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What will travel be like in 2021? Airbnb reveals top 3 travel trends for 2021

a person flying through the window: The COVID-19 impact is expected to gradually lessen though safety protocols continue to be a key criteria.

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The COVID-19 impact is expected to gradually lessen though safety protocols continue to be a key criteria.

Airbnb latest travel survey: What will travel be like in 2021? Look no further as Airbnb has revealed new trends for the year 2021! Given how COVID-19 has tossed out most travel plans for people in 2020, Airbnb indicates in its travel trends for 2021 that the focus for the upcoming year is centred more about working and living safely away from home and it is less about tourism itself.

In an earlier detailed interview with The Financial Express Online, Aditya Agarwal, Head of Corporate Strategy, Cleartrip had indicated as follows, “The share of round trips will increase as confidence levels begin to improve. During travel, safety is now looked upon as a more important criteria than pricing. Customers do not mind paying a premium for their

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  • October 28, 2020

Kate Bosworth Reveals One Of Her Favorite Places In The World

When the pandemic struck, Kate Bosworth continued to find ways to stay busy. She launched KIND.EST, a lifestyle website that aims to be “the place where it’s cool to be kind.” There, Bosworth shares personal tales, beauty advice, recipes and more.

Like the rest of us, she learned to make the best of the COVID confinement, notably having a Zoom reunion with Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake, her co-stars from the Hawaii-set Blue Crush. The empowering female surfer flick that cast Bosworth in her breakout role marks its 18th anniversary this year. And recently, The Devil Has a Name hit theaters and on demand. Based on a true story, the Edward James Olmos-directed anti-pollution drama features Bosworth as a villainous oil executive.

In between her projects, we talked to Bosworth to glean tips on how to travel with a dog (her French spaniel Happy is

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  • October 27, 2020

New Data Reveals Predictions for Reimagined Holiday Traditions

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly turned everyday shopping on its head, a phenomenon that is increasingly impacting the 2020 holiday season. Still, according to Deloitte, which has been tracking the holiday shopping period for 35 years, what remains consistent is consumer considerations for price, value, convenience, and the desire to create a special season for friends, family and pets.

As consumers cut back on travel and other holiday experiences, “home for the holidays” will take on new meaning, according to Deloitte, as consumers make adjustments to budgets. The budget focus will be seen in nongift categories including home, holiday furnishings and nongift apparel.

“In this season of uncertainty, price, value and convenience continue to be top considerations for consumers, as is the desire to get creative with how they celebrate the season with family, friends and pets, no matter the circumstances,” said Rod Sides, vice chairman at Deloitte LLP, and

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  • October 20, 2020

Pat Lam reveals he wakes at 4am to check Bristol Bears’ coronavirus test results

Pat Lam has revealed his anxieties over any of his Bristol Bears players contracting coronavirus explaining he wakes up at four o’clock in the morning to check test results and is open to his team going into a bubble if needed before their Challenge Cup final and if they were to make the Premiership final.

In the wake of 16 Sale players and three staff members testing positive for Covid-19 Lam explained just how seriously he has been speaking to players about their movements for the fear that a positive result could seriously dent his side’s chances at winning silverware.

“I told our covid manager I don’t care about waking up. It is a big relief [when the tests are negative]. “I am just glad we got through this week. Everyone is on high alert at the moment, particularly for the players regarding what they do and who they mix

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  • October 8, 2020

Online daters can tell if they have a connection in just 30 seconds, research reveals

It's good news for people who make a great first impression. (Getty Images)
It’s good news for people who make a great first impression. (Getty Images)

With virtual dating up by 36% during lockdown, it’s no surprise that single people are becoming more and more adept at spotting romantic potential via video call.

Digital daters can tell if there’s a spark after just 30 seconds, according to a new poll, which may be bad news if you’re somebody who people take a while to warm to.

People are embracing the “new dating normal” too, with six in ten people saying they’re enjoying chatting with people over video, according to research from Virgin Media.

One in four will continue to keep up virtual dating even after lockdown fully ends, to screen out non-starters in the search for romance.

Read more: Man lists himself for sale on Facebook in bid to find girlfriend

It’s not just that initial connection that has been intensified by the

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  • October 8, 2020

Tam reveals fear about keeping COVID-19 under control, Canada-U.S. land border to remain closed

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

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  • September 18, 2020

Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause reveals she found out about her divorce by text

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

From Cosmopolitan

Selling Sunset season 3 dropped on Netflix today, and this season is as dramatic as it is heartbreaking. At the end of season 2, fans saw a teaser of Chrishell Stause’s divorce which hit headlines last November.

This series picks up where it left off; focusing on the fall out as the actor-turned-estate agent tries to make sense of what happened with ex Justin Hartley and why he filed for divorce so suddenly.

After moving out of the home they shared in The Valley, Chrishell heads to a hotel before finding somewhere permanent to live. Offering her support, Mary goes to visit her and the pair discuss what happened.

“I don’t know,” Chrishell tells her. “I just feel like… sorry I’m just in shock with it all. I’m trying to keep it together but it’s a lot all at once because everybody in the whole

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The ‘Westworld’ production design team reveals the backstory to key details you might have missed in season 3

Nathan Hale and Dolores Abernathy in "Westworld."
Nathan Hale and Dolores Abernathy in “Westworld.”


  • Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Westworld” season three. 

  • Insider spoke with the recently Emmy-nominated “Westworld” team — production designer Howard Cummings, art director Jon Carlos, and set decorator Julie “Jules” Ochipinti — about the complex series.

  • They revealed the way the fans, including the “Westworld” subreddit community, keeps the pressure on them when it comes to every little detail. 

  • From Nathan Hale’s bedsheets to the “medieval”-themed props in park four and an important book William owned as a young boy, there are many layers to the meaning in each design. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

HBO’s “Westworld” is a sprawling, many-layered series unlike any other drama on TV right now. Part of the show’s draw, particularly for the detail-oriented fanbase on Reddit, includes the intentional planting of Easter eggs and references in obscure, hard-to-spot places.

The show’s creators, husband-and-wife duo Jonathan “Jonah”

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Most Britons support Spain quarantine, poll reveals

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The majority of Britons agree with the Government’s decision to reinstate quarantine restrictions on arrivals from Spain, with 84 per cent expressing support for the decision, according to a new YouGov poll.

Just 31 per cent of those surveyed believe more warning should have been given before the sudden announcement last Saturday, while 56 per cent have said they remain unsympathetic towards those who have already departed for their Spanish holidays.

The research also reveals that 82 per cent of Spaniards believe the coronavirus situation in Spain is getting worse, in stark contrast to a survey in June when 89 per cent thought the situation was getting better.

It comes as Matt Hancock is expected to announce more changes to the FCO’s “safe list” tomorrow, including the possibility that more countries will join Spain in having their quarantine-exempt status reversed as a result of infection spikes.


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Strictly’s Katya Jones reveals use of visors in rehearsals

Katya Jones has admitted dancing with a mask on can cause problems. (PA)
Katya Jones has admitted dancing with a mask on can cause problems. (PA)

Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones has admitted she needs more breaks during dance rehearsals as wearing a mask makes breathing tricky.

The professional dancer opened up about the possible changes to the BBC show as it prepares to go ahead with social distancing guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Jones said of wearing face masks in rehearsals: “As a teacher it’s fine. In my dance school we get visors instead of masks so we can talk.

“I think you have to have proper breaks as breathing is slightly more difficult. I think the whole thing is possible. People will find ways.”

Read more: ‘Strictly’s’ Katya Jones looking forward to being reunited with ex Neil

The 31-year-old professional dancer admitted Strictly – which has already announced a shorter series for 2020 – may not

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