The Maldives says it will give tourists perks through a new loyalty rewards program



a body of water: The "Maldives Border Miles" is set to launch in December 2020. Shutterstock/LedyX


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The “Maldives Border Miles” is set to launch in December 2020. Shutterstock/LedyX

  • The Maldives plans on launching a loyalty rewards program come December to boost tourism, which has suffered under the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The “Maldives Border Miles” program says visitors will get points for every border crossing, which will get them various perks and benefits, according to its website.
  • What these perks are has yet to be announced.
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Luggage Market | Growing Travel and Tourism Industry to Boost the Market Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

The luggage market size is poised to grow by USD 16.67 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 7% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the

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Just Eat takeaways soar to 15.5 million a month in the UK

Watch: More than 46m takeaways ordered through Just Eat in three months

Just Eat Takeaway.com (JET.L) has delivered 151.4 million takeaways around the world in three months as demand soared during the pandemic, new figures show.

Orders leapt during in its third quarter, up 46% on the previous year in its European and other markets.

The company, headquartered in Amsterdam, saw the highest sales in the UK. Its drivers and

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Allegiant weathering COVID travel disruptions, CFO says

Though the airline industry has taken a massive hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air believes it is poised to weather the storm as well as any airline.

Allegiant Chief Financial Officer Greg Anderson said the industry won’t see a return to full passenger loads until there is a widely distributed coronavirus vaccine. But he said Allegiant’s business model sets it up to see less impact than the

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Covid World Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak


The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 38,135,400 people, according to official counts. As of Wednesday morning, at least 1,085,600 people have died, and the virus has been detected in nearly every country, as these maps show.



Average daily cases per 100,000 people in the past week

Share of population with a reported case

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It’ll take at least two years for air travel to recover

Yet again, Delta Air Lines posted massive quarterly losses — and the company is warning investors “it may be two years or more” for air travel demand to return to normal.



a fighter jet sitting on top of a runway: MARANA, ARIZONA - MAY 16: Decommissioned and suspended Delta and jetBlue commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility in the world, currently holding increased numbers of aircraft in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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MARANA, ARIZONA – MAY 16: Decommissioned and suspended Delta and jetBlue commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility

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Jet-set by page not plane to exotic and unforgettable travel destinations | INDULGE Miami

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During these pandemic times, I’ve been traveling by swapping stories of voyages past with good friends and, of course, through books. With a little imagination and a good story, it turns out we can still travel anywhere. Here are a few of my favorite transporting reads, that leave me daydreaming about my next adventure with every turn of the page.

“A man who’s been married four times

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Around the Bend – D Magazine

If anyone understands the snowball effect that good design, a little strategic styling, and the magic of marketing can have, it’s Amber Venz Box. Now the founder of rewardStyle—the platform that effectively launched the influencer industry overnight—is applying her aesthetic approach to real estate. But don’t think brick and mortar; more like raw wood beams and tarps.

Box and her husband and business partner, Baxter, discovered the ghost town of

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BTS And Blackpink Score The Three Biggest Songs In The World This Week

BTS is back at No. 1 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart, the recently-launched tally which ranks the 200 most-consumed songs on the planet every week…though it’s not with their single

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As pandemic worsens strain on homeless shelters, Montreal to provide temporary housing in hotels



a man preparing food in a kitchen: Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.


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Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she’s working with federal and provincial governments to temporarily house people who are homeless in mostly vacant hotels once again, as shelters continue to see an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who

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Is it Safe to Travel? How to Vacation Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several months into the pandemic and many of the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop the spread of COVID-19 haven’t changed much: Wear masks, socially distance, wash your hands and stay home as much as possible. However, with pandemic fatigue weighing on people around the world, it seems difficult, especially for avid travelers, to stomach the idea of not being able to go on

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Motorsport Tickets acquires Travel Destinations as it broadens its tickets and experiences business

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Motorsport Tickets, which is part of Motorsport Network, the digital market leader in motorsport and automotive with a 56 million-strong monthly audience of global racing and automotive fans, has acquired Travel Destinations Ltd, the UK’s leading tour operator for sports car and historical motorsport events. The announcement broadens Motorsport Tickets’ reach in tickets and travel business, accelerating a defined specialism within the motorsport

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Zurich offers enhanced Business Travel Accident insurance in COVID era

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Zurich North America is introducing an enhanced Business Travel Accident Insurance solution that can help employers protect their employees in a world facing increasingly complex risks, underscored by a year of COVID-19, civil unrest and record-setting wildfires.

Zurich’s next-generation business travel accident solution offers customizable coverages that include emergency overseas medical care, medical and security evacuation and repatriation, and travel inconvenience. The solution’s

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They are the champions! Queen + Adam Lambert’s ‘Live Around the World’ album bows at #1 on U.K. chart



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Queen + Adam Lambert‘s new concert album, Live Around the World, has debuted at #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart.

The new record, which is Queen‘s first-ever release with the one-time American Idol finalist, is the band’s 10th album to reach the top of the U.K. chart and its first in nearly 25 years to ascend to #1 in the group’s homeland.

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What to Bring on Your Oahu Vacation

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Nepal to reopen for foreigners, but what should hikers consider for ethical travel before heading into the mountains? | Outdoor & Extreme

Nepal is reopening to foreign visitors on October 17 after nearly eight months of lockdown and while there are rules in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, at least one expert believes you should go beyond the mandatory requirements.

Visitors will need a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travelling. They will then have to quarantine in a hotel for seven days at their own expense.

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Ovolo Hotels goes vegetarian with ‘Year of the Veg’ to honour sustainable living

As the world continues to shift towards sustainable living with plant-based diets and ethical eating, Ovolo Hotels is joining in on the action by going completely vegetarian! Launching ‘Year of the Veg’, all Ovolo hotels in Hong Kong and Australia will be cutting out all meats across all its bars, restaurants, and room service menus, replacing them with plant-based foods for an entire year starting this October.

We want

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pushes for project to turn hotels in homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The City Council is expected to decide on a proposal that would turn two purchased hotels into housing for San Diego’s homeless, and on Monday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer made a push in favor of the plan.

Part of California’s Project Homekey includes an initiative to provide more homeless Californians with permanent housing amid the COVID-19 crisis. The project’s budget is $600 million, with $37 million for

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CBS Sports launches ‘The Golazo Show,’ a whip-around UEFA Champions League program for every matchday

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CBS Sports will bring a live whip-around show for the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage, starting on Tuesday. “The Golazo Show” will keep avid soccer fans in the loop by featuring every goal each matchday on CBS Sports Network and CBS All Access.

“The Golazo Show” will air during the late slate of games which feature six of the day’s eight matches being played simultaneously throughout Europe.

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Universal Music Group Set To Launch UMusic Hotels In Atlanta, Orlando, Biloxi, MS




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UMusic Hotel In Biloxi, MS



UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and DAKIA U-VENTURES, an entertainment impact investment group, are launching UMUSIC HOTELS, a new global collection of music-based experiential hotel properties, as part of their previously announced joint venture. UMUSIC HOTELS’ first three announced locations will be ATLANTA, ORLANDO and BILOXI, MS, with additional cities across the U.S. and around the world to come.

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