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Amidst the myriad headlines that have peppered media sources this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has added a couple of his own.

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JetBlue to Give Passengers At-Home Covid-19 Testing Access

JetBlue is partnering with at-home Covid-19 testing supplier Vault Health to give passengers access to testing prior to travel, the carrier announced.

Vault has created a landing webpage for JetBlue customers, at which they provide a JetBlue confirmation code and start the testing process at a discounted price. Vault provides a kit for an at-home saliva test, and users administrate it while on a video chat supervised by Vault to

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what stops people voting around the world and how to fix it

As the US election campaign nears its end point, one thing about the result is certain: a lot of people won’t vote. Turnout at the 2016 US presidential election was only 60.1% – even without a pandemic. In 2020 there is a risk that COVID-19 will further undermine turnout.

The US is not alone and not the worst. Turnout at the 2016 Haiti presidential election, held only weeks after Hurricane

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Short’s to Sunset OBT, Switch to Upside

Upside Business Travel continues making inroads into the TMC distribution channel, signing up Short’s Travel Management to sell a private-label version of Upside’s corporate travel booking platform. A pioneer among TMCs when it launched its own online booking tool in 2010, Short’s will sunset its Travel Management OBT and transfer clients to Upside’s platform.

Short’s was working to enhance the Travel Management tool as recently as April, when the TMC

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Spirit of Adventure debut pushed back into 2021 | News

The latest addition to the Saga ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over earlier in Emden, Germany, by shipbuilder Meyer Werft.

Spirit of Adventure is the second purpose-built boutique cruise ship for the brand, joining Spirit of Discovery which became part of the Saga Cruise fleet with much fanfare in July last year.

Spirit of Adventure has 554 all balcony cabins and can accommodate 999 passengers with a

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American Express Partners With GlobalGiving to Enable Its Colleagues Around the World to Back Their Communities

Partnership with largest nonprofit crowdfunding community extends American Express’ gift-matching program to colleagues in more than 30 locations

To enable its colleagues around the world to back causes that matter to them, American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced a partnership with GlobalGiving, a one-stop solution for charitable giving. Through the partnership, eligible American Express colleagues in more than 30 locations will be able to make donations to projects submitted to

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Allbridge and Ipanema Solutions Merge to Simplify Technology Implementation for Hotels

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allbridge, the leading provider of data, video, and voice technologies for hospitality and senior living properties, is pleased to announce that they have merged with Ipanema Solutions (“Ipanema”), a provider of technology engineering, systems design, and project management for new build hotels.

Ipanema offers brand-approved technology design and implementation to streamline the process of deploying converged networks and smart building technologies. The

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How Southern cities are adapting tourism in the time of COVID-19

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Asheville is encouraging visitors to observe COVID-19 precautions and take advantage of the area’s opportunities for socially distanced activities in the outdoors. (Photo: Courtesy Explore Asheville)

Explore Asheville, the North Carolina town’s tourism promotion organization, decided in June that it was time to entice tourists back. But they were cautious. They focused the ad campaign on potential visitors who lived within 100 miles, close enough to drive. They used

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‘Over-Indexed” to Travel, American Express Shares Have Uphill Battle, Analyst Says

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A prolonged slowdown in business travel is expected to weigh on

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shares for some time, analysts say.

Analysts at Bank of America downgraded the shares of American Express (ticker: AXP), believing that it could take until 2024 for spending on airlines and hotels to return to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.

The analysts’ findings were published alongside a separate report from the bank, which noted

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Colorful Murals Spread Awareness of Endangered Animal Species

Murals by Louis Masai

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating species of all shapes and sizes. However, many of these creatures are facing endangerment and even extinction due to the devastating effects of climate change. That is why one artist is using his creative talents to spread awareness for these vulnerable species. Based in London since 2010, Louis Masai creates striking large-scale murals of rare and endangered animals.

Masai’s artwork is immediately recognizable

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Hotels Slowly Rebounding as Travel Begins Its Comeback

Despite the shellacking that hotels received—and its parent industry, tourism—from the pandemic, the beginnings of a recovery appear to be taking place. 

April was a tough month across all hotel brands, but business has been on the uptick every month since then, according to a Placer.ai report. The average decline in stays in July was over 42% but, in August, that number across four major chains fell to 35.8%.

Further,

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New Orleans, Charleston, South welcome back travelers amid COVID-19

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If you’re planning to take a road trip, remember these tips while traveling.

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Explore Asheville, the North Carolina town’s tourism promotion organization, decided in June that it was time to entice tourists back amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it was cautious.

The tourism agency focused its ad campaign on potential visitors who lived within 100 miles, close enough to drive. It used reams of data to target

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Negotiated 2021 U.S. Hotel Rates Could Drop Up to 25 Percent, Report Suggests

This year’s hotel request-for-proposals season, currently underway, will be like no other, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and its resulting uncertainty. Still, the average 2021 U.S. corporate negotiated rate compared to 2020 will decrease 20 percent to 25 percent year over year, predicted industry expert Bjorn Hanson, adjunct professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, in his

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Nico Tortorella on playing a ‘full-blown queer superhero’ on The Walking Dead: World Beyond

My First Fandom: Nico Tortorella

Nico Tortorella breaks down his first pop culture obsessions.

Ask Nico Tortorella what they love about playing Felix on The Walking Dead: World Beyond and they’ll start with a pretty standard answer. “Felix is great,” says Tortorella. “Felix is loyal to a fault. He is a protector at heart. He is determined to keep the people around him safe and keep his community safe no

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4 Money Tips To Do Right Now During The Recession

The pandemic has raised concerns for many due to the financial complications it may have caused due to the economy, job losses, and for business owners who are dealing with reduced sales levels. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of financial struggle for people, and unfairly so. But if there is anything to learn from this pandemic, it is to be resilient. And resilient with our finances.

Job lay-offs,

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Around the World: Moon Festival with Wu Man, Fried Rice Four Ways with Lucas Sin, and More

Each week, we’ll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this

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Ovolo Hotels are now completely vegetarian

In a move befitting the world’s slow but progressive shift towards embracing vegetarianism, veganism, and all of the other ‘isms’ which look to incorporate some plant-based goodness to an otherwise omnivorous diet, Ovolo hotels around Australia and Hong Kong have gone completely vegetarian. 

While it’s not a permanent shift (for now), the Monster Kitchen and Bar at Ovolo Nishi in Canberra, Za Za Ta at Ovolo The Valley in Brisbane

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Australia’s CTM to Buy U.S. TMC Travel and Transport

Australian travel management company Corporate Travel Management has agreed to purchase U.S. TMC Travel & Transport for US$200.4 million, the companies announced late Monday. Radius Travel, the global travel agency network purchased in 2018 by Travel and Transport, is included in the deal. 

The deal gives CTM, one of the largest TMCs in Australia, a larger presence in the United States than it has ever had. The companies’ joint 2019

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Inside Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar’s New York City adventure. See photos



Milind Soman sitting at a table with a birthday cake: Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar Photo: Instagram/MilindSoman


Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar Photo: Instagram/MilindSoman

Ankita Konwar and Milind Soman recently took off to the US for a vacation. The couple have been sharing snippets on Instagram, giving their followers a sneak peek of their holiday fun.

WHERE DID MILIND SOMAN AND ANKITA KONWAR GO?

Ankita and Milind visited the New York City and shared pictures from various tourist spots around the city. The couple visited the Empire

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The State of Privacy Data Rights Around the World

BigID, the leader in data discovery and intelligence for privacy, protection and perspective, today released a report on the state of Privacy Data Rights, in partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

Privacy regulations like GDPR, CCPA and LGPD are centered on the notion that individuals retain rights to their data. These data rights span rights to

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