry worldwide. Is out.

There are many industries that support New York City, but "sightseeing" is one of the industries that cannot be excluded. It is a sad reality that the number of foreign tourists has dropped sharply since mid-March, but the spots that are crowded with tourists every year are gradually reopening from this summer.

Following on from the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) introduced last time, this time we will show you the view from the Top of the Rock.
Top of the Rock, one of New York's leading observatories, is an observatory up to the upper floors (67th to 69th floors) of the GE Building in the Rockefeller Center.
Introducing three points of this observatory where you can touch the outside air ...

① There is no iron net fence!
Therefore, you can enjoy a superb view without obstructing your view.
② You can see the Empire State Building on the upper floors (same line of sight) ③ You can see the shape of Central Park clearly (before it gets dark)

Top of the Rock is currently working on the following measures to combat coronavirus infections.
・ Temperature measurement before entering the building ・ Masks are worn by the staff (all smile marks!)
・ Installation of hand sanitizers at each location ・ Elevator can accommodate up to 4 people per elevator to maintain social distance ・ To keep space, remove the bench on the 67th floor, change the arrangement of gift shop items ... Such.

New York is moving forward for safe and secure sightseeing!

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CANADA
Ontario

Sept. 25, 2020

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Algonquin Provincial Park, famous for Canada's Maple Road, opened in June and the visitor center reopened at the end of July. The following changes have been made at the visitor center.
 Business hours are from 9 am to 5 pm  Wear a mask when entering  Limited to 150 people  Bookstore limited to 12 people  Observatory deck limited to 15 people  Restaurants and movie theaters It is closed

The average foliage peak for the last 30 years was 9/27, and this year is likely to be as usual. We also hope that you will be able to see the dynamic Canadian foliage on the Maple Road as soon as possible.

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

Sept. 25, 2020

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This week's Grand Canyon.
The first photo is Mercer Point. The average tourist comes especially from California and the same Arizona, which are accessible by car.
The second photo is the tour bus parking lot. As you can see, only our van was stopped.
Many Grand Canyon tours depart and arrive in Las Vegas, but since tourists from far away have not yet arrived in Las Vegas, it seems that it will take time to revive the bus tour.
In the Grand Canyon National Park, it is compulsory to wear a mask both inside and outside the facility, but many general tourists who have not been informed of this are not wearing masks at the observatory. ..

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CANADA

Sept. 25, 2020

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The annual Vancouver International Film Festival will be held today from September 24th. The period is 2 weeks until October 07.
This year it will be held in theaters and online. Four works are also participating from Japan.
Online is limited to regions accessible only from British Columbia.
Attention will be focused on the excellent works of documentaries in the world!

Vancouver International Film Festival Site:
https://viff.org/Online…

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UNITED STATES
New York

Sept. 24, 2020

松尾公子

ディレクター・コーディネーター

Harlem Global NYC Inc.

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㊗️ Omedetou! Received the Emmy Award ❗️㊗️

In the "Emmy Award" Best Documentary Award, which is said to be the highest peak in the United States "Academy of the TV industry"

"The Apollo", which depicts the magnificent 85-year history of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, was selected!


* How great is the Emmy Award!
I have contributed to this official website, so please celebrate with us.
https://apolloamateurni…
(↑ Don't miss the link video of the gorgeous all-star appearance! Please take a look)


The world-famous Apollo Theater is likely to attract more and more attention in the future.

When you come to New York, please come to "Apollo Amateur Night Tour".
https://www.veltra.com/…

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

Sept. 24, 2020

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Sporting events are gradually reviving in the United States, but there are still many unattended events. The Allegiant Stadium, which was completed this summer, seems to have a long way to go with the audience. On Monday night, September 21st, the first match was at the Allegiant Stadium, home to the NFL team Raiders, who moved to Las Vegas this year. The result was a big victory over the superior opponent, and more than 60,000 fans who were supposed to watch the game live at the stadium would have been excited by watching TV with an invalid ticket. In Japan, the admission limit of 5,000 people for events such as watching sports has disappeared, and people are gradually becoming able to enjoy live performances, but I hope that American entertainment will be able to enjoy live performances in the near future. Especially here in Las Vegas, it's the most important issue!

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

Sept. 23, 2020

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On Monday, September 21st, we held a tour of Death Valley National Park for the first time in more than half a year.
The guest is a couple living in New York who came to Las Vegas for a trip and enjoyed sightseeing in the Grand Canyon and Death Valley.
Since the summer vacation in the United States was over and it was a weekday, I could hardly see people anywhere in the national park.
The photo shows "BAD WATER", the most popular spot in Death Valley National Park, but as you can see, there was no car in the parking lot and it was reserved for us. In the second photo, I could always see the high mountains in front of me, but I couldn't see the mountains because the smoke came to Death Valley due to the large wildfire in California.

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CANADA

Sept. 23, 2020

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Speaking of Canada, Omar shrimp and salmon are famous, but various seafood such as oysters, sea urchins, and crabs can be harvested.
Oysters and sea urchins are in season in British Columbia and are available in restaurants and fish markets.
In the mountains, mushrooms such as matsutake mushrooms, and in the fields, corn and apples enter the season, and you can enjoy various foods unique to autumn.

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UNITED STATES
New York

Sept. 19, 2020

松尾公子

ディレクター・コーディネーター

Harlem Global NYC Inc.

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‪ <The world's first makeup museum opens 💋>

Southwest of downtown Manhattan,
For the Meatpacking District
The world's first "Makeup Museum" has been created.

The opening special exhibition is
"PINK JUNGLE 1950s Makeup in America"

In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo's favorite cosmetics and retro packages are on display, which is exciting.

The covers of vintage copies of the magazine "Ebony", which African-American women have longed for, 70 to 80 years ago are also lined up, and it looks fashionable now, over time.

There is one more new attraction that is typical of New York.

Official site
https://makeupmuseum.co…



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CANADA

Sept. 19, 2020

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The autumn colors of the Laurenshan Plateau in Quebec in eastern Canada are gradually approaching their best time to see.
It is about an hour and a half drive from Montreal to the Laurenshan Plateau.
At Montremblanc, take a gondola to the summit for a spectacular view of the colorful colors.

Canada

CANADA

Sept. 17, 2020

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Six months have passed since the US-Canada border was closed on March 22nd.
The blockade was supposed to be closed until September 21, but it will be extended by another month until October 21, reports several Canadian media outlets.

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UNITED STATES
New York

Sept. 16, 2020

松尾公子

ディレクター・コーディネーター

Harlem Global NYC Inc.

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<Krispy Kreme's flagship store opens in Times Square! >

I was four months late in the corona pandemic,
On Broadway, 48th Street, Times Square, in the heart of Manhattan, New York
Today, the flagship of the popular donut shop "Krispy Kreme" has opened.

There is also a waterfall with donuts in the vast 4,500 square foot store.
It seems that you can make 4,500 donuts per hour.

The "Big Apple Donuts" limited to the Times Square store are also likely to become popular.

There is also a night pick-up window where you can eat freshly made squirrel donuts whenever you like 24 hours a day.

It was New York news that made me feel better after a long time.


NEW YORK TOUGH
SMART
UNITED
DISCIPLINED
LOVING


According to The New York Times
Yesterday, 9/14, the number of new coronavirus positives worldwide was 266,249 (24,054 ↑), and the number of deaths due to COVID-19 was 4,447 (778 ↑).

Of these, 36,836 (3,467 ↑) were newly positive per day in the United States, and 447 (48 ↑) died from COVID-19.

Of these, 586 new positives (139 ↓) and 10 dead (6 ↑) in New York.

Of these, in New York City, there were 268 (24 ↑) and 7 (7 ↑), respectively.



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