‘The Bachelorette’ 2020 premiere recap: Clare Crawley COVID season

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Clare Crawley will make her fifth appearance in “Bachelor” nation as season 16’s “Bachelorette” star.

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Bachelor Nation, fear no more. “The Bachelorette” is finally back – albeit a few months behind schedule – to offer an escape from a raucous presidential election cycle, a contentious Supreme Court nominee vetting process and (of course) an ongoing global pandemic.

Host Chris Harrison starts each season, including this one, telling

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Marriott, Hyatt or Holiday Inn Express: Comparing hotels’ covid protocols

Until last week, the last time I stayed at a hotel was back in March. Since the pandemic began, I spent months locked down alone in my D.C. apartment, then with family in Upstate New York. I took bike trips and road trips to go camping, but I avoided hotels completely.

In the meantime, hotels, like the rest of the travel industry, were suffering. According to the American Hotel &

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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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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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100 top Scots hotels demand Covid rule change in letter to Nicola Sturgeon

One hundred bosses from the biggest and most prestigious hotels in Scotland have written to Nicola Sturgeon demanding changes to controversial new Coronavirus restrictions.

Monday, 12th October 2020, 7:00 am

Glasgow west end bars, pubs and restaurants protest new closure measures
Glasgow west end bars, pubs and restaurants protest new closure measures

Owners and mangers of the Prestonfield in Edinburgh, Glasgow’s One Devonshire Gardens, the Fairmont in St Andrews and Aberdeen’s Marcliffe are among the hospitality chiefs who have signed

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COVID hotels for Bay Area homeless residents set to close

The Bay Area is winding down the grand experiment that sheltered thousands of its homeless residents in safe environments during the pandemic, raising fresh concerns about the spread of COVID-19 as officials scramble to find alternative housing.

Gov. Gavin Newsom launched Project Roomkey in April, a first-of-its-kind program that moved unhoused residents into hotels to protect them from the virus. Six months later, with federal funding sources poised to expire,

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Hotels to lose three million bookings to Covid restrictions as numbers fall to ‘all-time low’, IHF warns

Irish hotels are forecast to lose almost 3.3 million bednight bookings between now and the end of the year due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) has warned.

The IHF warns that 100,000 jobs are gone already and another 100,000 are now at risk without immediate Government supports to keep them afloat.

An IHF survey of 301 premises across the country revealed that hotel room occupancy rates

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Hotels, guest houses worried as guests hide Covid status- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Hotels and accommodation facilities are facing a new challenge with people, who have been advised to go into isolation after being identified as primary contacts of Covid positive patients, taking rooms hiding their real purpose.Recently, YMCA in Kochi had to close down it complex completely when two staffers of Kalyan Jewellers who took rooms there tested positive for Covid-19. Officials of YMCA said the two

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Covid Stains Singapore’s Status as Global Travel Hub

Singapore has unveiled plans to explore new measures to reopen its borders including additional air travel corridors, rapid testing, and easing its 14-day self-quarantine rule as the island nation struggles to revitalize its status as a global air hub amid a pandemic-driven recession.

Speaking at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung acknowledged that Changi Airport and national carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) both faced a “deep” crisis

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Amid COVID, tech like e-auctions, remote supplier management needed

Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS)

The coronavirus crisis has reshaped the business world’s thinking about working remotely. “Work from home” can be done, but it needs to work better — especially because the pandemic continues to curtail the types of interactions that help grow a business: international travel, face-to-face meetings to land new clients, visiting existing suppliers or moving supply chains to a new country.

With borders closed and more infections and lockdowns expected in

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Rajasthan Permits Private Hospitals To Use Hotels As COVID Facilities

The charges will not be higher than Rs 5,000 plus tax in high class hotels (File)

Jaipur:

In a bid to increase the number of beds for coronavirus patients, the Rajasthan government on Saturday allowed private hospitals to rope in nearby hotels as extended COVID care centres where asymptomatic patients can be treated.

For this, the private hospitals will have to sign an MoU with the hotels after taking permission

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Morrison government to announce new tax breaks designed to get the economy moving in a Covid world

Video: Andrews government increases extreme hardship payments to $800 (Sky News Australia)

Andrews government increases extreme hardship payments to $800

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The Morrison government will use next week’s budget to remove the 47% fringe benefits tax (FBT) impost on the retraining businesses give redundant or redeployed workers, and extend some tax concessions for businesses with a turnover of between $10m and $50m.



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How to Find Travel Insurance That Offers COVID Coverage

Traveling now carries with it more uncertainty than ever before. If you plan on traveling anytime soon, one thing you can do to protect yourself is get a trip insurance policy that includes coronavirus coverage. Previously, many insurers excluded COVID-related claims due to the virus’ status as a foreseen event/pandemic. But now, some insurers are changing their tune. Here’s what you need to know about how to find travel insurance

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De Blasio’s COVID contract to house homeless in hotels hits $299 million

The price tag for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s program to move homeless New Yorkers from barracks-like shelters to hotels to stop COVID-19 outbreaks now stands at $299 million, documents filed with the city comptroller show.

The initial program cost $78 million but only covered a fraction of the rooms and hotels that the city ended up needing as it closed down its usual congregate facilities, accounting for the dramatic increase

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A COVID loophole kept immigrant kids ‘stashed’ in Texas hotels. The U.S. wants to keep it in place.

The Justice Department is fighting a court order that halted the use of a COVID-era loophole to detain hundreds of children in hotels rather than licensed immigration facilities and then expel them from the country without access to lawyers or deportation proceedings.

Hotel detentions for children, toddlers and infants — which sometimes lasted weeks — came about when the CDC issued a public health order March 20 that shut the

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which countries have the most Covid cases and deaths?

Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some countries.

Obviously, larger countries tend to have higher numbers both of cases and of deaths. But there are many other factors in play, such as the demographic profiles

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A COVID loophole kept immigrant kids ‘stashed’ in Texas hotels. The US wants to make it permanent.

The Justice Department is fighting a court order that halted the use of a COVID-era loophole to detain hundreds of children in hotels rather than licensed immigration facilities and then expel them from the country without access to lawyers or deportation proceedings.



a man and a woman standing in front of a sign: Protesters wave signs in front of the Hampton Inn hotel on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. The government is seeking to halt an order barring officials from detaining children, toddlers and infants in hotels before expelling them to their home countries due to COVID-19 restrictions at the border.


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Protesters wave signs in front of the Hampton Inn hotel on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. The government is

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Harvest workers among COVID world’s last regular travelers

ROCCA DE’ GIORGI, Italy — Her hands were hardly visible, so quickly did they press the clippers before dropping grape clusters into red plastic bins. Some distance behind her, in the next row over, Italian students subbing in due to a pandemic-fueled worker shortage tried vainly to catch up.

Though from a Romanian region famed for its wine, Alexandra Ichim had never worked in vineyards before traveling to Italy’s Lombardy

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Maharashtra Extends COVID Lockdown Till October 31; Hotels, Bars to Reopen With 50% Capacity



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With no respite in the rising coronavirus cases, Maharashtra government decided to extend the lockdown in state with further relaxations till October 30, officials said. Hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars can operate from October 5 with capacity not exceeding 50 per cent or as prescribed by local authorities. A separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the tourism department
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