Some Good News from Around the World

If you are looking for an end of the week pick-me-up, you’re in luck. We are excited to have another good news post for our blog this week. Despite the struggles that we are experiencing globally, we are also surrounded by uplifting stories and people. We are thankful to be able to highlight some of the most feel-good news we’ve come across this week and share it with you.

A Letter From Our New CEO

This past week, exciting things have been happening behind the scenes of (PSF). An airport experience focused company called MAG USA, where I am proud to hold the title of CEO, acquired the site. I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Martin Jones.

A Look Ahead at COVID-19 and How Travel is Changing

We recently sent out a survey to our customer base to get a better understanding of how they are feeling about the travel industry, the pandemic, and the future of travel. More than 14,000 of you filled out of the survey, and the data we’ve collected is fascinating and very informative in what you expect the future of travel to be.

A Dose of Good News From Around The World

Are you looking for a break from all the negative news headlines? Today, we’re serving up some good news. If you’re in the mood for uplifting content, you’re in the right place. We’ve got news that’s good for the planet, good for the people, and we’re also highlighting some good deeds being done! Know of good news? Let us know in the comments!

The Planet 

  • The bald eagle, which was nearly extinct just a few decades ago, is now growing in population especially in Ohio.
  • In Florida and Thailand, the rare leatherback sea turtles are laying more eggs across the beaches. The reduction in dogs and humans is creating an environment where they can thrive.
  • More animals are getting fostered as people shelter in place.
  • Iceland’s two whale-hunting companies will be pausing their hunting due to COVID-19, and this will be a countrywide pause for the second year in a row.
  • The biggest hole in the ozone layer is closing.
  • Air pollution has decreased significantly around the world. 

The People 

  • This Deaf employee at Trader Joe’s finds a workaround to reading the lips of customers. 
  • A real estate CEO made more than $1M from the stock market and gave it to his employees in a surprise bonus.
  • Michelle Obama sends out a message of hope and promotes a new Netflix documentary coming out.
  • Young inventor, Ezedine Kamil, has created inventions to help Ethiopia’s COVID crisis.
  • This man is posting daily bad dad jokes on a whiteboard to lift his neighborhood’s spirits on their daily walks as they pass by.
  • 9-year old, Jayden Fadrigon, is 3D printing face shields for hospitals and his local community. 

The Good Deeds 

  • This gym is helping recovering addicts stay clean with community while in quarantine.
  • Distilleries such as Anheuser-Busch are now making hand sanitizer to meet the demands of people all across the United States.
  • The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and Rash’r, a sustainable sportswear company, are partnering to make masks out of plastic from the ocean.
  • An anonymous donor donated $1M to Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, requesting that the funds be distributed to everyone who works at the hospital including cleaners and technicians.
  • Cast of ‘Parks and Rec’ raises $3M for COVID relief reuniting for a quarantine episode.

You’ll Love These Online Courses

If you’ve read our post from last week, you’ve got a few ideas for hobbies that you can pick up during quarantine. If you’re interested in learning a skill through a course, now is the time! Curious about where to start with courses? Amazon has started offering courses from many different subjects including nursing, programming, foreign languages, and business essentials. There are even a few courses curated by Oprah Winfrey. Outside of that, you’re in luck with all the free platforms and courses available. We’ve collected top courses and listed them out so you can pick and choose what you want to learn!