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February 2020's Converge Newsletter
Coronavirus Update - Death Toll, Cases Climb In Mainland China
February 5, 2020 via Global Guardian

What we know:
  • 24,607 confirmed cases
  • Nearly 500 deaths recorded (one in Hong Kong; one in the Philippines)
  • New cases confirmed in Belgium
  • Multiple airlines have suspended or limited flights to/from China, including Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong has closed all land borders with mainland China and issued a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone coming into the city from the mainland

At least 62 airlines from 45 countries have suspended or cancelled flights to mainland China and/or Hong Kong due to the outbreak. Most recently the United Arab Emirates announced it was suspending all flights to and from China except for those from Beijing.

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Why You Should Start Screening For Hidden Spy Cameras When You Travel

January 27, 2019 via Forbes

In the past year, just a few of the places spycams were discovered include a Sydney hostel, a Miami Airbnb, and hotels from Tehri, India to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and from Zhengzhou, China to San Francisco and Minneapolis.
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How to Stay Secure During a Hotel Stay

January 22, 2020 via Travel Pulse
Travel is an inherently insecure activity because travelers are venturing to unfamiliar territory and surrounding themselves with people who are more familiar with their surroundings than they are. Thieves and scammers who target travelers know this and will look to exploit it, so it helps to familiarize yourself with your surroundings upon arrival.
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Women Move Differently - What Everyone Working In Mobility Should Know
January 2020 via World Economic Forum

As multiple studies have shown, women have different patterns, needs and behaviours. Female mobility is characterized by trip-chaining and time poverty. The main reasons for this are that women do 75% of the world’s unpaid care work, the gender pay gap, and women’s physical condition. Women have a smaller range when traveling the same amount of time. Women carry luggage and accompany people, more often on public transport and by foot. The car is less often the default solution.
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